What bike do you want today?

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

  1. arnuld

    arnuld Adventurer

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    I like this cafe-racer style fairing over naked but problem is the clip-on handlebars. Never liked them for riding.

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  2. curtis6870

    curtis6870 Long timer

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  3. Sleepyc

    Sleepyc I have a Moto Boner!

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    Hmmmmmm....

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  4. Sleepyc

    Sleepyc I have a Moto Boner!

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    Or....

    Hailing from Germany, Hessler Motorsports focuses completely on Suzuki dual-sport/ADV machines. Their online shop offers products for the full range of Yellow bikes from small DRs to the V-Strom 1000, with some RMZ Rally stuff thrown in as well. What caught our eye, though, is Hessler’s latest full-bike build, the V-Strom Desert Express.

    One of the main features of this overall build is that Hessler claims it is “the lightest two-cylinder travel enduro” available. Obviously, they must be talking about 1000ccs and up since there are smaller, lighter twin-cylinder ADVs out there (a few that come to mind are the V-Strom 650, BMW F 800 GS, F 700 GS, and Versys 300). Regardless, a stock V-Strom 1000 clocks in at a claimed 514 lbs (233 kg) and the Desert Express’ wet weight is a claimed 481 lbs (218 kg) which is a notable accomplishment. Along with a serious diet, this bike has upgraded and lengthened suspension, dirt protection, and bigger wheels pushing it from “light-duty,” to legit off-road capability.

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  5. rlkat

    rlkat Mine's a whisky

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    Unless you have Charcot-Wilbrand syndrome.
  6. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    This was my R1200R. Loved it, but my insurance rated it as a super sport, and the cost was prohibitive to keeping the bike. Since, have changed carriers, so considering a Boxer again.

    Like I was told, life is short, go for the R1200R. tp dd50

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  7. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF

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    A Supersport? You're kidding! It was always a standard. Add bags and it's a tourer. Even my Ducati ST3 was a tourer and like $300/yr. to insure.

    P.S. Nice bike. I had a R1100R and will always miss it.
  8. X5-

    X5- Been here awhile

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    I wish I was in the market for one!
  9. arnuld

    arnuld Adventurer

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    Victory made some really great looking bikes. Always loved them[​IMG]

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  10. arnuld

    arnuld Adventurer

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    I liked the headlights . But why bad ass, It got no ass

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  11. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Interesting picture, the Victory at a cemetery. Was it insight of things to come for that line of motorcycles? They come and they go, it seems. tp
  12. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    After all this Harley talk, I strangely enough am finding myself looking at the Roadster.

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    It'll pass I hope...
  13. IslandMonkey

    IslandMonkey inselaffe

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    I had one of these for two years. Beautiful bike.
  14. DiasDePlaya

    DiasDePlaya Been here awhile

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    Finally Yamaha is importing the Yamaha FJR 1300 AE to Chile. Until now they sold only the A model. Maybe is time for a new bike!

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  15. aCab

    aCab Been here awhile

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    Just added it to the garage last week. Can’t. Stop. Staring.

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  16. Prototype4342

    Prototype4342 Long timer

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    Today, shying away from my lazy touring dreams and wishing I had the money for one of these two

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  17. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    Love the headlight!
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  18. Kikemon

    Kikemon Poseur

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    I agree, big improvement. I never really like the twin headlight look too much.
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  19. husky390

    husky390 Been here awhile

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    Time to start saving my pennies because I'm in love. [​IMG]


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  20. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Have to agree with that. aCab has one nice bike there. Perhaps he will tell us more about the headlight. FWIW, did like the older twin round headlights, as opposed to the bug eyed ones of today. tp