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Old 11-10-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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Why do you like your naked bike?

I cannot figure out why I like naked bikes and streetfighter bikes so much. I think part of it is the looks, as I am mechanically minded and like seeing the drive train. Part of it is having a minimalist attitude and the simplicity of the bike. I also root for the underdog in and most street fighters/nakeds start with a great power plant but lack the finish of a sport bike.

of course I like the price tag too. An '06 medium mileage 750 like mine is a of a lot cheaper than even a 600 sport. Leaves me with money in the pocket. I like building stuff out as well, instead of buying the to-go package.

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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^ditto.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:54 PM   #3
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Well, I STILL don't have one yet. But you've mentioned all of the reasons I like them too lol
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:55 PM   #4
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Header pipes are too beautiful to cover up.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:05 PM   #5
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For me is the easy access....no hassel on taking off or putting back on the body panels
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:06 PM   #6
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Header pipes are too beautiful to cover up.
very true on the Griso, not so much on the inline 4 bikes.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:09 PM   #7
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very true on the Griso, not so much on the inline 4 bikes.
Hmmm, methinks you may be a bit biased.

How can you say this is not beautiful?

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #8
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Hmmm, methinks you may be a bit biased.

How can you say this is not beautiful?

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Header pipes period! Those have aged nicely
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Yes Patrick your Bandit is badass, most don't have the nice blue. That bike still at the shop?
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:47 PM   #11
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only 2 of my 9 bikes are wrapped in plastic, so i guess i like nakeds too...
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Being able to see the mechanics and frame of a motorcycle is more visually appealing to me than a plastic skin, but to each his own..
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I like the simple upright posture and easy to use power and plenty of tourqe compliments of low end gearing on a solid proven motor. Anything more in one area comprimises another.

I've been really happy with the Bandit 1200. Solid motor and chassis/suspension simple and good enough. I have'nt felt the need to change anything. A good comuter and just fine on the track too. I've seen plenty at the drags as well and used to see as stunters back in the day too, basically it does whatever you'd like.
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I think part of it is the looks, as I am mechanically minded and like seeing the drive train. Part of it is having a minimalist attitude and the simplicity of the bike. I also root for the underdog in and most street fighters/nakeds start with a great power plant but lack the finish of a sport bike.
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I like the simple upright posture and easy to use power and plenty of tourqe compliments of low end gearing
I know exactly what you mean.

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^^ Benelli fan I'm guessing.

My first Bike was a Benelli, well sort of, a Benelli Buzzer. That thing hauled too. Now that I think about it, I guess you could say it was a naked bike too.

I found this pic online of what it looked like.
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Yes Patrick your Bandit is badass, most don't have the nice blue. That bike still at the shop?
Yep.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:40 PM   #17
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Roger that sir. Nakeds also don't act like sailing schooners on high wind days...love the engine and red frame on my Goose.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:19 PM   #18
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I plain and simply like something sporty but where I can still see the "machine."
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Because it's a MOTORcycle. A motor mounted on a bicycle. It was exactly that when it first started a 100 yrs ago. No matter how you style it and what you hang on it, it will still be that underneath it all a 100 yrs from now.

To me, there is something primal about riding a motor-cycle stripped down to its bare essense.
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I've always owned nakeds since my very first, 93 Suzuki VX800.

I appreciate sexy race plastics and uncomfortable ergonomics with low clip-ons and high rear sets for track riding. 100% of my riding is on the street and I like a bike that does most of what a proper sport bike can do, without the inconveniences.

And yes, I dig looking at the frame and motor.
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