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Rapid Dog 01-17-2018 07:53 AM

Now that you've outgrown your S, what do you ride?...
Just for fun, wondering what long-timers are riding, now that your old bones are getting too kinked riding an R11/R12S...
I mean, admit it, stuff doesn't work (ergonomically) like it use to. Oh, it's fun to go out a be sporty for a short day up to the Crest and back, but there's got to be an option for longer roads.
Bikes you you'd like to have are acceptable...

You already know what my one and only is these days. SmileWavy

SergioK 01-17-2018 08:25 AM

Yep, that's my go to machine. I still have my '05. One day maybe I'll upgrade it to the new one.

Rapid Dog 01-17-2018 08:47 AM

Really?...good on ya Sergio. That means you have at least 3 bikes now.
I was gonna say

Oh, it's fun to go out a be sporty for a short day up to the Crest and back (Sergio)...

What ya got, a camhead?

SergioK 01-17-2018 10:14 AM

Nope, it's an early production hexhead. Bought it used in 2010 with 27k on it... it's got 68k or so now.

buzzerbee 01-17-2018 12:51 PM

If it's a long ride I take this ole gal out....usually. ( '94 RS. ) White Bird Hill in Idaho last September on the way back from Seattle to Park City, Utah. Smoke everywhere! There is normally a great view. I still have my S and ride it far on occasion, out to Iowa and back a few year ago.

Droptarotter 01-17-2018 02:00 PM

I haven't outgrown my S or HP2 and although my 640 has a nice upright riding position, it takes me at least a day to get used to all the vibration.


BadToTheBown 01-17-2018 06:17 PM

I still have 1 S bike left but this is my present passion - Duc HyperProject - HyperProject - Ducati Hyperstrada Forum

CaribooBC 01-17-2018 10:54 PM

I still have my 98’ 1100S, but sadly it has been replaced by a 2007 Ducati ST3S. The 1100S will be for sale in the spring. I am doing fluids and a valve adjust before I sell it.

"A" 01-18-2018 04:21 AM

I try to have bikes with different engine configuration..

Single thumpers:

Parallel Twins:

Transverse Twins:

His & hers V-twins:

Inline-3 & parallel twins in the back ground:

Inline-4 and V4:


Rapid Dog 01-18-2018 05:52 AM

Do I remember you buying Signit's GS Sergio?

Dropa, I understand the old 640's are real paintmixers. Loved my 450EXC but if I can ever afford another bike it will be if some big thumper dualsport...waituing to see that new Yamaha 700 Rally Raid...

Buzz, man, nothing wrong with that (RS) for the tour...

Tirefriar 01-18-2018 06:17 AM

Well, I tried all of these

While settling on these:

I thought I'd enjoy the Transalp but my riding style is a bit too agressive for that bike. Sold the white one, thought I missed it and then bought the red one. Nope, it's all the same,barely ride it. Still want to be upright on the longer trips hence the MV. Frankly though I don't think I'll ever outgrow clip-ons...

Rapid Dog 01-18-2018 07:08 AM

showing off...
...well since we're showin' n' tellin'...

Rapid Dog 01-18-2018 07:11 AM

...mmmm...not done yet...


wswartzwel 01-18-2018 08:09 AM

My 2002 R1100S still fits me fine. But I do have a R1200GS to do different stuff with. Maybe some day I will part with the 1100S. I just don't see anything else out there that moves me emotionally like it does. I see old guys at rally's riding old air heads wondering why they don't get a newer better bike.... I fear I may be them someday. :)

Rapid Dog 01-18-2018 08:20 AM

...the old airheads are great, especially if you like to revive & wrench. I kinda feel like I'm over that now. But there may be one airhead in me some day when I get the time.
The new GS makes me feel like I've finally arrived...(at what... silver haired foolery? ).

hellfishtat 01-18-2018 12:36 PM

from this
to this
to this
to this
and now this

for some reason, I couldn't find a photo of my ST1300, R100RS or VFR, but that's what they looked like

wswartzwel 01-18-2018 12:45 PM

That VFR image looks like one that SFarson would have taken.

hellfishtat 01-18-2018 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by wswartzwel (Post 9891362)
That VFR image looks like one that SFarson would have taken.

it could have been. it was the original photo that I saw 5yrs ago that made me want one.

I had forgotten that I could use the one from "garage"

That's actually mine, before the Staintune upgrade

BigDav 01-19-2018 05:01 AM

I remember when I had a garage full of bikes. Mostly common Japanese bikes though.

Now I am down to just two. I don't feel I've outgrown my S.
I am just growing into it. But the S doesn't do everything so it needs a partner.

wswartzwel 01-19-2018 06:17 AM

Perfect stablemates! :)

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