View Poll Results: What is your favorite style of motorcycle

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  • Cruiser (Harley-Davidson, etc)

    12 48.00%
  • Touring (CBR 1100XX, etc)

    3 12.00%
  • Sport (CBR 600, RC-51, YZF R1,etc)

    7 28.00%
  • Off-Road (YZ 250, etc)

    3 12.00%
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    Talking Favorite Style Motorcycle

    Well I know of alot of Emeregency Workers who ride in their free time. If you ride....or for that matter don't, what's your favorite style bike.

    Personally I'd have to say sport bikes...Like the Honda CBRs.

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    I used to road race sport bikes (have since traded three race bikes for two kids!), and actually after I started racing, it really cut down on my street riding. At least on the track, everybody's going the same direction (hopefully), everybody knows basically what they're doing (hopefully!), and you don't have to look out for the bluehairs turning left in front of you!

    We also suffer from a short riding season up here next to the Great White North!


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    I'm still riding a BMW R-80 that I bought new in 1980. We used to tour with it a lot, but the three kids got too big to fit into the saddlebags . Motorcycle touring is a great way to see the country, so, touring bikes are my favorite.
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    Have ya'll scene the new Fire Service Only Harley...go to their website and check it out...pretty cool Harley Fire Special Edition

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    My CBR1100XX Blackbird had it's first birthday last Friday and it has ticked up 12,000 miles. Toured Germany last year and now off to Spain and Gibralter this year. The more you ride the Blackbird the more you fall in love with it. Every time you pull away from the lights I can see an Angel sitting on my right shoulder with a big grin on its face and ripping up my driving licence. The best bike I have ever riden.
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    Well before today I was a die-hard CBR fan. But as of about 12:30 I'm not so sure. This afternoon I ended up getting stupid on my 98 600F3 and dumped it for the second time.....this time at around 40mph. Now I've got a very red and scarred left arm and two rashed up knees. I'm not so sure I like riding anymore But I think I'll keep on doing it

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    My fav. style would have to be dirt! i have a Honda XR200. i hope on switching to a Yamaha YZ250F or 400F and race. i have ridden dirt since i was about 11.

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    Im picking up my purple HD softail deuce next month!!!!! I also am a first responder for our EMS and cant wait to rumble up to a scene with my jump kit riding bitch!!
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    Talking new toy

    My boyfriend(whos also a firefighter) and I just purchased a 2002 Suzuki 600 GSXR its blue and white. Hes had the sport bikes before and Im going to learn how to ride it by myself this summer and Im actually looking forward to it Take and stay safe and low

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    I voted for the off road bikes becasue that is the only type that I have ever road. But they are dangerous, we have a man jump on last year and break his back.

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    Well I voted sportbikes, hopefully getting one soon to commute on. But I have always ridden dirt bikes since I was like 13.

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    Fyrbreather,
    I'd almost sell you a sportbike. I'm getting tired of ending up on the ground with it But I'll admit that it is alot of fun when it's up-right.

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    hi all, new to this, but if i can add my 2 cents, it would be dragbikes! anyone else into this? i would like to get the fire service involved in dragbikes somehow. i am currently racing in ama/pro star series top gas, have been in service for 19 years. any input would be greatly appreciated. thanks jt

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    Default cruisers need love too!!!

    I just had to write. There doesnt seem to be any love out there for "cruisers"??!! I ride a Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1500 and my fiance rides a Kawasaki Drifter 1500 which he fabricated to look like an old Indian (he even made it a hard tail!).For a long time it was his only mode of transportation, so he was quite a sight driving down the highway with his bunker gear strapped on!!! In my dept. there are approx. 1800 ff's and at last count (a list goes around) 130 people had bikes. I think they are pretty good #'s. But then again I live in Miami where it is ALWAYS good riding weather. But trust me you really need to be on your toes with all the geriatrics and forigners who dont know the rules of the road I was wondering if anyone was a member of the Red Knights?? Also is anyone doing the RTW (The ride to the wall)?? It ends up in Washington at "THe WAll". Anyway, as always stay safe out there and watch out for you brother or sister because they are going to be looking out for you. Bee

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    Cool cruisers rule!

    fireamazon,

    I'll stand by you in your support for cruisers - I ride a Springer Softail and I wouldn't trade it for anything. My wife keeps suggesting I get "one of those bikes with the back seat that has arm rests" - like an Ultra-Glide or something - but I say "NO WAY", I'm sticking with my cruiser for now.

    I've never heard of the Red Knights - is it a firefighter's Motorcycle Club? I'm a member of Wind & Fire (a Motorcylcle Club for Harley riders).

    And YES, I'll be at Rolling Thunder - I've been to quite a few and it's always a great experience - I usually ride out from Frederick Harley Davidson - they have a police-escorted ride (any make bikes are welcome, it's not limited to HD's) that leaves the shop PROMPTLY at 9 a.m. - they also have free donuts and coffee before the ride.

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    Originally posted by code_blue81
    Fyrbreather,
    I'd almost sell you a sportbike. I'm getting tired of ending up on the ground with it But I'll admit that it is alot of fun when it's up-right.

    code_blue81
    What kinda bike is it? I am wanting to get a yzf600r to ride, but I have to sell my 00yz125 to get it. But I also really like the new yzf250 dirt bike, so I'm torn

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    Default Now why would you want a Yamaha??

    Now I'm a Honda man myself. Mine is a Red/black 98 CBR 600 F3.
    So far it's only got a Vance & Hines SS2R pipe and K&N filter. For being mostly stock it'll move. I'm abit bigger than a pro rider (220lbs compared to 180) and I've had it up to 160. Boy I must be either crazy..or just stupid

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    I like the F series bikes too, but I didnt want the f4i because its supposed to be uncomfortable on longer rides and the fuel mileage isnt that great. What kind of mpg do you get with the f3? is it comfortable to ride for an hour or more?

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    well it depends on how much throttle I've got goin. When I'm riding over 75 it's about 50mpg. Just cruising around under 60 it's pretty good....around 65-70. and for riding long distance it's great. Just throttle hand it around 50-55 and let it glide. Personally I think it's more comfortable than a Harley....but that's just my opinion.
    And the best thing is it's faster than a harley....should I ever need it.

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    Sounds like the F3 might just be for me My last honda was an XR100 one fun bike, I beat that bike to no end but it never quit. Oh an F4 should be very similar performance wise to the F3 right?

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    From my understanding the F4 gained something like 3-5hp. I know it doesn't sound like much but on a 400lb bike it's noticable. It's abit lighter also. I know one thing about CBRs, you can ride em as hard as you can and they still ride like a dream. I've dumped mine twice and she still runs like she's new.

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    The F4i is fuel injected and my understanding is that it only gets about 30-40mpg, I would think that fuel injection would get better mpg?? But the F4 and F3 are supposed to be WAYYY!! more comfortable than the F4i.

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    Wink Hello to all

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