YouTube: The Surrey Rider
- May 3, 2018
- I ride a
- Suzuki VanVan RV125
Just for fun, what’s everyone’s dream bike? Have you ever gotten to own or ride one? Did it live up to your expectations?
I’m sorry to hear that the dream wasn’t as good as you expected, sounds like you found a couple of new ones along the way though!When Ducati launched the 1098 Streetfighter S I was in love with it's aggressive looks and had to have one.
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The engine on the bike was ballistic and I loved the looks, but it needed more carbon and I found the footpeg on the right hand side really uncomfortable so money was thrown at it
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and I tried getting my brain around it's handling traits on a trackday at Brands Hatch
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Unfortunately, like most fantasies, the reality was far from the expectation, and I just couldn't get on with the handling of the bike so traded it in, which was a really tough decision but but got me a brand new Moto Guzzi V7 and a brand new Kawasaki ZX636R, both were not even close to the bike the Streetfighter was supposed to be on paper but the 636 turned out to be the best sportsbike I've ever ridden (although I sold that on with only 2k miles due to lack of use) and the V7 I still have, which is on paper one of the worst bikes I've owned in semi recent years but was far more fun than anything I've ever had.
The V7 turned into a dream bike project and after a short break from riding I built my dream "custom bike" out of it.
This was the V7 when in standard form:
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and how it is now....
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and on a trackday, which was so much more fun than the Ducati ever was even though it has over 100bhp less punch!
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The colour scheme looks great on that bike, I want one too ahaDucati really need to bring back the big engine street fighter, I'd get one.
Closest "dream" bike I've owned was a 916. Waited months for it to arrive, loved it, traded it on a 998 when they came out. Should have kept the 916.
Current dream bike. Arch KRGT1. Just because
Dream bike I might actually buy MV Agusta Brutale Dragster RR.
I took one for a demo ride the other day, it was a lot of fun, but think that a 500 or 650 engine would be a huge upgrade and make it worth my money. Tough to even get through an intersection at safe speeds with that 410 thumper.I don't have a dream bike as such. But if I could get a bike with and not have to spend anything would have to be a Royal Enfield Himalayan. Love the looks of it but the engine is where it is flawed.