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by BobK
Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2014 Zero SR - Coolness Factor = 61.7%
Replies: 14
Views: 9680

Re: This week: 2014 Zero SR: Vote Today

I'd really like to take a test ride on one of those.
by BobK
Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2014 KTM 1190RC8R - Coolness Factor = 81.1%
Replies: 11
Views: 10154

Re: This week: 2014 KTM 1190RC8R: Vote Today

Well, it's cool, but I'm too old for that sort of thing.
by BobK
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Toss Out Some Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 5921

Re: Toss Out Some Recommendations?

Check out a Moto Guzzi. Used ones go cheap, and I can attest (having owned one for six years) that they are reliable.
by BobK
Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Harley-Davidson's New Steet Line - Street 500 and Street 750
Replies: 18
Views: 6043

Re: Harley-Davidson's New Steet Line - Street 500 and Street

Nothing wrong with it that a set of loud pipes and some chrome can't fix.
by BobK
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2014 Honda Shadow Sabre ABS - Coolness Factor = 46.1%
Replies: 17
Views: 10384

Re: This week: 2014 Honda Shadow Sabre ABS: Vote Today

It looks to me like it's trying too hard to be cool.
by BobK
Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2014 BMW R nineT - Coolness Factor = 82.6%
Replies: 14
Views: 9937

Re: This week: 2014 BMW R nineT: Vote Today

I'm sure it is a good bike and fun to drive, but to me it just looks hideous.
by BobK
Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall - Suggest the next bike to review
Replies: 410
Views: 124283

Re: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall - Suggest the next bike to re

I think Avinton motorcycles look pretty cool:

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by BobK
Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall - Suggest the next bike to review
Replies: 410
Views: 124283

Re: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall - Suggest the next bike to re

How about one of the two small KTM singles, the 200 or 390 Duke? I just learned about them and they look interesting. I used to be interested in Royal Enfield Bullet 500s, but found that they weren't very well suited to modern highway speeds. The 390 Duke, with 44hp, looks like it might be more vers...
by BobK
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2012 KTM 990 Duke R - Coolness Factor = 78.3%
Replies: 13
Views: 9151

Re: This week: 2012 KTM 990 Duke R: Vote Today

I voted Awesome!!

I don't care for the looks of it, but they seem to go pretty good. I'm not sure I need 125 hp, though. I find the 390 intriguing:

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by BobK
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Hell Hath Frozen Over - 2014 Harley-Davidsons get water cool
Replies: 22
Views: 5217

Re: Hell Hath Frozen Over - 2014 Harley-Davidsons get water

When I bought my XR1200 in 2010, it was the same price as an XL1200. I think Harley fans wouldn't buy it because it had no chrome, and sport bike riders wouldn't buy it because it was a Harley. Funny, though, on every forum I read people were writing "I'd buy one if only they would bring them over h...
by BobK
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: This week: 2014 Yamaha V-Star 250: Please Re-Vote
Replies: 32
Views: 14359

Re: This week: 2014 Yamaha V-Star 250: Please Re-Vote

I voted cool because I think it would be an ok bike to start on, but if I knew anybody in the market for a starter bike I would suggest they look at a Ninja 300 or CBR250 first. However, for those who like that sort of thing, that is the sort of thing they like.
by BobK
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special: Coolness = 60.3%
Replies: 46
Views: 16953

Re: This week: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Spc: Vote T

True enough, Mr Grey. And then there's that whole Buell episode. And the buy/sell of MV Agusta. Two companies that could have taken HD in a whole new direction, but no. I believe the only reason the V-Rod is still around is because they sell like hotcakes everywhere else except in North America and...
by BobK
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special: Coolness = 60.3%
Replies: 46
Views: 16953

Re: This week: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Spc: Vote T

I vote "cool". I've never ridden one of the big Harleys, but long rides on my Sportster leave me numb in the nether regions, and that one looks very comfy.
by BobK
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Best tires for on-road stability?
Replies: 12
Views: 4756

Re: Best tires for on-road stability?

Those grooves they cut in the road are nasty. They make just about any bike shimmy. It's alarming at first, but you can get used to it. As dr_bar says, if you have a light grip on the bars, you can feel them wobble back and forth, but you'll stay upright.
by BobK
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Marvin....watch to the end.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Re: The Ultimate Marvin....watch to the end.....

That's not how you're supposed to do it!
by BobK
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: The Funny Farm
Topic: A or B: Pick one!
Replies: 481
Views: 60184

Re: A or B: Pick one!

Pie and ice cream

Lasagna

or

Moussaka?
by BobK
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: How long do you keep a bike?
Replies: 18
Views: 3806

Re: How long do you keep a bike?

I had my Guzzi Nevada for 6 years. I've had my Harley XR1200 for three years now.