Other bikes you lust for?

Jerk

On a long leash
Staff member
I have a few bikes (42), but there are still a few that I wouldn't mind owning before I kick the bucket. Whether or not I'll own one of these is a different story :)

Do you have anything you'd love to have in the shed, besides your RE?

Here's my hit list:

Ural with a sidecar
Bimota V-Due
Suzuki RGB500
Yamaha YZR500
Yamaha Tenere 700
Ducati Desmosedici

Probably a few others I'll add after I remember them :)
 

Wintrup

Well travelled
Location
Cumbria UK
Ural with a sidecar -- tick
Yamaha Tenere 700 -- tick (albeit only if they add another 2 litres to the 16 litre tank)

In addition to these my choices would be:
Yamaha YDS7 (One of the most handsome bikes ever made, and I love strokers)
Triumph Tiger 800 XCx (just like the look of them)
Yamaha FJR 1300 (for those long, long motorway tours)
 

CarstenB

Well travelled
Location
h-town tx
I would sell my body for one of these.... too bad I am not worth that much :'(


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i kept my 84 G/S in the family when i left Europe 15 years ago, just couldn't sell it. It immediately was my dream bike when it came out in 1980. I was finally able to afford one in 1990 and still miss it but at least i get to see and ride it whenever i am back. I also miss my 83 SR500 that i had before the G/S. I have to admit though that my Husky Terra is more fun to ride than the G/S and i am very tempted to modify my wife's Himalayan into a SR/XT type scrambler or to get my own one. I think it has all it takes to be a modern XT500. But the one l'd lust most for is Sten Lundin's XT...


 

ChArj_Himalayan

Finally made it
Location
Indianapolis, IN
i kept my 84 G/S in the family when i left Europe 15 years ago, just couldn't sell it. It immediately was my dream bike when it came out in 1980. I was finally able to afford one in 1990 and still miss it but at least i get to see and ride it whenever i am back. I also miss my 83 SR500 that i had before the G/S. I have to admit though that my Husky Terra is more fun to ride than the G/S and i am very tempted to modify my wife's Himalayan into a SR/XT type scrambler or to get my own one. I think it has all it takes to be a modern XT500. But the one l'd lust most for is Sten Lundin's XT...


It’s for sure a wise decision to keep it in the family! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in person, not in Indiana anyway. And I am not very familiar with the husky terra, but it looks much lighter and probably rips off-road for a big 650.. the gspd still might make a better adventure touring motorcycle...?

Sten’s XT is purty! Trials/scrambler look.

I’ve been wanting to do a scrambler/flat tracker on a bullet 500, the Himalayan (for now) stays stock... it is, in its philosophy, a scrambler/adv already out of the factory (for the most part), with a deferent head light, seat, high up sideways exhaust, it would mean business, or ...look like it anyway lol I’ve been dying to take that rear fender plate holder off!
 

NewEnglandHimalayan

Well travelled
Location
New England
I have always been curious of the XR600R and saw the possibilities of the XR650L which is close since the 600 is no longer. Anyways, I just got one, a 2017 model. Yikes, talk about riding a prancing pony. The Himalayan is a Cadillac compared to this thing. Riding it on the highway was unreal for me as I have only ridden sport bikes fast. I'm not sure I made the right decision :p, if anything, it made me appreciate the simplicity and mild manners of the Himalayan. Regardless, I will try to keep both as I take this beast as a challenge for me LOL.

Now, in all seriousness, this bike has always been a fantasy of mine. Granted, there is no way I will ever acquire one or be able to afford one but it is very sexy in my eyes. The R51/2. While the one in the picture has some R51/3 parts, it still holds true to its style. A man can dream :cool:

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MrDralas

Well travelled
Location
Planet Earth
I have always been curious of the XR600R and saw the possibilities of the XR650L which is close since the 600 is no longer. Anyways, I just got one, a 2017 model. Yikes, talk about riding a prancing pony. The Himalayan is a Cadillac compared to this thing. Riding it on the highway was unreal for me as I have only ridden sport bikes fast. I'm not sure I made the right decision :p, if anything, it made me appreciate the simplicity and mild manners of the Himalayan. Regardless, I will try to keep both as I take this beast as a challenge for me LOL.

Now, in all seriousness, this bike has always been a fantasy of mine. Granted, there is no way I will ever acquire one or be able to afford one but it is very sexy in my eyes. The R51/2. While the one in the picture has some R51/3 parts, it still holds true to its style. A man can dream :cool:

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Long travel suspension, knobbies at high speed no thanks....
I’ve had some striped down sport bikes, make bikes at speed tend to try and kick the poopy out of you.
Compared to other bikes I’ve owned I rather enjoy the Himalayan’s mild manners as well, doesn’t try to stand up taking away from lights, or in curves. You can let off the gas and it doesn’t try to kick you off forward, I like the progressive brakes.

That r51, is that a soild rear? If so what’s the thing by the muffler? If not that is a pretty cool looking shock for the rear suspension.
 

NewEnglandHimalayan

Well travelled
Location
New England
Long travel suspension, knobbies at high speed no thanks....
I’ve had some striped down sport bikes, make bikes at speed tend to try and kick the poopy out of you.
Compared to other bikes I’ve owned I rather enjoy the Himalayan’s mild manners as well, doesn’t try to stand up taking away from lights, or in curves. You can let off the gas and it doesn’t try to kick you off forward, I like the progressive brakes.

That r51, is that a soild rear? If so what’s the thing by the muffler? If not that is a pretty cool looking shock for the rear suspension.
You are quite right. I underestimated the effort to ride this thing with the tires it has now. Yikes. The Himalayan is something else for sure. I am very pleased with mine and would never think of selling it if it lasts as long as it is supposed to.

The R51 is a semi-solid rear. Those are the dampers for the BMW "plunger suspension" it has. Here is a closer look on both sides.

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MrDralas

Well travelled
Location
Planet Earth
You are quite right. I underestimated the effort to ride this thing with the tires it has now. Yikes. The Himalayan is something else for sure. I am very pleased with mine and would never think of selling it if it lasts as long as it is supposed to.

The R51 is a semi-solid rear. Those are the dampers for the BMW "plunger suspension" it has. Here is a closer look on both sides.

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Weird....
Old stuff is fairly cool like that though.
I’ve never looked much in to German bikes before or Italian either for that matter. The high cost of them and well I worked on German and Italian cars for a bit.....there’s still a bitter taste in my mouth years later.
Mostly the cost, I’m just cheap.

When I make it back to Canada I should keep an eye out for project bikes again, you can pick up bikes some one took apart for a couple hundred bucks around January or February. Perfectly runnings bikes in pieces because project bike or some some like that, got a few of my bikes that way. No old bmws but also never looked for them.
 

NewEnglandHimalayan

Well travelled
Location
New England
Weird....
Old stuff is fairly cool like that though.
I’ve never looked much in to German bikes before or Italian either for that matter. The high cost of them and well I worked on German and Italian cars for a bit.....there’s still a bitter taste in my mouth years later.
Mostly the cost, I’m just cheap.

When I make it back to Canada I should keep an eye out for project bikes again, you can pick up bikes some one took apart for a couple hundred bucks around January or February. Perfectly runnings bikes in pieces because project bike or some some like that, got a few of my bikes that way. No old bmws but also never looked for them.
LOL, I know what you mean. I was recently looking to get an old Honda 1000 air cooled for a cafe racer project. Ended up getting the Himalayan and I just pulled the trigger on a XR650L, I hope it stops here :)
 
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