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post Jan 9 2010, 01:11 PM
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Nice Kwak!!! I do like them, I have a soft heart for original 70's Zed's!!!!

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In my opinion it's the first Streetfighter bike after the Kawasaki Z 750 and Z1000 who really catches the feeling of a fighter.

Triumph Speed Triple?? wink.gif


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post Jan 9 2010, 01:36 PM
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Hahah i thought someone will post a Triumph Speed Triple biggrin.gif Here in Germany she is very popular. It's unbelievable how many Speed Triple i saw the last bike season on the road. I love the one arm bail but i didn't like the front. But that's just me.


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post Jan 9 2010, 04:32 PM
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Ooooh - nice ride edguy & thanks for your feedback on my Duc.
Had the same feeling more or less, but I had a Ducati Monster 900 before and I really think that the Monster was a REAL naked Bike as well.

Triumph Speed Triple?
I hated them when they came out (what are those googly eyes suppose to mean??) - BUT it grew on me and I was considering buying one.

Then I did a days test driving and was rather shocked about the lack of power ,y model actually had.
My Ducati was a 2001 build and the Speedtriple a 2008 - sorry but I would have busted the triumph with my Duc anytime.
But it may also be the case that my bike was a so called "show & ride bike" - which is only meant to be tested by everyone interested in the bike - I don´t think that this is very good for the engine.

Nevertheless testing the Streetfighter S was unbelievable: after 50meters I really laughed loud into my helmet.
Just had to have two serious conversations: One with my wife and the second with my bank account manager.
I leave it up to you to guess which conversation was more difficult ?! wink.gif

Oh Man - with this thread I can´t wait for spring to come even more!!

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post Jan 10 2010, 05:31 PM
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QUOTE (Berglmir @ Jan 9 2010, 04:32 PM) *
Ooooh - nice ride edguy & thanks for your feedback on my Duc.
Had the same feeling more or less, but I had a Ducati Monster 900 before and I really think that the Monster was a REAL naked Bike as well.

Triumph Speed Triple?
I hated them when they came out (what are those googly eyes suppose to mean??) - BUT it grew on me and I was considering buying one.

Then I did a days test driving and was rather shocked about the lack of power ,y model actually had.
My Ducati was a 2001 build and the Speedtriple a 2008 - sorry but I would have busted the triumph with my Duc anytime.
But it may also be the case that my bike was a so called "show & ride bike" - which is only meant to be tested by everyone interested in the bike - I don´t think that this is very good for the engine.

Nevertheless testing the Streetfighter S was unbelievable: after 50meters I really laughed loud into my helmet.
Just had to have two serious conversations: One with my wife and the second with my bank account manager.
I leave it up to you to guess which conversation was more difficult ?! wink.gif

Oh Man - with this thread I can´t wait for spring to come even more!!


That's a nice story. I think you made the right choice a loud laugh under the helmet is the best sign for that biggrin.gif In 2 Weeks i am going to a big bike exposition where they show many custom bikes the new bikes of 2010 and many tuning parts. I think after that i am going crazy and want to ride my bike as soon as possible biggrin.gif


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post Jan 10 2010, 06:02 PM
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QUOTE (Berglmir @ Jan 6 2010, 01:03 AM) *
Hi all!

Just wanted to know if there are any bikers here at GMC so we might share yet another passion? wink.gif

A few weeks ago I had to finally put my new "bella" into her winter quarters - miss her already!
Besides my family and playing guitar this is my third love.

I really love to cruise through the hills outside of Vienna or even take a longer route through the picturesque landscapes of the Wachau (some 80km from where I live)

I have included a photo of my bike (YES it´s new! biggrin.gif) - come on: I wanna see your cool bikes as well!

Really looking forward to it!


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PS. One of the most sarcastic but very funny (at least for me) signature I have read in a bike forum was:
"Pro CO2 - I don´t need Winter!" laugh.gif



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I drive this bike: BMW K1200 RS with 130 HP Attached Image

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post Jan 10 2010, 06:54 PM
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I miss my bike. I had a 91 Suzuki GSXR 750. About three days after my daughter was born, I was at a stoplight waiting for a green. I glanced in my rearview and wasn't convinced the car coming behind me was slowing fast enough. I just doodled in between the curb and the car I was behind when the car coming up from behind me rear ended the car I was behind. I missed it by a second. After that, I decided I wanted to watch my kids grow up and that getting caught up in someone elses mess wasn't a risk I cared to take anymore. I'll get back into them some day.

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post Jan 10 2010, 09:23 PM
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QUOTE (playaxeman @ Jan 10 2010, 06:02 PM) *
Hi

I drive this bike: BMW K1200 RS with 130 HP Attached Image

Cheers


Very nice - new one!?

QUOTE (NoSkill @ Jan 10 2010, 06:54 PM) *
I miss my bike. I had a 91 Suzuki GSXR 750. About three days after my daughter was born, I was at a stoplight waiting for a green. I glanced in my rearview and wasn't convinced the car coming behind me was slowing fast enough. I just doodled in between the curb and the car I was behind when the car coming up from behind me rear ended the car I was behind. I missed it by a second. After that, I decided I wanted to watch my kids grow up and that getting caught up in someone elses mess wasn't a risk I cared to take anymore. I'll get back into them some day.

