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Old 12-28-2009, 08:25 AM   #1
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If you could design the perfect bike, what would it look like, where would you ride it, and what would be its spec's?
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:28 AM   #2
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Re: There ain't no such thing...

R1200gs plus cruise control plus extreme makeover
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:03 AM   #3
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Re: There ain't no such thing...

My perfect bike has changed with my age. Due to a partly missing vertibrae, I would build my bike around a Recaro bucket seat....It would have the comfort of a Goldwing, but weigh-in at less than 450 pounds...
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:17 AM   #4
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My perfect bike has changed with my age. Due to a partly missing vertibrae, I would build my bike around a Recaro bucket seat....It would have the comfort of a Goldwing, but weigh-in at less than 450 pounds...

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Old 12-28-2009, 10:33 AM   #5
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Re: There ain't no such thing...

For me, I'd start with the basic package: Sport tourer; powerful engine; good ergonomics; light weight; reasonable price.

I don't believe the perfect bike for any one individual can come from any assembly line. That's why the aftermarket exists.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:32 AM   #6
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Re: There ain't no such thing...

Is the S&S Gator available to the general public, yet? The original Honda-powered models were immediately sold-out.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:41 AM   #7
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Re: There ain't no such thing...

Moto Guzzi California Vintage,
with footrests (not boards) carbs and pre engine-managment electrics (keeping it simple!).

Plenty fast enough & frugal, with character, that big V twin, reliability, comfort, decent handling, luggage capability and soooo much style.
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Re: There ain't no such thing...

250lbs.
300hp -- in a manage-ablish fashion.
1800cc 3 or 4 cyl 2 stroke.
electronic oil and fuel direct injection.
narrow tank area, with scallops shaped to my knees.
seamless ABS, TCS and electronic active suspension

street legal.


oh.. and a automagic cop / bad driver detector too.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:13 PM   #9
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Honda beat me to designing it - it's called a GL1800 GoldWing - any year of the GL1800 will work for me - slip
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:33 PM   #10
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Re: There ain't no such thing...

Close to what I have, but a little more room for a taller person like me. Sound like a hardly, but built correctly. An alarm when I'm sight seeing too long. Hey, its part of why I ride. A much better seat, like maybe a gel within, so the harder hits on the road don't hurt the back so much. Tough sides so I don't goo off to the side, but something to take the shock... Mr AJ
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