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View Poll Results: What kind of Rider are you?
Sportbike 145 79.67%
Cruiser 18 9.89%
Motard 18 9.89%
Streetfighter 24 13.19%
Sport-Touring 36 19.78%
Touring 10 5.49%
Dirt 28 15.38%
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What kind of Rider are you?

Sportbike
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What if it is more than one?
its multiple choice. Pick as many as apply!

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And Duc Hypermotards and KTM 950 SM's don't count as motard, regardless of the name.

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no scooter?! WTF?

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no scooter?! WTF?
Scooters aren't bikes.

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Scooters aren't bikes.
pfft, they require the same license (above 250cc anyway).

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no option for Ruff????

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I dont think "Street Fighter" can be classified as a type of rider.
It is a styling preferance, but it is either based on a sportbike or sport touring.
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I dont think "Street Fighter" can be classified as a type of rider.
It is a styling preferance, but it is either based on a sportbike or sport touring.
Its a type of bike. I don't ride sportbikes anymore on the street, but would ride a streetfighter, like my SuperDuke. Not a sportbike, and certainly not a sport tourer. Same goes for a Tuono, Speed/Street III, Duc Monster, MV Brutale, Kawi Z1000, and I'm sure there a many others I'm not recalling off the top of my head.

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All those bikes mentioned fall into either the sport touring or the sportbike category. That is how the sport touring category originally got started.
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All those bikes mentioned fall into either the sport touring or the sportbike category. That is how the sport touring category originally got started.
No, they don't.

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All those bikes mentioned fall into either the sport touring or the sportbike category. That is how the sport touring category originally got started.
I disagree. No fairings or clipons, not sportbikes. And they're certainly not sport tourers, compare anyone of them to an triumph st or duc ST, BIG difference.

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Please provide me your definition of a street fighter.
From my perspective, a streetfighter can be closely described as a naked sportbike.
I would like to know where there are significant mechanical variations in a street fighter as opposed to their sportbike counter part that would warrant them their own category.

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you're welcome to your opinion, we just disagree. To each his own.

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I think this could warrant a new poll...
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clip-on and fairings are a pretty drastic difference. I, for one, would not consider a sportbike (having clip-ons and fairings) as a streetbike. I would however consider any of the above models. For those that have ridden both, the differences are quite obvious why they aren't in the same class.

Mechanically, a ZX-14 and a Connie are somewhat similar. But I doubt anyone would call a Connie a sportbike.

I doubt anyone would call a Monster a sportbike, despite sharing alot of mechanicals with the Supersport models. They certainly aren't sport touring bikes either, even though they share parts with the Mutlistradas.

Motards are VERY closely related to dirtbikes, but the 17" wheels and pavement oriented tires alone are enough to make them a class unto themselves.

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look it's as simple as this:







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I did not see an option for Amtrak as I ride that as much as I do my KTM seeing as I have to take it every time the Austrian POS is at the Spa

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pfft, they require the same license (above 250cc anyway).
50cc+ over here.

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I, for one, would not consider a sportbike (having clip-ons and fairings) as a streetbike.
Well, as many people as there are ridinig sportbikes on the street, I would say you're in the minority.

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50cc+ over here.



Well, as many people as there are ridinig sportbikes on the street, I would say you're in the minority.
Sure I am, captain obvious. I'm just pointing out that they are very different types of machines with pretty distinct characteristics.

And I've had a number of sportbikes as streetbikes. Just don't see the point anymore.

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I blame the governator.
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Umm Track Only Sportbike, and Dirt....

Screw the street.
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