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Old 11-14-2012, 02:32 PM   #41
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Everything mentioned above...

I am a motorhead, and I love seeing the mechanical components, of a bike. I love the ease of access, for maintenance, and lesser cost of a crash. I love the comfort of the upright riding position and my wife is FAR more happy, as a passenger. We can do 300 miles, without complaint. At the same time, a naked with the proper components and setup, is more than happy doing a spirited ride or trackday.

Don't get me wrong. I can appreciate a fully faired sportbike, just like I can appreciate an exotic Ferrari or Lamborghini. But, the most of us don't live in a world where such a specialized tool is broadly practical. The beauty of a top notch naked bike is that it is far more practical across a wider range of uses, and can do a pretty decent job in each and every one of them.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:34 PM   #42
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Suzuki screwed up the Bandito Grande when they full-faired it. Hopefully they'll reconsider now that there are whole bunch of new naked litre and open class rigs.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:32 AM   #43
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I love.nakeds...I'm collecting them now. In Europe nakeds are everywhere
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:31 AM   #44
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Yeah man. Lived in Spain for a while in 2004 and I was blown away. That's when my affair with motorcycles atarted
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:09 AM   #45
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They take motorcycling more seriously over in Europe. Been there numerous times and lived in Sicily for 6 months. I love to go to their bike shops over there. Makes ours look weak in comparison.
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Love the minimalistic look, raw grunty engine, exposed components and the wide range of options of customizing it to make it your own. I do miss a full fairing bike, I wished my garage could hold another bike, but the huge grin I get when riding a naked bike quickly kills, albeit only temporary, any of those feelings.

+1 on the bikes in Europe. I rented scooters/dual sports in Rome and parts of asia last month, even on scooter that was an experience, its either quickly learn how to lane split or get ran over
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I believe it's the raw look of the bike.remeber for the first 60 years of motorcycles they where all naked
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This week I wish I had a bike with a fairing, windshield and hand guards. Brr.
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This week I wish I had a bike with a fairing, windshield and hand guards. Brr.
Blasphemous, but count me in.
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All of those are very good reasons. A lot of ya'll enjoy looking at the essence of the bike, without the frills of plastic and pretty paint. That's deep. I just like my naked because of the easy oil changes.
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Ill tell you why I don't like y naked z750.....

Too much hangs off too low. Lottttts of puck left on the track today lol. Time to make relocation brackets for my pegs, brake and shifter. Shouldn't be too bad. Up an inch or so and back equally. Going to rig up street and track brackets and some street and track handle bars. Swiss army bike
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