Where are the singles?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by 40cu.in.of.furey, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. 40cu.in.of.furey

    40cu.in.of.furey Been here awhile

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    I've been looking to find a big single for my next ride and singles are pretty much limited to dirt bikes these days. I haven't seen any out there any longer, gone are the days of big velocettes, and goldstars. I would like to keep it as simple as possible with air/oil cooling, and as you can see in my tag line I already own a DR650, so as for road thumpers what are my choices for 650cc and bigger?
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  2. Harry Backer

    Harry Backer Ran when parked!

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    Suzuki S40 is one.
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  3. aprilian

    aprilian Can I change this?

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    How about an older bike?
    GB500 Tourist Trophy
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  4. rivercreep

    rivercreep Banned

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    Ditto! The Suzuki Savage is a nice little cruiser.
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    0ldhippie Been here awhile

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  6. 40cu.in.of.furey

    40cu.in.of.furey Been here awhile

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    I saw that in cycleword a couple of months back, that motor is really great looking to bad the bike isn't. Some subtle changes would make it look a lot better, I'll have to keep my open for a good used one for sure. Does anyone know what carb comes on the bike, mechanical of cv carb?
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  7. bug67

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  8. Gordon Bennett

    Gordon Bennett At least I tried

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    Aprilia Pegaso was a nice bike, and there might be the odd new one lurking at a dealers. The BMW G650 uses a variation of that Rotax engine, although BMW are migrating the 650s to their parallel twin motor.
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    Nvm
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  10. Murphy Slaw

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  11. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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  12. Birdmove

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    There are rumors of Triumph coming out with a single cylinder street bike around 350cc. The Royal Enfield 500 is still very much in production. The S40 street bike. Suzuki TU250 is a new fuel injected single. Suzuki GZ250.Suzuki DRZX400S supermoto. Older discontinued bikes? Honda 500 Ascot. MUZ or MZ Skorpian, and a supermoto. BMW had a trio of cool singles including the XMoto, XChallenge, and another one.

    I like thumpers a lot also and have owned quite a few over the years.

    jon
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  13. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Emissions controls have ensured that air/oil cooled carbureted singles are extinct.

    That's perfectly fine, the new water cooled parallel twins from Kawasaki and BMW are just as good, as is the triple from Triumph. I don't see the fascination with old technology, particularly for a street bike.
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  14. WAP

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  15. IRideASlowBike

    IRideASlowBike Banned

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    Water cooling is just one more thing that can/will fail.

    But fuel injection I would like to have, yes.
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    MZ Scorpion - nice bike, handles well, way cheap, Yamaha engine and other common parts.
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    aprilian Can I change this?

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  18. rocker59

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    One of my all-time faves.

    One of these days I'll have one.
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  19. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    A friend had a Sport Cup.

    That was a fun sporty single!
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  20. Birdmove

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    Yeah, I test rode an MZ Travellor (sp?). Great bike with full fairing and nice hard saddlebags. Should have bought it.

    Jon
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