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      05-03-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Who rides a bike? Post Pics if you've got em *motorcycle*

I am not new to the modified car scene, I have had a few goodies and love snowmobiles but have never dared to dabble into the motorcycle game even though it has intrigued me. I am interested in bikes such as Buell Lightnings, GSX-R, CBR, Triumph 675, R series bikes and of course some Ducatis.

I do not have a permit and quite frankly I am intimidated to even try, I'm not shy with fast cars and manual transmissions but bikes seem to be so complex. I've thought about learning more and using some money to pick one up but being in New England I'm not sure how worth it it really is and if it is indeed so addicting as many riders make it out to be.

Some advice would be greatly appreciated.
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      05-03-2012, 02:37 PM   #2
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Just went to the dealership with my buddy today... He pulled the trigger on a brand new S1000RR fully loaded, being built in June. Makes me want to get a new one... I was always a Ninja guy, but boy do I love the new Beemer...
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I ride but they arent mine. Always a guy friends bike. (and I dont mean I ride bitch either)
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Been riding the streets for close to 15 years and IMO, this is one of the best street bikes money can buy, hands down. Triumph Speed Triple.

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Just went to the dealership with my buddy today... He pulled the trigger on a brand new S1000RR fully loaded, being built in June. Makes me want to get a new one... I was always a Ninja guy, but boy do I love the new Beemer...
Those things are like 18k fully loaded. I test rode one two years back. SO COMFORTABLE.
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      05-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #6
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Those things are like 18k fully loaded. I test rode one two years back. SO COMFORTABLE.
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I wouldn't call a S1000RR "comfortable"
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      05-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #8
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And my beautiful 2005 Raven R1 that I just sold last week. I'll miss her!




I'll be shopping for either the S1000RR or Duc 1198 next summer.
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      05-03-2012, 03:39 PM   #9
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      05-03-2012, 05:29 PM   #10
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My new edition... always rode sport bikes, but as I got older couldn't live with the discomfort. This is slow, but fun and has lots of character
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      05-03-2012, 05:34 PM   #11
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Signed up for the MSF course in two weeks Im looking at gs500f/ninja 500 for my first bike. MAYBE a sv650/ninja 650r if I can find one for cheap.
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      05-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #12
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Once you get on and feel comfortable you will feel the "addiction". It shouldn't matter where you ride as long as you get to ride. New england have many nice mountainous roads where you can take it and enjoy the twist and turns as you would in your car.
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      05-03-2012, 10:28 PM   #13
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How do you guys feel about your statistics that come with riding a bike? aka higher chance of death
Not trying to sound stupid here. I thought for the longest time I wanted a sport bike, and to be honest, when I see one today I still want one so bad, especially for college.
But, there is such a negative outlook on bikes being death machines.
Is there any convincing argument against them being death machines?
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How do you guys feel about your statistics that come with riding a bike? aka higher chance of death
Not trying to sound stupid here. I thought for the longest time I wanted a sport bike, and to be honest, when I see one today I still want one so bad, especially for college.
But, there is such a negative outlook on bikes being death machines.
Is there any convincing argument against them being death machines?
you can die walking down the street, or going to a bar. i take all the necessary precautions such as maintenance, riding safely and wearing the right gear. but ultimately it's in fate's hands. if i die, it won't be my fault.

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      05-04-2012, 12:03 AM   #16
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Here's my baby. 2002 Ducati 998 Troy bayliss Replica. Only 400 made, and only 150 came to the USA. It has 2000 miles on it presently.

Looking at getting a Hypermotard or Streetfighter for daily use.
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holy shit. Some of you guys have some seriously amazing bikes!
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      05-04-2012, 06:55 AM   #18
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My old 848



My current 1198
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      05-04-2012, 10:47 AM   #19
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Why not S?
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Better suspension. Better brakes. Better rims. Data tracking system. You could get a 1098 out the door in tucson for 16000-17000. A 1098 was about 22000 which is well under the price of the upgrade of the suspensons/rims/brakes/data system. Just asking. Not trying to start an argument because that is an awesome bike you got!!!
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I have data tracking, DTC, DQS and by not buying an S allows me options to tweak my bike aftermarket. Also, many of those options are negligible for general street riding, really.
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