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Your dream bike collection/garage?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by TallPaul_S, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,778

    Location: Kent

    Ok, so it's an utterly boring day at work for me, we're completely dead. So let's play "what's your (realistic) dream bike garage?"

    3 bikes would be actually doable for me, 2 in the garage and the commuter sat outside.

    Bike number 1 would be a commuter/every day bike:

    NC750x - 2016 model. 80-odd mpg, full LED headlight, a perfect commuter bike
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    Bike number 2 - weekend/touring bike. Something you can say "sod this, I'm off the to the alps!" on a Friday afternoon, and arrive there 8 hours later feeling fresh as a daisy, and yet can still carve round the alpine roads like the best of them. A 2014 Multistrada pikes peak
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    or

    2016 KTM Superduke GT
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    Bike number 3 - something for the weekend sir? - Triumph Thruxton R 2016, pure retro awesomeness!
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    If I had the room/money for another 2 bikes it would be:

    Something rare to look at and polish, and possibly go up in value, and maybe even ride now and then - a Honda SP2.
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    And a bonkers naked bike, which would have to be the Aprilia Tuono v4 Factory, just for the engine :cool:
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    The 3 bike garage is doable, I should (fingers crossed) have a multistrada in a year or so, the NC750x would replace my little honda if it ever dies and they're not that expensive. Just the matter of £10k+ for a Thruxton R to find... :p:D
     
  2. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,097

    Location: /* */

    Yamaha MT-10, Aprilia RSV4, Aprilia Tuono, or Yamaha R1 for the mountains.

    Kawasaki ZZR 1200-1400, modded Honda Super Blackbird or BMW K1300S for touring.

    I only want 2 bikes at a time, just need to test them all and pick one in each category. Maybe add a winter hack like an SV650 as I do miss my old one.

    What's nice it that I will easily be able to have my dream garage as soon as I get a house :D
     
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  3. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    Bike 1 daily use:
    Couldnt fault the SV apart from the brakes. Maybe a CBR600F as the brakes are better and you get 50 miles a tank more for an extra litre of fuel

    Bike 2:
    TLR/SP2/RSV/RSV4 you get the idea

    Bike 3:
    Blackbird - never owned one (but grew up on the back of one) but it's what I've have to tour on

    Bike 4:
    Something a little bit special - classic vs carbon fibre. It would have to be a Norton Domiracer. Been lucky enough to have a look around one of these are they are lovely. The sound of the bike is just fantastic as well.
     
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  4. benji182

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 22, 2006

    Posts: 1,383

    Location: Oxford / London (UK)

    For me I only really have one dream bike (bike #1) but I'd have the others in there just because.

    Bike 1: Ducati 1098R
    Only seen the 1098 in a show room and it was gorgeous, I love the white nose that comes with the R version and who wouldn't want more power?
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    Bike 2: BMW S1000R
    Because my back won't last forever on a Ducati 1098
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    Bike 3: Lucy
    And I think I'd turn my ZX-6R into a track bike.
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  5. dholdi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 21, 2010

    Posts: 1,218

    Location: Preston

    RC30, SP2 & 916.
     
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  6. misterjingo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 21, 2006

    Posts: 1,476

    I hadn't seen the MT-10 until Kreeeees post, and perhaps a marmite bike, but I love it(!)

    So...

    MT-10, Nuda 900r, and a R6 for track.
     
  7. ~Dockie

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 12, 2012

    Posts: 885

    My 4 would probably be:

    CBR250 (late 80's/early 90's 4cyl version)
    NR750
    SP2
    either a 2014 CBR1000RR or a 2012 R1
     
  8. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    What bike is a 911? :p
     
  9. ConTRo13R

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,147

    Location: Canterbury, Kent

    VFR 400 nc35
    Daytona 675r
    Apprilia RSV4
    VTR1000 SP2 in castrol colours
     
  10. dholdi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 21, 2010

    Posts: 1,218

    Location: Preston

    Ooops my bad 916.
     
  11. Stovepipes

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 20, 2010

    Posts: 1,109

    Location: Greater London

    Never thought I'd see an NC700/750 on someone's dream bike list. They're good bikes but they're not usually lusted over.

    I think I'd want the following

    BMW S1000XR

    Looks fun, I think I could use it everyday and this would be my choice for a long tour.

    Kawasaki H2

    I want something utterly mad and terryfying, can't think of anything that fits the brief quite as well. I'd rarey ever ride it though.

    Ducatti Scrambler

    I just love the look of it. I assume it'd be loads of fun.
     
  12. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    To be fair we have all forgotten something that will never be road legal. Tbh a greenlane bike should also be in my garage :)
     
  13. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,884

    BMW R NineT
    1200GS
    And some sort of sportsbike.
     
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  14. ZedPowered

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2008

    Posts: 1,733

    Location: Bristol

    It sounds sad but I have mine already! My 2011 ZX10R is almost perfect. I couldn't ask it to do much more! Just a couple more tweaks and shes my dream bike!
     
  15. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 27,065

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    I'd like to have all my old bikes back again...just for the memories
     
  16. edd1e

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2005

    Posts: 1,741

    Location: Oxfordshire

    I'm lucky in that I already own one of my dream bikes (RSV4 Factory) but the other 3 would be:

    2015/16 Ducati Panigale R
    1290 Superduke
    Somekind of supermoto to mess around on.
     
  17. unKle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 1,261

    Location: Kent

    Same here, I have my dream bikes S1000RR and 1290R. Just one more and that'll be a resto project, a 2 stroke, possibly a RGV/RS250. Don't have the spare space at the mo to do it, will be moving later on this year and hopefully I will have a workshop to tinker in to do my projects :cool:

    Ok proper dream bikes (almost unobtainable)..

    YZR500 Replica (Yamaha RD500)

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    RGV500 Replica (Suzuki RG500)

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    Although that isn't a replica, that's a genuine 500 GP bike once ridden by my biking legend/hero Kevin Schwantz.

    Try buying one of those, not the replicas, the genuine articles :eek:
     
  18. edd1e

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2005

    Posts: 1,741

    Location: Oxfordshire

    to be honest I think that's one of the best things about biking, chances are your (modern) dream bike is affordable to most people at some point in their lives. You cannot say that about cars. My dream car is a Zonda... chances of affording one.... 0.15%. :D
     
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  19. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

    Posts: 5,778

    Location: Kent

    True, they're not a 'want' bike but as a reliable, cheap to run commuter, they're perfect. if I didn't ride to work it'd be dropped and replaced with something much sexier, of course :D But as i don't have a car you need some practicality in there :)
    That high? :p My chances of ever owning a car like that are a flat 0%. Even if I played the lottery, it would increase to 0.00000714 (according to google) :D

    Cars are bloody expensive. A base spec Audi A1 is the same price as a top of the line 2015/16 model 1000cc superbike. I know which one I'd rather use to go to work!
     
  20. Stovepipes

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 20, 2010

    Posts: 1,109

    Location: Greater London

    True I've been considering swapping my NC700s for a NC 700/750X as I prefer the adventure styling plus I love the mpg, I don't think I can live without my frunk and finally the thieves don't seem interested. :D