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Old 01-11-2013, 05:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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WR250R. 65-70mph is too fast for offroading anyhow!
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The Orwellian world you imagine is not our worry for many decades yet; too many ambulance chasing lawyers will sue cos the vehicle couldn't accelerate to pass lol. But really I always imagine a modern big 650 single with 60hp that looks like a 1967 Matchless G80 csr on a nice back road on a lazy summer's day.
I agree somewhat which is why I didn't list acceleration in the scenarios limits. I can see them limiting it to some G constant to stop "jack rabbit starts", that would still favor big motors so that could still do that max for the entire legal speed range.
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Not sexy, not even a little bit...

The new KTM 390 looks the business.
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1125cr modified to be more like a non-hd powered Ulysses? Brammo Empulse set up more like an electric dual-sport, but maybe making it lighter?
Wait, those don't exist? Alright, how about a BMW X-moto?

They only made that for a year or so, and it's not in production any longer? Crap!

Okay, I guess i'll keep my collection of P.O.S. Jap Crap motorcycles and just move on with life; maybe take up photography. Wait, you mean any one can take a "photograph" with a cell phone and that takes no talent anymore?! Dang it!
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i'd just forget the bike and some badass 4 wheeler.

I'm no speed demon on 2 wheels...but uhh....I like to get where I'm goin.
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1125cr modified to be more like a non-hd powered Ulysses?
Well that should be easy since it's already non HD powered.


A bike that you can't have any fun on changes my priorities... Priority #1 = comfortable. Priority #2 = super cool & gets tons of chicks. (Don't tell my GF I said that)

Maybe throw a back seat on something like this.

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With the amount of posing at Starbucks that this future holds, I'd probably get an MV Agusta

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Something old school with carburetors and a cable throttle. I want to see them put a chip in something with zero computer controls.
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Imagine you live in a world where speed is electronically controlled, a chip mandated by the government prevents you from going even one mph over the stated speed limit. That same chip also prevents excessive wheel spin and wheelies. Removal of the chip is punishable by some godawful fine you would have to sell your house to pay.

In the world described above, what would be your dream bike? Out of currently available bikes.


Why ask such an odd question? two reason. In the not too distant future cars will drive themselves, accident rates will be reduced to almost nil, and people will get used to it. What place in that world do bikes have? if any I imagine they will be highly restricted.

Two, and the more practical reason, I'm just wondering what bike people think they could have the most fun on without breaking the law.

I would get the Ultrafastastic Pew Pew Laser Beam 6000. It is the bestest in the whole wide imaginary world.
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Your dystopian scenario already describes my morning commute, except it's traffic that limits me rather than a chip. I have been looking at the Honda DN-01 as an option. It actually looks the part for your dystopian future thing...

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Your dystopian scenario already describes my morning commute, except it's traffic that limits me rather than a chip. I have been looking at the Honda DN-01 as an option. It actually looks the part for your dystopian future thing...

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Looks the part but seems a shame to have so little power without at least getting good gas mileage out of the deal.
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Something like this would be semi-practical and the knobbies would make me think twice about speeding. Plus the fukker just looks cool

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Looks the part but seems a shame to have so little power without at least getting good gas mileage out of the deal.
The automatic trans might have something to do with the lousy MPG.

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The automatic trans might have something to do with the lousy MPG.

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and shaft drive. Two power leeches


I drive my 250X in some pretty annoying traffic. The down side is its so tall I can see everything thats going on, and its a light weight dirt bike so I keep being tempted to act bad, and... sometimes I do. Hopping curbs to escape parking lots, using a little sidewalk to make a right hand turn, taking a bike trail to get around construction, etc... Eventually a po po is going to see me and get pissed lol.
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I have a Ninja 250 for commuting right now. I fill the tank maybe 4 times a year (fairly short commute by bike). So actual MPG isn't so important for me. <shrug>

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