What bike do you want today?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by fivehitsweak, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. r0ckrat

    r0ckrat Been here awhile

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  2. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Long timer

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    More than I would think. Okay, so it's more versatile than I thought - damn! :lol2
  3. crackerguy

    crackerguy Long timer Supporter

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    Just saw this for sale on CL (Austin):

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    $7k is way too rich for my blood for a toy like this so the wallet is safe...But I do kinda want it.
  4. DutchVDub

    DutchVDub Adventurous Pirate Supporter

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    Now I'm craving a CRF250/300 Rally as a fuel efficient commuter, light duty trail rig, and "Look at me, I'm racing Dakar!!" county road ripper. :D

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  5. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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  6. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle Supporter

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    Funny, a Riva 180Z (black-and-gold version with overstuffed seat) popped up on my local Craigslist just the other day. Tried to go back and find it, but its gone now. I guess somebody scooped it up.

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  7. r0ckrat

    r0ckrat Been here awhile

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    I have this really weird desire to pick up one of these...

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  8. Johann

    Johann Commuterus Tankslapperus

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    I´ve found an importer for Jawa motorcycles in Lisboa that sells these....

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    They are a bit overpriced for a Shineray XR400 knockoff, the Mash equivalent is about 800 Euros cheaper for what is basically the same bike but IMO the best looking version of the Shineray XY400 I´ve seen to date.
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  9. motorat

    motorat Is it raining

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    this would be fun. too bad we don't get it in the states.
  10. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick Supporter

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    Remember when Ducati made motorcycles this sexy?

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  11. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Long timer

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    The lines of the bike - cylinder fins, chrome panels, side cover graphics - have no relationship to one another. It gives it a kind of funky look, countering the trend to have every element integrated into a cohesive look. Depending on your taste, it either gives it a casual, unpretentious look, or it shows a lack of design skill.
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  12. Johann

    Johann Commuterus Tankslapperus

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    It´s a Jawa, unpretentious and functional is what they do. If you want a prettier version they do a 60s race inspired version and I think they are also doing a version of the Mash TT. Trust me that is a beauty queen compared to the two stroke 350. I think it looks a lot better than either the Mash or Genuine versions of the same bike but as ever YMMV. Shineray are also doing an exact copy of the XR650/NX650 engine, that would be very interesting to me in a roadster frame.

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    https://www.jawa.eu/jawa-350-ohc--2?componentId=Web_1564484839&action=paginate&page=1
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  13. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Cz/Jawas were just oddly styled bikes that never seemed to have a cohesive look or flow to the design.
    That new bike does seem to capture that same awkwardness.

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  14. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Long timer

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    I hear what you guys are saying about the Jawa historically ... awkward is a good description. There's something to be said for things, bikes here, that are not all 'buttoned up,' nice and right. I think there is a trend in this direction with some current bikes, like Yamahas with missing side panels, and headlight assemblies looking like aftermarket street fighter customizations. The older 350 here shows an effort to align the bottom edge of the chrome, the bottom edge of the seat and the side panel stripe.
  15. Dave.0

    Dave.0 on the spectrum

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    I’ve got no real reason to need this, but a track only Aprilia 660 would be a lot of fun
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  16. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt Stuck in Divorce Purgatory

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    I really want an R7 but I will most likely get some other sport bike to ride for a couple of years until I can actually buy one.
  17. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    Today I'm wanting this Royal Enfield scrambler built in Argentina:

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  18. penguinsfan82

    penguinsfan82 Adventurer

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    Today it's the Indian 1200 FTR...it's calling me. Don't get me wrong, I like the bikes in the stable, especially the NC 750X, but that FTR is a fine looking machine.
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  19. CajunRider

    CajunRider Been here awhile

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    I'll take one as well!!
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  20. JETalmage

    JETalmage Long timer

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    I just want Kawasaki to build a scrambler version of the W800 that's as well done as its siblings.
    • Left-side high pipes
    • A little more ground clearance
    • A little more suspension (~6" with damping adjustment)
    • A smallish, but functional skid plate (more of a pebble guard would be fine)
    • 70s era higher and a little wider scrambler bars with cross bar
    • Tubeless rims
    • Metal wrap-around hand / lever guards, but appropriately styled to not upset the retro look
    • Cleated pegs
    • 240 mile fuel range before low fuel warning
    • 19" and 18" wheels are fine; no need for 21"
    Don't change the engine at all. And, of course, the exhaust MUST sound just like it does on the other Ws.

    JET