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Old 09-10-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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Question What bike is the most fun?

I currently ride a 06 zx14 bought new. When I bought it I was planning on long trips and the extra size and weight were not a problem. Now after two years I am yet to go on a long trip and due to a couple surgeries I won't be going on any. So now I have a bike that is too heavy and not quick on it's feet. I'm planning on selling it and I wonder what to get next. I want to know what bike is the most fun. I hear a lot about 675 street triples being tons of fun and I'm interested in z1000's or sv1000's. So what bike do you recomend to have a ton of fun (doesn't have to be the fastest.)
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:58 PM   #2
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You realize this is an impossible question to answer right?

I think an FZ1 Yamaha would be fun but I wouldn't buy one. My Electra Glide fit's the bill for me, it's practical, comfortable and I think drop dead gorgeous. That means I can ride it longer and more often and to more places.. that to me equals a fun bike. I had a 74" Shovelhead version of the same bike years ago that was a blast to ride as well and I kick myself for selling it every time I think about it.

Other people wouldn't be caught dead on a garbage barge and would only ride a sports bike, to them that's fun..There's no one bike that every one is going to agree on.
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:59 PM   #3
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What bike is the most fun?
All of them. So long as it's equipped with two wheels, an engine, and brakes to stop you before the fun stops, you're good to go.
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:21 PM   #4
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You realize this is an impossible question to answer right?

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yeah, the question is impossible, thats why I've been pondering it for months.
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:46 PM   #5
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Okay. The old adage is true: it's more fun to go fast on a slow bike than to go slow on a fast bike.

I own a ZRX1100 but when I go on the twisty mountain roads nearby I never get it out of second gear for fear of flying off of the 2000 foot cliffs. A friend of mine recently sold her Ninja650 and bought a Ducati696 and after riding on it dang if that bike ain't the most pure fun I've had on pavement in years. I'm saving my pennies now to trade off my ZRX for one of those or maybe the Trumpet 675. Unless you intend on hauling passengers and large amounts of gear there's no need for anything bigger then those. You won't go any faster and those much lighter bikes can actually be faster on twisty roads.
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:28 PM   #6
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You can also check out an adventure bike. KTM 990 had me grinning like a fool. A street legal dirt barge that goes like stink. All good. Basically if it has two wheels and a motor its fun.
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:31 PM   #7
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Easy. Jawa 90.
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Easy. Mine.
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Old 09-10-2008, 07:45 PM   #9
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I'd say the most fun bike is the one that doesn't scare the wee out of you when you ride it.

It also helps if the bike gets you there and back. Pushing and/or calling for a tow are no fun a'tall.

I'm still thinking about you saying the ZX-14 isn't quick on its feet. As I've heard they have a Mach gauge on the dash, I assume you meant that it doesn't turn easily.
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I'd say the most fun bike is the one that doesn't scare the wee out of you when you ride it.

It also helps if the bike gets you there and back. Pushing and/or calling for a tow are no fun a'tall.

I'm still thinking about you saying the ZX-14 isn't quick on its feet. As I've heard they have a Mach gauge on the dash, I assume you meant that it doesn't turn easily.
The_Fox didn't seem to have any trouble keeping up with me on some twisty backroads while riding HIS ZX-14 when he passed-through here on his cross-country trip. Didn't complain to me about turn-in, or lack of agility with that bike, either.
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