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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by n8mandy, May 28, 2015.
Thanks and welcome to the sanitarium
1. Aprilia Dorsoduro 750: I've got too much work into it to give up now. I'm keeping that sumbitch.
2. Aprilia Caponord 1200: I've had a good experience with my Ape, and think their version of a big touring bike would be awesome.
3. 1984 Honda XL350: I had the 185 and 600 versions, and I think the 350 would be a nice middle ground for an all round dual sport. Include the big bore kit, please.
4. 1982 Honda CR250: I've always wanted one of the old metal tank 2-smokers, and that one just looks cool.
5. 1985 Honda ATC250 Missile 2-wheel conversion: I would love to have a sand toy, and those things look fun.
6. 2015 KTM Superduke 1290R: It's just a crazy looking bike that I think would be a weapon on the street.
7. 2009 KTM Superenduro 950R: Go big, or go home.
8. KT-600: This is the custom cafe racer built for actress Katee Sackhoff. The simple kick start Honda motor, mated with suspension from a Ninja.
9. 1961 Honda Z100: Everybody needs a pit bike.
10. 2003 Dodge Tomahawk: Because who doesn't need a V-10 Viper motor on a bike?
from impractical to usable
1 Henderson four
2 Harley model J
3 Ducati 750 GT
4 Norton Commando
5 Harley XLCR
6 KTM Freeride 350
7 WR 250R
8 F 800GS
9 R1200 GS low, better road bike than most out West
10 Road King, just because I always wanted one.
wait I want a dozen
1. Honda RC30
2. Honda NC35 (because small RC30)
3. The new Multistrada because I just test rode one and oh baby jeebus I think I need to buy it
4. KTM 500 EXC
5. KTM 500 EXC supermoto'd (and because this is a wish list and I wish not to swap the wheels back and forth)
6. New Panigale even though it hurts just to think about
7. Honda Pacific Coast because I'm weird that way
8. Honda CB400
9. Whatever 80’s FZR I had taped onto my desk in college
10. Maybe the new plussed up Tiger 800XC
This list will be all different tomorrow. Except for the Multi. I think I may have to go buy that.
Thanks. Been lurking awhile. This is a great website.
I like how you think. That's why I'll check in time to time on this thread. I took my time and thought of every really cool bike for my first 5. So many bikes, so little time.
1. Harley VL
2. Indian Chief
3. Henderson 4
4. Brough Superior ss100
5. Kawasaki H2
6. 1969 Honda CB 750
7. Ducati 900ss
8. Suzuki B King
9 Harley ultra classic with factory sidecar
10. 1992 Kawasaki ZX11
In Approximate Order of Aquisition:
1. 2009 K1300R (next week!!)
2. R1200GSA (next year?)
3. BUELL Ulysses XBXP "Police" (next year?)
4. SuperDuke 1290 ( all the rest: somewhere down the road...)
5. BMW S1000XR
6. Ducati MTS Pikes Peak
7. 1973 R90
8. 1963 Scott Flying Squirrel
9. Norton Commando 750
10. WW II Harley Davidson XA
11. VINCENT BLACK SHADOW
Geez, only 10?? No clarity on whether these must be street legal bikes, so I'll assume now that race bikes of significance are applicable.
OK, here goes. In order of ultimate significance:
1] 1928 Brough Superior Alpine Sports.
2] 1968 1/2 Honda CB750 - 4 Sand Cast
3] 1960 Honda 50 Cub
4] 1966 Honda RC166 250
5] 1989 Honda RC30
6] 1968 Norton Commando 750 Fastback
7] 1960 BSA Gold Star Clubman 500
8] 1973 BMW R90S
9] 1981 Laverda Jota 1000
10] 1994 Britten V-1000
1. Ducati Monster S4RS
2. Honda RC30
3. Ducati 998r
4. Ducati Multistrada 1200s (My own)
5. KTM 690 Enduro R
6. Norton Commando 961
7. Harley Ultra
8. Kawasaki 750 H2
9. Munch Mammut
10 BMW R1200 GSA
These ten bikes would have been nice, I don't rate any above the other, but a everyday usable bike is preferred.... And I'm quite happy with the Multi..
1. sv650 naked, i already own it and love it.
2. brand new fjr1300 because its the bike i've been lusting on.
3. s1000rr, i sat on one and is awesome plus i need something to ride that i fear.
4. ninja 300, mostly for my GF to ride when she wants.
5. bmw k1600 to experience the i-6 engine and touring.
6. aprilla rsv because i've never ridden a v-4 bike so to see how that is.
7. 98 yzf r1 in red because that bike was on the cover of cycle world and started my love of bikes.
FJR 1300 is a rolling oxymoron. It is both one of the most capable bike's Ive ever owned, and the most boring.
Its in the pursuit of perfection that character is refined right out, its something my Gf could ride on in comfort and chew up miles, the sv and s1000rr are the bikes that would be ridden for pure fun.
Ane one of them Beta dualsports....
It would be hard to find an arguement against that.
I sold mine to buy a slightly smaller but equally as boring I4, and I have $7500 leftover for a good used 'something different'.
To be honest i've never taken one down the road but i do fully expect to lose alot of fun that my sv has but the downfalls of my bike are where the fjr excels.
Years ago i wanted to upgrade and doing research the fz1 on paper was the one to get and checked off all my wants. I test rode a new and used one for maybe 10 miles and other than when i revved the hell out of it i was bored and couldn't wait to get off.
I'm in the four-bike crowd.
1. A traveling bike. My 1100GS does this duty for the foreseeable future.
2. A sport bike. I think I'd like a mid-90s 900SS.
3. A dual sport. I currently have a 1986 XL600. Maybe move to a 690 Enduro or a TE630, or something in that neighborhood.
4. A classic or a cruiser-y type bike. Maybe something based on a Sportster.
Pretty simple, and do-able on a working man's budget.
my dream bike garage has less to do with the bikes that are in it than the equipment and space
a 10hp compressor with 100 gallons of air storage
2 air powered bike table lifts
waste oil furnace
snap-on tools & chests
3000 sq ft floor space 16 ft headroom for at least 50% of the area with 1500 sq fto loft storage minimum
and too much more to think of in 1 post
FJR will have a good bit more low end than the fz1, but slightly less than your sv1. I have owned 2 fjr's, and an sv1. They couldnt be more different. I hope you plan to keep the SV. If not please consider selling it to me.
Well you would be pretty dissapointed the first time you twist the throttle because its only the lil sixfiddy, and when i do hopefully buy a fjr i plan on keeping my bike.
The fz1 bottom end was just plain boring, plus the wide ass tank and a few other things that would eat at me over time and i'd hate the bike.
My sv is great but put my GF on back or any time going down the highway and it starts sucking real fast.