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« on: November 17, 2020, 12:13:29 AM »

I was out riding a week ago and while I was in my zen moment a thought occurred to me.  If I listed all the positive attributes of the bikes I have ridden over the years could that be quantified into a perfect bike that may already exist.  Some, if not all of these are subjective.

Honda Reflex:
Loved the yellow paint job.
Easy to manage weight.
Comfortable.

Honda Nighthawk 650:
Easy to maintain naked bike.
Shaft drive.
Good ergonomics.
Great features, gear position indicator, hydraulic brakes and valves, adjustable suspension.

Ninja 650:
Fantastic metallic plasma green paint job.
Great overall design.
Very comfortable.
Good fuel economy.
Incredible flickability and decent handling.
Fairing mounted mirrors.
Good torque for spirited riding.

Versys 650:
Removable, lockable hard luggage.
Unique and nice looking flat orange paint job (also, the last year Kawasaki used colorful paint jobs... now they are mostly all black)
Long range tank coupled with above average mpg.
ABS
Adjustable wind screen.
Semi-naked, easy for maintenance.
Comfortable.
Confident handling.

Honda Interceptor:
Dead sexy design and paint.
Noticeably better switch gear, clutch, brakes, just a higher end build than my previous bikes.
One of the best sounding engines.
Lotsa torque and addicting power.
Very good tank range.
Super fun in the twisties.

There may be other attributes that I like on the bikes but a quick mental check and these are the things that really stand out.  I'll circle back around to this but if you were to look at this list and suggest a new bike (and by new I mean it just has to be new to me) that fit a lot of the criteria what would some of those bike models be?
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