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ph0rk 12-27-2012 08:23 AM

The most boring bike you've ever ridden
Posting this in road warriors because blacktop is boring, right?

Unlike most people, I seem to actually gravitate towards "boring" bikes. Words like appliance and bland sound like synonyms for "workhorse" and "reliable" to me. I hear linear power delivery and 50+ mpg and I get unexcited!

A few choice quotes about boring bikes, bike models removed to protect the guilty:


Originally Posted by DiabloADV (Post 20074476)
The most boring motor in the history of irrigation pump motors.


Originally Posted by EetsOK (Post 20308471)
Tried numerous ones and they are all boring. They work well enough, comfort, handling, braking pwoer are all very good for a bike in its class and price but somehow I feel bored on it. It does everything very well except it is as interesting as a new kitchen appliance.


Originally Posted by X1Glider (Post 20295361)
123 RWHP but an utterly boring linear acceleration, an annoying intake "wheeze" instead of a howl, and vibes that are much finer but in a frequency that doesn't agree with my wrists, 4 less mpg, fully adjustable suspension that really is just ok.

Just an ok bike, IMO. It actually bores me to tears.


Originally Posted by stripple (Post 20270625)
in my opinion of of the most boring bikes on the road. For me, lack of character in a bike is a death sentence. I cannot own a bike that has no "soul".


Originally Posted by bogey78 (Post 20270392)
It was a good tourer, dirt road rider, weekend getaway, haul camping gear bike. It worked every time and was easy to own. It was just more boring than I wanted.

What's the most boring bike you've ever ridden? What was so boring about it? What bikes failed to achieve the pinnacle of boringness?

What bikes have a pulse-calming, breath-regulating, drool-correcting effect every time you ride or look at them?

My entry, a bike so boring I can't even find a decent image more recent than the summer 2011:

Velociraptor 12-27-2012 08:29 AM

I had a DL-1000 V-Strom. Utterly boring. Even more boring than the 2008 KLR-650 I had. At least with the KLR is could go off road in the winter and get stuck in the snow......

boatpuller 12-27-2012 08:31 AM

Gold Wing GL1800. Turbine smooth motor has no soul. Faring so protects you from the wind it's a non-issue. Gages and dash looks like any other Japanese sedan. Other than the lack of foot room leading to some discomfort, there is no sensory stimulation from that motorcycle,

zozie 12-27-2012 08:36 AM

2005 Honda shadow 750. After riding it for one hour, I had to pay attention not to fall asleep. Crappy acceleration with turd like suspension:D. Plus it's it's way too smooth for a v twin. At least if it would vibrate, but barely.:puke1

Pigford 12-27-2012 09:20 AM

I have a feeling that the HONDA brand name will be figuring rather highly in this thread :lol3

Here's one I got just before Xmas, and sold it within a week - but I did make + 60% on it :clap

The Engineering may be pretty good - but they make them too bland and easy to ride......

marksbonneville 12-27-2012 09:45 AM

I have never been bored while riding any motorcycle and I hope I never am.

eddie bolted 12-27-2012 09:52 AM


Originally Posted by marksbonneville (Post 20338062)
I have never been bored while riding any motorcycle and I hope I never am.


daveknievel 12-27-2012 09:55 AM

Ninja 250. I use to wrench at a kawi dealer, and i would dread having to fix or prep a new one when sold. You could take a brand new one, fuel it up and put it on the rev limiter with 30 sec of run time and would do nothing for it good or bad. Purchased one for my wife. It was her first bike. After her first ride, she asked me " are all of these turd slow?" Yes dear they are. They say how great a beginners bike they are, but i think they produce one bike and done riders because of the no frills, no thrills package.

Spool77 12-27-2012 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by marksbonneville (Post 20338062)
I have never been bored while riding any motorcycle and I hope I never am.

:nod :nod

Unstable Rider 12-27-2012 10:04 AM

I had a 1970's something Honda 350 four cylinder. Bought it on payments from my brother. It was my only transportation for awhile in the 1970's. It was bad above 50 mph.

And not much excitement below that speed. Noveltly bike, but who needs all them cylinders.

It was green, like this one.

Got a KLR now. ANd I'm happy. I also have some deep emotional problems :puke1

0ldhippie 12-27-2012 10:07 AM

I've ridden a lot of "scary" (slow, ill handleing, brakes) motorcycles but never really been bored on one. The most unexciting one would have to be a BMW RT (cb750 right up there but with enough scary to not win). If ya want unexciting and scary; Honda cb350.

WayneJ 12-27-2012 10:40 AM

There are no boring motorcycles. :norton

There are a lot of boring motorcyclists though. :nod

Domiken 12-27-2012 10:44 AM

Yamaha V-Star... what a piece of crap, good thing I borrowed it just to borrow it.

mattness 12-27-2012 11:04 AM

vstrom dl1000 - rode it dreaming about riding my vmax

BigDave75 12-27-2012 12:03 PM

Suzuki Bandit

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