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Old 01-12-2013, 02:24 AM
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How many 964 guys are bikers / ex ?

I owned about 20 bikes in my pre-Porsche days. Part of the 964
Appeal for me is that it creates a lot of the feelings from those days.
( minus the wet and cold of British weather and occasional road rash ! ).

That got me to thinking - which bike I owned was most similar to the
964 ? It came down to the BMW boxer twin. Say a R 60/65. Compact, reliable ,
Boxer engine , well engineered , form follows function style. Or maybe
The Ducati or Moto Guzzi... Same great sound but even better handling ...

What would other bikers pick as closest to a 964 in spirit , and what bikes do/did you like most. Notable memories for me were my -

Moto Guzzi v50 Monza
Laverda 3c Jota and RGS
BMW R65 R75 and R100S
Ducati 600 Pantah
Honda 400/4
Kawasaki 500 twin
Benelli 650

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Old 01-12-2013, 03:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Turbo Jonny View Post
What would other bikers pick as closest to a 964 in spirit.
I would think the 964 and my 993 are similar enough.

I would say the BMW R90S or R100 S or CS.

Since 1975, I've owned 16 motorcycles; 11 of them Japanese and 5 of them BMWs. I still own 3 of the BMWs (all GS models) and a Kawasaki KLR650. Ten out of sixteen of my motorcycles were/are dual purpose/dual sport models. Of the Japanese motorcycles, the 1975 Honda CB 400F Super Sport and 1986 Suzuki RG 500 Gamma were my favorites.

But since owning BMW motorcycles, I haven't looked back. If it doesn't get at least 280 miles before I have to look for a gas station, I couldn't be bothered owning it.

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Old 01-12-2013, 03:37 AM
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As the name implies i still ride an 06 Yamaha R1 and an 01 Ducati 996S - sports cars are fun but bikes are for men and 964's are for old men (LOL)!!

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Old 01-12-2013, 03:56 AM
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Good question ! First thing that came into my mind from bikes I've owned was bmw1100 gs but in car terms the 964 probably has more character and sweeter handling / steering , it's light, fast and makes a good noise, has to be handled with care so ........ my old Suzuki rg250
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:39 AM
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Loved my R6 but heading towards a ducati street fighter next, 1098s if I scrape together enough £££s
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:44 AM
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I would say my old ZX7r. legendary front end, classic sports lines, distinctive exhaust noise. Enthusiasts nod knowingly.

currently on the Fireblade 1000rr and a Husqvarna TE610.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:58 AM
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well for me i have had 8 bikes to my name and the one that most sticks in my mind was my 1985 yamaha vmax 1200. It had lots of character fun to drive but scary when unleashed ,and then was my 1972 honda cb500 cafe racer just total fun classic to ride.
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Chech my dog.. Probably the RSVR. Well built, sweet handling and the character of a twin..
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I have owned over 30 bikes through the years. Everything from Harley's to Suzuki's. All were a blast to ride. Quit a few years ago to concentrate on my 4 wheel toys.
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Seems like there are plenty of bikers into 964s

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I gave up on street bikes a long time ago after having a close call on a Kawasaki GPZ 550- too many inattentive folks on the road.

My former dirt bike, a Yamaha WR450, was a super fun adrenaline factory with my only concern being ability and trees (not cars). Love everything about my 964 and get some of the same sort of rushes but it doesn't compare to jumping a bike.

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Originally Posted by fanny bay r1 View Post
As the name implies i still ride an 06 Yamaha R1 and an 01 Ducati 996S - sports cars are fun but bikes are for men and 964's are for old men (LOL)!!
That's funny , cos there's some truth in it ! But we get to live longer by quitting
fast bikes and finding air- cooled Porsches . Roads were much quieter in my glorious biking days.
Plus no more helmets and leathers.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:10 PM
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93' 1200 Sportster in a hard tail frame (no rear suspension) and a bobber seat.

It rides just like my 964 - unforgiving, hard, brutal, loud and uncompromising.
I call it the Ball Buster - often I have to take ibuprofen to help with the pain.

Yes my perverted idea of fun is a kick in the *****

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Old 01-12-2013, 12:38 PM
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Nearest to my 964 would be my Ducati Darmah SS, sold it years ago and I sometimes could still cry with regret. Still own a tuned Suzuki GSX R 1100 and a 748 Ducati.
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Originally Posted by fanny bay r1 View Post
As the name implies i still ride an 06 Yamaha R1 and an 01 Ducati 996S - sports cars are fun but bikes are for men and 964's are for old men (LOL)!!
Hopefully you'll also grow old like some of us ex-bikers have managed to do.
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