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    Posted: 02 Mar 2017 at 20:59
...rilia?

I'm talking about "real world" bikes, not stuff like Honda NR750 or Ducati Desmosedici RR...

For me it's probably this one😍:

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You ever ride one? My father in law had one but was always in the states so I was allowed to ride it loads

One of the best bikes at the time through the twisties (it was about 2001-2003) but round town it a bit of a lumpy old pig

Guy I ride iom with still has his (owned 9 years) and although has other bikes always takes his to iom
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My old zrx1200r lawson rep.....
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As for me... Well I've never been a Duke man always aprilia for some reason. I'm on my 4th

I did have a lovely Benelli tornado tre back in the day and would have another if space allowed just to look at

My last bike an mv agusta dragster rr was beautiful and had more charm than my ape but I was overriding it and sold before it got expensive... I've heard they are making a new 1200 version though which could bring me over

Lastly the bimota they do that looks similar with a supercharged Duke lump - wow if money were no object
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RC8r or maybe S1000rr, or maybe back to a Gen2 RSV Factory!
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Now that's a question...................

Im going through everything I have ridden , and they all have merits. ...........FS1E / KH250/400  / Z1.......CBX 1000 / CB1100 R / ZX9R / ZX12R / ............. 

I think the bike that made the most impression on me dynamically was the K5 GSXR 1000. You look at it and when you see the riding position you know its going to be uncomfortable and unforgiving. But you know what ? Its not. I cant believe just how at one I feel with it. It might just be my funny shape. That engine really is  something else . Just when you think you have the measure of it you take it to that 15,000 rpm cut out and you realize that actually you don't really have the skills here. That last 4000 rpm from 10-14000......is something else , and yet up to 10,000 you feel you have the measure of it and you understand it.  The balance of the bike and the gearbox are just wonderful . Sadly I think the front of it is a bit ugly so not a winner in the looks dept for me. If you could make a K5 look like a K1 then that would get my vote. Thus I think maybe if I had to have just one bike , it would probably be a 954 Fireblade , in white. 

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Originally posted by Birky_D Birky_D wrote:

You ever ride one? My father in law had one but was always in the states so I was allowed to ride it loads

One of the best bikes at the time through the twisties (it was about 2001-2003) but round town it a bit of a lumpy old pig

Guy I ride iom with still has his (owned 9 years) and although has other bikes always takes his to iom


Unfortunately I've never had a chance to ride one, but a former colleague had it and we went to a track day at Rijeka (Croatia) together.
He had a couple of Leovince cans that really made it sound glorious.
That line, muscular but also elegant, just makes me want one...
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Originally posted by Careca Careca wrote:

Thus I think maybe if I had to have just one bike , it would probably be a 954 Fireblade , in white. 



Another good one from Honda there!
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Originally posted by cwp cwp wrote:

My old zrx1200r lawson rep.....


Very nice muscle bike!
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Originally posted by Careca Careca wrote:

Now that's a question...................

Im going through everything I have ridden , and they all have merits. ...........FS1E / KH250/400  / Z1.......CBX 1000 / CB1100 R / ZX9R / ZX12R / ............. 

I think the bike that made the most impression on me dynamically was the K5 GSXR 1000. You look at it and when you see the riding position you know its going to be uncomfortable and unforgiving. But you know what ? Its not. I cant believe just how at one I feel with it. It might just be my funny shape. That engine really is  something else . Just when you think you have the measure of it you take it to that 15,000 rpm cut out and you realize that actually you don't really have the skills here. That last 4000 rpm from 10-14000......is something else , and yet up to 10,000 you feel you have the measure of it and you understand it.  The balance of the bike and the gearbox are just wonderful . Sadly I think the front of it is a bit ugly so not a winner in the looks dept for me. If you could make a K5 look like a K1 then that would get my vote. Thus I think maybe if I had to have just one bike , it would probably be a 954 Fireblade , in white. 


Mate has a k5 and I borrowed it once to go to a funeral on as my bike was off the road, f**king missile and so well balanced and comfy I was seriously surprised until you grabbed the brakes and they were crap, I would have one👍But for me the only other one that could possibly take my rsv's crown would be a 1098r😍
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Either a Superduke r 1290 or MT10 sp. A guy picked up his SP today from my work, already fitted with an AR pipe, sounded great.
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Originally posted by j180 j180 wrote:

Either a Superduke r 1290 or MT10 sp. A guy picked up his SP today from my work, already fitted with an AR pipe, sounded great.


Great bike the MT10 just let down a bit by its low cost tc/wc system
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Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

Originally posted by Careca Careca wrote:

Now that's a question...................

Im going through everything I have ridden , and they all have merits. ...........FS1E / KH250/400  / Z1.......CBX 1000 / CB1100 R / ZX9R / ZX12R / ............. 

