Bike reviews in less than a sentence

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Gundy, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    Were the 650s shaft drive?
  2. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    KTM 640 Adventure : make sure your fillings are tight.
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  3. BetterLateThanNever

    BetterLateThanNever Long timer

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    Ducati Monster 797: Beginner bike my ass.
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  4. MichaelTorre

    MichaelTorre i do it in the road.

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    Chain drive. The good ones had drum brakes. But then I digress.


    M->
  5. fldfcnscsnss

    fldfcnscsnss Been here awhile

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    Suzuki DR 350 - Don't know what you got til its gone.

    Suzuki SV660 - Fits like a glove.

    Indian Scout - Great sex in an awkward position.

    HD Sportster - If there was a bike to ride stoned, this would be it.

    Yamaha XSR900 - I just embarassed another guy on a super sport.
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  6. PaveMint

    PaveMint precious bodily fluids

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    Good one.

    BMW R1200GS: Who knew adventure was spelled S-t-a-r-b-u-c-k-s?
  7. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Hacked off

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    So true. I sold mine 2 years ago and now realize what an amazing unicorn that bike really is while daydreaming of a replacement. If only the dr650 was 75lbs lighter.
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  8. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen

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    Da frozen tundra eh? 1.5 mile west of Lambeau
    The only Honda that can make a PC800 look good and slightly less threatening to your manhood: Fugly Honda.jpg
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  9. Awfroad

    Awfroad Adventurer

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    Honda SL70......great starter

    Honda SL350 Motorsport...high school memories

    Yamaha. WR450... do it all off road

    BMW R1200RT....tour the country
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  10. JalapenoPaul713

    JalapenoPaul713 Adventurer

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    Yamaha YZ-85 - Hey this isn't that fas-HOLY SHIT IT'S ON THE PIPE

    Yamaha YZ-125 - Hey this isn't that fas-HOLY SHIT IT'S ON THE PIPE 2: Electric Boogaloo

    Suzuki DR650 - Instead of being good at one thing it's one step above terrible at everything

    Triumph Daytona 675 - It's fast, it's got torx, it looks like sex, what more do you want? Sound? No it sounds fine, the English are a deaf people.
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  11. dietDrThunder

    dietDrThunder Why so serious, son?

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    It seems good, but it's a BMW, so...
  12. WindBlast

    WindBlast Recalculating........

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    94 Honda CB1000 "Big One" - I love this bike and it looks like a motorcycle is supposed to but I wish it had 20 more HP and weighed 100lbs less.
    82 Kawi GPz-1100 - How can this old technology be this much fun?
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  13. chrispan

    chrispan Adventurer

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    2013 Husqvarna Tr650. Red headed orphan child that is almost perfect but parents didn’t want
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  14. Motology

    Motology Adventurer

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    1970’s Minitrail 50- I’ll take my right leg medium rare.

    1972 Yamaha DT-1- I’ll take my right leg medium.

    1976 Husqvarna WR360- I’ll take my right leg well done and the kick start is on the wrong side.

    1981 Honda CX500- Most 250’s have better power to weight ratios.

    1982 GL1100 GoldWing- So this is what it’s like to drive a LazyBoy.

    1982 Honda XL250S- Like a puppy turned into an old dog, it’ll leave lasting memories when departed.

    1989 Honda XL600V TransAlp- It’s not like the rest of its XL600 siblings.

    2017 Honda Africa Twin- I never knew any motorcycle could be this good!
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  15. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts!

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    BMW...adding to your adventure in many unexpected ways.
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  16. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    hmmm
    Hrm, 478 lb motorcycle with 42 horsepower doesn't seem that bad to me. (Factory rated 48hp, actual was 40-42 at the rear wheel) My 82 CX500 Custom would run circles around my dad's 2002 Ace 750 back in the day. It'd win a drag every time, no matter who was on each bike. I wouldn't consider the power to weight ratio bad on a CX at all. That Ace weighed more and had far less horsepower. (Both were 100% stock bikes).

    Charles.
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  17. Norty01

    Norty01 RIDERCOACH (RETIRED!)

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    A 478lb bike with 42HP? LOL!
  18. WacoDirtryder

    WacoDirtryder Been here awhile

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    KTM Ready to Repair
  19. StumpyHamilton

    StumpyHamilton Adventurer

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    KLR650 - Who knew you could make a reliable engine out of compressed bubblegum wrappers?
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  20. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    Pretty good for 1978, methinks. 14.0s at 92mph in the quarter mile. Hell, in 2002 the Shadow 750 had 38 rwhp, weighed 502 lbs, and took 15.09s at 86.2 to do the quarter mile. And it has 25 more cc to help it go that much slower.

    Charles.