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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Tiglet, Feb 8, 2019.

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  1. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member
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    Pretty close thing between the Gixxer Thou K5 and the KTM Superduke, but the KTM shades it because of the many bikes I have owned over the years this one was in my garage the longest, and when I had to sell it coz times were hard, I felt really bad for weeks afterwards.

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  2. Johnjo

    Johnjo Well-Known Member

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    Tough one. Either my first bike a ducati 200 or my first triumph. A 1998 sprint executive. A big old bus, so comfortable and would slowly pull to an indicated 150 as solid as a rock. Sorry no pics....
     
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  3. mpllineman

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    My 1981 GS850G. I bought her brand new, 2 years old off the showroom floor from the dealer on Elvis Presley Blvd in Memphis Tn. Good power, for the times, and handled like it was on rails!
     
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  4. learningtofly

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    Same, although I've only ever owned 3 bikes (plus an occasional loaner from a mate).

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  5. Gazwhitespeed

    Gazwhitespeed Well-Known Member

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  6. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Not Well Known Member
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    Well, tricky one as I’ve had close to 60 bikes be it ones to sell or ones as keepers. My heart lies between a red early 900s Ducati monster which had such aura and charisma, it had simple mechanics to tinker with and a ‘pure’ V twin glorious deep sound which made my heart flutter.
    Then also although from another stable was a ‘free spirit’ yellow MuZ Skorpion Sport cafe racer, British design, jap engine and rode like a two wheeled version of a ‘lotus 7’/go cart. That again was just a simple non intimidating bike that put the fun back into mental cornering !!
     
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  7. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member
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    Eric you’ve got to make your mind up, stop sitting on the fence :)
     
  8. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member
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    They say the camera never lies. You what to pack that diet in Billy :laughing:

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  9. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Not Well Known Member
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    Heh heh heh. Sometimes the more choices you have leaves the end result zero!!
     
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  10. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

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    Has to be this for me, but the current line up gives it a close run for the money.

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  11. curly

    curly Senior Member

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    RD400F brand new from Team Ham Yam in Chester Le Street, £750 in 1981, happy days!
     
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  12. Patchinko

    Patchinko Well-Known Member

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    I wish I still had my 1973 fs1e, JOT93M. I'd restore it and flog it. It staggers me how much people will pay for them now.
    I flogged it for £45.
     
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  13. Eldon

    Eldon Active Member

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    There's one in SMC the other week. Tidy enough but I think it was about £5k
     
  14. Biker Jock

    Biker Jock Well-Known Member

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    IMG_0603.JPG I don't think I qualify to contribute to this thread because the bike I would have regretted selling...

    ...I didn't (sell it, that is). I was wanting to trade my R1200S for a Tiger 800, but wasn't offered what I wanted for it, so long story short, I kept it and bought the Tiger 800 anyway. I would have regretted getting rid of the Beemer.
     
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  15. john tiley

    john tiley New Member

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    has to be my Honda Valkyrie, bought new in 1998, still have it! shame but my new T120 Bonneville just doesn't come near.
     
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  16. tcbandituk

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    As a Triumph equivalent, the Rocket 3's a lot closer to the Valkyrie than a T120....
     
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  17. chough

    chough New Member

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    No doubt about this. A Norton 99 Dommie. Inclined motor to take a decent Commando primary case and all in bare bones cafe racer trim. Used , abused, and oft remembered.
     
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  18. Tigcraft

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    Now I really do like that beemer although it might not be that comfy for me.
     
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  19. Sparkyphil

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    I do wish I still had my first X7 or maybe my 96 RRT blade
     
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  20. Biker Jock

    Biker Jock Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Tigcraft. After a trip down through France to Spain and back then a long tour of Scotland in one summer, I came to the conclusion it wasn't too comfy for me any more. So went for the Tiger 800, which is now the workhorse. The beemer is still my favourite for an afternoon blast to nowhere and back.
     
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