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Street Bike to Rekindle the Flame

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    That is the thing though, we aren't all the "sport bike" and "racer" crowd where everyone is a cheap prick.
    There are definitely a few guys who don't mind ponying up for the right kit, but you've been on NESR a decade longer than I and we both know that's the exception, not the rule.

    There is some market for these things, apparently it just isn't big enough to justify to the bean counters though.
    The bike is currently equipped with a chromoly frame, Brembo brakes, Ohlins suspension, RSD wheels, S&S exhaust, and a 2 piece carbon body; it weighs 427 lbs. It likely would cost you $20-25k. The only "high spec" component I wouldn't want to sacrifice on that list is the chromoly frame, they could axe the rest for lower spec components, charge me $15k, weigh it in a 465 lbs, and I'll be ready to write the check. I wouldn't be racing this, it would be a street queen that may see an occasional "non sportbike track day," I don't need top shelf suspension and brakes for that. Bean count the shit out of it.

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    are those factory versions
    No, but not far off at all. just a seat, pipe and tires plus a little tidying. I see no Buell Blast DNA in there whatsoever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    You're looking at the wrong audience. We're mostly the "sport bike" and "racer" crowd so everyone is a cheap prick...
    Which is ironic because racing is arguably one of the most expensive hobbies one can have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    Which is ironic because racing is arguably one of the most expensive hobbies one can have.
    Indeed. Want to know how to make a small fortune in racing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Indeed. Want to know how to make a small fortune in racing?
    Be fast, young, and Spanish/Italian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Indeed. Want to know how to make a small fortune in racing?
    Spend all your money on bitcoin instead?

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    Pete I actually just picked up a '15 Scout myself last month from MoM. Traded my Ninja in as i wasnt excited to ride it anymore. I can already feel the bug coming back to get out riding this thing on the street again once the nice weather comes around. I am very happy with it! seat is comfy, handles great. should be just what I need to be able to enjoy nice summer weekends away from the track again. GLStreet Bike to Rekindle the Flame-img_20171125_135538258_hdr-jpg

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    Again, I feel like someone already made these things, but better.



    Swap the tires n' be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingahNinjah View Post
    Pete I actually just picked up a '15 Scout myself last month from MoM. Traded my Ninja in as i wasnt excited to ride it anymore. I can already feel the bug coming back to get out riding this thing on the street again once the nice weather comes around. I am very happy with it! seat is comfy, handles great. should be just what I need to be able to enjoy nice summer weekends away from the track again. GLStreet Bike to Rekindle the Flame-img_20171125_135538258_hdr-jpg
    someone remind me who called me an old man...look at that windscreen!

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    Re: Street Bike to Rekindle the Flame

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Indeed. Want to know how to make a small fortune in racing?
    Spend a large fortune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Spend a large fortune.
    I have a feeling I'm about to do this... again.

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    KTM 1290 Superduke R

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    KTM 1290 Superduke R
    Yup.

    If this bike doesn't rustle your jimmies, nothing will.

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    I won't even need to own a bike with the amount of test riding I have in front of me. Good work, team!

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    z900rs

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    I feel like we missed the obvious choice: 790duke. 105hp, 372lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odyssey11 View Post
    Ninja 1000?
    Fast, functional with the bags, not as comfy as a cruiser but way more fun.
    Yes, I am biased because I'm selling one
    Suggested that a few posts back. Really capable bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I feel like we missed the obvious choice: 790duke. 105hp, 372lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    someone remind me who called me an old man...look at that windscreen!
    LOL bike came with all those option bits for $9k... couldnt pass it up seeing as new its a $14k bike! windscreen and bags pop right off and I have the rear seat and pegs to throw on. luggage rack over the rear fender needs to come off for the pass seat so thats a bit of a pain but not too bad to swap on and off if needed.

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    Buy a dry clutch ducati

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    This is a hell of a custom Scout build!!! Indian Scout Sportbike | Indian Motorcycle Forum

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    What's the opinion of the z900? No soul?

    Anyone check out the new z900rs? I feel like they didn't get the proportions quite right, but looks like the seat height is higher than the Bonnie and cb1100 while still being nice and flat

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    Suzuki GT750 water buffalo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    What's the opinion of the z900? No soul?

    Anyone check out the new z900rs? I feel like they didn't get the proportions quite right, but looks like the seat height is higher than the Bonnie and cb1100 while still being nice and flat
    Checked out the 900RS at this year's NYC motorcycle show.

    They nailed it. Perfect UJM update.

    Too tall for me, sadly, at 5'7". I can deal with the seat height but it's too wide. I popped a charley horse hoisting it up off the side stand.

    I loved it.

    FYI... I'm 58, so this bike speaks to me, era-wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adouglas View Post
    Checked out the 900RS at this year's NYC motorcycle show.

    They nailed it. Perfect UJM update.

    Too tall for me, sadly, at 5'7". I can deal with the seat height but it's too wide. I popped a charley horse hoisting it up off the side stand.

    I loved it.

    FYI... I'm 58, so this bike speaks to me, era-wise.
    I agree bout the looks - they nailed it. I also checked it out in NYC. I'm 5'8" on a good day, but felt pretty comfortable on it. Plus, it felt substantially lighter than the Honda CB1100. The Honda had more chrome and looked "older", so depending on the looks you are going for the Honda may be better. The Kawasaki is significantly lighter, more modern and with a more powerful engine. I think Kawasaki got it right. The basis of the bike is the Z900 which is also a terrific bike, but different style for different audience/mod

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