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Old 01-05-2009, 11:04 PM
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Q= Other than VTR, what would you own?

Question:

If you had to give up riding your VTR and choose another bike to replace it with, what would it be?

Why?

What would some of the trade offs be?

I know there are a lot of bikes out there to choose from and some of us do own more than one bike.

But what would you pick to replace your VTR?
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:22 PM
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hands down, the ktm rc8. reasons why: its a 405 pound, 155hp v-twin. its made made by ktm. thats enough reason for me. haha. it looks badass too. everything ive read, and all the videos ive seen make it out to be a really great bike.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:56 PM
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VFR (years with the single side mounted exhaust)

gain to note- comfort and continued Honda ownership, single side swingarm sex appeal.

noted loss- rumble, grunt, beautiful blue color

most noted problem- multiple cycles would really be needed to satisfy true cravings.

cheaper to keep her, now that she is almost the way I want her.

maybe a triumph speed triple?
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I'd never trade the VTR for any of these bikes as the VTR does a little bit of everything.... well I might trade for one of them.


2006 Pearl White VFR800 -
THE GOOD - dead sexy sport touring machine.
THE BAD - A bit on the heavy side, too much technology for a sport bike.


2006 RC51 -
THE GOOD - Pure sex on wheels.
THE BAD - A bit impractical for everyday or touring use which is what a I mostly do.


2008 BMW K1200LT -
The GOOD - Best touring machine that I've ever ridden. A lot better in the twisties than you'd think.
THE BAD - It weighs as much as a small car.


GB500 -
The GOOD - Awesomeness!
THE BAD - Can't ever find them for a good price, Not big enough to tour on.


...and the one I'd trade the VTR for.... possible a kidney... and definitely the wife...
The 1994 RVF750 (RC45)

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Old 01-06-2009, 12:41 AM
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Ducati 1098

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KTM RC8

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Aprilla RSV1000

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Bimota Tesi 3D

Any one of these will do.
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:53 PM
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The bike I sold after I bought the S'hawk.

1982 BMW R100RS w/
1050 cc high compression pistons
Pumper Del'ortos from a R 90 S
Luftmeister sport cam
Reg Pridmore clutch pack
BUB exhaust
Koni shocks
Frame brace
And the money to keep replacing the transmission over and over again because the torque kept snapping the input shaft.
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:15 PM
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If I had to pay for it.... Probably a Duc Monster or one of the Duc 900 SuperSports.... figure they are only a bit more expensive than the 'Hawk and are still twins.

I've come to realize, I'd never pay for a new bike, and I'm always gonna wanna mod/screw with it, so I'm just gonna keep buying affordable bikes that are fun, and won't break my bank.

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Old 01-06-2009, 01:46 PM
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An SV650S...Cuz that's what I bought to replace the SH.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:20 PM
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It'd take two...

FJ1300


and
Honda GB500


Reason: If you can't have one in the middle, you might as well have the two extremes.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:28 PM
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A VFR which I already have. Not as much fun as the VTR but I can ride it year round and around the country. Plus it does trackdays.
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Or a SV1000, naked or faired. I would love to try one out.
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But if it came down to it, I would stick it out for one of these.
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Sprint ST 1050 sporty but able to tour on.
Aprilia 550SXV Fooling around without the threat of alimony.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:50 PM
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A ducati 848, good middle weight that still has some torque just like the hawk, much sexier with an added 20 to 30 ponies and a few less pounds.

The downs higher maintenance costs and issurance and a little loss in comfort.

I like almost all the bikes listed above, but I wouldn't even come close to needing a 1098 or rc-8 even though I love the way they look and their specs, I just have to be reasonable for me I probably already go too fast on the hawk.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:00 PM
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RC51, Mille or 1098/1198... That's about it...
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Recently picked up a '99 Duc 900ss. Still getting used to the riding position, but I'd put it up there with the VTR for general comfort and convenience (to work or the store and back). The brakes and fuel injection are the real treat, and the "Duc" noises are rather pleasant as well. It's a nice replacement for a VTR, but I'm still not letting the VTR go, not just yet...
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Ducati 848

Problem, besides lack of $$ - not in yellow
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only 2 bikes come to mind. duc 848, or the triumph daytona 675. my requirements are, (not necesarilly in this order)
its got to have a healthy does of torque and more than 100 hp.
its gotta be beautiful
its gotta be track adaptable
its gotta sound great
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:07 PM
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I don't have time or $$ for the track or a Ducati; So a real world ride like a Triumph Speed Tripple or KTM Superduke would be the best replacement for me that I can think of.

