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    If You Could Only Have One Bike For The Rest Of Your Life

    Like it says in the title, though choice but that's the whole point.

    I'd probably take something like this:

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    An upgraded DR650 with better suspension, stonger lighter rims, little bit more hp and bigger fuel tank. About 330 lbs wet and 40 bhp or so.

    Does it all - commutes, tours, trails, around the world. Reliable as a stone, cheap and more fun than most.

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    I would hit myself in the face because I couldn't narrow it down that much but.....

    Laverda SF2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Fuck The World!!!!!!

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    I would go with a KTM 990 Adventure

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    Street Triple R fitted with a sports touring fairing and bigger fuel tank

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by SF2DieHard View Post
    I would hit myself in the face because I couldn't narrow it down that much but.....

    Laverda SF2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Fuck The World!!!!!!

    DM
    So... pardon me for asking but... since you only own one bike and....

    Quote Originally Posted by kenbike View Post
    I would go with a KTM 990 Adventure
    Great choice, I used to own one. Real fun versatile bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by williamr View Post
    Street Triple R fitted with a sports touring fairing and bigger fuel tank

    Rob
    Gotta love triumph triple engines!


    And BTW - if you have pictures please post them! More fun that way!

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    I would keep my RSV4 and when I get too old to ride it as a sport bike, I would then convert it to a 3 wheeler. No electric scooter for me.
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    My Falco, of course (on the left)

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    '03 Black/Silver
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    It's a really difficult decision, do you go for something you loved in the past or the newest thing in your garage.... hmmmm.

    I have to say I loved my 06 Tuono, but I'd probably stick with my new Ducati Multistrada 1200S at the moment....

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    It's already in my garage, my 1983 Honda CB1100F.
    It will stay running way after I'm gone.
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    My wife likes riding the Vstrom two up, but it would have to go.

    Would keep the Dorsoduro and my wife would keep her Ninja!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My Bike:



    Her Bike:



    Would have to say bye to the Vstrom:



    Glad this is a Hypothetical question.
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    Just ONE bike??!!

    I think it would have to be my highly modified KLR650 as it's pretty much my do all bike anyways. Living here in the Southwest, having a street only bike means you miss out on 50% of the fun that can be had out here. Although she's heavy, she still gets through just about anything.

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    1938 Brough Superior SS100

    1938 Brough Superior SS100


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    They are worth over $250,000.00

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    KTM 640
    set of dirt wheels

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    and a set of 'tard wheels
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    Either a totally hot rodded Futura or Capo for me, after all I have open access to all the parts I could ever want or need, and know this dude who can build a pretty sick motor when he wants to...lets see, 1102cc Gen2 powered Futura with 57mm TB's...sounds fun to me, for years!
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    I have to applaud SPEKTRE (even if a Brough isn't a Laverda it's bitchin)

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    "I don't always drive locomotives.
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    1984 Moto Guzzi V65
    1988 Yamaha FZ750 rat bike

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