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out of all the bikes, if you could have a cruiser, sport, dual, and touring(full dresser), what 4 bikes would you have in your garage?

and finally what is your all time favorite bike that would be you everyday anyday bike?

mine are:

cruiser: 2005 Honda concept
sport: triunph daytona 675
dual: 1978 honda xl175
touring: 1983 yamaha venture

favorite: 2012 ninja 650r
 

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I'm with Spooph on this, I like the idea of this thread!
Ok, Not alot of thought into this, but here goes!

Cruiser: Mansory Zapico Carbon


Sport: 2012 MV Augusta F3


Dual: Ducati Multistrada


Touring: Kawasaki Concours


All day everyday favorite?? Must be the bike I see as my next purchase
Kawasaki Ninja 1000
 

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Hell yeah! Thats the only cruiser I would throw my leg over!!
 

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I guess that fits... It's such a tools bike... :p

After doing some thinking on this, these are the ones I'd have:

SS:


cruiser/tourer:
my own homebuilt bobber, converti-to-tourer with windshield and bags, suicide shift, foot clutch, mini-aped 1500cc monster (1993 Vulcan 1500 in boxes in the garage)

Cafe:
Something like this based on the SX650 currently rotting away behind my parent's garage:


Dirt/trail/SM bike:


But really, if I could have my dream bike, it would be some crazy fantasy creation somewhere between the TRON light cycle and the MadMax hooligans....
 

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yes I do like what BMW is doing with their bikes. especially starting next year, all their models with come standard with their ABS system. it is one of the better systems out there at the moment.

the kawasaki is only on the list because of the ABS system for the zx10r is really a great system for both the street and track, while the 1000rr is really geared more for the track. so depending on where I was living, if I had a track near by, is what would make the sport bike choice for me.

but really, whats not to like about BMW's line? lol
 

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I highly doubt it spooph, but why would you want to? These new systems are great and no longer a hinder to riding. Sport rider had a great article in their december issue on the abs systems for the 1000rr, zx10r, and cbr1000.
 

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insaniti, I too have read the articles on the bikes, I've also ridden a BMW S1000RR, (but not the Kawi yet), and the reason I'd want the ABS removed is because it isn't necessary... I'd rather spend hundreds of hours learning how to push the bike than have electronics compensate for my lack of skill. The difference between the unskilled and skilled rider's times, both with the ABS/traction control on and off was massive, but with the systems off the skilled riders times didn't suffer, and were sometimes faster than with the system on. I guess I'm just inherently against the electronics dumbing things down for people - like airbags (more safety, so people drive faster and more recklessly resulting in a danger quotient the same as before, just at a great cost)... I guess what I'm saying is that if I need electronics to help me ride a bike, I better not be riding that bike, cause my skills are lacking....
 

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I can see your view spooph, but I have also read where expert riders feel the abs systems are getting so good now, that in street situations they truly are lifesavers. Even with their skill. Being a rider that doesn't track his bike, anything that makes my ride safer is great in my mind.
 
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