Nice bikes guys! I drool for that Ducati!


Oh man - that´s exactly the kind of story which I hear quite often when I´m talking to EX-bikers.
It makes you think of course, but on the other hand it´s not enough to stop me from driving (yet).

There is ONE little sentence I´m saying to myself BEFORE I turn on the ignition: "I´m NOT a skillfull biker!"
It helps me to stay focused without taking too much risks. My new bike really helps with this as well because I have a LOT of respect for 155HP on a 170kg machine. And having a family with a 3,5 year old kid helps too.

Keep safe all of you!!

QUOTE (edguy @ Jan 10 2010, 05:31 PM) *
That's a nice story. I think you made the right choice a loud laugh under the helmet is the best sign for that biggrin.gif In 2 Weeks i am going to a big bike exposition where they show many custom bikes the new bikes of 2010 and many tuning parts. I think after that i am going crazy and want to ride my bike as soon as possible biggrin.gif


Bing back some cool photos of YOUR new bike! wink.gif

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post Jan 10 2010, 10:33 PM
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QUOTE (Berglmir @ Jan 10 2010, 09:23 PM) *
Very nice - new one!?



Oh man - that´s exactly the kind of story which I hear quite often when I´m talking to EX-bikers.
It makes you think of course, but on the other hand it´s not enough to stop me from driving (yet).

There is ONE little sentence I´m saying to myself BEFORE I turn on the ignition: "I´m NOT a skillfull biker!"
It helps me to stay focused without taking too much risks. My new bike really helps with this as well because I have a LOT of respect for 155HP on a 170kg machine. And having a family with a 3,5 year old kid helps too.

Keep safe all of you!!



Bing back some cool photos of YOUR new bike! wink.gif



Hi Mate,

The BMW was just 5 years old when it bought it. For me that wa slike brand new.

It is a very nice machine. Glad I have bought it.

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post Jan 11 2010, 02:27 AM
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Ok, here are some pictures of my bike. Or I should say the bike I used to have. I sold it last spring and I sure do miss it. Oh well, maybe I'll get one again someday... except I had a tendency to twist the throttle a little too much. biggrin.gif .

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post Jan 11 2010, 10:12 AM
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QUOTE (JamesT @ Jan 11 2010, 02:27 AM) *
Ok, here are some pictures of my bike. Or I should say the bike I used to have. I sold it last spring and I sure do miss it. Oh well, maybe I'll get one again someday... except I had a tendency to twist the throttle a little too much. biggrin.gif .

[attachment=19852:Z1K.png]

Kawas are cool and Naked Bikes are the BEST IMO!

That´s why I was considering these bikes:
Cool Design but one BIIG disadvantage: 4 Zylinders! I Need just 2! wink.gif
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VERY cool but I thought much too expensive (if I had know that I will end up with the Ducati Streetfigter S I might have looked closer rolleyes.gif)
AFAIK it´s the most powerfull naked bike atm (45HP more than my Duc!)
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Or this one - I think it´s Codeename: KODO speaks for itself! biggrin.gif
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All in all I´m happy with the choice I made!


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post Jan 12 2010, 04:08 PM
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Hey,

it's winter time and you know what bikers do in winter? Yes they tune their bikes ! biggrin.gif

So i made a little funny visual tuning. here it is:



you want to know what this is biggrin.gif? Well i covered the starter from my bike with a Energy drink can biggrin.gif



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post Jan 12 2010, 05:02 PM
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QUOTE (edguy @ Jan 12 2010, 04:08 PM) *
....you want to know what this is biggrin.gif? Well i covered the starter from my bike with a Energy drink can biggrin.gif


HE! Cool idea! Unfortunately I don´t think there´s is actually room on my bike for such a modification. Pity! laugh.gif
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I would love to get a ATV quad bike some time in the future! wink.gif Hopefully I'll have a chance to fulfill that dream! smile.gif


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post Jan 15 2010, 02:29 AM
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Though I have yet to own a street bike, figured I'd throw up a picture of my old woods machine. I miss this thing..



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post Jan 21 2010, 11:17 AM
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What do you think about the new Kawasaki Z1000?

here is a picture: http://www.motorrad-testbericht.at/magazin...000_2010_12.jpg

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post Jan 21 2010, 01:13 PM
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QUOTE (edguy @ Jan 21 2010, 11:17 AM) *
What do you think about the new Kawasaki Z1000?

here is a picture: http://www.motorrad-testbericht.at/magazin...000_2010_12.jpg


I like the look of it.
As said before - it got 2 zylinders too much for my taste wink.gif

The Kawasaki Marketing focuses a little bit too much on the new looks and not so much on technical innovation, but it´s still a cool bike with more than enough power biggrin.gif


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post Jan 21 2010, 01:18 PM
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QUOTE (edguy @ Jan 21 2010, 10:17 AM) *
What do you think about the new Kawasaki Z1000?

I'm hoping to Test one very soon!!
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post Jan 27 2010, 02:17 PM
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Read this biggrin.gif

Bad biker biggrin.gif

http://glossynews.com/society/201001070305...torcycle-rally/


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QUOTE (edguy @ Jan 27 2010, 01:17 PM) *

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That just made my morning!!!!
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