favourite bikes (OMG someone lock away my credit cards !!!!)
November 6, 2008 at 8:12 pm #14638DaggerParticipant
The extended forks are the only thing I’ve found that make for harder turning control.. Also for me, seat height is an issue.. Some of the super low bikes are rough on my hips…
I just want to make it out of this life alive…November 7, 2008 at 1:48 am #14658LokiParticipant
I see it your way. Also Ape hangers on the only bikes i truly hate and will never ride with, even if they are on 2 wheels.November 9, 2008 at 5:10 pm #14714Blasphemy4kidzParticipant
I gotta say, this is one of the few cruisers that I’d love to ride:November 9, 2008 at 5:39 pm #14716MunchParticipant
The Meanie!!!…. I sat on one of those while waiting for them to finish servicing my Vulcan 500. When I am ready to make that big of a jump in size its gonna be hard to decide between the StreetBob and the Meanie. Only thing I don’t like on the Meanie is the color scheme. I am not ready for an 1100 cc jump though ….. not yet.
Oh yea and those “cruiser/choppers” …yea they are strictly show. The longer the stretch the impossible to turn. These were designed to look good ….not to ride. I am not liking the one that looks like it has a surfboard stuck on the side…. makes me wanna look for wood paneling. At a bike show in the local HD dealer here they had a stretched and slammed custom….. they took a 7 point turn just to get it to 90 degrees for parking. Purdy..not practical.
Sport bikes….. well maybe I just don’t get it but they all seem like silhouettes of each other… size varies and guts varies of course but they all seem to share the exact same shaping. I guess same can be said for cruisers though.
Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a prediction, but today…… is a Bi**hNovember 9, 2008 at 6:02 pm #14717samgoodyParticipant
KTM Superduke R
and MV Agusta Brutale
November 9, 2008 at 6:26 pm #14720Blasphemy4kidzParticipant
Well, the meanie’s color scheme is basically what makes it so appealing. And those black pipes look amazing.
And as for the sport bike comment…Yeah, you could say they all look similar. But the beauty in the sport bikes (at least to me) is not only the looks (which can look really similar) is the engine. I just love the sound of a screaming engine at 11,000+ rpms.
Cruisers are more for show, I’d say. Shiny engines, loud vibrating pipes, and enjoying the day. Sports are more for enjoying the thrill of massive acceleration and screaming engines.
Maybe that’s just me though.November 10, 2008 at 1:23 am #14724TelemachusParticipant
The resurrected Nortons look amazing.November 12, 2008 at 9:30 am #14726OgreParticipant
I love the look of that thing. It is so minimal. I am hugely drawn to the chopper scene because of the minimal sleek nature of the bike, but I am loving this bike. I even shy away from the looks of saddlebags. I love it.
I still love this more
Please don’t feed the animal.November 12, 2008 at 3:21 pm #14787TheAbomb12Participant
I never thought I would hear someone say “Chopper” and “Minimal” in the same sentence.November 12, 2008 at 4:59 pm #14783smokeizfireParticipantNovember 12, 2008 at 6:26 pm #14788OgreParticipant
They call it a chopper because they chop off all the unnecessary parts. The concept comes from post WWII when servicemen returned home, bought surplus army motorcycles, and using their new mechanical knowledge, removed weight from the bike in effort to make it lighter and faster. Things like the saddlebags and other military necessities were simply chopped off. The bikes had relatively small engines but weighed next to nothing. Todays choppers are much heaver (because of the huge engine) but follow the same basic idea of seat, wheels engine and handlebars.
Please don’t feed the animal.November 14, 2008 at 6:12 pm #14826shagglesParticipant
Interesting. I didn’t know the origan of that word. Makes sense now.November 14, 2008 at 6:18 pm #14827shagglesParticipant
I think the Thruxton is one of the coolest looking bikes around.November 14, 2008 at 6:59 pm #14829eonParticipant
Hmmm….sure are some…ahem..interesting cruisers in here. While I like the clean look of the Vulcan 500, some of the beasties in here are too extreme for me. Given that dual sports are the fastest growing segment of motorcycle sales I am surprised no-one has posted pictures of them. One of them will probably be my next bike, something like the BMW F650 GS or Dakar.
I want to explore some of the forest roads we have in the NW.November 15, 2008 at 11:39 am #14836MunchParticipant
I love the blacked out pipes… I am not much for chrome these days. I am just not liking the two tone…. maybe if they’d done it in a dark blue or something. Anything but the Pontiac Red interior color. And yes I would say your PoV is near correct on the descriptions. I have had my days of speed and loudness…. my ears are sensitive to really high pitched sounds,,, heck I give a co-worker that “what were you thinking” pop in the back of the head every time he decided to imitate his bike with his stories. That and the squids of the 90’s from highs schools have given me a stigma about sport bikes… countless times of a loud scream with 20 mph movement.
I am getting back ok with them though……the B-mer bikes are higher on my hate list at the moment… seems the bigger………. personalities seems to ride them here.
Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a prediction, but today…… is a Bi**h
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