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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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albert88

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albert88 says:

the one

i'm liking spondon ste , if ya want 'the one' make it yer self.

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StupidRider

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StupidRider says:

Cub

My B-king I hugely fast and my SV is full of character but my fondest biking memories were on the Crosby beach on my dads C90

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Stritchy

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Stritchy says:

Best bike I've owned

has to be my ST1100 Pan.
Yes, I know, "old man's bike" but it got my blood pressure racing around the Silverstone circuit, takes me round Europe and can still hold it's own on the twisties.

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owen460

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owen460 says:

Aprilia Tuono

I have a 2006 Tuono, brilliant engine, good handling and decent comfort. For me naked bikes are the grail as they keep my speed under 100, handle well so twisty bits are fun, and have a nice riding position.

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offordc

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offordc says:

Fazer

For me it has to be my Foxeye 600 Fazer, only bought it as a cheap runaround to use all year for to & from work but over the years it has come to be the best bike i have owned for do it all stuff.

Yes it's only a 600 but it could still easily lose a licence, i find it comfortable, fun to ride & have a huge grin everytime i do, it's a bike i just want to chuck into corner after corner.

When i win the lottery or if there's a generous millionaire reading this, i'd like that bike stripped down to every last nut & bolt & rebuilt from the ground up to make it as good as new so i can keep on enjoying it.

Whilst owning the Fazer i've also had a FZ1, Tiger 1050, Tiger 800 & currently a Sprint ST 1050, all good but not "as good".

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

GS850G

Only bike I've ever owned that I would buy another of is the Suzuki GS850G

If Suzuki started building them again I would definitely have one.

 

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taz_of_tazmania

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Not found it yet

Not sure there is a single bike that would be my "Holy Grail" if that was measured in all round ability/grin factor/practicality. May be better, if you've got the money (and the room) to have more than one. Then they can be more specialised and don't risk being a diluted jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none that you're never completely satisfied with. The best number of bikes to have? Just one more...

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petedj

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petedj says:

K5 GSXR 1000

With a few upgrades from Mr. Oh. Mr. Ak. and Mr. Harris.  etc. in my opinion is as good as it gets. Most unusual if the first word that springs to mind when you stop isn't  F%%%%!

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odester71

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odester71 says:

'03 Kawa ZRX1200R

I've found mine - had a ZRX1100 and it's been the only bike I really missed once it had gone. Got a 1200R a couple of years later and it's just that little bit better in every way, and perfect for me. It's been tracked, toured, and done everything without causing a single problem.

Others may come and go, but the ZRX is staying. I've had it for 5 years, and have no intention of ever selling it..

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Bob_1

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Bob_1 says:

K5

Up to the present time my GSXR1000K5 was probably the best ever, as already mentioned. I remember riding it home and thinking they'd left out the air cleaner, it was so boomy and the exhaust was just right too. Then when I'd run it in I wondered what it would do in third, or would I need fourth for standing quarters, I was shocked at how quick it was. Simply a brilliant bike which Suzuki have not bettered in the last eight years.

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