SM Motorbike thread

Hawk13

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Following on from the "My other car is" thread, thought I'd start a motorbike chat.

In my garage is:

  • exotic Italian: 2015 MV Agusta F4. 200hp from a 1 litre bike is bonkers and where I get my giggles (other than in the GT)
  • boring Italian: Vespa for comutting
  • oldschool: Kawasaki KR1. Good old smoker that I'm too big for really but I grew up with 2Ts and can't get them out of my system. Still quick when it gets on the pipe :)
 

2b1ask1

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Totally agree about the smokers, just loved wringing the neck on a screamer, porting, expansion chambers and racing reed valves, the smell of Castrol R still does it for me! I like you am WAY too big for them now so content myself with running the strimmer on the stuff for sh!ts & giggles...

In the shed is an R65 cafe/bobber/fighter mongrel that is Alex's but will likely end up being mine. Also the 'find' which is Jeanette's 1983 Suzuki GS650-GT which we remarkably found when looking for Alex's BMW and simply had to buy as the story is too great! There is not a whole lot of the original machine left as the frame has been bobbed and it has been Ratted out but the hope is to get it up and running so she can ride it (at least once before she realises just how heavy the thing was when she was 18!)

All the other machinery went when reorganising the garage to get the post lift in a few years back. These included a 1973 FS1-e which my brother owned before me and he has since restored to mint! A Honda 400/4, cannot remember the year on that one and a Honda CB-74 the very first machine/model Honda bought into the UK (pre-letter registration) which I let go unrestored to the same person as the 400/4!

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Check out the redline at 9,000 on such an ancient machine!!!

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CatmanV2

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I used to have
Honda MTX 25
Ducati Monster
Triumph Speed Triple
Suzuki Bandit
Triumph Sprint ST1050

Then the cars....

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Needamaser

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Had a CB100 as first bike and then a 400/4 same colour as above. Believe it was an F2 and 1978.
Then had RD250 aircooled, VFR750, Pan European and since then Italian only. Selection of Ducati, Laverda and Moto Morini. Lacking an MV in the line up and I would like to address that.
Mainly old, like me, and stops me getting too carried away or losing a licence.
Discovered I could get several bikes in the space of one car in the garage. Become good at buying and rubbish at selling as a result.
 

Oneball

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Mainly BMW, KTM and Ducati for me, oh and a Harley once upon a time. All gone now just the smoker a Kawasaki H1, which I’m about to put up for sale as I just don’t ride anymore and seems a waste just sitting there.



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outrun

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2016 BMW R Nine T Sport. Plenty fast, lots of trick bits. And just look at it, it's a piece of modern art to my eyes.

Came from many Ducatis in a row - Monster s4rs, 916 Strada, 748BP, Monster 600
 

zagatoes30

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Never ridden bikes but I do have a Kawasaki KH250 in need of restoration that I acquired when I cleared my dads shed - a little retirement project
 

PaulCambio

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I used to have:

Honda MB-5
Suzuki CG125
Honda CBR600
Suzuki DR650

Would love another bike, but the missus says 'NO'.
 

Hawk13

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And just look at it, it's a piece of modern art to my eyes.
I'm not a fan of modern naked bikes but that is about the best I have seen .... all that let's it down to my eyes is the number plate holder.
 

FIFTY

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Trying not to get a motorbike this thread probably will not help

I don't have a full bike license but getting one isn't difficult
 

midlifecrisis

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Right, I've had since 92,
Suzuki GSX550ESD 1986,
Kawasaki ZX6R F2 1996
Kawasaki ZX9R C2 1998
Kawasaki ZX6R J2 2001
Honda CRF 2009 made more road friendly
ZXR750L2 1992 in bits as ongoing project...
Pictures to follow
 

RSM Masser

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Following on from the "My other car is" thread, thought I'd start a motorbike chat.

In my garage is:

  • exotic Italian: 2015 MV Agusta F4. 200hp from a 1 litre bike is bonkers and where I get my giggles (other than in the GT)
  • boring Italian: Vespa for comutting
  • oldschool: Kawasaki KR1. Good old smoker that I'm too big for really but I grew up with 2Ts and can't get them out of my system. Still quick when it gets on the pipe :)
You have my favourite bike of all time - the F4, I lust after one
But I make do with a 2003 Gixxer 750, keeps up with most modern thousands on the road.
 

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Geo

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I've cut down a bit, but still have:-

650ss Norton
750 Triumph Trident T150
750 Honda RC30
400 Honda RVF NC35
900 Triumph Trophy
955 Triumph Daytona
748r Ducati

The last couple of months have been spent recommissioning the Ducati that had been off the road for twelve years.

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gb-gta

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No pics on this device but mine is an original 1999 aprilia rsv1000 in black and silver.
I’ve had it from new, it’s 20 years old next Tuesday!
 

outrun

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I'm not a fan of modern naked bikes but that is about the best I have seen .... all that let's it down to my eyes is the number plate holder.
It looks better to the side than it did below the rear light. Cleans the back end up. Other side sports a titanium and carbon Akrapovic exhaust and it’s full of details such as the exposed fish welds on the aluminium tank, single side swing arm, fully adjustable onlins shocks etc. Actually nearly bought an MV Brutale which is similar in many ways. I prefer the upright riding style, bum in air sports bikes are not fun after the first hour!
 

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Andyk

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I've cut down a bit, but still have:-

650ss Norton
750 Triumph Trident T150
750 Honda RC30
400 Honda RVF NC35
900 Triumph Trophy
955 Triumph Daytona
748r Ducati

The last couple of months have been spent recommissioning the Ducati that had been off the road for twelve years.

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Never really got bikes....yes they are fast.....but do nothing for me ....... Except that one...That Ducati is stunning.