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modern vintage - November 13, 2018, 11:24 AM

Anyone else ride a modern "vintage" bike?



I picked up a Moto Guzzi V7 racer over the summer.



It's very much Italian and very much a vintage-ish bike.


(now has a set of Agostini pipes and a reflash)


It's super fun though.
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November 13, 2018, 05:03 PM

I ride my Bonneville quickly every now and then. It makes great sound and looks the part of a vintage "race" bike, but it's still kind of heavy @ 485 lbs wet, and the brakes are only adequate. The front end is also mushy, though I do have upgraded shocks in the rear which is nice.


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November 13, 2018, 07:23 PM

You always do good work.


Your wife probably doesn't share the same opinion...but what does she know about cars, bikes, or the bedroom...right?
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November 14, 2018, 07:48 AM

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Your wife probably doesn't share the same opinion...but what does she know about cars, bikes, or the bedroom...right?





It's my friend's bike that I'm keeping in the garage since he doesn't have one. wink


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November 14, 2018, 09:52 AM

I'm still riding my TU250. I have a Bonneville but I like the TU better.

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"It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow"


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Physics always wins

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I LOVE the TU. I saw this year's white/orange color scheme and it took some real restraint to not add that to the collection.


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I LOVE the TU. I saw this year's white/orange color scheme and it took some real restraint to not add that to the collection.
Well don't sit on one and for god'ssake don't ever ride one . . . . unless you want one 'in your stable' for the rest of your riding life.








I think one of the best moments was coming back from Luray and hitting that one true hairpin turn at less than 15mph, feeling the outer edge of my boot sole scraping the ground. I can't do that on my Bonneville.


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Modern Vintage? I didn't know we had a Harley thread here.

They've been selling modern vintage for 30+ years and charging a premium for the honor.



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Modern Vintage? I didn't know we had a Harley thread here.

They've been selling modern vintage for 30+ years and charging a premium for the honor.
I can understand that a sportbike rider might be confused. Standard bikes and cruisers aren't the same thing. H-D doesn't sell standards.


They've recently starting to produce something that seems like it's trying to be a standard but it's not. Kind of like MS put a 'login' gui on their system to make it look like a multi-user system. But it's not.


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I've ridden the TU. It's slightly spunkier (and better handling) than my Van Van 200 was.



Harley makes a few standard models. The XR1200 is one.



Harley's are expensive but the prices have been equalizing over the years. People tend to ask the moon for them on CL and cycletrader, but they seem to sell for reasonable prices. I know the local dealer in town had a slew of HD trades toward the new Goldwing. They wanted high retail for trade value. Most of them took rough trade and slightly lower for their bikes. They know the market is soft.

I don't hate HD bikes. I just hate all the stupid bravado baggage that comes along with them. It's funny how a small subset of people can do that. cough sportbikers cough. :-p


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I will try and get a few pictures but I am rebuilding a cb750 with a modern front end. I guess it technically counts. If you like the old school but want modern safety especially for this area with brakes and shocks you should check out cognitomoto.
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