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Re: V Twin Club

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:13 pm

Blimey, I rode one of those when they first came to the UK.

Very powerful, as I remember.

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Re: V Twin Club

Post by Tonibe63 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:29 pm

Richard Simpson Mark II wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:13 pm
Blimey, I rode one of those when they first came to the UK.

Very powerful, as I remember.
115bhp I think and a gorgeous engine especially with such a short wheelbase :twisted: so different to my gs.
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Re: V Twin Club

Post by daveuprite » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:39 pm

I love V-twins. Not those horrible ancient crusty HD things of course.

What I mean is hungry, fast revving, light V-twins that gobble up ground and allow the rider to open the throttle earlier out of corners. Ducati, Moto-Morini, Aprilia Mille, Tuono, Suzuki TL, SV, Bimota SB8 etc....

I rode in the Aprilia Mille Challenge Cup and I just loved my RSVR alongside 39 other booming bikes on the grid. It was great, and I miss it.

And I am about to say goodbye to my TL1000S, which has sat a bit neglected in my workshop for years unridden. They were fab. Hooligan bikes, Twitchy, fast and quick to loft. I had a lot of stupid fun on that bike.

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Re: V Twin Club

Post by dodursley » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:36 pm

I have HD 95 Ultra Classic & Honda 87 XL600V, 03 XL650V & just sold a 03 XL1000V
in the past Honda XRV650, XRV750, VT500, CX650, Deauville, Bros, XLV750, HD Evo, Shovel Panhead big twins and Sportsters
& in the more distant past Vincents, 26 Coventry Eagle sv Flying 8, 38 AJS V twin, RE 1919 & 1931 V twins, BSA30's V twins 1000sv, & 750 ohv, 38 OEC ( matchless V twin engine), 47 & 25 Indian Chiefs, 1909 Motoreve, 54 Victoria Bergmeister
I like V twins!

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Re: V Twin Club

Post by macvisual » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:11 pm

Love Vee Twins...!! I like tweaking things a little.

I've added 2 teeth extra to my rear sprocket for improved oomph up the gears about six years ago, such a difference compared to the standard (boring) gearing, added a K&N air filter and a pair of carbon fibre oval Akrapovic pipes to my DL1000. Lowered the front forks by a quarter inch for quicker/faster steering.

Tweaks are good.
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Re: V Twin Club

Post by Different Spokes TV » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:04 pm

I've owned two V-twins and an inline four. The four was mad fast but nothing beats the character and sound of a V-twin, especially my Guzzi:


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Re: V Twin Club

Post by mark vb » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:41 am

I bought a big V-twin in 2006 and still have it. 'Only' 90BHP, a 5500 red line and mega-torque....marvellous!
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Re: V Twin Club

Post by BIG DON » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:33 am

That's nice mark,

I still have my old 89 600 Transalp and a Buell XB12X Ulysses a 08 model
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Re: V Twin Club

Post by Saint rob » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:48 pm

mark vb wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:41 am
I bought a big V-twin in 2006 and still have it. 'Only' 90BHP, a 5500 red line and mega-torque....marvellous!
👍 +1, I got mine in 2009 and it never fails to put the biggest ever grin on my face. The noise it makes with Ralph Elliots straight through pipes is just awesome, not too loud but nice and deep
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Re: V Twin Club

Post by UK-Rider » Wed May 01, 2019 3:06 pm

Have to love a 2018 KTM 1090 R V twin...
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