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    Question Bikes you "lust" after but probably will never buy?

    I have 2 motorcycles on my LUST list. Likely will never buy either of them. But I do enjoy drooling.

    1. Honda's Africa Twin. But not just any version. The candy apple red DCT version that was produced in 2016? or '17? Wow. Just a beautiful bike. All the cool stuff with the AT but good looking too.
    2. MotoGuzzi T85 TT. Brand new and old school cool, but with great design and modern technology. Adventure bike capabilities but on the mild side with a bit lower HP than the new BMW 850GSA or the Africa Twin

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    Oh sure, I could list off a bunch of Indians, Harley's, and '18 Goldwing as well as a bunch of others that I'd be happy to own or ride or make me smile when I see them, but the AT and the T85 TT just keep rising to the top of bikes that I'd love to own. Neither are as practical for what I do daily as the NC700/750x platform. Neither as nimble and easy in city traffic. Both are better highway rides. Both are better off road rides. Both generate an emotional response.

    So what are your LUST WORTHY choices?

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    Had my eye on a Janus Gryffin the past few months. I need someone to talk me out of it.

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    The completely idiotic and insane new Triumph 2.5 liter (!!) Rocket 3 with 163 LB-FT of torque.

    Just because ;-)

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    Super Moderator Bikes you "lust" after but probably will never buy? 670cc's Avatar
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    The bikes I lust after only exist in my dreams or as prototypes. Like if Honda would build a mid size 450-600cc Africa twin, or if the CRF250L Rally had a smooth 350cc engine but weighed the same, or the Honda NeoWing shown as a prototype, etc.

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    Sometimes I lust for what I can’t have, but when I can have it, I lose interest or realize it’s not what I thought it would be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc True View Post
    Had my eye on a Janus Gryffin the past few months. I need someone to talk me out of it.

    Gryffin — Janus Motorcycles
    Hmmm... one of the guys at my fencing club has a Janus. I think it’s the Halcyon model. Nifty little bikes. Lots of character!
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    ...lust is such a strong word, though i'd admit to a very strong like! (not in any order of importance of course haha) :{)

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    Bikes you "lust" after but probably will never buy?-7f1e86b6-0b95-4280-b79a-db69cea42221-jpgI have a strange desire to take the old style Janus and have it customized to resemble the Shaw motorcycles made in Galesburg Kansas about a hundred years ago. I only know of two in existence, though a substantial number were made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ld_rider View Post
    The completely idiotic and insane new Triumph 2.5 liter (!!) Rocket 3 with 163 LB-FT of torque.

    Just because ;-)


    I'm with you there, I saw the title of this post and that Triumph is what I thought of first. There is no way I would ever buy one though. It's completely impractical, gets poor mileage and it has a bigger engine than my pickup truck. I have to say though they are cheaper than I thought they would be. I'll stick with Honda for now though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ld_rider View Post
    The completely idiotic and insane new Triumph 2.5 liter (!!) Rocket 3 with 163 LB-FT of torque.

    Just because ;-)

    Reminds me of the Ducati XDiavel. I'd like to have one for the feet forward pegs, but a little too niche of a bike for me.




    Quote Originally Posted by Hank View Post
    Bikes you "lust" after but probably will never buy?-7f1e86b6-0b95-4280-b79a-db69cea42221-jpgI have a strange desire to take the old style Janus and have it customized to resemble the Shaw motorcycles made in Galesburg Kansas about a hundred years ago. I only know of two in existence, though a substantial number were made.
    I recognize that place, Barber Motorsports Park Museum.

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