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Moto Guzzi California

Last year Moto Guzzi finally got serious about updating its motorcycle lineup. The first bike to benefit was one that was long overdue for a refresh…the California. I’m not a cruiser guy at all, but the Guzzi cruisers have always been…different.

Yamaha/Star Warrior…any year

Always dug the Warrior and I think I’d be happy with any year, though I like the later years–they went to radial brakes. As of this post, it’s the only cruiser on the Bucket List–and that’s OK. Here’s a pic: Here’s a 2012 on Bikez.com There’s nothing on Wikipedia, so …

Kawasaki ZRX1200R

The ZRX1200R started off as the 1100R, but got a bump in displacement after a couple of years. I always liked the look of the bike–retro, purposeful, powerful…and just a little¬†intimidating. In 2012 I was fortunate enough to buy one and as of the time of this writing, still have …

Any Modern Dual Sport

Something with low weight, good suspension, decent power and good reliability. I bought a 2005 DRZ400 and checked this box off in 2012. It’s everything I hoped it would be. Here’s a pic of the DRZ as it looks now after a bunch of modifications and a wee bit of …

2009 (or older) BMW Boxer Twin

I like the old Boxer engines best. Forget what they did in 2010 to make them less¬†desirable, but I’m sure there was a good reason here. Thinking a GS would be best for the riding position, but I also really like the 1100S. Either way, I really don’t want a …

1970s Ducati Darmah or SuperSport

These are just sweet bikes. Never owned a bevel-drive Ducati before. I’m sure maintenance would be a bitch, but I’d put up with it for a while. Here’s a sweet-looking Darmah in Black and Gold–the best color scheme of all:

1993 – 2005 Ducati Monster 900/1000

Want another because I wasn’t done with the first one when I sold it in Italy. Here’s a 1996 Monster that’s close to what I’d like to own again. And back in the late spring, summer and fall of 2013, I finally did get the chance to own another Monster …