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post #3991 of 4728
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Any takers for $26k?
post #3992 of 4728
for 26k you can get pretty much any superbike you want in the market, include Aprilia RSV4 MV Agusta F4 Ducati Panigale and BMW S1000RR. Guess I will pass lol.

my personal fav is the S1000RR and RSV4 Factory ABS
post #3993 of 4728
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Originally Posted by andrewgreg View Post

for 26k you can get pretty much any superbike you want in the market, include Aprilia RSV4 MV Agusta F4 Ducati Panigale and BMW S1000RR. Guess I will pass lol.

my personal fav is the S1000RR and RSV4 Factory ABS

Hell, at that price you can get an HP4.

post #3994 of 4728
HP4 is about 5k more and it's essentially an upgraded version of S1000RR with tons of electronics. I like the concept and I see the future of superbikes. I would wait for next gen of HP4, a more refined bike. a S1000RR is enough to compete w anything 2 wheels. It's good on street and on track, almost perfection.
post #3995 of 4728
That Triumph is very cool but I can't see what about the bike justifies that price tag.puzzled.gif
post #3996 of 4728
Unless you track regularly a liter bike seems a little silly. I agree 26K is a lot for that, but pretty much any new 26K bike is kind of a silly purchase. Most bikes in that range are derivatives of bikes half that price so its not like you'd be getting something truly exotic like a Desmosedici. Youd prob be better getting a base liter bike and throwing 10K of parts at it.
post #3997 of 4728
My Multistrada cost substantially less brand new and compared to that Triumph it is exotic and has it all over the Triumph. It's water cooled, has better brakes and suspension, has more horsepower and more torque, state of the art electronic suspension and traction control, ABS brakes, is more comfortable, has longer range of travel, and is more versatile. Again, I'm not sure what the $26,000 is buying anybody.
post #3998 of 4728
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Unless you track regularly a liter bike seems a little silly. I agree 26K is a lot for that, but pretty much any new 26K bike is kind of a silly purchase. Most bikes in that range are derivatives of bikes half that price so its not like you'd be getting something truly exotic like a Desmosedici. Youd prob be better getting a base liter bike and throwing 10K of parts at it.



@Coolio

You keep saying that but I disagree with you. Anyone who rides any distance riding would prefer a literbike just so your engine isn't spinning at 10k+ rpm for hours at a time. Those who commute on the highways usually prefer a larger engine a well

As far as those bikes being derivative of "cheaper" bikes, you are somewhat right. The active damping suspension in the HP4 is leaps and bounds beyond anything ont he road and is the future of motorcycling suspension. The Panigale R is a ½ away from the race only Panigale and about 1½ steps away from the $15k model
Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 12/28/13 at 9:38pm
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How many of you guys commute to work, and how do you deal with wearing bike gear and going into an office, do you change once you get to work or what?

I'm trying to put together a list of gear to be ready for when my bike arrives.

One thing i'm reading on a lot of forums is that many guys don't wear proper pants. They go with gloves, jacket, boots but regular jeans or slacks or whatever.

My office is business casual to the point where I can wear jeans, and I was looking at a pair of the Maple denim, they're close to $600, wtf?

Also, does anyone ride in "fashion boots," i'm talking about things like Red Wing Iron Rangers, or Wolverine Thousand Miles? Would this be unwise for urban commuting?
post #4000 of 4728
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

@Coolio

You keep saying that but I disagree with you. Anyone who rides any distance riding would prefer a literbike just so your engine isn't spinning at 10k+ rpm for hours at a time. Those who commute on the highways usually prefer a larger engine a well

As far as those bikes being derivative of "cheaper" bikes, you are somewhat right. The active damping suspension in the HP4 is leaps and bounds beyond anything ont he road and is the future of motorcycling suspension. The Panigale R is a ½ away from the race only Panigale and about 1½ steps away from the $15k model

My bike is far from the size or power of a liter bike, but it cruises on the highway between 4-6K all day. Plus race ergos + commute = does not compute. Not to mention those bikes are geared all crazy for the track and not the street. I can get something like a Ninja 1000 or even a Hayabusa for the daily grind, but the case for an ass-toasting low end burping ergo pretzel Panigale being a great street bike is pretty weak.

HP4 is reasonable, I think. Isn't it like $20K? High but reasonable for a derivative of a mainstream model. For Superleggera money I would want a MotoGP bike for the street, not a blinged out $15K Panigale. JMO
post #4001 of 4728
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

How many of you guys commute to work, and how do you deal with wearing bike gear and going into an office, do you change once you get to work or what?

I'm trying to put together a list of gear to be ready for when my bike arrives.

One thing i'm reading on a lot of forums is that many guys don't wear proper pants. They go with gloves, jacket, boots but regular jeans or slacks or whatever.

My office is business casual to the point where I can wear jeans, and I was looking at a pair of the Maple denim, they're close to $600, wtf?

