Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Just north of Annapolis Maryland
Ah come on guys, don't rag him..... too much anyway.
I could have bought any bike short of the 72K Duc and I CHOSE my vee. I looked at beemers and decided that they were too much money for what they are. If I'm spending upwards of 15 grand, it's got four wheels a trunk and I don't get wet. I bought my vee and love the bike....no it won't outrun my car in a top end match and it also, as another poster pointed out, cost roughly HALF of what a beemer costs. It's one of the best values on the market....1000 cc's of trouble free motorcycle that frankly, was cheap as hell!! IMHO...anyone that buys a particular machine only because it has abs needs to learn how to brake properly...must be one of those "riders" and not a motorcyclist but I guess I'm just old school and don't understand how important it is to "look like you are special and important"....I'm from the era of real value and productivity......"motor was cool, but didn't have a lot of the ammenties"...wow, does that statment speak volumes.....lol
Here's the part that always burns my beemer friends (I have 3 of them)when they borrow my bike....each of them has told me that when they fill up at the gas station, people always ask..."is that a bmw?" In the words of the great Vtom......Hmmmm
My VStrom 1000 K7
Stock bikes: a
purple '74 RD350 in great shape,
All-original 1975 H2 750 triple (purple of course),
1974 H2 750(my go-fast), a scary fast & fully ported street machine!
'82 Yam 650 Turbo- running 18PSI, Be sure to be pointed where you want to go!
'75 GT550 built up & ported,
'75- H1 wrist-rocket- HOLY GOD ALMIGHTY!
'75 S1 Kaw 250 baby triple w/ lifted and ported 350cc cylinders/28mm flatslides
To-Restore list: '72 H1, 1-'75 H1, 1974 GT750