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Old 12-27-2012, 09:23 AM   #1
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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:

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The most boring motor in the history of irrigation pump motors.
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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.
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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.
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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".
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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:

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Old 12-27-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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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......
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:31 AM   #3
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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,
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:58 AM   #4
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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,
i could not have said it any better!
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:36 AM   #5
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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. Plus it's it's way too smooth for a v twin. At least if it would vibrate, but barely.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:20 AM   #6
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Thumbs down

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

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




The Engineering may be pretty good - but they make them too bland and easy to ride......
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:45 AM   #7
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I have never been bored while riding any motorcycle and I hope I never am.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:52 AM   #8
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I have never been bored while riding any motorcycle and I hope I never am.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:56 AM   #9
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I have never been bored while riding any motorcycle and I hope I never am.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:08 PM   #10
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I have never been bored while riding any motorcycle and I hope I never am.

Well said. It is, what you make of it
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #11
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I have never been bored while riding any motorcycle and I hope I never am.
One day you might reach the level of motorcycle connoisseur.

There are people in this world who can not tell the difference between a Big Mac pattie and a fillet mignon. I mean beef is beef right?
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:22 PM   #12
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One day you might reach the level of motorcycle connoisseur.

There are people in this world who can not tell the difference between a Big Mac pattie and a fillet mignon. I mean beef is beef right?
Doesn't sound like a level I'll strive to reach, happy where I'm at in life.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:50 AM   #13
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One day you might reach the level of motorcycle connoisseur.

There are people in this world who can not tell the difference between a Big Mac pattie and a fillet mignon. I mean beef is beef right?
Rather be a happy dilettante. When I do eat at MacDonald's (maybe once every two years) I prefer the basic burger.

It's the roads that are boring.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:54 AM   #14
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It's the roads that are boring.
Very good point.

On most of Wyoming's highways, ANY bike is stupefyingly boring.

I rode that K75 in the mountains of Colorado, BTW.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:08 PM   #15
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