Have you named your bike / bikes?

EDcase

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Yeah, I'm just pulling your legs. I meant to put a smiley face but annoyingly can't edit my post so here you go :)
 

Meifesto

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Jan 5, 2013
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Never understood the need to anthropomorphise machines.
I don't think giving it a name anthropomorphise a machine. It is more of a way to keep it apart or make it your own

When people start handing out emotions or feelings to their bike, then yes, that is pushing it into anthropomorphise ;)
Same goes for pets btw, my pet peeve is people anthropomorphise their animals xD
 

Gemini

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I don't think giving it a name anthropomorphise a machine. It is more of a way to keep it apart or make it your own

When people start handing out emotions or feelings to their bike, then yes, that is pushing it into anthropomorphise ;)
Same goes for pets btw, my pet peeve is people anthropomorphise their animals xD
By definition if you give it a human name technically you are anthropomorphizing it, but I get what you mean, you're not going further. Some people go crazy with giving human traits to things, although I can't say much because I have a pet rock that has is own bedroom and I tuck it in at night. His name is Dwayne
 

SighBored

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Jan 18, 2015
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I ride a
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Personally I don't name my bikes. I find it really cringe-y when I'm in a conversation and the person refers to their bike with a name. i.e. while chatting the guy says I haven't ridden Stella for a while, and I will be feeling like WTF that sounds weird.

Somehow though my bikes got named, ironic but unintentional. Example would be I like to say I riding slow like a turtle and somehow the bike gets the name Turtle. The other one makes brap noises and got called Brapster. But I did not intend to give them any names.
 

TBRD

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I have named a lot of my cars and bikes in the past and have been thinking of a name for my new bike. I might just call "her" B as she is a BMW. Strangely I have thought of all my vehicles as females...no clue why.
 

TMackie

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A buddy named mine Black Widow because of her shapely ass end.
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MickFist

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I ride a
Yamaha Fazer 600 '98 - The 'Mistress'
Current bike is dubbed 'Mistress'. Even had a slot in my best mans speech.

Prior to this was a lexmoto XTRS 125 called 'Duchess'

I treat it as more of a codename than any sentimentality.

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WEB

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I ride a
Triumph Thruxton + Harley Lowrider
The Harley is called "The Harley" and the Triumph is called "The Bonneville"

The Bonneville is a Thruxton, but it's called the Bonneville because it's a Bonneville with some factory tweaks, if I go "Triumph Thruxton" all the old people think I ride a Street Triple etc.
 
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