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Offline Sonny

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Re: Your other bike is?
« Reply #80 on: May 10, 2018, 05:20:23 AM »
Mine is rumba rumba rumba rumba...

Vulcan 900 Classic.  :1:

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Re: Your other bike is?
« Reply #81 on: May 10, 2018, 06:40:44 AM »
That bike just looks relaxing to ride.  The ergo's and floorboards just look like it would be great to go anywhere in no big hurry. 
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Re: Your other bike is?
« Reply #82 on: May 10, 2018, 08:03:50 AM »
That looks like a 'beefy' comfortable bike Sonny and what a 'moody' picture too  :028:     
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Re: Your other bike is?
« Reply #83 on: May 10, 2018, 09:02:34 AM »
It is easy and relaxing to ride. The 900 has a fine engine for what it is intended to do, tractable, agricultural but no serious vibration. It's in a bit of a hurry at 70mph plus though happy to do it, but in its sweet spot at 50 - 60 on back roads. It's beautiful and old school to my eye. The water cooling is well hid. It is a 2009, from before they started blacking stuff out on the bike. But it is basically unchanged for over a decade,,, I think 2007 was the first year for the 900 engine although there have been Vulcans going back many years before that. Its color is beautiful Candy Plasma Blue. In the US the used market is always flooded with them, a buyer's market.

I once thought of it as a "compleat" motorcycle, but the V1K ruined me for that. Now I just enjoy it for what it is.



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Re: Your other bike is?
« Reply #84 on: May 10, 2018, 12:16:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Aardvark [+]
Wow, I remember riding one of these back in 1984. It was one of my favourite bikes of the '80s and definitely one for my collection when I win the lottery (along with a Laverda Jota as shown on tonight's Motorbike Show).

Have never ridden a Jota but would like to very much, by coincidence last night Henry Cole on the Motorbike Show was reviewing a Jota, he was very very impressed. I had a bit of a hole in my biking career in the 80's so that maybe the reason for the hankering. If you look at bikes from the start of the decade compared to the end the rate of development was amazing and unlike 60's and 70's bikes prices are not too steep...yet.

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Re: Your other bike is?
« Reply #85 on: May 10, 2018, 03:12:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bart [+]
If you look at bikes from the start of the decade compared to the end the rate of development was amazing and unlike 60's and 70's bikes prices are not too steep...yet.

Quite. It may just be that my biking career started at the beginning of the 1980s but I'm convinced it was one of the most fertile decades for bike development.  There were so many strange, new designs, some were just experiments that quietly died out whereas others succeeded in spawning a whole new sector.  My fantasy garage would be full of the inspired successes as well as the honorable failures. :020:

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Re: Your other bike is?
« Reply #86 on: May 10, 2018, 03:55:48 PM »
Harley fatbob
Z1b
Z1000j Lawson rep
Z1000 2003
Z1000 2004
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Gsxr1000 k3 TT race bike
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And one of my favourites versys1000gt
Oh I'm single by the way.

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Re: Your other bike is?
« Reply #87 on: May 10, 2018, 07:10:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
Harley fatbob
Z1b
Z1000j Lawson rep
Z1000 2003
Z1000 2004
Gsxr750H
Gsxr1000 k3 TT race bike
Zxr750m2
Zrx1200
And one of my favourites versys1000gt
Oh I'm single by the way.

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Re: Your other bike is?
« Reply #88 on: May 10, 2018, 07:21:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
Harley fatbob
Z1b
Z1000j Lawson rep
Z1000 2003
Z1000 2004
Gsxr750H
Gsxr1000 k3 TT race bike
Zxr750m2
Zrx1200
And one of my favourites versys1000gt
Oh I'm single by the way.

Spot the odd one out  :756:

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Re: Your other bike is?
« Reply #89 on: July 14, 2018, 07:23:31 PM »
I had short listed the 2018 Street Triple RS (765) and the Ducati Supersport as a replacement for my 2017 T100. Loved the T100 as a starter bike and now I’m looking for something a more sporty.

I had a wonderful ride on the Street Triple RS last week. Loved the engine, transmission (it has a quick shift up would have loved a auto blipper for down shifting), the dash, and ergos. The sound of the triple engine from 6000 up to it's redline at 12500 is other worldly.  I would have loved a little more wind protection as I do a fair bit of freeway speeds on my commutes. To that end, I wondered about the Ducati Supersport.

The SS had great handling and engine response.  The downsides for me were the heat, bar ergos and the feel of the engine. I prefer the smoother response of the triple.  At the end of an hour’s ride on the SS my butt was burning, my right wrist was sore and I was done with the vibrations of the bike.

Every time I was off the SS and looking at it, I was in love. I did not feel that way riding it. I did feel in love riding the Street Triple RS and so I bought it. My winner by categories is:

* Looks: Ducati (I really, really love the way it looks)
* Dash and Riding Modes - Triumph
* Riding position: Triumph
* Engine: Triumph
* Transmission: Ducati - liked the quick up and down of SS
* Heat: Triumph (big time)
* Suspension: tie
* Handling: tie
* City commuting: Triumph
* Highway commuting: Ducati

Overall - Triumph Street Triple RS

In a perfect world, I wish Triumph had a slightly faired, windscreen version of the 765 RS (i.e. 765 RT). 


« Last Edit: July 14, 2018, 07:25:38 PM by conscious »
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