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post #21 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-20-2018, 06:53 PM
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Maybe we should call them Jeeps, they go most places & empty your pockets

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post #22 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-22-2018, 08:50 PM
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Iíve named mine Africa Twin 😃😃😃😃😃👀👀👀🤡🤡
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post #23 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-23-2018, 02:43 AM
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Mine is Brunhilde, like a Scandinavian mythology Valkyrie, Because I originally bought it to visit the fjords of Norway, but mostly when I first rode it I could hear wagner's
flight of the Valkyries in my head when going full throttle !!!
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Sahara. It was the first name that came to mind and I kept coming back to it.
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post #25 of 37 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 12:38 PM
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Most of my vehicles have names:
- 1994 Trans Am is "Mullet" (self explanatory)
- 2005 Chevrolet 2500HD 4x4 pickup was "Bubba" (roll up windows, rubber floor instead of carpet, big tires)
- 1996 Chevrolet 1500 4x4 with mismatched fender and door is "Cletus" (needed a name more country than Bubba)
- 2001 Yamaha FZ1 is "TWYSTY"

The names all kind of make sense and just came to me, either as inspiration or comments from friends.

I first rented an Africa Twin for a guided tour throughout Slovenia last year and it got named very quickly. I went with 5 of my best friends. The bike was a red 2016 that we named Squirrel after the 2nd or 3rd day as it was light, fast and often darting about in the streets.

Since then I bought my 2018 Adventure Sports. I have over 5,000 miles on it and it hasn't "earned" a name yet. A buddy keeps bugging me about that, but it can't be forced. I absolutely love the bike, but maybe this bike never gets a name... Who knows...
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post #26 of 37 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 02:22 PM
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Mine's called: Africa Twin CRF1000L DCT. Because we get on so well I call it AT for short
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post #27 of 37 (permalink) Old 06-21-2019, 05:14 AM
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Never thought about naming my bikes, but this one would have to be Shadowfax. Gandalfs horse in Lord of the Rings.

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Always try just one more time. -Thomas Edison
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There is something agricultural about the way it just digs in and chugs its way around uphill corners, at least on the DCT.

2019 Africa Twin DCT in Matt Ballistic Black
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post #30 of 37 (permalink) Old 06-21-2019, 07:02 AM
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Mine is Brunhilde like the Valkyrie in Scandinavian Mythology, because first ride I came to a twisty road, opened the throttle,
heard this awesome exhaust note with the power zipping effortlessly in the bends.
I could hear in my head, flight of the Valkyries by Wagner and that's also when I was sold on the Honda !

Yamaha XJ6 : the one who started it all (sold)
Kawasaki Versys 650 : 1st trail and sportbike predator (sold after accident)
Yamaha FZ8 : sexiest of them all (sold )
Yamaha MT-09 : waking the hooligan in me (sold not to die...)
Africa Twin : taming the hooligan slightly
Fazer 8 : the every day jack of all tades
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