What bike do you want today?

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

  1. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Long timer

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    Please sir, can I have one of these?

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  2. psycho klr

    psycho klr Same psycho, now with less klr Supporter

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    That sent me running to the Triumph website to see what it was, the $21,000 base price had me looking from side to side while backing out the door.

    I get why it's expensive, but I wish they could have had a base model without the electronic, semi-active suspension and slightly downgraded brakes along with some good quality, fully adjustable, non-Ohlins suspension components that could squeak in under $18,000. I mean Ducati sells the Monster 1200S with Ohlins front and back for $17,600 or the striking Panigale V2 even cheaper at $17,200. I see this bike as kind of a mixture of those two.
  3. YamaLink

    YamaLink Been here awhile

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  4. OnTheNaughtyStep

    OnTheNaughtyStep Been here awhile

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    It is very nice - looks like a good old man's trackday bike to me. I'd be tempted if I were in the game of giving Thaiumph money - which I'm not - will keep an eye our for used ones in a couple of years time.
  5. dovetailredux

    dovetailredux bakery hound

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    It's a really nice bike for a smaller person, but I think it's not safe for most North American or European roads: it simply can't keep up with traffic. My wife had one, I've never been so scared of a bike, lol.
  6. dovetailredux

    dovetailredux bakery hound

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    Wow, what a beautifully designed machine. Very lust-worthy. It has a very steep rake angle which makes me question how nice it would be to ride anywhere but the track.
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  7. r0ckrat

    r0ckrat Been here awhile

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    I posted this a few pages ago. It would be absolutely stellar on any of the many canyon and mountain roads surrounding the Los Angeles basin...
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  8. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Long timer

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    I wasn't aware of the 20+ grand price tag ... yeah, I can only dream of owning that machine. You make some good points with the price comparisons, too. Personally, I'm more a fan of the triple.
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  9. ChopperCharles

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    You mean this bike?
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    Two years ago I'd have said I'd never sell it. Today I am... well, not totally closed off to the idea anymore.

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  10. OnTheNaughtyStep

    OnTheNaughtyStep Been here awhile

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    A CX scrambler - that's so naff it's cool - love it!
  11. ChopperCharles

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    Yup. It's a 79 frame with an 83 650 motor, GL500 wiring harness and gauges, converted to monoshock using a GL500 swingarm and a Hayabusa rear shock. The driveshaft is custom (front end from a CX back end from a GL), front forks and brakes are off a GSXR750 (retains the speedo drive). Topped it off with a set of Mikuni VM34 round slides from Murray, along with the machined intakes.

    I stole the carbs off of it for the EX500 street fighter I was working on, and have recently sold to a friend. So I'll buy another ($500) set of carbs and the CX will be back on the road shortly.

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  12. psycho klr

    psycho klr Same psycho, now with less klr Supporter

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    That is very well done, I especially like the old school Honda wing logos on the back of the pod filters.
  13. OnTheNaughtyStep

    OnTheNaughtyStep Been here awhile

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    Nice great work.
  14. dovetailredux

    dovetailredux bakery hound

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    I suspect your pavement is a lot smoother than what is typical here in Canada. I think that bike, while beautiful to look at, would be punishing to ride except on a track in our fair land.
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  15. misanthropic

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    821BE615-AFBB-4100-AC1C-AACB517FCE54.jpeg Test road one of these today. Liked it a lot. Way more than I expected to. The dealer wanted 3500 bucks above MSRP. :rolleyes
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  16. MattR302

    MattR302 Awesomeness, Inc.

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    FYI, he’s doing that on the Revzilla channel with a “Daily Rider” series now
  17. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    That's it. Great colors and the spokes had to be a chunk of change to build. I forget, but did any model of Wing come with spokes? Thanks for posting the picture.

    In thinking about it, building a CX500 adventure bike could be done considering how high the engine was in the chassis. Some longer travel forks, a bit longer shocks on the back, maybe some swing arm lengthening. But it would need the 650 power, not quite as peaky as the 500s were. Could be interesting.
  18. Karlfitt

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    That is a nice looking bike




    And this sis some very good work here, I like it too.
  19. SilveradoCA

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    So pretty. I think this is the best of the VFRs.

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  20. OnTheNaughtyStep

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    As an ex-sportbike man I always assumed I'd hate Harleys - however, I've always enjoyed them whenever I've ridden them - yeah they are dynamically limited but they have a certain charm. I can see why people who are not in too much of a hurry love 'em.
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