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bgcc11
08-21-2004, 19:31
Harleys are like 1911's (money pits).
What is the Glock of motorcycles?

ExiledViking
08-21-2004, 19:38
The Glock equivalent in motorcycles is:

Honda!




J

4sarge
08-22-2004, 09:31
I'd say a Honda Valkyrie - Flat 6, 100 hp, 100 lbs of Torque and just about bullet proof. One caveat, never ride one or you'll be addicted. Big, fast, dependable and nimble for the size. Can you tell, my favorite and MC of choice.

Ralphumor
08-23-2004, 00:21
Honda!!! Goldwing....is first or second.........

jemontgomery
08-23-2004, 02:35
light/fast/dependable/affordable/big-bore/plane-jane:
just point and pull the trigger:
those left lying behind can be picked-up by the "hardleys" and "goldthings"
for you "cruiser dudes" she out performs the "mighty max" just like the glock out performs "sir Sig" :joker: ;n ;f

RKC2000
08-24-2004, 20:21
Yes, we all have our opinions.

I've had 3 Harleys (so far), but only 1 Glock (so far).

Dandapani
08-24-2004, 20:35
Any of the Honda inline 4 cylinders (CB750, for example) is the Glock of motorcycling...

ClickClickBoom
08-25-2004, 03:54
The Kawasaki Z Bike (KZ####)Family is the 'Glock' of motorcycles. Simple, straightforwards, userfriendly, good, solid fit and finish, and most importantly, rock steady. Just like a Glock: Drop it, run it over, submerge it, run it dry, keeps ticking!

chevrofreak
08-25-2004, 05:32
Honda VFR

45acp4me
08-25-2004, 06:29
Honda VFR or the Suzuki Bandit 1200.

Regards,
Glen

fastvfr
08-26-2004, 05:51
What 45acp4me and ChevroFreak said!!

~2 You know it, fellas.~2

dgg9
08-26-2004, 06:43
One of those old BMW boxers, with the VW-like opposed twin cylinder engines. Unlike most other bikes whose engines burn out after 15k miles, they went for 50k - 100k miles.

bgcc11
08-29-2004, 14:07
Originally posted by ExiledViking
The Glock equivalent in motorcycles is:

Honda!




J

Went with the VTX1800R
Thanks all.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v417/bgcc11/HPIM0308.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v417/bgcc11/HPIM0307.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v417/bgcc11/HPIM0306.jpg

Warblade
08-29-2004, 14:18
Exellent choice!! I have a red 2002 VTX 1800r2 and love it. One problem you will never be able to say your finished customizing it. A good place for info and ideas is the VTX Owners Assoc. They have a good forum at www.vtxoa.com

bgcc11
08-29-2004, 14:42
I found Honda Direct Line on that site.
Being familiar with that site you know how much I paid for this NIB 2003.
I won't gloat
I am smiling right now though.:cool:

I'm gonna leave it stock for now.
I'll get a sheild and seat when it cools down and drys up here.

m1911a1
08-29-2004, 14:58
BMW'S (except they don't kboom... )

Glock22C
09-01-2004, 11:57
Clearly the Ninja ZX-6R.

Can cut thru a corner hard enough to drag a knee, has a top speed almost to triple the speed limit, is comfortable enough for an all day ride, top class brakes, mean engine sounds, bulletproof, and low buck.

Just about everything a glock is.

Justa_TXguy
09-01-2004, 22:19
Kawasaki KZ1000 is the glock of motorcycles.

Utilitarian.

potatoho
09-02-2004, 18:26
KaTooM!!! Made in Austria, just like the Glock. Versatile, just like the Glock. Lots of plastic, just like the Glock.

