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post #1 of 139 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Your Next Bike Purchase

I know, I know, this will be the last one.

You probably mean it at the time but let's be realistic, nobody else believes that so why should you?

I'm thinking either 03-06 955i Daytona or a later Tiger 1050 that wasn't near the ethanol gas in the Northeast so I don't have to worry about pistons screwing up.

Both make sense in a way.
The Daytona would be a light weight little rip around thing for terrorizing the countryside and my 955i Tiger will be pretty much clapped out by the time I retire.
The plan is to see all of the lower 48 states when I retire and I've got to thinking that the Sprint GT has an awful lot of bodywork for the wind to push against and try and blow me into a ditch so the Tiger might actually make more sense.

Anyone else idly scheming on their next purchase?
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post #2 of 139 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 12:17 PM
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I'm pretty sure that my current 08 T100 is my last. We shall see says the blind man .................
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Honestly, I just bought the T120 in 2017, and it really does feel like the perfect bike. Before that, I bought a Speedmaster in 2012, and thought that is the perfect bike.

In any case, there is nothing on the market right now that makes me want to trade in my T120. Who knows, though, maybe something will come along.

I am thinking it will probably be something electric, but those bikes need some serious upgrades before I am interested.
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post #4 of 139 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 02:03 PM
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At age 62 I think my 2018 Street Triple R will be my last bike but, I guess you never know...........
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post #5 of 139 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 02:26 PM
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Er, ya know Steve, Dave in NJ is going to be selling his 2014 Tiger 800 with less than 4K miles. Wink, wink. I wouldn't call the Daytona a light little rip. That would be a GSXR. My '98 is no light weight.
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post #6 of 139 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm, you don't say...

That would be smaller and lighter than the GT and less bodywork for the wind to push against.
This weather appears to be the new norm which is what has me thinking.
I prefer the Sport in Sport Touring but I may need something a bit more like a Swiss Army Knife for what I've got planned.
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post #7 of 139 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 04:45 PM
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My first post retirement ride was a Sprint 1050. I rode it 80,000+ miles. I never found cross wind a problem but I don't remember riding in a lot of wind. It worked great but I think the Tiger 1050 would have been even better. A little more upright and leg room for my aging knees than the Sprint

Now, I'm on a Tiger 800. Not near the power of the 1050 but a solid all day ride.

Your heading asks my next motorcycle. I don't think the model has been introduced yet. My pattern has been a new Triumph every ten years or 100,000 miles. At the rate I'm going lately, I won't buy for another 6 or 7 years. Who knows what will catch my eye then. The Tiger may be my last. It's light and very easy handling.
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post #8 of 139 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 07:17 PM
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We always say that, this will be the last new bike I will ever own, back in 2013 I always like the Thruxtons and I loved the Brooklands green and one day I just walked into my local dealer and brought one without even telling the wife, she found out when she had to take me up to the dealer to pick it up lol, anyway I told her this will be my last bike, I still own my Norton that I brought new when I was 17 years old, well a few years gone by on my Thruxton and a lot of miles covered, then the new 1200 Thruxtons came out and every time I went to my dealership to buy oil filters or any other parts I had to walk past the beautful Compertition green Thruxton S and for about a 1 1/2 years of seeing one on the show room floor I decided to take one for a test ride, of course they only had a Thruxton R for a test ride, after the test ride the Smodel on the floor had the fairing kit on it and because it was 2016 old stock and the price was reduced quite a bit from orginal price, I asked for todays price cash, they dropped the price another $1k and I couldn't refuse and went straight to the bank, the wife had no idea again till I picked it up.
Of course the wife reminded me in what I said last time I did this, but hey I worked hard all my life and the bikes were with me long before she came along, my bikes are my life and she knows they are always number one before anything else, she got over it, well she had no say at all, but this will be my last, well till next time anyway .

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post #9 of 139 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Oh no, don't EVER look at the motorcycles in a dealership.
Avert eyes, head directly to parts counter, make purchase, aim eyes directly down to the floor and head rapidly towards the exit, do not hesitate to pick up sales brochure and if you have to knock over a sales person or two, well, it's self preservation.

Even women are not immune.
My wife entered a Triumph dealership, looked around and said, "You need to get TWO of these!"

Dens of inequity are what they are.
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post #10 of 139 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 08:43 PM
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Iím always looking for the next future ex-bike. I window shop constantly. Goodness. Iíve been lusting after Suzuki B-kings, the new CB1100ís, Ducati Desert Sled, Then i think , oooh i can tour with an FJR, or a K1200RS, Then I remember how much I love that 1050 engine and think Ooooh, Older tiger 1050. No, speed triple. Then Iíll peruse craigslist ( I search for bikes under $2500 and boy oh boy. Talk about a candy store) Old V-Maxís, Vintage UJMís, Suzuki Burgmans, Kawi zephyrs,,,, Itís like ADHD hell. Thank god my TB sport reels me back in.

Itís gonna be tough finding something in my price range ( under 5K usually) thatíll top the gorgeous TB I have in my shed.

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