Also, does anyone ride in "fashion boots," i'm talking about things like Red Wing Iron Rangers, or Wolverine Thousand Miles? Would this be unwise for urban commuting?

 

I'm guilty of wearing only helmet, gloves, jacket, and then regular jeans and w1k's or other casual boots, when riding to work. My commute is only a few miles, so I take my chances, though I wouldn't advise it.

 

You can change at work if you want to get some proper bottom's. Keeping a pair of shoes at your desk will eliminate the need to carry them to work when you ride in proper motorcycle boots.

 

One thing I was thinking about for riding to work was strap-on knee/shin pads. Not sure how viable they are.

post #4002 of 4728
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

I'm guilty of wearing only helmet, gloves, jacket, and then regular jeans and w1k's or other casual boots, when riding to work. My commute is only a few miles, so I take my chances, though I wouldn't advise it.

You can change at work if you want to get some proper bottom's. Keeping a pair of shoes at your desk will eliminate the need to carry them to work when you ride in proper motorcycle boots.

One thing I was thinking about for riding to work was strap-on knee/shin pads. Not sure how viable they are.

I live in downtown Chicago but my job (eliminated last year) was in the 'burbs (Naperville) so around a 30-mile commute, much of it on crowded expressways. Since I worked finance, we were business dress M-Th and business casual on F.

A jacket, helmet, and gloves were no problem with business wear, though I have yet to get my dream jacket for riding in business attire, the Aether Skyline. Leg protection was trickiest, but I wore a Kevlar liner with Forcefield knee-armor under my wool dress pants - practically invisible. For feet, I kept a couple of pairs of shoes in my desk as the office, captoe Oxfords in black and brown, and changed there.

For casual day, I had a couple of pair of BMW City 2s (the jeans and the canvas-look pants) which offer good protection as far as quality armor, full Kevlar lining, and high abrasion resistance (and at $250 on Amazon cheaper than some jeans I'd seen that were as capable). Since then I've also sampled other Kevlar denim - I've got Bilt Ironworkers and Sliders 4.0, and feel the Sliders offer decent protection for the price, though I favor these for city speeds rather than highway. For footwear, I wear TCX Streets, which resemble athletic high tops. I'm also looking to add some Dianese Technical Sneakers simply because I like the look of them.
post #4003 of 4728

Ooof. Chicagoland to Chicago and vice versa is a brutal commute.

 

Nice write-up.

post #4004 of 4728
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

How many of you guys commute to work, and how do you deal with wearing bike gear and going into an office, do you change once you get to work or what?

I'm trying to put together a list of gear to be ready for when my bike arrives.

One thing i'm reading on a lot of forums is that many guys don't wear proper pants. They go with gloves, jacket, boots but regular jeans or slacks or whatever.

My office is business casual to the point where I can wear jeans, and I was looking at a pair of the Maple denim, they're close to $600, wtf?

Also, does anyone ride in "fashion boots," i'm talking about things like Red Wing Iron Rangers, or Wolverine Thousand Miles? Would this be unwise for urban commuting?

I work at an architecture firm and dress in jeans most days. If I have a meeting then it's no bike that day.
The days I do ride in to the office it's jeans, my A* leather jkt, A* gloves, Sidi boots and helmet. Extra shoes in my bag and a clean shirt.
post #4005 of 4728
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

How many of you guys commute to work, and how do you deal with wearing bike gear and going into an office, do you change once you get to work or what?

I'm trying to put together a list of gear to be ready for when my bike arrives.

One thing i'm reading on a lot of forums is that many guys don't wear proper pants. They go with gloves, jacket, boots but regular jeans or slacks or whatever.

My office is business casual to the point where I can wear jeans, and I was looking at a pair of the Maple denim, they're close to $600, wtf?

Also, does anyone ride in "fashion boots," i'm talking about things like Red Wing Iron Rangers, or Wolverine Thousand Miles? Would this be unwise for urban commuting?

I too am getting my bike soon (Honda cb500f) and am putting together a gear list.

 

AGV K4 EVO Helmet - $240

Rev'it Concorde Jacket - $350 (really nice casual looking jacket, armor pockets, thermal liner, rev'its stuff is awesome I recommend)

Rev'it Hybrid WSP Gloves - $80 (fully armored knuckles, wind resistant, for $10 more you can buy the rain resistant versions)

I'll be wearing "fashion" boots, althought very sturdy, when riding. I bought a pair of J. shoes for $220.

Some over pants - might be in the agenda too, for days when I need to wear nice trousers. it will be a while before I risk the deadly commute into philly from NJ though.

 

For urban commuting - city only, I see people get pretty damn casual, the low speeds seem comforting but a lot can go wrong at 30-35mph...i'd say you be fine with regular boots, riders who actually wear riding boots are in the minority (not saying this is a reason to conform).

 

I'd advise over pants instead of ugly motorcycle padded denim. throw them over your jeans, when you arrive, fold'em up, throw'em in the bags/backpack/carry'em in and stuff'em in your desk.

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