DCSportbikes.net  
» Help Support .NET!
DCSportbikes Premier Membership for 25$ per year. Discounts! Click here for full information.

Now available in the .NET Shop:



Get your DCSBN Gear!
» Shoutbox
Sorry, only registered users have the ability to use our real-time shoutbox to chat with other members.

Register now, it's free!
» Online Users: 536
1 members and 535 guests
beatle
Most users ever online was 4,519, September 2, 2015 at 03:26 AM.
Go Back   DCSportbikes.net > Brand Specific > Supermotoz/Offroad

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Why go the Motard route? Dumb video included.
Unread
  (#1)
Pleased to meet me
 
nunyadambusiness's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,227
Join Date: April 4, 2003
Location: moon
Cool Why go the Motard route? Dumb video included. - August 19, 2009, 03:00 PM

Five years ago I got KTM Duke 2. The motard rage was not in full swing during that time and even today people don't understand it. I've been through a Multistrada, Speed Triple and a KLR. There's just no replacing a light thumper with great components thrown in for good measure.

On my way to work Monday. It's just plain fun.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_nUNhW1txE

Keep riding the in-line that's hurting your wrists and back. It keeps the motard prices down.
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#2)
Got my Permit
 
Posts: 46
Join Date: December 20, 2006
Location: Fredricksburg
August 19, 2009, 03:12 PM

They are definately a lot of fun, I have been converting a DRZ 400 S version this summer to an SM, and it just keeps getting better and better. I find myself grabbing it instead of the fireblade on many occasions...
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#3)
Officially Addicted to Posting
 
Chris's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,660
Join Date: August 30, 2006
Location: Reston
August 20, 2009, 12:19 AM

i might pick one up for commuting. you know theyre making a R version for the Duke
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#4)
Officially Addicted to Posting
 
Chris's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,660
Join Date: August 30, 2006
Location: Reston
August 20, 2009, 12:24 AM

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...hots/7145.html

  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#5)
Pleased to meet me
 
nunyadambusiness's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,227
Join Date: April 4, 2003
Location: moon
August 20, 2009, 08:26 AM

Nice.
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#6)
Has an idiot exemption
 
Triple X's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,502
Join Date: September 29, 2002
Location: Stephens City, VA
August 20, 2009, 09:50 AM

I think you are a hooligan.


Steve

2011 Harley Electra Glide Limited
2009 Yamaha Zuma 125
2006 Honda CRF150F
2004 Honda CRF150F Monster
2008 Honda CRF 450R
www.cornerspeed.net
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#7)
Duct tape is for champs!
 
B-mac's Avatar
 
Posts: 506
Join Date: August 16, 2005
Location: The Ton, VA
August 20, 2009, 09:54 AM

The more I ride my tard, the more I like it. I catch alot of shit for it only being a 250 but for my commute, backroads, it's perfect. Not to mention I have been averaging 60mpg. Next week it is getting some Avon Distanzia's and a skid plate for a bit of dual-sporting. O, almost forgot, cops don't even look at me and the insurance is stupid cheap, just can't go wrong


Throttle or brakes, there are no other options
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#8)
Typical Stripper
 
Nudist's Avatar
 
Posts: 16,605
Join Date: May 27, 2005
Location: Between old and slow
August 20, 2009, 09:54 AM

Glad Im not the only one that feels that need on a motard


Nate CCS/ASRA #29 - www.nudebikesracing.com - 2012 MARRC AM Racer of the Year

Ticket2Speed, RnR Cycles, Twin Works Factory, Scorpion Helmets, Pro Speed Racing Apparel, Vortex, DC-Moto.net/Amsoil, Dunlop, Sharkskinz, DCSportbikes.net
  Facebook Page Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#9)
I got nothin....
 
flyboy's Avatar
 
Posts: 392
Join Date: January 8, 2008
Location: Reston
August 25, 2009, 08:32 PM

I want a tard.....don't know which one.... think'n a DRZ400SM would be a good stating place.


Ride NAKED or Ride Dirty
Xbox live: declaredmental
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#10)
One and Only
 
Cloaca's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,281
Join Date: June 4, 2004
Location: Cumberland, MD
August 25, 2009, 08:56 PM

My motard was the greatest bike I could ever imagine, aside from the actual platform's shortcomings.

As said, people don't automatically think you're evil, cops ignore you, wheelies come cheap, sliding is normal, and the shit eating grin just never ever gets old.

Wouldn't mind picking up a Duke this winter.....hmmmm....


Right up the 1 hole.
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to Cloaca  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#11)
whoa preppy......
 
Scot's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,072
Join Date: May 19, 2005
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
August 25, 2009, 09:45 PM

Over blown and over hyped. I like motards, but unless you are 2 miles from some crazy assed roads, it's an GS500E power level bike with a carboard seat.

How many people have had motards for several years as primary bikes that weren't limited due to finances?

I like em fine, but I've never seen a bigger cheerleading section for a particular style bike in my life.

Either way, cool video. You won't need to ever change your front tire.


2018 XSR700
2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer
2019 Honda Monkey
2019 Z900 ABS
2019 Janus Halcyon
  MySpace.com Page Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#12)
#47 GODSPEED BAMBAM
 
dodge131's Avatar
 
Posts: 12,567
Join Date: May 31, 2006
Location: NOVA
August 25, 2009, 09:53 PM

Me loves my KTM's!!! I have put over 40,000 miles in the past 3 years on tards! Wish I got into this when I was in my teens! Nice vid!


www.RnRcycles.com


Home of RNR Repsol Racing.

Missing all my fallen friends and family! If Life Was Easy Then Everyone Would Do It!
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#13)
GP Champ
 
Posts: 3,459
Join Date: December 29, 2002
Location: NYC UES
August 25, 2009, 10:28 PM

I'm pretty sure sportbikes can wheelie also... in any gear... and in more gears without clutching. And unless you're old and fat, your wrists and back shouldn't feel too bad.

I'm open to buying 690smc, but the bottom line is that most SM are pretend SMs (basically naked bikes like Ducati's SM, with crappy power/weight ratio, etc) Either that, or they require a ungodly amount of maintenance, and if you want to ride you gotta tow your bike 100 miles away from DC where there are actually decent roads for SMs if you don't want to blow your engine getting there.

Basically, the biggest thing these bikes have going for them right now is novelty hype. I hope they grow up and deliver on the currently fictional promise of a light, powerful, SM that can be used on the street without a ton of maintenance.
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#14)
One and Only
 
Cloaca's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,281
Join Date: June 4, 2004
Location: Cumberland, MD
August 25, 2009, 10:46 PM

F...U...N


Right up the 1 hole.
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to Cloaca  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#15)
Get Tarded!
 
Tarded Jake's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,925
Join Date: June 19, 2009
Location: Las Vegas
August 25, 2009, 10:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scot View Post
Over blown and over hyped. I like motards, but unless you are 2 miles from some crazy assed roads, it's an GS500E power level bike with a carboard seat.

How many people have had motards for several years as primary bikes that weren't limited due to finances?

I like em fine, but I've never seen a bigger cheerleading section for a particular style bike in my life.

Either way, cool video. You won't need to ever change your front tire.
Honestly coming from Colorado there are a lot more people who use tards as primary bikes and the cost of ownership really isn't great and you can pickup a nice sport bike for less than a tard out there. But like I said it's Colorado there are places to ride everywhere out there not like this place.
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
duke 2, motard


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest 2002-2010 by DCSportbikes.net. DCSportbikes.net is owned by End of Time Studios, LLC.