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

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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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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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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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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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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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 0:).

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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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I’m always looking for the next future ex-bike. I window shop constantly. Goodness. I’ve been lusting after Suzuki B-kings, the new CB1100’s, 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 I’ll peruse craigslist ( I search for bikes under $2500 and boy oh boy. Talk about a candy store) Old V-Max’s, Vintage UJM’s, Suzuki Burgmans, Kawi zephyrs,,,, It’s like ADHD hell. Thank god my TB sport reels me back in.

It’s gonna be tough finding something in my price range ( under 5K usually) that’ll top the gorgeous TB I have in my shed.
 

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I am really contemplating on my next future bike is going to move back in time. Honestly, nothing new grabs me whatsoever. But a 1st or 2nd generation Honda CB750...I'm just really starting to drool over them and appreciate them what they are for. I have a 2012 Rocket and a 2006 Bonnie. All the bells & whistles on new bikes don't really do it for me anymore at all. But going back in the years...very appealing indeed!
 

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I have no intention of buying a new bike but if I was forced into it the only current models that have any appeal would be a Guzzi v7 or an RE Interceptor or Bullet.
 

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Right now I'm still enjoying my 5 mth old street scrambler.. But it actually was bought as I was on the way to put money down on a Guzzi V9 bobber.. Since I was a kid, watching my neighbour come and go on his California, I'd always wanted a Guzzi

Sat browsing my phone waiting for my lift to the Guzzi dealer an advert for the scrambler popped up, reduced by $2.5k. Until then the price had meant that it wasn't even on my radar..
I don't regret the purchase one bit.. It's just put off the inevitable.. Even if it's a second bike. A preloved V7.. V9.. A Griso.. The Audace is lovely.. t
The new V85 motor is promising a range of new models.. By the time I do give in to temptation.. I'll be spoilt for choice.

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Lead us not into temptation. I can find my way perfectly well by myself..
 

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When I retired I had my 1995 Sprint (not running at the time). I now have two more Triumphs. I had them all up and running in top shape at one time. Too many other distractions in life. Now I am back to one bike running and a boatload of other things in my life. Not planning to buy any more bikes. I have been retired 10 1/2 years ! Never thought I would live this long frankly. ...J.D.
 

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I have money down on a chrome Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor due to arrive in August 2019.
 

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One more back roads scratching bike for me: Daytona 675 or an oriental 750. GSXR750 is top of the list at the moment, although an all Brit line-up has its attractions.
 

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Whenever I finally get moved and settled I have a mental list already going. Some of what I sold for the move others just because I want them.

Yamaha FJR1300 or Honda ST1300
Gas Gas TXT300 Trials
2 Yamaha TW200's
Triumph Tiger
CBR1000RR or Yamaha R1
Yamaha or Honda Scooter

Maybe's - Kawasaki Z400 sport bike, Kawasaki / Suzuki DZR400 Enduro, HD Street Glide [just for the hell of it]

I just got to get moved!:surprise::frown2:
 

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Tried selling 2015 Scrambler to update to the newer 900cc Street model but not even one buyer interested so have decided to ride it for a while longer yet.

I just looove the styling of the newer Scramblers.

Better stop now i'm starting to drool already!!!! :grin2:
 

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....Anyone else idly scheming on their next purchase?
Pretty much a constant state of existence for me.

I normally go the used bike route and Craigslist, eBay, and Cycle Trader are my pushers. But 3 motorcycles is my limit and I love my current stable. But the devil is always tapping my shoulder. >:)
 

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Buddy, I am still in hot water from my last bike purchase. That basket case 2001 Daytona.

Next serious purchase will likely be a pair of Tiger 800s though. Mrs MHS wants to try ADV. Never letting her go

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