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Old 01-06-2009, 05:39 PM
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my heart would say ducati 1098/1198 - but my wrists and neck probably might make me end up hating it - hard to give up that much comfort in a bike I like to ride longer distances. I'd have to see the new 1098 naked bike in person, but it would probably be as close to a more modern version of the SH as I could find and might be the perfect compromise. If I didn't love the look of it, then a CBR1000R or GSXR1000 - a little boring, but they really are amazing machines that can do it all.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:48 PM
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Hard decision.
Probably either:
Black RC51 (still a twin and Honda)
1993 CBR900RR (Honda and one that started the Superbike era)
and lastly...
MV Agusta 1000F4 (pure sex, but EXPENSIVE)
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i've got a 4cyl gixxer 1k already and that takes care of my inline needs.
to replace hawk: monster(old generation), rc51, tl100r, 1198
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S4RS monster, superduke, or XB12 R
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:26 PM
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New Star 950 cruiser.
Gorgeous, light and good handling for a cruiser.
Because I don't ride that hard any more.
Better for 2 up too.
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I have a 98 Superhawk and an 97 VFR. To round out the stable and still keep it in a one-car stall an ST1300 and a CRX250 would finish it.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:01 PM
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I have a VFR like some of you guys and agree it is a good 'other bike'. I also have a VF500, CB500 and a NX250

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Even trade whatever I want? This would be hard to beat.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:33 PM
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That is really sweet! I'm not sure I'm fast enough or fat enough for one of those!
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Originally Posted by nuhawk View Post
That is really sweet! I'm not sure I'm fast enough or fat enough for one of those!
Yeah. The new MV Agusta Brutale 1078cc Supposedly about 20 lbs. lighter than a VTR with about 40 more hp at the rear wheel. Best of everything components. I think it looks **** hot. Didn't see a published price, but I'm sure it's a little phat for me right now.
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I have a 6th-gen VFR and a '04 CBR1000RR in addition to my 'Hawk.

If any of them were my only bike, I would be totally happy with it. They are all good all-around streetbikes (yes, even the CBR), all look and handle good, they are all fast, and the CBR is extremely fast. That thing is the freakin Terminator. In terms of performance, it's head and shoulders over my other bikes, and it feels like it's not even trying when I'm heeled over mid-corner.

If I could only have one, I would pick the VFR becaused it is so balanced and does everything well. Ironically, I ride the Superhawk most often. I guess it's the most fun.

Lucky me, I get to keep them all.

Lot of great bikes posted up so far. I think the Triumph 675 street triple might be kinda cool too...

I'm also holding my breath waiting for Honda to build a VFR with the power of a CBR before I'm too old to ride.
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Originally Posted by jbaxx View Post

I'm also holding my breath waiting for Honda to build a VFR with the power of a CBR before I'm too old to ride.
I can't believe Honda killed the Superhawk AND the VFR within a couple years of each other. That must mean that they got big plans soon.

Maybe it will be a SSSA with monoshock front end and 1300cc L v4 with some really exotic pipe arrangement.
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Originally Posted by jbaxx View Post

I'm also holding my breath waiting for Honda to build a VFR with the power of a CBR before I'm too old to ride.

Forget about it. Honda abandoned the V4 as their ***** out engine architecture after 4 short years ('83-'86).

If I owned an obscene percentage of Honda stock, I'd demand they build a 1000cc VFR. Wet weight 500 lbs. max. At least 120 rwhp at redline. Power curve like the VTR, or at least like my lightly modded '83 VF750F, which will run with the newest VFR through the quarter mile and absolutely embarrass the newest ones in a top gear roll-on.
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