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+++Dream bike Garage+++

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by n8mandy, May 28, 2015.

  1. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    So, I tried this in Road Warriors, it generated some discussion and finally fell off into the basement. I figure there are quite a few people on advrider who don't wander into road warriors and some may want to play.

    Here we go:

    You can have up to 10 bikes (up from 8)

    List why you chose what you did

    Cost, your health, riding skill are not factors, it's a dream, remember

    Feel free to trade things out, but no more than 10, let's not be greedy here:evil
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  2. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    1. Kawasaki W650, Modern classic: I think I gotta go with the Kwacker, despite currently owning a Bonneville because they just nailed the look better. Sorry Bonnie.

    2. Honda CB500X, upgraded suspension, actually my next bike. Supermoto that can cruise the highway.

    3. Vincent Black Shadow, uhhh, is any explanation needed.

    4. Suzi TW200, off road funbike

    5. KTM Freeride, adult off road funbike

    6. Ducati Multistrada, two words... Pikes Peak

    7. Big Bear Choppers Titanium, how the FXR would be built today if EB was still with the company and the bean counters left him alone. I'll take both fairings and removable bags please and thank you.

    8. Beemer R60 with Steib Sidecar, to get my side hack side on (I've owned two)

    9. Gasbox BMW R80, but make mine a jockey shift please :wink: http://www.pipeburn.com/home/<wbr>2014/06/25/83-bmw-r80-the-gas-<wbr>box.html

    10. Vespa GTS300, probably overkill, but I do want a classic scoot
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  3. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    What's so important about what we'd like to have (VS what you want yourself) as bikes that you have to ask it twice?


    You asked it already, you got answers, be done with it.
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  4. BorisRoberts

    BorisRoberts Banned

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    Superduke R 1290 of course.

    Tuono V4.

    Multistrada 1200S Pikers Peeker.

    Maybe an F6B. Maybe not, not sure if I'd like a tourboat.

    KTM 300 whatever. Electric start woods bike. I like my KX250, a new KTM would be better.

    The last year CR500.

    I don't want any old junk, I've had enough of shitty handling, unreliable bikes. I've been through 43 or so bikes. These would fill the the bill.
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  5. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags

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    Honestly after the first two the rest probably wouldn't get ridden a lot and would be sold off. I've been toying with the idea of the Duramax toy hauler for a while. For where I'm at in life it would be about perfect.

    KTM 950 SE (already got it)

    KTM 300 XC-W plated (I've got an XC sans plate, close enough for now)

    KTM 500 EXC

    Ducati Hyperstrada

    Ducati Hypermotard

    Ducati Scrambler

    Yamaha FZ 09

    Duramax

    A huge toy hauler that I would live out of.
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  6. Yamarocket630

    Yamarocket630 Honey Badger

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    1. 4th gen VFR frankenviffer - I had a stock VFR, loved the motor, pretty much hated the rest of the bike

    2. FZ6 - just always liked em

    3. 2nd gen EX500 to build into a fun corner carver

    4. FZR750OW01

    5. YZ490

    6. DL650 or DL1000

    7. GTS1000 just to look at

    8. Bimota YB11

    9. XT350 with modernized suspension for my fat ass

    10. 1st gen Speed Triple
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  7. stevo7706

    stevo7706 Been here awhile

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    All 5 of the 450 MX offerings, so I could do my own shootout test.

    YZ 250, just in case I'm disappointed with the above.

    Throw in a Husky, because they look better than a KTM

    Yamaha R1, no reason not to include.

    XR650R, something about a kickstarter I can't resist.

    One of those 3 wheel touring bikes... I don't know, they just look cool.
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  8. Mecano

    Mecano Been here awhile

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    I am almost done(see below), probably a Hyper or Multistrada and a Scrambler, and I am done... may be.
    :freaky
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  9. blue72beetle

    blue72beetle Look at my Wee

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    1. SV650S
    2. V-Strom
    3. 2007 Honda VFR Anniversary Edition
    4. 1980 Honda CB650 (my first bike)
    5. Some sort of Ducati Panigale
    6. BMW GSA
    7. Suzuki Hayabusa
    8. Aprilia Futura
    9. Some sort of lightweight dual sport
    10. An old original Indian.
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  10. Revolve

    Revolve Useless

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    1. 1290 Super Duke R
    2. CBX1100
    3. Multistrada 1200
    4. TL1000S
    5. XB12S
    6. Tiger 1050
    7. RSV4
    8. WR450F
    9. R1200S
    10.Triumph Scrambler
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  11. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Long timer

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    Call me a sacrilege but I don't see the need for 10 bikes... I know. Burn the Heretic.

    I can logically see having three at max.

    1. Daily bike / all rounder. Good for sport rides, two-up, bike night, touring, etc. Needs to be versatile enough to handle just about anything.

