1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

Any Sport Bike owners in here ?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by SirJackdeFuzz, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. SirJackdeFuzz

    SirJackdeFuzz Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    47
    Posts:
    2,998
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Location:
    South Africa
    I know that the Tele Forums is full of 'old' people, probably cruising at 25 mph on a Harley :twisted:

    So, is there any Sport Bike owners in here ?

    I am getting a little white something NEXT Thursday, and just wanted to know if i will be standing alone with my new (used, but new to me) MIJ Sport Bike !?!


    Oh, and PLEASE post pics of your pride-N-joy !



    GO !
     
  2. SirJackdeFuzz

    SirJackdeFuzz Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    47
    Posts:
    2,998
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Location:
    South Africa
    And while i wait from someone to reply, i will listen to my fav new band :


     
  3. Preacher

    Preacher Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,407
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Location:
    Big D
    There a number of younger and older sport bike riders on here. They all are just not up as of yet!!

    I have had a number of bikes but none of the sport bike variety. I actually rode a friends Ninja one day and after about 15 minutes my wrist were hurting. I am a lay back with big handlebars kind of guy I guess.

    What are you getting? MIJ sport bikes are great and I really want to get something like an old Sabre V65 to make into a street fighter. Maybe one day.
     
  4. LKB3rd

    LKB3rd Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,811
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Location:
    CT
    I have a Suzuki SV650 that is great. Mine isn't the 'S" variety with clip ons, it has handlebars for a more upright position, but otherwise the same. It's great for riding to work, and it's light and nimble and fun to ride. The engine and maintenance is easy too and has always run great.
     
    SunnySky likes this.
  5. Oldboy

    Oldboy Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    113
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2014
    Location:
    Warrington, England

    I had an SV as well, the S model, went and sold it for Triumph Daytona 650, bad move, should have kept it, currently have a GPZ 900R for sale, I think they were known as the ZX900R in the U.S. its the bike Tom Cruise rode in Top Gun, its more of a sports tourer than outright sports but fast enough to catch you out.
     
  6. Gautfrid

    Gautfrid Banned

    Posts:
    2,747
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Location:
    England
    That'll be a 'NO' then. :lol:

    Do ex-sportsbike riders count? I've had a few over the years.

    Skub has been known to thrash around on a ZX10. He'll tell you more about it when he wakes from his nap :p
     
  7. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,861
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Location:
    New York City
    Used to ride this:

    [​IMG]

    Now I ride this...whenever I get to ride anymore that is:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. newtwanger

    newtwanger Blackguardian. Ad Free + Supporter

    Posts:
    3,365
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Location:
    Quebec, Canada
    I'm a Ducati guy.
    I currently have a 2005 ST4S and a 1996 900SS/SP/SL.

    I spent last July on a Monster all over the Alps and went to the factory. Fun, fun.
     

    Attached Files:

  9. DesmoDog

    DesmoDog Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,440
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Location:
    SE Michigan, USA
    I have owned a few over the years... But nothing from Japan for quite some time. My latest bike is a monster 1200s. Not a sport one but I'm pretty sure it could run and hide from my 996 on most of the raids around here...
     
  10. Skub

    Skub Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,191
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    I'll 'ave you,lad. :mad:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Oldboy

    Oldboy Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    113
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2014
    Location:
    Warrington, England
    The super Light looks a bit special :)
     
  12. Oldboy

    Oldboy Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    113
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2014
    Location:
    Warrington, England
    Nice ride, my reactions are gone these days otherwise I'd love another bike, were was this shot taken ?
     
  13. Freejack

    Freejack Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    63
    Posts:
    3,520
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Location:
    Nederland, CO
    I do a little bit of riding:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Had to stop and get this picture last August :)

    [​IMG]

    Carl
     
  14. Skub

    Skub Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,191
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    Just outside Glenarm on the County Antrim coast road,Northern Ireland. Pretty close to home for me.

    Game of Thrones has been filmed in spots around here quite a bit.
     
  15. Freejack

    Freejack Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    63
    Posts:
    3,520
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Location:
    Nederland, CO
    I've had standards and a couple of Harley's but found they weren't as comfortable as the Hayabusa. I will note it is modified in several ways to make it _more_ comfortable; lowered pegs, bar risers, harder seat.

    Carl
     
  16. steveieg

    steveieg TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    64
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Location:
    Heidelberg, Germany
    Guzzi Le Mans

    I have a 86 Le Mans IV, lightly modified to roadster format (no fairing basically!)
    The throttle is heavier than a Les Paul, if you can imagine such a thing.
    Yes, those are steel toe-capped boots.
     

    Attached Files:

  17. newtwanger

    newtwanger Blackguardian. Ad Free + Supporter

    Posts:
    3,365
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Location:
    Quebec, Canada
    Heheh, yeah. Full Ducati Corse factory carbon fiber, way too many $$ in suspension, brakes etc. invested but the best bike you can ride with under 100hp.
     
  18. Gloveberg

    Gloveberg Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    248
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2014
    Location:
    West Texas
    2007 SV650S. Not a Superbike but always puts a smile on my face

    [​IMG]

    With my trusty '96 Honda VF750 Magna

    [​IMG]
     
    SunnySky likes this.
  19. Tony474

    Tony474 Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Age:
    73
    Posts:
    9,541
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Location:
    North Bushey, England.
    I've had some crotch-rockets in the past. I think the Honda CBX550F2 and the BMW R100S count as sports bikes, though possibly not as race-replicas. A Kawasaki GPX750 was the only machine I've owned of which an example once - just once - won a World Superbike race (in near-roadgoing trim as well). Actually it was a damn fine all-rounder. Later I had a Yamaha FZR600R (a grey-import NOS US-market model), then a Honda VFR800F. That was more of a sports-tourer and despite its great reputation I still think that the old GPX750 was a better bike, slightly faster and far less thirsty too.

    I can't ride sports bikes any more because of neck problems - me facet joints are buggered. So since 2004 I've been very happy with a Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog, which is a nice European-designed, Italian-built sit-up shaftie road bike, perfectly acceptable in performance and handling and the kind of machine you can if you wish ride slowly without looking a prat.
     
  20. John Backlund

    John Backlund Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Posts:
    6,621
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2003
    Location:
    South Dakota
    I have a 2007 Kawasaki ZX14 (though it's up for sale right now), and my wife, Teresa, has a 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa. I'm 64, and Teresa is 52.

    [​IMG]

    My ZX14...
    [​IMG]
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.