I can not express enough how much I love the Futura. It is a beautiful motorcycle, it is a very comfortable long distance ride, very convenient for single person and two-up riding, it is a fast and sporty machine and it is definitely one of a kind and a rare commodity out here in the US. Here, I pledge my love for it. There is however a small issue. How many motorcycles does one need to own?
Sometime ago I started looking for a commuter bike that would be lighter than a Futura and at the same time fun to ride. You might remember the hypermotard hysteria. An opportunity came along and I became a proud owner of the orange beast - 2006 KTM 950 Supermoto. And boy is this bike fun to ride. I accidentally popped a wheelie earlier this morning. But that is a topic of another blog post.
So here is my dilemma. I mostly commute. And if me and my friends go riding it is usually not a long distance run but a series of sprint rides to and in canyons. Not that the Futura is a bad motorcycle when it comes to canyon carving. But the orange beast is a different level of fun. Sadly enough my beloved Futura has been sitting in my garage for almost a month now. I treated her nicely with a brand new battery tender. But still I am unsure if I should keep the bike for my occasional long distance travels. Or wipe my tears as I see it ride away with a new owner.
I am still torn and indecisive. What do you think?