What’s your dream bike?

TSR

YouTube: The Surrey Rider
May 3, 2018
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I ride a
Suzuki VanVan RV125
This baby.
I think it’s motorcycle.com or another big YT channel who reviewed it after using it as a commuter. It was an entertaining video for sure
 

DangerCDV

Wannabie Member
Jul 13, 2018
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I ride a
2015 Suzuki GSXR-600
For myself, I currently ride a GSXR-600. My dream daily bike would just be a GSXR-750.
My real dream bikes just for fun would be a Ducati Panigale V4, Kawasaki Ninja H2, or a BMW S1000RR.
 

Mr. G

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Nov 19, 2017
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I ride a
V-Star 1300
For myself, I currently ride a GSXR-600. My dream daily bike would just be a GSXR-750.
My real dream bikes just for fun would be a Ducati Panigale V4, Kawasaki Ninja H2, or a BMW S1000RR.
Sooooo, bikes that go really really really fast
 
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RideSkills

Wannabie Member
Feb 24, 2019
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I ride a
BMW F800GS
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?
Wow there’s a question. So many toys! I have ridden a unicorn ....... only a very short distance but even around a car park I have to count it as not many will have done so ....... Britten V1000 ...... I have many many stories ☺
 
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Raven

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Jan 4, 2016
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I ride a
2014 Honda NC700XD
How does one narrow it down to just one?

Dream bike for RTW - Honda Africa Twin DCT.
Just to have - KTM SuperDuke 1290R, because sleeper. I have gotten to ride this demon a few times now and find it an absolute blast. great riding position, quick as hell, short and light. And that engine.
DualSport - Honda CRF250L Rally. This is probably the perfect bike for tackling the TAT or the like.

This list could go on and one because I don't see a single bike covering everything.

I think a better question would be; What's your dream garage (Pick 7)?
 
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CDA441

Red Viffer VTEC!
Apr 15, 2016
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I ride a
'04 Honda VFR800 VTEC
Did somebody say dream bike?
Mine is an Aprilia RSV4, and I like the styling with the big license plate holder. I have a weakness for bikes that sound different than a boring inline 4 cylinder that screams it's way to 20k rpm.
If I got a Panigale V4 for free I would sell it and still get the RSV4.
 
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FloridaMan

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Dec 30, 2018
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Polk County, Florida
I ride a
Boulevard s83 & Boulevard s40
I don't know that I have a dream bike, but my favorite bike right now is my own bike. It's the first and only bike I've had so far and there is still so much to learn about it in order to truly become one with it, that at the end of the day it's the bike I most want to be riding. It's like going shooting, it's fun to shoot new guns, but the best gun to shoot is your own because that is where the sport is at, that's when you work to master your shooting.
I'm hopefully going this weekend to look at buying a 2000 Yamaha R1 with 19,000 miles for $2500. That would be a dream. I've never been on a bike that can go stupid fast before.
 

RideSkills

Wannabie Member
Feb 24, 2019
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South Australia
I ride a
BMW F800GS
I don't know that I have a dream bike, but my favorite bike right now is my own bike. It's the first and only bike I've had so far and there is still so much to learn about it in order to truly become one with it, that at the end of the day it's the bike I most want to be riding. It's like going shooting, it's fun to shoot new guns, but the best gun to shoot is your own because that is where the sport is at, that's when you work to master your shooting.
I'm hopefully going this weekend to look at buying a 2000 Yamaha R1 with 19,000 miles for $2500. That would be a dream. I've never been on a bike that can go stupid fast before.
NICE! Take care when buying if you do get it, and just shortshift through the gears for a few rides before giving it any decent amount of throttle. Even a 2000 model is an absolute weapon, and quite a step up for a second ever bike, especially without any of these modern day riding aids. If you do get it, take it to a dealer for a thorough service, get the steering bearings, brakes, tyres, suspension checked out and all set up perfectly. It'll be worth spending that extra for piece of mind and safety. A mate of mine did similar and hadn't realised how bad his suspension was until he got it fixed, new shocker and forks serviced up - transformed it. Good luck.
 

RideSkills

Wannabie Member
Feb 24, 2019
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39
18
South Australia
I ride a
BMW F800GS
NICE! Take care when buying if you do get it, and just shortshift through the gears for a few rides before giving it any decent amount of throttle. Even a 2000 model is an absolute weapon, and quite a step up for a second ever bike, especially without any of these modern day riding aids. If you do get it, take it to a dealer for a thorough service, get the steering bearings, brakes, tyres, suspension checked out and all set up perfectly. It'll be worth spending that extra for piece of mind and safety. A mate of mine did similar and hadn't realised how bad his suspension was until he got it fixed, new shocker and forks serviced up - transformed it. Good luck.
The reason I mentioned most of them service items is that over 19 years despite only 19000 miles they'll definitely have required some attention and if they haven't had any it'll be a pig.
 

FloridaMan

Wannabie Member
Dec 30, 2018
23
24
3
Polk County, Florida
I ride a
Boulevard s83 & Boulevard s40
NICE! Take care when buying if you do get it, and just shortshift through the gears for a few rides before giving it any decent amount of throttle. Even a 2000 model is an absolute weapon, and quite a step up for a second ever bike, especially without any of these modern day riding aids. If you do get it, take it to a dealer for a thorough service, get the steering bearings, brakes, tyres, suspension checked out and all set up perfectly. It'll be worth spending that extra for piece of mind and safety. A mate of mine did similar and hadn't realised how bad his suspension was until he got it fixed, new shocker and forks serviced up - transformed it. Good luck.
Is it best to take it to the dealer rather than to just a repair shop? There's one dealer here and one repair shop. Far as I know they both do good work.
 
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RideSkills

Wannabie Member
Feb 24, 2019
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39
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South Australia
I ride a
BMW F800GS
Is it best to take it to the dealer rather than to just a repair shop? There's one dealer here and one repair shop. Far as I know they both do good work.
Personal preference and local knowledge can only answer that to be fair. Repair shops are likely going to be a touch cheaper I would say. Ask around local bikers and maybe jump on the odd Facebook page for reviews or advice on who might be best. If you get the bike, it might be already in great shape - but I would budget for some extra expense on a bike that age with the performance of an R1. Even if you put another grand in to it to make it mechanically perfect you wouldn't lose money down the road, it'll always be worth $2500 - $3500 grand if it is in fact a legit bike. It's lost all it will lose financially. A local service mechanic/repair shop should certainly have the know how on a 19 yr old bike as it's likely what they were brought up with!
 

EDcase

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Jan 26, 2016
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I ride a
KTM RC8 Putytat
Haven't we had this conversation already...?

Not a great pic but here it is anyway ;)
4053

In truth I'd like an R version but this'll do for now :D
 
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Mr. G

Essential G
Nov 19, 2017
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I ride a
V-Star 1300
I don't know that I have a dream bike, but my favorite bike right now is my own bike. It's the first and only bike I've had so far and there is still so much to learn about it in order to truly become one with it, that at the end of the day it's the bike I most want to be riding. It's like going shooting, it's fun to shoot new guns, but the best gun to shoot is your own because that is where the sport is at, that's when you work to master your shooting.
I'm hopefully going this weekend to look at buying a 2000 Yamaha R1 with 19,000 miles for $2500. That would be a dream. I've never been on a bike that can go stupid fast before.
Be careful because that bike is actually stupid fast
 
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