    2. Track whore bike. Any beat supersport 600 that you don't care about thrashing and wrecking. Bonus points if it's plated and you bolt a fog light to the race fairing so you have a legal headlight. :deal

    3. Dual sport beater. Anything that can take a licking and keep on kicking. Cheap. Capable and disposable.

    I don't know why anyone would NEED ten bikes. Seems like an exercise in wishful thinking and a good way to fall out of love with the bikes you do own.
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  12. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    I find it an interesting intellectual exercise, same reason I check what bike do you want today everyday. I'm not looking for answers, I enjoy the discussion that ensues. It's obviously not your thing, no worries, different strokes and all. Have a good one and ride safe :D
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  13. dwizum

    dwizum Long timer

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    Erm, the first word in the thread title is "dream" so yes, it is supposed to be an exercise in wishful thinking. :D
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  14. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    Ironically, I totally agree about the "need" aspect and very much respect your restraint. I don't currently "need" more than one. I just enjoy seeing people's reasoning (or deducing it if they don't put it) as to what they would choose. It's completly an intellectual exercise that I separate from what I'd consider buying.
    I had never thought about affecting someone's opinion about what they ride. Hopefully that's not an issue for fellow inmates. Thanks for your input.
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  15. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Motorcycle ADD

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    I pretty much agree with you, but I would add one more category: (See#4) And while you're at it, toss in a trials bike for the backyard and a R60 BMW with sidecar in Dover white!

    1. Daily bike / all rounder. Good for sport rides, two-up, bike night, touring, etc. Needs to be versatile enough to handle just about anything. My R1200GS

    2. Track whore bike. Any beat supersport 600 that you don't care about thrashing and wrecking. Bonus points if it's plated and you bolt a fog light to the race fairing so you have a legal headlight. :deal Had a track only 2007 R6 but sold her due to lack of use.

    3. Dual sport beater. Anything that can take a licking and keep on kicking. Cheap. Capable and disposable. My KTM 525EXC

    4. The pretty "eye candy" bike that makes you smile when you look at her in the garage; usually involves shiny metal or chrome and days where there is no chance of rain. It could be a Harley, an old Honda, Triumph, bevel drive Ducati, Indian, Vincent or 1973 CB750. I have a 2014 Honda CB1100 that fills this category for me
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  16. dwizum

    dwizum Long timer

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    I agree with this as well - I can probably only think of 3 or 4 categories of bike I'd actually want for functional purposes.

    That said, I'd have absolutely no problem filling the other 6 or 7 slots in the dream garage with bikes that just plain make me happy, regardless of if I'd ever really ride them, or even regardless of if they'd actually be any good at their own genre of riding. I think this is what you meant with your category 4. The "practical" categories would each probably only earn one spot in my garage (why would you need more than one of a given type? Just buy the best of that genre). But the "feel good" category would be limited only by the number of spots in the garage.
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  17. zerohype

    zerohype Long timer

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    My first post, so let's knock it out of the park. :wink:
    Honda NR750
    Yamaha R7
    Ducati Desmodesci
    Honda RC45
    Ducati Matrix 998
    There's the first 5 I would only stare at, start and run regularly and ride a couple hundred miles a year. Now the ones I'd own and ride regularly.

    2004 KTM SXC (wicked fast with the pumper carb. Put a comfort seat, 18 inch rear wheel, a 18 liter tank and call it a day). Damn near killed myself on one of these in 2004. Not the bikes fault, but my hamfistedness (< is that a word? Is now. :evil)

    Husqvarna 990 Nuda (I'd actually buy one today, if they were here in the US)

    2005 Kawasaki ZX12R (rode one with the radial brakes...AWESOME bikes)

    ???? Harley Davidson Road King CVO (not sure what year, but I rode a Bright Blue one back in 2006. Again Awesome bike)

    2013 Yamaha Fazer 8 (Canadian and Euro released bike withe the 1/2 fairing on it.) I would make this make most ridden bike/ track bike/ commuter/ etc.
    Rode one last year in Ontario, Canada. Not as powerful as the FZ1 I own, but lighter and not so overwhelming (power wise) in the twisties.
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  18. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Brapp

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    1. Super Tenere

    2. Hypermotard SP

    3. 950 SE

    4. 1997 CR250; completely stock. This was my HS sweetheart of a bike.

    5. KTM300XCW, street legal

    6. 2007 XR650R :evil

    7. Hypermotard SP for when I destroy the first one (If I'm still alive)

    8. BMWF800GS

    9. 2015 690E

    10. 1968 Jeep M715
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  19. Prettyboy

    Prettyboy BFLB

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    1: Beat up, ugly but functional DR200
    2-10: Hugely expensive bikes I can sell to fund my trip through South America on a DR200.
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  20. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    :rofl
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