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Old 01-10-2013, 07:00 AM   #1
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One Bike Solution

I'll start this by saying I posted this in shiny things as it's a general question.

On the cover of the Jan. 2013 Cycle World, it says One Bike Solution, and it got me thinking.

If for whatever reason, you could only have ONE bike, what would it be?


I guess i'll start by saying I would most likely go with either a DR650, Bonneville, or a Sportster.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:13 AM   #2
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Probably a late model BMW GS650 Dakar although a first year BMW R80 G/S would be a strong contender
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:16 AM   #3
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Probably a Triumph Scrambler. Would do most things well enough and looks better than a KLR.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:12 AM   #4
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:44 PM   #5
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Probably a Triumph Scrambler. Would do most things well enough and looks better than a KLR.
Works for me.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:36 AM   #6
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:53 AM   #7
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:23 AM   #8
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Yup. It has the best ergonomics of any of my bikes, it's always my favorite to ride, handles and brakes well, has amazing wind protection and sounds like a motorcycle should. If it had factory luggage, it would be the perfect motorcycle.

That's why my vote would be for a new Multistrada.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:24 PM   #9
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So what are you going to do when your wife reads this thread and gets the misguided idea that a guy only needs one motorcycle? It seams to me threads like this are irresponsible.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:34 PM   #10
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So what are you going to do when your wife reads this thread and gets the misguided idea that a guy only needs one motorcycle? It seams to me threads like this are irresponsible.
No wife, no problem.

Great stuff here.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:53 AM   #11
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So what are you going to do when your wife reads this thread and gets the misguided idea that a guy only needs one motorcycle? It seams to me threads like this are irresponsible.
All that SWMBO knows about ADV is that I keep showing her trip reports of folks chucking it all and taking off around the world.

Got her guessing. Told her that if a bike is missing out of the garage, it probably WASN'T stolen....oh and she might not find me either.


Think I have her afraid to look at this forum


My choice for only one bike? REALLY, only one???

Can't do single cylinder- the fillings in my teeth aren't that tight and I need lots of paved distances.

Mid-sized machine Tiger 800, GS800 But supersizing that-a couple riders I know raved about the new Multistradas that they rented in Europe.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:25 AM   #12
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:40 AM   #13
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Think I have her afraid to look at this forum


Let's hope so. It's taken me years to convince my wife that owning only one motorcycle, or quad, or truck/car/Jeep is not only inconvenient but it's also downright un-American.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:56 AM   #14
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