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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by fivehitsweak, Jun 3, 2010.
That header is dead sexy.
Real similar look to the new Guzzi for me. Interesting since they both have a retro, TDM sort of vibe to them. Everything old is new again...
PS - I like 'em both, but that Triumph triple is a fantastic motor.
I keep thinking about that Red V100. It looks like a fantastic sport-touring base, and a really good all arounder.
I like the Centenario green version too, but it need black forks. The gold wheels and valve covers clash with the gold forks. I would just wrap the fork stanchions I guess.
This one just appeared on local craigslist, 2002 Suzuki Bandit 600s. Checking into it now, awaiting some more info. It's been down on the left side but doesn't look too bad.
Versys 1000 SE LT+ would do nicely
There is a thread for the Fantic Caballero 500 Rally version, and they mention some interesting feedback from test riders and owners about the non-rally version, (shown above), as well. Only available in Europe at the moment, it would appear. They are using some Yamaha motors as well on their Enduros.
International Fantic website HERE
I would like a month or two to explore N. America on that. If the engine is anything like the one in the Z900 series, it's a peach. Smooth and quick revving.
Being a 2013, It's not new, but at only 5500 miles, bone stock with the one exception of a pair of Yoshimura slip-ons, it's tempting.
Red isn't my first choice of color for a ZX14R, but with about 200 hp to distract me from it not being the green I would prefer, I could live with it.
The windshield is the only thing I would need to replace, then find a red solo seat cowl, probably get a set of one-inch bar risers on it, as well as a factory accessory center stand, and I'd be set.
If it's still there around Wednesday, I'll take it for a spin and decide if I really want another monster powerbike (which I already know the answer to).
I want any of the last 4 cylinders with adv ergos and a flat seat. A long seat that doesn't end at a nut crushing gas tank. Parts bin scavenging would be fine.
I looked hard at these recently. What turned me off of them is the big valley in the torque curve that starts at 4500rpm, drops nearly 10 ft/lbs, and doesn't recover until 6500rpm. That where I would spend a lot of time when riding quickly on curvy roads. I ended up getting a Z900RS that was cheaper, IMO better looking, pulls like a train at those rpm and gave up 10 horses on top.
OK... I just went to that website and clicked on the "Restomod" section, I'll be back here in a couple months when I run out of fascinating bikes over there.
Here is a small sample... The last one is a 1978 KZ1000 believe it or not.
I couldn’t help myself lol.
Maybe if it had a rear fender or tail cowl
In that camo color scheme please