Drag site icon to your taskbar to pin site. Learn More

Mud in Your Eye

Sex on Wheels - Motorcycle Eroticism

Thursday, November 5, 2009
Maybe I’m a simple creature, but it doesn’t take carbon fiber or titanium to ignite my prurient interests. Sex appeal and motorcycles go hand-in-hand. Plenty of bikes have it, and plenty don’t, but determining which is which boils down to that old saying about “whatever floats your boat.” Ducatisti have it easy with bikes like the 1198Hypermotard and DesmosediciSuzuki V-strom and Kawasaki’s KLR650 owners… not so much. In general street bikes seem to have an easier time turning the temps up in the looks department, but dirt bikes will always have a slight advantage in one area.

Dunlop Geomax MX51 Motocross Tire
Yeah, baby...
In the roosting realm, there’s nothing that gets the juices flowing like a fresh set of knobbies – especially on black rims. It gets me every time, even though I’ve put on tons of tires, it’s still freakin’ awesome to see your bike with a new set of shoes. If you ride dirt and slapping on fresh meats doesn’t get you a bit ramped up then you’re in the wrong sport.

I just finished installing a set of Dunlop’s Geomax MX51 and MX31 tires on the 2010 Husqvarna TE310 and it completely changed the bike’s attitude from a street-legal dual sport to full-blown enduro. I’ll tell you what, Saturday can’t get here fast enough!



Post Tags: Husqvarna TE310, Dunlop GeoMax MX51, dirt bike tires
Follow on Google Plus Follow JC Hilderbrand on Google+
Blog Archive
2012
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2008
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Login or sign up to comment.

Comments
Devin -V-Strom November 13, 2009 12:39 PM
I have to agree that the V-Strom is not a slick, streamlined superbike, but it is hardly an ugly motorcycle. For that title, look no further than the Versys. Even the BMWs can be pretty unattractive, once you get past the logo and the marketing. I get more compliments on my beautiful blue 07' DL650 (it even won its class at a cruiser bike show!) than my dad gets on his chromed-out 99 H-D Custom, and I have to admit, I think the Strom is damn sexy!
brandon welch -ya. November 12, 2009 11:55 AM
that knew tire looks ugly but looks like ot can tare threw some dirt ..sweet tire!..i ant eait too the tire comes to stores im going too buy at least6 of them for my 4 bikes and just some back up
yzrider -street guys will never understand November 6, 2009 06:22 PM
it doesn't matter if the v-strom is ugly or not (which it is) but this is about dirt bikes. i'm sure getting new road tires is cool, but theres no way it can compare to fresh knobbies. it's like motorcycling nirvana
JC -Easy, Richard, it's ust a little light-hearted editorial... November 6, 2009 08:26 AM
You know what they say, "If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife." Maybe the same goes for bikes? I picked the V-strom as my favorite in our Adventure touring shootout - but I still think it's ugly!
Paul -JC November 6, 2009 08:26 AM
Spoken like a true dirt guy!!
Steve -V-strom November 6, 2009 07:27 AM
I owned a V-strom 650 for a couple years, it was a great bike but unfortunately, not a beautiful machine. The R1200GS may look "unfinished", but the quality, fit and finish of the bike is unmatched by anything else in the adventure-bike category.
Richard Davis -Sex on wheels: Motorcycle eroticism November 6, 2009 07:14 AM
That's it! I've heard enough off hand remarks about the V-Strom. I've owned the last 6 years. For starters, in it's class, you guys gush about the old/new 1200GS. Why? The bike looks unfinished(where's the side panels to cover the sides of the rear sub frame rails? since it's replacing of the 1150GS (which looked much better if not functionally). Obviously the new Tiger got it's inspiration from the Strom. I'll stop now but I do wish Suzuki could/should continue evolving the twin cylinder multi purpose adventure bike theme though. A super-moto version(see KTM),real off road version(see KTM). I'd even settle for an OEM/Aftermarket kit to upgrade the very reasonably priced stocker. But unsexy?...get lost!
x2468 -yeah November 5, 2009 09:41 PM
DUDE.... Same. I always put a 120 wide tire on my 250 2-stroke for better sand/mud traction. The look of a brand new 120 wide Maxxis SI rear tire just made me want to look for the nearest sand hill or muddy trail. It's hard to explain, it just looked badass.