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post #3856 of 4722
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

I was riding home from work last night on my scooter and this chunky dude pulled up behind me on a lime-green Ninja. It had to be a 125 because a) it was silent and b) he was slow as fuck.

At one point he ended up in front of me and it was embarrassing trying to ride staggered behind him because we were holding up traffic

 

 

post #3857 of 4722
That Kawasaki does nothing for me. It seems like there is way too much going on.
post #3858 of 4722

Wonder what's it like to ride one of these:

 

 

http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-s/sr.php

post #3859 of 4722
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Wonder what's it like to ride one of these:




http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-s/sr.php

I could totally get away with one of those...I rarely ride any kind of real mileage. Wouldn't want one though...you can't even drive them for an hour on the highway without the extra battery (which only buys you like 15 minutes). So it's not like getting a tesla where your rare short road trip might just be kind of awkward when you have to stop and eat lunch to charge (instead of just gassing up)...

Would also rob much of the fun when you don't have gears or a clutch. And that *giant* rear sprocket looks super goofy.

Also, motorcycles are a terrible platform for regenerative braking which kills the range. You have friction only braking on the front...which is also where 80% of the braking effort is (and could easily be 100%)....so all of the regen that makes hybrid and electric cars work is nonexistent.
post #3860 of 4722
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Like the BMW instrument cluster a lot more than the Z...


Light years better.  They say the new monster has the same colour panel as the Panigale.  A little too video game-ish for me.  I prefer an analogue tach

 

 

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/gallery/2014-bmw-s1000r/2014-bmw-s1000r-action-72.jpg

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/gallery/2014-kawasaki-z1000/2014-kawasaki-z1000-09.jpg 

 

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/gallery/2012-ducati-1199-panigale/2012-ducati-1199-panigale-30.jpg 


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 11/7/13 at 6:13pm
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post #3862 of 4722
Analog gauges are better in general - I prefer analog speedometer too.
post #3863 of 4722
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

http://hipsterbikevideos.tumblr.com/

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good gawd Trini 

post #3864 of 4722
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post


good gawd Trini 



Between that site and RideApart's constant disdain for them, I almost feel guilty for owning a Bonneville.

As if it's not a 'real' bike. devil.gif
post #3865 of 4722

I've been watching these videos all morning and have been in tears.  TEARS I say!!!  Shave your beard Trini and throw away all your flannel and you will be ok.  Oh and that Biltwell?  Return it.

post #3866 of 4722
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

I've been watching these videos all morning and have been in tears.  TEARS I say!!!  Shave your beard Trini and throw away all your flannel and you will be ok.  Oh and that Biltwell?  Return it.

The Biltwell's probably the thing I'm most ashamed of. But then again, I use it almost exclusively for scooter use so I really should adjust my shame threshold.
post #3867 of 4722
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post


Between that site and RideApart's constant disdain for them, I almost feel guilty for owning a Bonneville.

As if it's not a 'real' bike. devil.gif

 

Bah, the Bonneville is the most iconic motorcycle there is. That's why they attract so many old dudes! You know the story.

 

Old dude stands up straight and walks up to you after eyeing your bike for some time."What year is that?" "That one of the Hinckley Bonnevilles?" "Back in seventy-six, I had me one of those. They look just as good now!"

 

Meanwhile the hottie you were eyeing hops on the back of some squid's R1...

 

But frankly, I think you're exaggerating the shame due to you for riding a Bonnie. I mean certainly riding a motorcycle that was designed specifically to be a throwback - ignoring most advances in modern safety, aerodynamics and ergonomics - will peg you as someone who values form at least some modicum over function. And then modifying something that starts off at said disadvantage to feature an even less friendly riding position that the bike wasn't built for - as well as unduly expensive aftermarket accessories - MIGHT get someone branded as a "hipster." But shit, those people are just jealous that they have to ride Japanese and can't afford premium leather upholstering on their seats. I mean, don't you wan't to ride something unique? Japanese bikes are a dime a dozen...

post #3868 of 4722

Oh man, those hipster bike videos. The "fetishization of authenticity...." :rotflmao: 

post #3869 of 4722
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Between that site and RideApart's constant disdain for them, I almost feel guilty for owning a Bonneville.

Say what? I've always had the impression they liked Triumphs in general and the Bonnie SE in particular; didn't one of the staff own one for quite a while?
post #3870 of 4722
Bonnies are def a hipster ride, but they have always been hipster rides, and they are pretty sexy. My only gripe, they are like 1 size too big
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