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by High_Side
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2016 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm - Coolness Factor = 64.7%
Replies: 18
Views: 8448

Re: This Week: 2016 Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm

Kind of cool...has EFI, a kick starter (which all bikes should have), decent power around town and should be highway-capable if necessary, and should also run on just about any grade of gas. Rear suspension travel is a bit short, but the sprung seat will help that. I give it a "cool". I just retire...
by High_Side
Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Yamaha SCR950 - Coolness Factor = 68.9%
Replies: 13
Views: 7465

Re: This Week: 2017 Yamaha SCR950 - VOTE NOW

Not really all-new, just more of a reconfigured bolt. I love the idea but they should have made a specific dirt-tracker frame rather than trying to make a cruiser look like a dirt-tracker in my opinion.
by High_Side
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Victory Octane - Coolness Factor = 57.3%
Replies: 9
Views: 7116

Re: This Week: 2017 Victory Octane

After all the hype and teasers about project 156 we get a rebadged Scout? I like the Scout but where is the suped up standard that was going to set Victory on a new direction? Probably a decent bike (still with the crappy little tank though). Huge disappointment following the hype. Therefore fail.
by High_Side
Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2015 KTM 390 Duke - Coolness Factor = 84.5%
Replies: 8
Views: 5987

Re: This Week: 2015 KTM 390 Duke - Vote Now

This weeks new Total Motorcycle Cool Wall, the 2015 KTM 390 Duke was brought to you (suggested) by: High_Side Thanks man! Mike Whoops! I completely missed this one and was even called out in the thread. I had a chance to ride one and it was a freaking blast. Enough power for the highway with a big ...
by High_Side
Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2016 Ducati 959 Panigale - Coolness Factor = 79.6%
Replies: 8
Views: 6215

Re: 2016 Ducati 959 Panigale - Coolness Factor = 79.6%

Well it wasn't all THAT long ago that the top of the line Ducati Superbikes were 851, 888, then 916cc. Now the mid-range bike has a larger displacement and nearly twice the power of the old masters. Seems a little silly.

Nice bike though.
by High_Side
Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2016 Indian Scout Sixty - Coolness Factor = 67.9%
Replies: 6
Views: 7342

Re: This Week: 2016 Indian Scout Sixty - Vote Now

I kind of fail to see the point as well. The original (well the NEW original from 2014), is a cool bike with too small of a gas tank that both my wife and I got to demo this past summer. The sleeved down engine in the same bike sounds like it is just as expensive to produce and it is nearly as expen...
by High_Side
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2016 Triumph Speed 94R - Coolness Factor = 72.7%
Replies: 11
Views: 6190

Re: This Week: 2016 Triumph Speed 94R - Vote Now

First, there's nothing modern about that 1050 motor. That design is OLD. Second, if there really wanted to invoke the spirit of the old Speed Triples, they'd go back to the round headlights. Triumph (like many other companies) is trying to squeeze a few more dollars out of an old design through cos...
by High_Side
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin - Coolness Factor = 78.8%
Replies: 18
Views: 9517

Re: 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin - Coolness Factor = 78.8%

I can't believe that I missed this! I like the bike and after trying a lot of "real"adventure riding on my Multistrada (230km of gravel on Sat alone), I need something much more dirt oriented but still able to tour effectively on pavement too. This bike looks pretty great. The wheels are the correct...
by High_Side
Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Road to the Sun
Replies: 2
Views: 1231

Re: Road to the Sun

You take your chances on that road in September or any other month for that matter. Ive been caught up there in a snow storm in July and even if it is warm and sunny down below you can find ugliness up top. There are some pics in the first few pages of my blog (link in my sig) if you are interested....
by High_Side
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2015 Yamaha Super Tenere - Coolness Factor = 76.2%
Replies: 6
Views: 5302

Re: 2015 Yamaha Super Tenere - Coolness Factor = 76.2%

I'm late to the party on this one but Yamaha is still milking success they had in the Dakar in the 70s and 80s? Bit of a stretch don't you think? :laughing: I hope this thing has moved on from there!

Now to me at least, that 660 looks awesome and much more like the real deal.
by High_Side
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall - Suggest the next bike to review
Replies: 410
Views: 135493

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

Not now ... but perhaps in the fall when more information is available ... The new Honda 2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin Is this a rebirth of a legend and will North American's embrace this moto with the purchasing dollars? Safe Travels, Richard The specs are out on this one now and I second this suggest...
by High_Side
Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2016 Husqvarna FE501S Dual Sport - Coolness Factor = 80.4%
Replies: 6
Views: 5862

Re: This Week: 2016 Husqvarna FE501S Dual Sport - Vote Now

totalmotorcycle wrote:
BTW - What are they going for here?

Mike
Well I know that the 350c version (the only one they still have in stock) is at the discounted price of $11000! Gulp. :shock:
by High_Side
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2016 Husqvarna FE501S Dual Sport - Coolness Factor = 80.4%
Replies: 6
Views: 5862

Re: This Week: 2016 Husqvarna FE501S Dual Sport - Vote Now

Funny you should post this: this is likely in my top three for endure bikes I have been considering. Recently a bunch of my street bike buddies have discovered / rediscovered dirt biking. I gave it up years ago and have a quad for off-roading because there were more people to ride with and it is muc...
by High_Side
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall - Suggest the next bike to review
Replies: 410
Views: 135493

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

It's only in prototype form but the pictures are out there. The KTM 390 Adventure looks like it will be a good one. After being blown away by the 390 Duke I am not sure how it couldn't be awesome. Do you have a KTM link to that model? I can't seem to find it on the main KTM international or Canada ...
by High_Side
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: My Moto Guzzi V7. Does it smell like pizza or is it just me?
Replies: 276
Views: 64497

Re: My Moto Guzzi V7. Does it smell like pizza or is it just me?

I finally got the chance to ride out of the city yesterday and at first, I wanted to ride to our mini-Grand Canyon (Drumheller, AB) but I decided to head towards the mountains! What a ride it was, I forgot how fun corners are living in Houston (the land of highways and straight roads). But that sai...
by High_Side
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall - Suggest the next bike to review
Replies: 410
Views: 135493

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

It's only in prototype form but the pictures are out there. The KTM 390 Adventure looks like it will be a good one. After being blown away by the 390 Duke I am not sure how it couldn't be awesome.
by High_Side
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2015 Piaggio Fly 150 - Coolness Factor = 56.1%
Replies: 5
Views: 4258

Re: This Week: 2015 Piaggio Fly 150 - Vote Now

The boss is on vacation and instructed me to set this up on Friday! 11:53PM and just under the wire! hehe :laughing:

Rock on with a Scooter for your enjoyment this week. :kicking: