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Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. akatsuki

    akatsuki Well-Known Member

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    I think that you can't really dot that to a 600 class bike really either on the street except maybe on the highway. The only bike I ever had pinned to full throttle street riding ever was my Ninja 250. Maybe I am not daring enough.
     
  2. Rumpelstiltskin

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    I've been full throttle on both a middleweight and a literbike on the street but probably been fastest on my 636 (while running with a pack of literbikes). It's a surreal experience that I will probably never ever do again...on the street. I prefer sweeping curves and switchbacks now
     
  3. Cool The Kid

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    Yea I have taken my 650 up to like 120 on the highway... its boring. I like the twisties way more, and having 3x the HP wouldn't really enhance those.

    If I lived near a fast track like Road Atlanta or VIR or something I'd def consider a liter bike one day... but I just have CMP here which is like 2 miles long. Might as well have a go kart
     
  4. TRINI

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    RideApart is pretty much the best-written website about motorcycles right now.

    As an aside, I had a "life in the big city" moment today. Came home on the CBR to see a ticket stuck to my NT650 - yep, someone stole the plates off it sometime today, and the Dept. of Revenue caught it almost immediately (I'm wondering if they actually saw the guy take it!). The replacement will cost $26, but I should be able to get the ticket waived. Fortunately they left the CB400 alone...
     
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    Hilarious. I dont have any experience on Adv bikes, but their writeup seems to be right on. A few episodes of The Long Way Round with Ewan and Charlie in Asia was enough to convince me that these types of bike are all wrong for anything but pavement.
     
  7. EgliComet

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    Is anyone else going to the Brooklyn Invitational Motorcycle Show next week?
     
  8. TRINI

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    Goddammit, they didn't have my size in those belstaff pants after all.

    :censored:
     
  9. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Went to a dealership (it's a BMW/Duc/Yamaha/Harley dealer) yesterday with my g/f and without my gear in order to compare/contrast the Streetfighter and the Panigale. Panigale has a lower seat height, is slimmer and actually seemed more comfortable. Everything is slim on that thing including the upper fairing. The entire package felt oddly right. They had a white one on display that looked like it was primed and ready for a coat of paint. I have always thought that red bikes were too flashy but red is definitely the way to go


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    Then the guy led me over to the BMW S1000RR. Can you say plush? That thing is a Barcalounger compared to the Ducs

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    Yes I know with those headlights it looks like a special needs bike but dammit I t felt great at 0 mph. I really don't want to get another i-4 (yet) so this one is out yet all hat power plus heated grips. Heated grips? lol Salesman told me to bring my gear later on this week so I could take them all out and get a feel for each one of them.

    Wonderful
     
  10. akatsuki

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    I know what you mean - I think Ducati has made massive progress on streetability of their sportbikes, but the S1000RR still takes the lead. I am still debating between another MTS 1200 (it is just that good), an HP4 or something else. The practical part of me favors the MTS.
     
  11. John Doe

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    That is one of the main reasons I got mine, all the good points of a Ducati sport bike in a comfortable package.
     
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    I agree, but I wish it wasn't so bloody tall. I am 6 feet tall and straddling it is kind of annoying. but the balance is spot on. I miss mine.
     
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    This would never happen in Canada. I'm not in the mkt for a sport bike but I'd love to ride one just to see what all that power's like.
     
  14. Cool The Kid

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    I'm debating. I think folks down here would be cool with me test driving some things out. I would be OK with testing used bikes. My realistic replacements would be shit like the SF848, CB1000R, SV1000, Z1000. Shit I want to try out but have no plan on buying are the new 636, any of the MV 800 triples, the 848, 1198, etc. Dream rides would be the Panigale, S1000RR, RSV4 and the big dog MV Agusta. I wish I could just pay a fee and do a test ride. Damn shame Kawi doesn't do its demo days anymore.
     
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    Yeah, I need to find somebody who will let me ride a ~2007-08 naked SV650 to see if it is actually something I even want.
     
  16. David23

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    I just want a SV because of the awesomeness potential. Like this one.

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    I'm 5'7" with a 30" inseam but I've managed to adapt.
     
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    Do you guys ride to the track when participating in a track day, or is it strictly a tow-to-track situation?
     
  19. akatsuki

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    Oh, I still managed, but swinging a leg over it was just always a bit annoying. And we are talking about the very, very minor annoyance on a superb bike. Do you have the 13 with Skyhook?
     
  20. BostonHedonist

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    I was on my tippy-toes when I swung a leg over an SF848 at my local Duc Dealer.

    The Triumph Street Triple, however, felt just right. I've decided to buy one. Probably this winter when next year's crop comes out.
     
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