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Wishful Thinking

So lately, I have been thinking about motorcycles. Alot of them. Given how COE (Certificate Of Entitlement) has risen  to over S$4,000 for motorcycles, it is getting seemingly impossible to continue enjoying this hobby like how we have always known it.

Clearly, this is wishful thinking on my part. But, if I could have all the bikes I wanted  and in any capacity, what would my list look like? Given my current stable of bikes and assuming there were no constraints on money, parts, storage and legalities, my wish list of motorcycles would possibly look something like that, and in no particular order:

  • 1996 Honda CBR250
1996 Honda CBR 250

1996 Honda CBR 250

  • 2009 Triumph Street Triple
  • Brat-style Yamaha SR400 Rebuild
SR400, ‘GibbonSlap,’ rebuild by the Wrenchmonkees

SR400, ‘GibbonSlap,’ rebuild by the Wrenchmonkees

BMW R1100 GS Caiman Build

BMW R1100 GS Caiman Build

  • BMW RnineT
  • BSA Bantam
  • Gas Gas TXT
2014 Gas Gas TXT

2014 Gas Gas TXT

  • Honda CB1100
  • Honda CBR 600RR
2004 Honda CBR600RR

2004 Honda CBR600RR

  • Honda CX500
  • Honda NSR250R SP Rothmans
NSR250R SP Rothmans

NSR250R SP Rothmans

  • Honda Monkey
  • Honda PS250
  • Honda Zoomer X
Honda Zoomer X

Honda Zoomer X

  • Husaberg TE 125
Husaberg TE 125

Husaberg TE 125

  • Husqvana SM 630
  • 2014 Kawasaki KX250F
2014 Kawasaki KX250F

2014 Kawasaki KX250F

  • Kawasaki W800
  • Kawasaki Ninga ZX6R 636
Ninja ZX6R 636

Ninja ZX6R 636

  • Kawasaki Z1000 SX

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  • Kawasaki GPZ 900R
Tom Cruise in Top Gun on a Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900

Tom Cruise in Top Gun on a Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R

  • KTM 350 EXC-F
KTM 350 EXCF (Six Days)

KTM 350 EXCF (Six Days)

  • KTM 450 Rally Replica
KTM 450 Rally Replica

KTM 450 Rally Replica

  • 2008 KTM 690 Supermoto
KTM 690 Supermoto

KTM 690 Supermoto

  • Norton Commando 961
2010 Norton Commando 961

2010 Norton Commando 961

  • Suzuki Katana 1100
GSX1100S Katana

GSX1100S Katana

  • Triumph Bonneville
  • Triumph Scrambler
  • Yamaha WR200
  • Yamaha YZ250F
2014 YZ250F

2014 YZ250F

  • 2005 Yamaha Air Tricker
Yamaha Air Tricker

Yamaha Air Tricker

  • Vespa GTV250
GTV 250

GTV 250

  • Vespa GTS300 Super Sport
GTS 300 Super Sport

GTS 300 Super Sport

  • ZERO FX
Zero FX

Zero FX

Some of these bikes would purely be kept for admiration purposes given how I wouldn’t be able to handle them at all. They would still be great eye candy for me.

Naturally, this list wouldn’t be exhaustive given how factories roll out new models each year and rebuilds push the envelope with each new build. I’d love to own a garage with old and new treasures. In fact, if money wasn’t an issue, I’d love to learn to fix up motorcycles, master riding them well (on and off road), learn a few tricks, and possibly race a few of these things (and I know I’m not alone when I say this).

I’ve asked a few motorcycle enthusiast friends and everyone’s list is quite different. If you’re an enthusiast reading this, what’s your wish list like? 

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One comment on “Wishful Thinking

  1. Imp
    March 19, 2014

    Here’s my list.

    Ktm adventure 990
    Honda Crf 450
    Suzuki djebel 250
    Yamaha MT-01
    Kawasaki KLX 250
    Honda CB 750
    Triumph Daytona 675
    Triumph Scrambler
    Ktm duke 690
    Suzuki rmx 250
    Suzuki katana 750
    Norton commando 961
    Kawasaki zxr 1200
    Honda Baja xr250
    Yamaha SDR200
    Honda VTR sp 2
    Tiger 1050

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