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I've seen lots of threads on the best single bike, and others on "If you could have all the bikes you want...". It's a little more interesting, though, if your garage only has space for two bikes... like mine. What would they be?

Now that I have the ZX-6R, I love being out by myself, tearing up and down the back roads. And, I have tried to pack the wife on it a couple of times (but with only limited success). It is not an easy bike for the pillion to be comfortable on (at least for MY pillion).

Still, there are some places that I have explored, now, that would be REALLY nice to put-put back past, on a cruiser at 45 mph with my wife.

I can DEFINITELY see the nitch for a cruiser. If I had the money, I'd get that as a second bike. Something dependable and comfortable... and slow (she thinks 45mph is great). :rolleyes:

Anybody else...?
 

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I have my "TWO" already.....ZX-9r for blastin and
the V65 Magna for crusin comfort and plenty-o-power for blastin as well, if the need
should arise (as it always does)....
 

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I would have to say my ZX9R and probably something like the Concours. Although, i've never had any complaints about the level of comfort on the back of the ZX9R. It has a better seating position for the passenger than most of the rice rockets out there.
 

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The ZX-6R has sort of a playground slide for the pillion. This can cause discomfort to the rider :eek: during stops if the passenger is the least bit inattentive. We have actually BOTH sat in MY seat... momentarily... on these occasions. It hurts!
 

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I'll take a Yammaha R6 as a track toy.

And a BMW R1150RS for my street bike. Or maybe a Triumph Sprint ST. Although the Aprilia Falco is pretty cool too.

Oh. Wait a minute. You never said I had to actually pay for these bikes.

OK. Make it an Aprilia Mille R for a track toy, and a BMW R1150RS for the street bike. Or maybe a Gold Wing. Something with enough hard luggage space to carry a tripod, a medium format camera, and a few days worth of camping gear.

Oh yeah. And one of them travel trailers with a garage to carry the bikes around while I'm going from track to track in California. Guess that settles me on the Beemer for the street bike. I'd use it to get up into the Sierra Nevada between track days.

Then again, a nice dual-sport would get me off the paved roads. Oh hell. Two bikes ain't enough dude. :D
 

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Joss said:
The ZX-6R has sort of a playground slide for the pillion. This can cause discomfort to the rider :eek: during stops if the passenger is the least bit inattentive. We have actually BOTH sat in MY seat... momentarily... on these occasions. It hurts!
Hahahaha...been there!Only the ZX9 has more ground to slide across. Other than that, it's pretty good. I've often thought about wearing a cup for just such occasions.
 

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I think if I could have any 2 bikes, I would discard (or pass to a friend) the one currently in the garage. I would go for the GSXR1000 or maybe 750. But, before I would, I would test ride a RC51 to see what a twin would be like (who knows, I might love it!).

My second bike would be a sport tourer that my wife would not mind getting on the back without too much discomfort. I would like it to be a VRF800.
 

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My 900ss and a nice supermotard with a spare set of wheels for getting dirty.
 

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Well I would upgrade the CR125 to a CR250 cause I LOOOOOVE the dirt. Then for sunny days I'd have either an R6 or an F4i waiting for me. The hard part would be deciding which one to ride. *Street or dirt, street or dirt* :rolleyes: :) Decisions decisions.
 

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Blimey, I've already got them :D

A nice Triumph Daytona for the road, mild enough while also fast enough with a bit a character and can do long journeys two up with luggage.

Then for those madder moments a lovely Husaberg FS650 full pumped up Supermotard, MX wheels on order.

What more can a man want?

Happy daze

Simon
 

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Bruce,
Tell us about the ZX-9R monster....:D

And welcome to SBW.......
 

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Only TWO???

R6. Track.

BMWR100GS/PD 1988 or newer. This bike can do everything else, x-country tour and OFF-road.

Had you said three, I would have listed the 3 bikes I already have.
 

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HA HA HA!!!!! I just want 1 bike that will run!!!!!!!! I think I would have to go with a 9R and a CR250. Whats better than ridin the dirt and the blacktop!!!
 

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Definitly my ZX-9R (with modified pillon pad) and a 2002 Aprillia RSV Mille R. When my wife slid up and scared both of us on a semi panic stop on my ZX-9, I decided to fix the seat. I had an upholsterer level the foam and then recover with black roughout leather. The roughout fuzzes forward and wa-la, no more pillion slidage...Does not look bad either. My wife spotted a Mille R on her way home from work one day and proclaimed it to be the one that will share the shop with the Kawi. Works for me :)
 

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gsxr 750 and goldwing.

gsxr' got enough power to act like a liter and the sharp handling of a true race bike to go with it. Maybe the mille r if I could afford it.

goldwing can go anywhere for any amount of time. second choice is futura and probably more desireable than the wing with 80% of it's capabilities for long distance. I'd rather have the futura but if limited to JUST two bikes the wing will eventually take me places the futura might make me think twice about.
 
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