What's your bike's name?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by VozProto, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    For many years it irritated me that people named thier bikes or cars. It really, REALLY pissed me off when people asked what MY bike's name is :huh

    Then one day I suddenly realized my bike had had a name for a very long time, and that I just hadn't bveen paying attention to my own exclaimations of "Holy Cow!"
    The Hindu Goddess Kāmadhenu
  2. HappyCRNA

    HappyCRNA AllTalkNoAction

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    My '12 DR650's name is Zac, for "my prozac"
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  3. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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  4. quasigentrified

    quasigentrified Ape Trumpet

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    sportcity 250 is the little ape
    mana 850 gt is the big ape
    cbr250 was the "honderp" because i rode so derpy on it
  5. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto .

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  6. Antiquar

    Antiquar Been here awhile

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    My Thruxton goes by Genevieve. She's a right proper British bike so figured I'd give her a French name. :D
  7. ibafran

    ibafran villagidiot

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    I have been toying with calling my 05 Sprint "Silver" which is it's color. Alas, the "Hi Ho" carp annoys me to no end. So. My thought is to call it "Silver" with a kind of sub-title, "The Special (most exciting?) Shade of Gray". Or something along that line. It is often a delicate and time consuming process to find a great and proper name for a bike.
  8. Milosh

    Milosh Been here awhile

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    08 X-Country. Sabine. After Sabine Schmitz, the fast girl from Top Gear.
  9. Ratski

    Ratski Been here awhile

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    The Goldwing is "the Goldwing"
    The Nighthawk, "the Nighthawk"

    The other two came prenamed,

    300EXC is "Butterscotch", cause of the early KTM color
    The CX500 Project is "Willis" cause that's what's painted on one of the sidecovers.
  10. vortexau

    vortexau Outside the Pod-bay

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  11. PeterW

    PeterW Long timer

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    "The bike" , maybe on a good day "The DL"

    It's such a good bike I don't have to synthesise emotional attachments to cover up the downsides of owning it. :lol3

    (Leave that to the Euro crowd)

    Pete
  12. Vankaye

    Vankaye n00b on the move

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    Don't have to name mine - they're color coded.

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    There is a red one that's not pictured and its an XR80 so it has been known as the "Little Red One"
  13. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    FernandJos n00b

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  15. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    Big bike, Valkyrie Interstate "Hondapottamus"
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  16. motorat

    motorat TBD

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    i use to have a goldwing that i called the bike-a-bago.
  17. Aj Mick

    Aj Mick Been here awhile

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    Occasionally - the effing heap of shit

    I have not had occasion to use the last for many years now. I discovered unreliability is more a reflection on the owner's lack of attention to routine maintenance, than inherent in most machines.
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    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    LWRider Been here awhile

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  20. Sanderthomas

    Sanderthomas Total Newbie

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    Thunderbolt. That's what my dad called her and I kept it.