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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BurlyShirley, Mar 13, 2008.
Maybe when I get out of grad school. Only 16K!!!
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Yeah, super-motard style is pretty cool too.
A couple of guys I worked with at Bell had those...
This one's better, and almost $7000.00 less.
I love my BMW, but everything about them is expensive.
Also, take the class!
yeah except for that its meant for a completely different purpose.
I was expecting this:
Put the beefier tires on it and ROCK ON!
<edit> I stole that from Toshi's alternative transportation thread.
I'd hit both those Beemers... didn't know they made a diesel version though. Available, or prototype?
Pretty cool indeed. Id actually take less beefy tires in general, as Id use it for commuting, and big road trips with some sweet dirt road action to prime fishing and camping spots. No doubt I could haul all I need on one of those things.
I wouldnt need the super beefy tires because honestly, Id be too afraid to take a bike of that caliber on a "trail" even though Ive raced XC/Enduro before.
As for the diesel, well that'd be nice, but intimidating at the same time. I know nothing of diesel engines.
A lot of these bikes in question look uncomfortable for a passenger for any length of time. Is Kizzi gonna ride too?
I would just want something with a little more bite than those on there (like the BMW has). As for the diesel, that's my main attraction. A veggie bike would be awesome.
I was looking at this, $2400 w/new rubber. I think it'll get better than my trucks 19mpg
The Super Duke is very comfy for a passenger as opposed to a split seat like most sport bikes have. The passenger is too high on those, so I've heard from passengers.
"Raptors and Rockets" sounds like a porno.
This is my next project (sort of).
Only mine will keep the factory fuel injection and smog system plus be converted to support e85.
I am also going to run a Fox DHX Air under the seat because I'm a pussy.
Mine will have a front brake too.
Looks nice, but certainly not my style. I like stock things usually.
I might pull the trigger on one of these this year:
Those are nice. The 1st year they came out (98, 99 or 2000 maybe) a buddy lent me his and I raced a hare scramble on it. Heavy for a "dirtbike" but a real pleasure to ride, and Im sure would be a great all rounder.
You'd probably earn that back in a year or two in gas savings if things keep going the way they are.
I just tend to go fast, that's all. My motorcycles are like my bicycles, you tend to have many to cover your bases. My FZ1 is an awesome sportbike, but I want something to cruise on. With a sportbike heart (Buell XB9R), my chopper will still get up and move as well.
I want one of these for the dirt:
Beta 525rr (KTM drivetrain)
I love supermotos.
2 years ago KTM offered a set of supermoto wheels and tires with the purchase of a dirt bike. The ability to swap wheels and go would be sweet.
Great thread Burly!
Douglas, I had a GS500e that I bought brand new when I was 18! Great bike! Not a lot of personality to it, but great for a commuter!
Those BMW's are nice but the bigger motor versions for some reason have a strange vibration to them... well let me clarify that and say that 2 local guys I used to ride with had the R 1200 GS models and both had issues!
a few of my dream bikes...
Vincent Black Lightning
random Triumph Bobber
Guzzi 850 Lemans
Morini 3 & a 1/2
Harley XR 750
just to name a few!
Moto Guzzi motors look so cool. The local Triumph dealer carried Moto Guzzi too.
this is the version I have... (not mine but close) Rode the hell out of it on the backroads of West Virgina. Perfect torque for those windy, hilly back roads produced with a 4 valve per cyl. motor.
I like Brunge's HD racer and Douglas's pic.
The BMW looks like it was designed by Graphics on acid.
It sucks when the bike is hawter than the model.
That triumph is the poo.
I think my next off road bike will be KTM.
I'm buying one of these later this month. If I get aero I should be able to hit 40! It will be my new commuter
That's what I used to think until I peeped the Beta. KTM drivetrain with better parts.
But KTM does make a fine ride, including the mini and super Duke.
Sold the DH bike, hope to have one of these soon...
I'd ride them...! oster_oops: I mean I'd ride IT!
I think I know where you can get one of these at a pretty good price!
I think it has hardbags etc. as well!
Good bike. I love mine. Word of advice, run it pinned, don't lug it. The CRF's hate to be lugged.
That's what steered me away from the CRF. I like to ride more technical (roots, rocks, and crap) and my Husaberg was awesome in 2nd just lugging around.
I heard the same issues with the YZF, but the KTM thumpers don't seem to mind running lugged or pinned.
I want one of these...
I ride technical tight singletrack 80% of the time on my 250x and it handles it great, you just have to ride them differently than the old XR's. More clutch work in lower gears.
More the issue is a lot of people get out on semi-open trails and want to run stuff in 4th that they should be running in 3rd. Or 5th that they should be using 4th for. On a tamer 4 stroke, this is okay because they are like tractors. On a CRF, you don't do that. You don't want to shift early, and you don't want to be running a bigger gear than the terrain requires like you could with a lot of older 4 strokes.
That what I rode for my motorcycle safety course, that thing was awesome!
A friend of mine got into restoring older Yamaha Big Wheels. He buys them off CL and rebuilds them. They are slow, but so damn fun to ride.