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Old 06-04-2010, 09:58 AM   #46
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Had this. Loved it, when it worked. Most fantastic engine, but a lot of the plastic did stink.

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Right now?
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:25 AM   #47
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The new Guzzi Lemans that's rumored to be in the pipeline for 2011 or 2012.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:38 AM   #48
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Bike I want(ed) yesterday,today,tomorrow...

I'll buy a new modern version of the Moto Guzzi LeMans with bags,ABS and the 110hp 4valve 1200 V2 engine in a heartbeat.
As I also would a new BMW R1200RS;the best of R1100S and R1100RS combined with the great 1200cc Boxer engine...
Would buy any of those in a heartbeat...
The only 2 bikes that make me daydream and instill genuine moto-lust after a good 25 year motorcycle-career...
The rest just doing do it for me anymore no matter what it is...
Been there done that...
It comes back to the core value of a chracterful and sporty bike you can also tour on.Sadly missing from any manufacturer's line now...
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:07 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by BMWJustin
Im not sure if they are produced or not, or if they are available here in the US, but Id love to get my (now) sticky paws all over this little beauty!

Two front heads! Two front heads!

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Old 06-04-2010, 01:11 PM   #50
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Cross Country or Cross Roads

This one has been on my radar for a couple months.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:42 PM   #51
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I'd buy this in a heartbeat!

Suzuki Stratosphere concept bike
shown at Tokyo Motor Show 2005

There's something about exhaust pipes and shining chrome. Motorcycles with inline-six engines (Honda, Benelli, kawasaki) have always fascinated people. You just can't walk past one, you have to admire the engine.

It was the massive six was the first thing that caught my interest in the Suzuki's concept bike, Stratosphere as well. Yes, the rest of bike looks good as well, futuristic but not too far-out. It actually looks like it could be a new, revisited version of the classic GSX-R1100S Katana. With a liquid-cooled 1100cc inline-six. The concept bike was first shown at the Tokyo Motor Show, October 2005.

There are always rumors weather Suzuki's concept bikes will be put in production or not, and this time it couldn't be such a bad idea. The bike looks "normal" enough to be created a mass-production in mind and would find its buyers, no doubt about it. I know everyone doesn't like the style. Not everyone liked the original Katana either. You can't please everyone, no matter what you do.

Most of the bike-loving people would agree at least that the 1100cc, inline six-cylinder engine is beautiful. The raw figures are 1100cc, 24 valves, 180 horses and a motor reportedly turbine-like smooth, an engineering masterpiece compared to the miniaturized sophistication of a Swiss watch.

I'd bet that there's plenty of Suzuki riders that would buy the bike just for its engine, no matter how it looked. As I mentioned before, there's something special with an inline-six motorbike engine. Suzuki has never produced one, is the time right for it now?

What else has it got? Nothing really special; aluminum fairing, electrically adjustable windscreen, four LED headlights, adjustable handlebars, built-in GPS navigation, that sort of things. Hi-tech, but not science fiction. Attachable saddle-bags with normally invisible attachments, that's a really cool option! Suzuki wants to tell that the bike is meant for riding, not just for showing off...

It could be mass-produced. It could be a really cool bike.

Suzuki Stratosphere
Overall Length: 2,100 mm (82.7 in)
Overall Width: 720 mm (28.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,150 mm (45.3 in)
Engine type: Liquid-cooled 1,100 cc inline-six, DOHC, 24 valves. 180 bhp.

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Old 06-04-2010, 05:13 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by Dilligaf0220
I've given up finding a stock bike I'll be happy with. There simply aren't any litrebikes with hard luggage around that will be comfy for my soft backside over a 1000 mile ride

Right now I'm trying to come up with a custom combo that are equal parts of:



And this: shouldn't be that hard to come up with something

No ZX10, but a liter bike, comfy, with luggage options. '09s available at $8,999 right now. '08s cheaper still.
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:30 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by jon_l

No ZX10, but a liter bike, comfy, with luggage options. '09s available at $8,999 right now. '08s cheaper still.
If it had 100lbs shaved off it, maybe in the running.
And where'd you see one selling for $9k, or is that US pricing?

Heh the dang Lightning TT th'd has me thinking about Buell's again, start with an XB12STT, throw on a touring seat & topcase and have a Uly Lite.

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Old 06-04-2010, 07:57 PM   #54
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:20 PM   #55
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Today I am thinking of an old fantasy bike of mine. The Munch Mammut. 2.0L Cosworth turbo motor, 255hp, 217 ft lbs torque. 700+ pounds. Good luck finding one
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:41 PM   #56
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I've been in bike limbo for the last few years..but I finally found my limited edition..Type O negative XR650R..for the price of 1/4 a new husky or Katoom..and more bite and bang if you will:

And I'll hang with this baby for a bit..
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:10 PM   #57
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A friend of mine just bought one of these. KTM RC8R. Thought it looked pretty cool
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"If you come to a fork in the road, take it." Yogi Berra.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:13 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by vnsfxr
I'd like to ride an XTZ660 Tenere to see if I really want one or am fooling myself.

Not much chance of it happening though as we Yanks are not worthy.
I want this bike also. I don't why but I would be willing to pay 10,000 for it. I want the white and red one. PLEASE YAMAHA LET ME BUY ONE. Ben
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:13 PM   #59
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To list a few:
Sprint GT
990 SMT
Speed Trip
Duc Streetfighter

The list goes on, but as always, there are too many bikes and not enough money.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:19 PM   #60
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Originally Posted by Dave in Wi
....but here is what I will most likely end up with (soon I hope).
I own a ZRX1100C4. Believe me, you won't regret getting a Rex.

As for me, this is the one I've dreamt of since it was released:

Ut ballista es interdico, tantum interdico mos usus ballista.
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