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Old 02-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #21
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I ride the track on an SV650. Any fool on a bigger bike can blow past me on the straights. Satisfaction is passing them back in the next corner.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:26 PM   #22
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In traffice/city limit, I want a slower bike with more torque. On open roads, I prefer faster bike..
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:43 AM   #23
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Good points here on road character and type. Fun for me includes blowing past groups of HDs way out in Ft. Bend county. They have a precious WTF reaction as few know what a Moto Guzzi looks like and my full face white Shoei further confuses those with their doo-rags and HD "uniform".

Of course I have had sport bike riders (and once a Porsche 911 turbo) fly past me, but at speeds and in blind corners where safety, in my opinion, is very compromised. Save that for the track fellas.

Some of the most fun riding of my life was on my Honda Mini-Trail 50 on forest service roads in Colorado. It was great for wheelies also and getting through really nasty rutted, rocky roads and steep climbs at very high altitude. I think the MT had five HP and an automatic 3 speed and a top speed of maybe 30 MPH, but it was a hoot!!!!

Given all the discussion, some day I might just trip on a used Street Triple R and just have to take it home. Or, a Griso. I came very close on a used Griso here in Houston, but the timing did not work and someone beat me to it.

Geez what a grimey, wet, dark Houston day! The weekend looks promising for more slow bike fast riding though.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:04 AM   #24
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I'd say it is a mix of the bike/road/rider that determines fun. I had fun on some dead straight roads going out to Ft. Davis; the fun was in the adventure and any bike capable of freeway speeds would have worked.

Addressing the slow/fast fast/slow aphorism; I believe it is stating that it is fun to ride at the limit, leavened with the knowledge that for most people that limit is only accessible on a slow bike.
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