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    If you were going to ride one motorcycle forever...

    What would it be?

    My choice - BMW R1250GS.
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    Re: If you were going to ride one motorcycle forever...

    Thatís a great choice.

    Iíve had many motorcycles and being a little vertically challenged, my choices are somewhat limited. I always wanted a Honda Gold Wing but man they are big and heavy but supposedly super reliable.

    I also have an obsession for the twin cylinder BMWs. I havenít ridden in years and miss it very much.
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    Re: If you were going to ride one motorcycle forever...

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Thatís a great choice.

    Iíve had many motorcycles and being a little vertically challenged, my choices are somewhat limited. I always wanted a Honda Gold Wing but man they are big and heavy but supposedly super reliable.

    I also have an obsession for the twin cylinder BMWs. I havenít ridden in years and miss it very much.
    I sold my BMW K1600GT-S and bought a new GS1250ADV. It is tall, but the suspension can be lowered, as well as the standard seat. There's even an option for a shorter seat, which when combined with the lowered suspension should fit most people who may be a little shorter. I ride with the standard seat set to the high position and I'm not quite 6' tall. It truly is one of the most all around capable bikes out there.
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    Vincent Black Lightening

    Never owned but ridden friends ones in my youth

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    Re: If you were going to ride one motorcycle forever...

    Last edited by joeinid; September 28, 2022 at 01:24 AM.
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    Ah yes --I nearly spat my drink out when I checked the current pricing I vaguely recall in the mid fifties you could get one brand spankers for 5 or 600 £'s!

    Great Bike --held couple of land speed records too

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    My first and only motorcycle was a Honda 50 I bought for $99 in 1967. It was brand new and someone had won it in a raffle and didn't want it. I was just starting grad school at UC Berkeley and rode it to campus and even strapped my golf clubs on the back and rode it up into the Berkeley Hills to play at the Tilden Park golf course. Quite amazing for a 50cc displacement 4 stroke engine. Maybe a decade later I gave it away.

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    Re: If you were going to ride one motorcycle forever...

    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post

    That would be a GREAT track bike!
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    Re: If you were going to ride one motorcycle forever...

    Quote Originally Posted by slowgeezr View Post
    That would be a GREAT track bike!
    Misano test looked promising.
    A tag on the rear, daylight only riding and using hand signals, maybe a nice street bike too 😎

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    Re: If you were going to ride one motorcycle forever...

    It would be a waste on the street. You simply can't ride it like you can on the track. But, you would have the coolest bike around!
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    Re: If you were going to ride one motorcycle forever...

    I really enjoy my Yamaha Tmax 530 DX 2018 alot, most bikers don't think it's a real motorbike, but I love touring with it, so comfortable, and fast were it counts (imho)
    Even when it gets a bit colder, the bike is still usefull with a electric adjustable windshield, cruise control and heated grips and seat.

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    Has anyone tried an electric motorcycle? Do any of these have accelerations like a Tesla (especially a Tesla Plaid - 0-60 in 2 seconds?). I read about something called a Livewire, I think by Harley-Davidson. Thanks, Larry
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    Re: If you were going to ride one motorcycle forever...

    Quote Originally Posted by astrotoy View Post
    Has anyone tried an electric motorcycle? Do any of these have accelerations like a Tesla (especially a Tesla Plaid - 0-60 in 2 seconds?). I read about something called a Livewire, I think by Harley-Davidson. Thanks, Larry
    Electric motorcycles don't seem to be catching on. They'd be great for getting around in the city and for short rides, but I think they are still very limited in range.
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    Re: If you were going to ride one motorcycle forever...

    It really depends, I like my 1290 sas better than the 1250 gs, but when I'm in the mountains I always want the 1290 SDR. Cross country I love the k1600 gtl. 1 bike forever? first gen 2300 c.c. Triumph R3 standard.
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    Re: If you were going to ride one motorcycle forever...

    I have always been partial to British Bikes. My first bike was a '66 BSA Goldstar 250cc. Had a Suzuki GS1000 for a while before picking up my 1975 Norton Commando which I loved for many years. I sold it and bought one of the first Gen Suzuki Intruder V-Twins which I had for a whopping 6 days before I was run down by a cager with no license or insurance. That was in 1987 and the last time I rode. I walked from 2 accidents and was not going to tempt fate for a 3rd strike.

    If I had to pick a bike today, it would probably be a Indian Springfield. If forced to go Electric and had the cash, it might be the Curtis 1 at $115K

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    My heart wants an Aprilia RSV. My body wants a Multistrada V4

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    Re: If you were going to ride one motorcycle forever...

    that streetfighter v4s, if it had 50 miles more tank range I might have tried it over my 1290 evo
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