Sweet subframe construction:
http://www.fullgaz.co.il/tests/lc4/6.jpg

Supermotard configuration:
http://www.derv6.de/pics/moped/0803033.jpg

Olive Drab:
http://kucza11.republika.pl/5dzien/07110018maly.jpg

Mad Max :-) configuration -- mine looks kinda like this, but with less bags and stickers:
http://kucza11.republika.pl/5dzien/07110022maly.jpg

ATV configuration -- ha ha this probably cost a fortune:
http://www.quadwelt.de/neuvorstellung/eatv02.jpg

Bubba w/a 45/70
09-02-2004, 20:47
The inline 4 cylinders from Suzuki in the late 70's/early 80's are more than likely the Glocks of motorcycledom. The only way to kill one is operator error, and they have their own "attraction" that only a GS series could have.

Just gas and go on my GS850L:cool:


Now Harleys are like 1911's (or my 1991A1), just not "money pits" as stated earlier. One just needs to add things to make them run or look the way you need or want them to. The amount of adding is up to the owner. I have owned 2 HD's. Maintenance is key with mine, as any shovelhead owner will tell you. I only sold my ironhead chooper to put a new furnace/AC in my house, I will miss that one..;1

F14Scott
09-02-2004, 21:48
Originally posted by chevrofreak
Honda VFR

Ditto.;f

Short Cut
09-02-2004, 22:04
Originally posted by ExiledViking
The Glock equivalent in motorcycles is:

Honda!




J

That's my answer too. Drop 'em off a cliff and they still keep on running.

For a specific model I'd say the venerable XR600. It's reliable as an anvil.

jpa
09-04-2004, 00:48
I've had good luck so far with my Honda Shadows. First had an 89 750 2yrs ago. It finally died after 80K miles, got a 96 VT1100 now, 15K and absolutely no sign of slowing down.

ClickClickBoom
09-05-2004, 23:09
Originally posted by Bubba w/a 45/70
The inline 4 cylinders from Suzuki in the late 70's/early 80's are more than likely the Glocks of motorcycledom. The only way to kill one is operator error, and they have their own "attraction" that only a GS series could have.

Suzuki Bought Kawasaki's Aircooled, inline four design from the KZ bike family (The Kawasaki's I said were the Glock of motorcycles). So Suzuki is more like the Taurus of motorcycles. ;f Complete with Raging Bull (Busa).

BigDeeeeeeee
09-06-2004, 10:44
VFR or my other Black, plastic covered, Austrian big gun a 95 KTM Duke.

chevrofreak
09-06-2004, 18:06
Originally posted by BigDeeeeeeee
VFR or my other Black, plastic covered, Austrian big gun a 95 KTM Duke.


yummy ;P

V Creed
09-19-2004, 10:43
No question about it: Made-in-America Honda 1800 VTX Retro with Jardine Drag pipes! 800 pounds wet and 140mph!!! ;f

WolfmanGK
09-20-2004, 06:20
It would have to be the XR series. I ran mine without any oil to the upper end. It only stopped when I rode it into a lake. It's twice as reliable as any hammer.

winglock
09-24-2004, 20:49
Originally posted by Ralphumor
Honda!!! Goldwing....is first or second......... DITTO!!

Black Snowman
10-11-2004, 15:06
Suzuki GS series (Not GSX or GSXR). They just plain ol' work. Utilitarian. A few corners cut but nothing major. I've got one of their modern decendents. A GS500E. Simple, ruged, cheap to maintain, versitile. Plastic and steel. UGLY (or at least plain).

:soap: Everyone who posted a good looking bike as the Glock of motorcycles is seriously insulting those bikes ;)

http://home.kc.rr.com/bsmith1952/img/Bike/Burt's%20S500E%20Before.JPG

I commute on it when the weather is nice. Ride it hard when the mood strikes me. There's bikes that are much tighter and more tweaked, and have tons of aftermarket parts for them, but my little GS will start and run when it's freezing cold and when it's 105* out and happily putt down the road doing 25 or doing 100. It don't care.

NewBest45
10-14-2004, 14:14
BMW R1150GS no guestion!