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    Cool Dream Bike?

    OK, EXCLUDING your beloved TW200 what's your dream bike (currently)? If your anything like me it's something that changes with the weather.

    Mine has generally been a moving target, but when I was out looking at Africa Twins recently I came across this:

    https://adventuremotorcycle.com/bike...ke-test-review

    Last years SA was awesome and I was liking the R model. But... the SA-S now has my eye!

    I've been eyeing up Adventure bikes for a long time. Last year I went to a Husqvarna 701, definitely an awesome bike but not quite the long range adventure bike i'm looking for (it is a rocket ship though). I may sell it and get the new 2018 KTM (or keep it), I can never seem to sell a bike and i'm running out of room.

    (I need something that I can look as good as Admiral on, especially doing jumps)..
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    One that doesn't fall over with me on it.

    I don't really have a dream bike, meaning something different than my DR.
    Would like to farkle my DR out a tad more, not much. It's really fine like i have it now.
    Oh, need better side racks for it. about it.

    The others :
    BMW too big for me.
    KTM/KTM too much plastic to break.
    One of those i looked at this past Sat. Radiator was sticking out on the right, up high and just waiting to get knocked off of there.
    If a bike is plated, it's suppose to be ridden, not hauled on a trailer.
    2002 DR650SE, 2001 TW200

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicoradv View Post
    One that doesn't fall over with me on it.
    Can't argue with that!
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    Husqvarna 701 Enduro - 2017
    Kawasaki Prairie 650 - 2002

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    Still miss my little Honda VT250F – 28 BHP (which was lamentable even for its time) – but you could do acrobatics on that bike, (red line was 13k, not that it made a blind bit of difference). 16 inch vented disc front, 18 inch drum rear, planetary gear box, twin cradle frame, box section swinging arm, water cooled via the frame, hydraulic clutch – stick a pair of Pirelli Phantoms on it, and hang on to your teeth round the bends

    For 1982 it was ground breaking tech – usual three year life span, 30k and it was feeling a bit “tired” – still miss it to this day, it had “character”, especially in central London

    Often wondered about switching the engine onto the TW, but no low down grunt makes it impractical

    Nope – despite all its faults, I’ll stick with the TW – does what it says on the tin – if you need a bit more “umph” and a relaxed ride, there’s always the (stock) TW225 – but when you feel the need for a “bit of rough”, the 200 will get you where you need to be ……
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    That is sweet..! It looks like a whole lot of fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple View Post
    Still miss my little Honda VT250F — 28 BHP (which was lamentable even for its time) — but you could do acrobatics on that bike, (red line was 13k, not that it made a blind bit of difference). 16 inch vented disc front, 18 inch drum rear, planetary gear box, twin cradle frame, box section swinging arm, water cooled via the frame, hydraulic clutch — stick a pair of Pirelli Phantoms on it, and hang on to your teeth round the bends

    For 1982 it was ground breaking tech — usual three year life span, 30k and it was feeling a bit “tired” — still miss it to this day, it had “character”, especially in central London

    Often wondered about switching the engine onto the TW, but no low down grunt makes it impractical

    Nope — despite all its faults, I’ll stick with the TW — does what it says on the tin — if you need a bit more “umph” and a relaxed ride, there’s always the (stock) TW225 — but when you feel the need for a “bit of rough”, the 200 will get you where you need to be ……
    Husqvarna TE300i Fuel Injected 2-Stroke 2019
    Yamaha XT225 - 1999 Serow
    Yamaha TW200Z - 2010
    Yamaha BW200 Electric Start! - 1986
    Yamaha TTR225R - 2003
    Husqvarna 701 Enduro - 2017
    Kawasaki Prairie 650 - 2002

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    Husqvarna 701 Enduro - 2017
    Kawasaki Prairie 650 - 2002

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    I would like some more GS's! I've had a 650 Dakar, an 1100, 1150 and my current 1200GS. For 2019 please send me a new G310GS, F750GS, F850GSA and a R1250GS! If someone wants to throw in that C Evolution Electric Scooter, I would be very happy to park it next to my TW....
    Go like hell, You'll get there quicker!

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    2013 TW200 - 8k- miles
    2018 X-MAX - 6k- miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAG View Post
    I would like some more GS's! I've had a 650 Dakar, an 1100, 1150 and my current 1200GS. For 2019 please send me a new G310GS, F750GS, F850GSA and a R1250GS! If someone wants to throw in that C Evolution Electric Scooter, I would be very happy to park it next to my TW....
    Now that's the attitude! More is "better" just look at sportsterdocs list!
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    Husqvarna 701 Enduro - 2017
    Kawasaki Prairie 650 - 2002

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    A few years ago, I had a chance to ride Harley’s experimental electric bike (Livewire) on their dyno and on the street. Totally impractical and will probably never see make it to production, but that was one of the most fun rides I’ve ever had. Pure torque.
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    Here is the short list:

    Another CBX
    Yamaha BW350
    Yamaha GTS1000
    Sachs W2000 Rotary
    One of every year BMW GS. OK, maybe two of every year.
    A couple of BMW R series touring bikes.
    A pair of Plunger frame BMWs. One with sidecar.
    Another ZRX, maybe one in blue. To go with the set of Beetle Bags I got as a gift.
    Honda Motra
    Honda Motocompo
    Another Honda CX650, maybe a turbo.
    An HD Servicar in full police livery.
    An 85 Honda Gyro (black and gold)
    A Nimbus
    A Henderson
    A German WW2 Kettenkrad (small tracked vehicle with a bike front end on it)

    Probably a bunch I don't remember, so I will reserve the right to adjust (add to) the list as necessary.

    EDIT:
    A couple of Honda Transalps
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