January 25, 2009 at 9:07 pm #2494wbsprudelsParticipant
Following up on Briderdt’s post concerning the perfect number of bikes to own is one more than what is currently owned, I am curious what folks are thinking about for their next bike–especially in the context of how long they have had their current ride and what it is.
The first bike I bought is my current bike: a 2009 Buell Blast that I bought in October. Even though I love it, I like to dream of what bike will be next. It seems fun to me to progress a v-twin (the Blast is a single). I also think I would like a cruiser and so I think the Suzuki Boulevard M50 would be perfect. I have not sat on one yet but plan to this week.
At this point, I am hoping I can own both my current Blast and my future M50. Commuting and twisty riding is perfect for the Blast. Riding with my wife on the back will be better with the M50.January 25, 2009 at 9:11 pm #16001Sangria7Participant
Thats why they call it a Buell BLASTJanuary 26, 2009 at 5:07 am #16016briderdtParticipant
Especially bicycles. I’ve always had at least one bike in a state of disassembly for an upgrade or reconfiguration. I can see myself doing the same thing with motorcycles. WHich means I’d have to own at least two bikes so that I always had one that was ready to ride.
But unlike most, I’m not looking to go up in cc’s… I’m happy with the SV650s. I’m looking at a cheap 250, Ninja most likely (since we don’t get the Honda CB250 Hornets or the Aprilia 125 or 250 street bikes in the US). But I’d be turning it into a streetfighter…January 26, 2009 at 3:28 pm #16025MunchParticipant
Ok…..someone needs to explain to me the whole “streetfighter” concept. I still have no clue. Next…. tinkering is definitely gonna be limited to pre ’09 models as with the new emissions standards for 2010 is gonna make PCM’s almost a standard on every bike. Which means programmers, sensors etc that will limit atleast the mechanics of the bike… other then that stretch it, drop it, add fiberglass hard parts are gonna be easy. Tuning… well thats gonna get tricky and expensive.
With the 900 I do believe I found my final. If I get another it will be a StreetBob from HD, more out of just want then compulsion to get another as an upgrade.January 26, 2009 at 4:31 pm #16030briderdtParticipant
…is more like the original bobber — take off everything that isn’t necessary, cut down the things that are to the bare minimum. Maybe some parts restyled. Not going to tinker with lowering, stretching, and the like, though.January 27, 2009 at 4:28 am #16052IanCParticipant
I started on a Rebel 250 in July (which I still have), in October I bought a VStrom 650 and my next bike will probably be a larger cruiser (Vulcan 950, Suzuki M50 or Harley Sporty) when I decide to sell the Rebel.January 27, 2009 at 4:28 am #16053IanCParticipant
I started on a Rebel 250 in July (which I still have), in October I bought a VStrom 650 and my next bike will probably be a larger cruiser (Vulcan 950, Suzuki M50 or Harley Sporty) when I decide to sell the Rebel.January 27, 2009 at 5:32 am #16055megaspazParticipant
My next bike will be a dual sport… something i can have fun with on the street as well as in the dirt.January 27, 2009 at 7:06 am #16058SantaCruzRiderParticipant
If I could add to my Connie (and I can’t until I have bigger garage), I would buy a dual-sport — probably a Suzuki DR400 or KLR650. Very fun bikes!! Only downside is they invite hooliganism and you find yourself jumping curbs and riding across lawns to connect the dots (don’t ask how I know).
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