Daddyflip just curious about the test rides. I assume these were all (new) untitled motorycles. How many miles were on each bike when you given the keys?
My fictional new garage of bikes after winning a multi-millions lottery:
1. A 1959 Harley tourer and a 1959 Moto Guzzi racer (the year I was born). New Harleys are boring, especially because of the hundreds around here.
2. New automatic scooter for around town, probably a 125cc Kawasaki or taller 150cc Yamaha.
3. New Kawasaki 450cc motocross bike converted to a supermoto.
4. Major customization for the 2 bikes I have now- 2002 Honda 600cc cruiser and 2008 Kawasaki ZZR600 sport-tourer.
5. New Triumph Rocket III Touring with cruise control, supercharger, better suspension added.
6. New KTM 390 rebuilt for paved track days.
7. 1970s Husky 450cc 2-stroke motocross bike for riding dirt.
7. Probably 6 to 12 more, after I go to Daytona bike week and test ride several new bikes.
First it's not your thread. You don't own it. Second you don't make any rules. Third you don't enforce any rules. Fourth if he can post a grocery list I can ask a question about why he posted it. So you can ask me about my post or whatever but that's it.Stand down this time Vic; I like this post. First, who hasn't had a fictional garage? Second, I wouldn't mind one of each of the bikes I tested last week, even the ones I didn't really like. Third, if I won the multi-millions lottery, one of three things would happen:
- I would just buy at least one of everything.
- I would have something else on my mind other than bikes and wouldn't buy anything.
- My wife would take all the money and wouldn't let me buy anything
Thanks zzr for contributing something fun, interesting, and personal in my thread!:agree:
Hundreds around here. Taller 150cc Yamaha. 6 to 12 more.I like cheese.
LOL wait until you ride one. When you crack the throttle open, you will realize how non-sedate this bike is. It's not just a rebadged C14 with different bodywork that you already know. Keep in mind, it's still the fastest professionally tested stock gasoline bike in the 1/4 mile and well it's no slouch up top either. It can also get around a corner. as far as all day comfort, you need to be in decent riding shape for that... not supporting your upper body with your core will leave your wrist hurting. It's only as sedate as the rider.Some people don't like the matte black of the SE, but I love the complete blacked out look, the tinted hydraulic reservoirs and the M50 Brembos. After sitting on the H2 and riding the GT, the ZX14 is all day comfortable- I like it better than the C14. They have a good price too. No I didn't get to ride and didn't beg because I had other things I wanted to do on this trip.
You actually expressed some of your own thoughts (well still a bit copy and paste but at least not a wikipedia article)! No wonder Hillbillykat liked it. You get a gold star for the day!"First it's not your thread. You don't own it. Second you don't make any rules. Third you don't enforce any rules."
I do not think Vic is a moderator here.
"There's nothing thoughtful in that post at all regarding the thread or topic. It's a grocery list."
I have thought about this list for years. It includes thought about time for a new bike. You have posts here about zero new bikes, just childish whining.
"A bunch of mindless tweets, or how did you put it the other day "PSAs"."
Some of your posts here are even more mindless, with a very miserable tone.
My advice is to ignore my posts if you do not like them, and leave moderating to the moderators.
What rules are being violated that there's anything to "turn around"?...don't make me turn this forum around, children.
You say that but are you sure? If for example, he was on a sportbike perhaps he could've reacted to the car he hit the fender and maneuvered? It's much more difficult to maneuver a bike that has comfy suspension and weighs 700 lbs and a Cadillac wheelbase.Coincidentally, the guy was from Magna.
The wreck had nothing to do with his choice of bike, though.
The video shows the bike. It's looks fairly cruiser-like, although I don't know make/model. Agreed, most accidents are combination of a few things going wrong at just the right time.I am sure. Everything in twa's signature line is what matters as long as whatever bike one has chosen is street legal and in good working order. Otherwise, we all would have to choose the same bike with bleeding edge acceleration, braking, handling capabilities just to increase, on paper, our chance to avoid an incident. Not possible. Most people on the road wouldn't have the skill to take advantage of the bleeding edge specifications anyway because they would be riding beyond their capabilities. Some things can't be avoided. The article makes no mention of the type of bike, but does mention that there was no helmet. Does not mention if no helmet was a deciding factor in the outcome. It was really a weak story and I don't want to say anything to disparage the deceased because it could happen to anyone at anytime, no matter the skill or bike.