The Dream Shed
Well I guess we all do it - dream about the toys we'd fill our sheds with if we had a bottomless bank account. Personally, I'm planning on winning Lotto Powerball as soon as possible. While I wait for the cheque, here's my current (likely to change at the drop of a hat or at least the introduction of any interesting new models) list broken into the usual motorcycle categories.
Yep, nothing else will do. I love my '08 Connie and it does everything I need it to do well. I don't plan on changing it anytime soon - I have only just run her in at 140,000km. I reckon she'll still be going strong for a while yet so I've no idea when I'll let her go. When I finally do it'll be for another one - maybe the 2020 model...
Charlie & Ewen bike
Once upon a time I lusted after the R1150GS for my adventure bike but I've grown up a bit and realise that they're big heavy beasties and something smaller would be easier to handle off the beaten track. I also don't think I could handle a smaller single with no poke so it has to be something in the middle - an 800 twin. It'd be great to load her up and see the world...
License loosing bike
Ok, so they'll all do it but if you want to do it properly then you need a big-bore sports bike. I used to be a Suzuki man so this bike would have been a Hayabusa but now having gone over to Kawasaki and having actually ridden a ZX-14 then there's no choice. I can just see my one now: all black, tinted bubble screen, bar risers, some nice mufflers, grips, chain oiler and a radar detector (although a get out of jail free card might be handier).
Ok, so if outright speed doesn't do it then perhaps some anti-social behaviour on a hooligan bike will. I had thought that I'd like a big V-twin cruiser like the Suzy M109 for this sort of behaviour but I'm now leaning towards a 2.3L triple.
Triumph know how to advertise...
Now that I've got a V-twin in the garage I'd want to keep it that way. There's nothing wrong with the one I've got at the moment but I just won lotto remember? May as well upgrade to something with some serious class. This with a set of aftermarket mufflers would be my Friday-night ride bike.
This one's one of three carryovers from my last list. I collectable needs to be something really rare and as there's next to no chance of owning a Britten so it'd have to be a Honda NR750, the oval-pistoned masterpiece. Nearly as rare as the Britten but I'm sure if you had enough money.
MTT Y2K Superbike
It'd be easy to select something like a Boss Hoss V8 but they're a bit too tame. How about a Marine Turbine Technologies Superbike powered by a helicopter turbine engine. If it's good enough for Jay Leno, it's good enough for me.
I'll never be Josh Coppins and it's been a while since I've been on a dirt bike so I don't need the latest fuel-injected RM-Z so I'll settle for a good ole DR-Z. It'd be great to get out and do some trail riding again. Dang, now I need a ute...
Yes, it's not a bike but if I'm gonna have a dirt bike then I need to lug it from trail ride to trail ride. 1 x 6 Litre V8 please...