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admin

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Have you found your Holy Grail bike?

"I’ve owned dozens of bikes and I’ve enjoyed most of them, but I’m yet to find 'the one'. My brother has gone back to the original R1 4XV saying it’s the only bike he’s ever had a 'special connection' with. A guy at work sold his FZ1 and went back to an SP1 for the same reason. I feel like...

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Slart

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Slart says:

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Okay I will admit I purchased a 1997 ZX-6R F3 now my third simply because to me it is a great fun bike it was the first proper sports bike I owned and for some reason there is something about them... And then there is my Triumph Sprint RS never made much sense apart from it was and is a damn good bike until I road back to Vienna from Leeds in 23 hours... and flying through the night on the German Autobahn it made so much sense that between these 2 bikes I have found a very good pairing yes they both have their faults but I still think they are as near to perfect as I am going to get...

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tonyfo

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tonyfo says:

Best bike

I want to get another TL1000s, I currentley own a 2003 ZX12, and its a nice bike but doesn't have the grin factor that the Tl had. The TL was slammed for its handling but I never found it a problem and was certainly outweighed by the fact that every time you open the throttle it had dollops of stomach wrenching torque that would make you grin. I liked the look of the "S" too, with its modern take on the cafe racer.

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gavinwilkins

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gavinwilkins says:

For me... "The One" was a Honda Superblackbird. It was just brilliant. Ultra smooth, unfeasibly quick, ultra capable at anything, but alas I rode it too quick and would doubtless have ended up in jail it I had carried on, so I had to be sensible. I am still looking for another bike that i feel the same about... 4 and counting...

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DamianJ

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DamianJ says:

Has to be the original Bandit 1200 or the SP1 in limited edition silver!

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madproffesor

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madproffesor says:

I have owned around seventy bikes, ridden many more over the last forty years, everything from British sidecars, 500 two stroke race replicas to off road and cruisers. Currently on a Harley 1200 sportster and still looking for that special one. Favourite one so far a CB900 F built at Lotus F1 by one of their engineers, 145bhp at the rear wheel and original wheels and brakes an absolute monster but amazing fun.

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

Soft spot bikes

For me it's my Spondon (formerly a GSXR1100L that I owned prior to converting to the spondon frame). I upgrade the bike every few years so it's always right up there on performance with the latest crop of hyperbikes.

I also have a Suzuki TL that I've owned since about 2001 that I have a bit of a soft spot for. Again its somewhat modified so somewhat better than when they first came out

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snev

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snev says:

yep.

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firkit

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firkit says:

Defo

A 04 tuono factory

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kevinschwantz

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Holy Grail Bikes

I miss all bikes with character... The bikes in the 80's were great !!! Nostalgic old 43 year old maybe... But that's my view!

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chriswren

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chriswren says:

HP4 totally awesome :D

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