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Oct 14th 2019, 09:33 PM   #1
 
  Mar 2018
  Olympia

  2016 Kawasaki Z1000,2015 Polaris sportsman XP1000,2017 Ktm 690 enduro R
So you streetbike/track bike guys

Are you guys into other bikes too? Iím really liking dual sport and street bikes, Iíve been out on my streetbike and when I get home Iíve jumped on my dual sport and hit some trails. Really got into Moto camping and seeing a lot of new stuff that you canít see on a streetbike. Iíve been to the ridge on my z1000 and got to do some laps Iím pretty much hooked and planning in the future to get more race friendly bike, maybe a zx1000r.
So just wondering what everyone else does as far as riding,I donít think Iíll ever be into Harleyís though.
Oct 14th 2019, 11:39 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S, Suzuki VStrom 650, Yamaha Radian, MZ 125SM
Nope, I just stick to one bike and one type of riding only.
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Oct 15th 2019, 08:54 AM   #3
 
  Mar 2016
  Seattle

  '14 KTM Duke 690, '18 BMW R12RS, '05 BMW R12ST
I was at a picnic this summer, I overheard a conversation about motos, so I joined in.

Wife: Why do you need so many bikes?
Husband: At a loss for words . . . stammered, said nothing.

Me, interjecting, to her I asked:

"How many pairs of shoes are in your closet?"

And then I walked away, my work done.
Oct 15th 2019, 12:49 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Buckley

  '98 HD FXD, '03 SV650 track, '19 636
As we have known for years the number of bikes you need to own is N+1, with N being the number of bikes you currently own.

Was it Peter Egan that said that?

Chop
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Oct 15th 2019, 02:10 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Washington County

  H-D
Late 70's: Kawasaki Z1 street bike, 250 Bultaco Pursang and Trackmaster BSA twin both for flat track.

Today: Harley-Davidson.

Edited by 307T on Oct 15th 2019 at 04:49 PM
Oct 15th 2019, 09:19 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
I love having a street bike for the street, and a supermoto for the dirt, but can ride the street to get to the dirt (don't have to truck it). I replaced the street tires for more aggressive tires for the dirt. Also, have a Honda 100 for my son originally, but now have it for whatever........(wheelies.... )
Oct 15th 2019, 09:38 PM   #7
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  Jul 2016
  victoria

One Triumph Tiger for the street, one Daytona 675 for the track and a Scorpa trials bike that gets a million times more use then the other two combined.
Oct 15th 2019, 11:36 PM   #8
 
  Mar 2018
  Olympia

  2016 Kawasaki Z1000,2015 Polaris sportsman XP1000,2017 Ktm 690 enduro R
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Originally Posted by ducdiver
One Triumph Tiger for the street, one Daytona 675 for the track and a Scorpa trials bike that gets a million times more use then the other two combined.
Iíve got about equal miles on my street and dual sport. Itís nice having the option of what kinda riding I want to do. I like both street and dual sport about the same,I have a blast on whatever Iím riding.
Oct 16th 2019, 01:34 PM   #9
 
  May 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 ZX-10R; 2017 Z900
Two bikes works for me as well. One commuting & most street riding, one occasional street/regular track. I can leave slicks on it for a lot of the summer and only change tires a time or two without impairing my moto-commute!

About 12 years ago, I had the chance to buy a relatively complete Vincent in pieces. Would have been a really big financial hit/risk at the time, so I didn't do it. If I had, then I'd have three! Still go back and forth on that one in dreams.

In years to come after the household streamlines a bit, I could see a trail bike joining the household.
Oct 16th 2019, 02:41 PM   #10
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  Feb 2016
  Shelton (little Arakansas)

I have several, track, street, sumo, dirt etc. My wife asked why I needed so many bikes, I told her "You ever watch a golfer use just one club?". That is the most satisfactory answer I can find.
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Oct 16th 2019, 05:21 PM   #11
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  Sep 2019
  Ruston

I like the dirt, grew up learning how ride on dirt bikes back home in S.A. but the asphalt....my very favorite. If I had to choose only one bike, it would be a street race type bike.
Oct 16th 2019, 08:42 PM   #12
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
I've got a D675 for most of my riding, and a low mileage 75 CB550 that comes out for the occasional reminder of how far technology has come. I really wish I also had something for playing in the dirt and something for doing longer trips.

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Oct 17th 2019, 09:05 AM   #13
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  Jan 2019
  Methow Valley

  ATK Rotax, Buell xb12ss, CL160
I think this is a good question. As a more senior rider, in recent years I've started to enjoy dual sport as a way to explore more country and scenery options. I've rode street bikes since an early age and briefly raced club level events, but never rode any dirt or owned a dirt bike in my younger years. Now after riding a dual sport for several years I see why some of the racing greats like Kenny Roberts, the Hayden Brothers and Rossi all rode and trained on dirt bikes. Riding off pavement is a constant lesson in finding traction, balance, sliding, brake management, sensory judgments and evasive maneuvers. I still ride my street bike a lot, but haven't done a track day in many, many years so riding the dual sport keeps my skills sharp and over all confidence up. So for me, riding both dirt and street is most importantly FUN, but is good practice.
A2B
Oct 17th 2019, 10:16 AM   #14
 
  Aug 2019
  Seattle

  2014 BMW F800GT
I've stayed with one bike for years. When I've had two bikes, I found I rode one almost 99% of the time. The other bike just stayed in the garage taking up space.

I've thought about getting a dual-sport bike to ride some forest roads...but in reality I can get a close enough experience in my Subaru Outback. If it turns out I like the experience, then maybe I'll buy a motorcycle for the experience. But after thinking about it for a couple summers, I haven't had the time to devote to that, and have spent the time traveling on asphalt instead.


Chris
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