Motorcycles: my fantasy garage

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  1. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    This assumes unlimited funds, a spacious and heated garage adjacent to a Malibu ranch house overlooking the Pacific, and superior contacts with whom to locate the specific machines. First off, I would have a stable of current-model machines because they're so damn good, and I don't want to be bested by other riders when tackling Mullholland Highway, Cornell Road, Highway 33, and other temples in tarmac.

    Then I would have a fleet of classic bikes.

    Here's what's in my fantasy garage:

    * 2002 Suzuki GSX-R1000R

    * 2002 Yamaha YZF-R1

    * 2002 Honda CBR600F4i

    * one of the new Triumphs--just don't know which one; maybe the 1200cc Four (for fun)

    * 1998 Triumph Speed Triple (for fun)

    * a custom knock-off machine built by Titan (even though I don't like H-Ds, these machines are stunning works of moto-art; of course I would want one)

    * 2001 Aprilia RSV "Mille"

    * 1996 or 1997 Ducati 916

    * 2001 Honda VFR800 (for fun)

    The classics:

    * 1969 Honda CB750K0

    * 1967 BSA Lightning 650

    * 1971 Triumph T-120R Bonneville 650

    * 1966 Honda CB77 Superhawk 305

    * 1948 Indian Chief

    * 1957 Vincent Black Shadow

    * 1975 Kawasaki Z-1B "903"

    * 1979 Honda CBX (the red one, not the silver)

    And you?
     
  2. Philip_G

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    aww hell

    gsxr1000

    2002 R1

    2002 954RR

    2002 interceptor

    ducatti 998

    MV agusta (all of them)

    aprilia futura

    aprilia mille R

    triumph daytona 955

    might as well have an R6 too

    and probably some others I forgot
     
  3. Scott Hayes

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    Buell Lightning X1
    Buell Fireball XB9r
    Harley Fatboy
    Harley Nighttrain
    Harley Springer Softail
    Kawasaki Vulcan
    Honda Magna
    Honda VTX
    As you can see I am more of a cruiser fan. I really want the Honda VTX. I love that bike. Be a while before I can afford it though.[​IMG]
     
  4. Chuck_C

    Chuck_C Stunt Coordinator

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    I rode a new VTX last June. It's fast for a cruiser. I came back with a smile from ear to ear. They put some cheap plastic parts on it but it would be great with a little customizing.
     
  5. Shawn C

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    Let's see, since I already own my favorite motorcycle [​IMG], let's add some friends to it:
    Buell Firebolt XB9R
    http://www.buell.com/products/xb9rgallery.asp
    Honda CB1300 (From Japan)
    http://www.honda.co.jp/motor-lineup/...4/photo01.html
    2003 Honda ST1300
    http://www.hondamotorcycles.com/mode..._number=ST1300
    Suzuki GSXR1300 Hayabusa
    http://www.suzukicycles.com/sr_02/sp...et/fs_haya.htm
    Yamaha Road Star Warrior
    http://www.yamaha-motor.com/products...&lc=mcy&rdir=1
    Harley V-Rod
    http://www.harley-davidson.com/motor...=1012808826609
     
  6. Scott Barnhart

    Scott Barnhart Stunt Coordinator

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    Canyon Carving: Yamaha YZF-R6
    Touring: BMW R1150RT
    Cruising: Harley V-Rod
    Riding with the Kids: Ural Bavarian Classic w/ Sidecar
    For Cachet: MV Agusta F4 Oro Series
    Just because I love Ducatis: Ducati 998
    For Speed: Suzuki Hayabusa - the FAST year (2000?)
    General Purpose: Honda VFR-800
    Because no one else has one: Benelli Tornado
    To learn racing and for tearing around: Aprilia RS250
    I guess that would just about do it for me! [​IMG]
     
  7. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Yes, a Ural--a classic of modern design and technology! [​IMG]
    S'pose I might add a Jawa C/Z Californian 350! [​IMG]
     
  8. Philip Hamm

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    I saw one of those Ural sidecar rigs on the road a couple months ago. I was really surprised at how beautiful and classic it looked. Nice bike.
     
  9. John Tillman

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    Someone just opened an Indian dealership two towns over... Going to have to check that out.

    Hey Jack, the 650 Triumph, is that the one from Shampoo?

    I'll add a Norton Commando and an agile dirt bike.
     
  10. Jack Briggs

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    Yes, a Norton Commando 750 (the 850 from the mid-'70s was milquetoast). I prefer the 1972 Norton Commando--black with gold pinstriping and a hydraulic front disc brake.

    As for the bike of Beatty: I would have to screen the film again. Remember, the Bonnie featured two carburetors, while there was a single-carb' 650, as well (which didn't perform up there with the T-120R)--the two shared nearly identical styling.
     
  11. Jin E

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    I already have my dream garage with my '98 VFR800fi (gotta have the gear driven cams!). If I were to add to it:

    Yamaha YSR50

    Honda RVF400R

    Honda RC45

    Honda NC30

    Yamaha RZ500 (Japanese model w/ Aluminum frame)

    Ducati 900 Monster

    Basically and of the cool old two stroke GP bikes
     
  12. Philip Hamm

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    Wouldn't it be cool to have a Honda NR750? [​IMG]
     
  13. Jack Briggs

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    Hell, yeah, it would!

    Or how about the NS750 from the 1980s, with its funky oval pistons?

    I swear, the Japanese have made motorcycles into technological art.
     
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    Actually Jack, do you know what's shown in the film LOA? That bike had "JAP" (for James Andrew Prestwich) on the cylinder heads. Is it a Brough or some imposter?
     
  16. Jack Briggs

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    An imposter. As I recall, the Brough Superior had a V-Twin engine, and all JAP-made (not for "Japanese," but for a corporate entity that still exists) engines are vertical singles. You can find them still as the powerplants for "speedway"-type racing bikes.
     

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