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Motorcycles

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

  1. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    I wish i had a Sportster or a Bonneville instead of a POS 100cc Honda Win.

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  2. John Doe

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    There are starving pedestrians in China who wish they had a POS 100cc Honda Win (and a sandwich)! Think about that mister.
     
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  3. Cool The Kid

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    If they could they would upgrade too

    Man I might have to sell the bike. Yesterday was my bday... Im riding to work, catching a sick sick rhythm. Roads had a wide on for me. I'm pushing a little hard but still in control... WOOP WOOP.... 4th speeding ticket in 4 months :fu:

    I dont have any points yet cause of lawyers but shit's getting nutty. I think I have the case to make to wifey to get a track day bundle deal and maybe take the bike off the road for good.
     
  4. akatsuki

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    Just bought a new riding jacket - Held. Stuff seems very premium and better designed for use than some of the more recent stuff I've been seeing from Dainese.

    My entire riding life is starting to turn German - boots, motorcycle, helmet, and now jackets...
     
  5. riverflow

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    Speed limits are so unreasonably loooooowwww for bikes though... Cops have to understand that, right?

    We should all lobby for national lane splitting and "performance vehicle" speed limits :D
     
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  6. TRINI

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    This might be why I may never get a faster bike. I can't fathom ever getting to ride it on public roads at the speeds I'd want or that it's capable of.

    And I have little interest in track days other than to potentially improve my riding skills.

    Sigh.
     
  7. Rumpelstiltskin

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    That's because in Canada they seize your bike at 20 kph over the speed limit. Meanwhile where I live the police cannot legally chase. They literally ignore speeding bikes
     
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  8. BostonHedonist

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    Havent gotten a speeding ticket on mine all year! But I rarely take it over 95. Never above 110.
     
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  9. riverflow

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    I've only been pulled over once on mine, no ticket though. I was coming home from working nightshift and going 44 in a 25...

    But back on track, do any of you have any BMG or Belstaff gear?
     
  10. Cool The Kid

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    FWIW this is the first time I've been pulled over on my bike for speeding in.... 4 years of riding?

    And I've definitely sped before.

    It was in some podunk county so all the shit is cheap. I'm hoping with the lawyer and everything not to spend more than 200.

    Definitely going to make a case for a track day membership. Might have to sell my Z and get something more economical :( which also means I could probably buy a built track bike :)
     
  11. riverflow

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    I'd suggest getting something like an SV650 to start with. The 600 class is full of squids, plus with a little less power you'll be forced to learn how to ride the corners better. And you won't mind so much if you dump it.
     
  12. TRINI

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    I have a Belstaff Trialmaster with Forcefield armor in the back, shoulders and elbows.


    The KTM R390 is making waves as a purpose-built track bike...
     
  13. akatsuki

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    Has any news been announced on a US release of an RC390?
     
  14. TRINI

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    I'm hearing that they're coming to the US and Canada as 2015 models.
     
  15. Rumpelstiltskin

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    No talk about the Kawasaki H2? Engineering feat? Total overkill for the streets? Insurers nightmare?

    Trellis frame
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    998 cc supercharged inline 4
    300 hp in race form


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  16. otc

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    I have the BMG Montana jacket. I like it.
     
  17. akatsuki

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    I think it is track only, right? Looks kind of cool in a Tron-esque sort of way.
     
  18. Cool The Kid

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    H2 is gonna be dumbed down for the street. Will only make 200 HP on the road, but that is nothing and the tuners will go ape shit.

    I think it's a cool idea and kind of a look to the future, though I'm not sure it will trickle down to a bike that matters to me. If a supercharger could net me 50-60 MPG and more performance instead of the 40-45 I'm getting now as well as the "just enough" oomph of my 650 that would be cool. Beyond that, meh

    Someone on Jalopnik summed it up perfectly...

    Almost a haiku, such a good summary/assessment.

    Reminds me of a quote from Keiichi Tsuchiya when he drove the 600HP Mine's R34 around some track. "Its fast enough to make a dead man scream".

    I'd be happy with an ~11 second quarter mile, good handling, comfort for the wife and torque.....
     
  19. riverflow

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    Absolutely ridiculous. It's a fly and ride MotoGP bike. A lot of them are going to get bought and more will find the bike's crashing potential well before its riding potential.

    That said, I really enjoy the proof of concept, and from an engineering standpoint it's fantastic. I can't wait to see a forced induction 450 triple or the likes.


    This one is track only, thought it could theoretically be made street legal. Supposedly they're releasing the street version in about a month. Or so I've heard.
     
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  20. Cool The Kid

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    Summary of Intermot (motorcycle show where H2 debuted)- of the bikes I give a shit about

    Ducati Scrambler- has the air cooled 796cc twin, gonna be cheap.

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    Kawasaki H2(R)- limited edition supercharged literbike. 300HP and not street legal in R form, rumored to be 200HP in normal street form. Possibly an indication of Kawi's next phase of engine development

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    Suzuki GSX-S750/S1000/S1000F- standards using old "street tuned" GSX-R engines. 750s are carryovers from Europe.

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    Interestingly the GSX-S750 is 8K... same price as the SFV650 and Ninja 650, and FZ-09. Kawi needs to do something with the 650. Make it a triple. Make the smallest bike a single, bump the 300 up to a 500.

    Yami is also rumored to be debuting a new R1 concept.

    Few other bikes there I couldn't care less about (adventure bikes and shit). These are the biggies.
     

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