I think the bike that made the most impression on me dynamically was the K5 GSXR 1000. You look at it and when you see the riding position you know its going to be uncomfortable and unforgiving. But you know what ? Its not. I cant believe just how at one I feel with it. It might just be my funny shape. That engine really is  something else . Just when you think you have the measure of it you take it to that 15,000 rpm cut out and you realize that actually you don't really have the skills here. That last 4000 rpm from 10-14000......is something else , and yet up to 10,000 you feel you have the measure of it and you understand it.  The balance of the bike and the gearbox are just wonderful . Sadly I think the front of it is a bit ugly so not a winner in the looks dept for me. If you could make a K5 look like a K1 then that would get my vote. Thus I think maybe if I had to have just one bike , it would probably be a 954 Fireblade , in white. 


Mate has a k5 and I borrowed it once to go to a funeral on as my bike was off the road, f**king missile and so well balanced and comfy I was seriously surprised until you grabbed the brakes and they were crap, I would have one👍But for me the only other one that could possibly take my rsv's crown would be a 1098r😍

426 Hemi...............there was a recall for the front master cylinder. If the brakes feel crap it needs replacing. It was all done FOC by suzuki and the brakes are /should be v good once done  so don't let that put you off. 
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It hasn't, my mates k5 was done and my other mates k7 but the 1098r would come 1st😍
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Having had 3 rsv's and apes in general since the late 80's i clearly like them but I like the bike below more and would keep it over anything else if i had to have one bike only that i currently own. 

I don't have brand loyalty beyond liking a particular model. The moment they don't have an ongoing model for me when i need one i switch. The Ape v4's held no interest to me so i went Duke when i was looking for a new bike in 09.  If i were buying new tomorrow it would 100% not be Aprilia, maybe KTM or a Multistrada



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I only ride on the road and to be honest I'd love this!! Had one twenty one years ago when I was only 18!!!


All you need on the road probably!
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If I could find one I'd have a triumph daytona super 3 then I'd use it as a base to rebuild my 94 tiger
ive just got my first vtwin and i think i got the right one
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RC30 but only because if I missed the Tuoldo I could always sell it and buy another Tuoldo, I couldn't do it the other way round.
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Originally posted by jond58 jond58 wrote:

I only ride on the road and to be honest I'd love this!! Had one twenty one years ago when I was only 18!!!


All you need on the road probably!
 
WOW if only you kept it, these things are going up and up and up in mint condition.
 
I loved mine! granted the top end wasn't massive, but through the twisties I kept up with most modern 600's. Incredible when you consider it was built in 1989. Great bike and it just happens to be a V LOL
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I love my Tuono but I've also got a real thing for 1199 and 1299 Panigale's but I also would really love a 1098/1198 and in particular an 1198 Corse SE...awesome bits of kit.
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Originally posted by Paddedcell100 Paddedcell100 wrote:

I love my Tuono but I've also got a real thing for 1199 and 1299 Panigale's but I also would really love a 1098/1198 and in particular an 1198 Corse SE...awesome bits of kit.
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now we're talking Adam. That or the tri color 1098. Will be my next bike just need a couple of years saving haha
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Gorgeous aren't they Ad, there was an SE on eBay a while back, started at 14 and ended up dropping the price to about 10.5 I think... I should have battered the Visa...
and they actually fit me pretty good ,which is amazing for a lanky sod like me😎.... oh well, one day 😀
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I`d have a Cagiva Raptor 1000 .. If it promised not to fire the chain into the gear box
at full beans in 3rd like my last one did .. what a mess Cry  Stock photo.

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Spondon framed Turbo Bandit 1200
No idea why but the itch is getting itchy

But most likely a Multistrada at some point but for now I am still loving my Ape
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Wow! Very interesting indeed! Some of the bikes you mentioned made me go "oh yeah, that one's really cool as well"!
Another one I tested at a launch event at Monza circuit back in 2003 and I'd really fancy is this:



A truly savage beast, very demanding but so rewarding if you get it right! And my God does she punish you if you forget to push on the footpegs while accelerating out of a corner! Pull the handlebars and she will furiously shake her front wheel.
Many people for this reason fitted steering dampers on it, but I kinda liked this wild side. It really forced you to be 100% committed.
Unfortunately nowadays it's quite hard to find a nice "straight" one, as most of them have been through a lot...
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I still think you need something special when comparing the the Aprilia brand

2005 I took that picture and I still think it looks mint today

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Now that's something you don't see everyday! Nice bike indeed!
I've always wondered: is the tank's shape uncomfortable when you're riding? That "horn" right there looks menacing...Wink
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Originally posted by Paddedcell100 Paddedcell100 wrote:

I love my Tuono but I've also got a real thing for 1199 and 1299 Panigale's but I also would really love a 1098/1198 and in particular an 1198 Corse SE...awesome bits of kit.
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I'm totally with you on this. I wouldn't rule out an RSV4RF at all, Mental bikes but I love V twins. Would love a 1299 before they go all v4 on us as well LOL

You can prise my Ape from my cold dead fingers though. It's going nowhere. Well except out with me of course Big smile
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A 2016 triumph speed triple, or a super Duke 1290 gt but I don't think ktm are very reliable once the mileage starts clocking up from what I have read on line anyway.
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Originally posted by damo46 damo46 wrote:

A 2016 triumph speed triple, or a super Duke 1290 gt but I don't think ktm are very reliable once the mileage starts clocking up from what I have read on line anyway.


I also like the idea of a gsx1000f with a nitron rear shock, yoshi can and quick shifter.
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