|06-16-2013 03:03 PM|
I just sold my sportbike this weekend (2006 Yamaha R1)- to me, it probably wont compare but even though taking doors off and putting soft down is a pain, its easier than checking the bike, then gearing up for every ride.
And just today it was so nice out I put top down and did exactly what mike1158 said -- - drove to nowhere and enjoyed it immensely
simple kind of free
|06-16-2013 02:46 PM|
I got rid of my bikes after I got out of college and became a funeral director, and I was a former Deputy Coroner...In the last 15 years, I've only seen 2 fatalities with Jeeps and I can't count how many with bikes.
I miss my KTM's, but enjoy my jeeps with less worries and fear of "the other driver". My wife never liked the bike thing, but we both love our jeeps. Besides, I never cared for driving on the road as much as off road with my bikes, and the jeeps give the same element of fun for me.
|06-16-2013 02:07 PM|
I love rolling in the Jeep sans doors and top, but the freedom of my bike always beckons. I've driven all sorts of vehicles, ridden many bikes, and even flown small planes... Riding a good bike on an awesome road is as close to flying as you can get while still in the ground. My jeep doesn't offer that feeling. But, that's not why I bought it. The Jeep suits my other needs (I.e. carry passengers, off-road adventures, coolness factor...).
Riding bikes isn't for everyone, but it's in my blood. I'll have to be old and decrepit before I consider hanging up the reigns. I'll still drive a jeep though!!!
|06-16-2013 11:17 AM|
I drove down to Pine Mountain yesterday and was rather annoyed at all the noisy hogs riding around making the camping area go from nice and quiet to annoyingly loud as they 'potato potato potato'ed through. Don't get me wrong, I love loud pipes, but it can be annoying in certain places.
We drove back late so it was dark.. it was nice having the option to roll the side windows up and drive yuppie style with the heater on (for the wife)
|06-16-2013 11:03 AM|
|06-16-2013 10:43 AM|
I live in the Chicago area and manage about 10,000miles a year on my HD...until I got my Jeep. Now not even half that many miles on the HD.
Jeep vs Motorcycle... it is not the same but it certainly draws the same personalities.
|06-16-2013 10:42 AM|
|Riccochet||I hear ya on the power ranger suit. Having witnessed a friend lose his foot and go through reconstructive surgery on a large portion of his body due to not wearing gear I'll stick with my ranger suit. ATGATT for me, even when I rode a HD. I've wrecked twice. Had I not had good gloves with armored knuckles I'd probably be missing my left hand or a good portion of it. Be safe, keep the shiny side up!|
|06-16-2013 10:35 AM|
|06-16-2013 09:51 AM|
My 3 favorite rides, all 3 are a different kind of ride, but fun in their own way, especially the one in the pink shirt
Comparing a bike ride to a jeep ride is like apples to oranges...totally different and no comparison.
To all those who have commented about giving up (or being forbidden by wives ) riding a bike because of fear and "knowing" someone who has died on one. I too know of people who have died on bikes, I also know some who died in jeeps(2), bicycles, guns (hunting), boating accidents, and even from routine dental work...none of those deaths have ever swayed me from getting on a boat, riding my Harley, driving my Jeep, hunting, bicycling or even getting my teeth fixed. There are many ways to die, but I would rather die doing something I love and enjoy, rather than die wishing I had done the things I loved and enjoyed.
|06-16-2013 09:48 AM|
|06-16-2013 09:12 AM|
A pattern seems to be emerging.
Owners of Harleys seem to say "different, but close enough that I got rid of (or don't miss) my Harley".
Owners of non-Harley motorcycles seem to say "not even close at all, I couldn't choose one over the other".
I guess the noise and vibration can really trick the mind.
|06-16-2013 08:19 AM|
|Thorshammer7||I've been riding all my life and currently own a HD Deluxe, and a 2012 Nightster. The Deluxe is all but sold and have been thinking of selling the Sportster as well. Its not the same thing but I find myself gravitating more and more towards my Jeep.|
|06-16-2013 07:55 AM|
Not even close. I got my bike back yesterday after a deer incident and my wife is thrilled because that means the 10A with < 1000 miles on it will be left at home for her fun.
I've got a TJ Rubicon sitting in the driveway too, but nothing compares to the K1600. At least that and the TJ both have an I6. (And the bike has almost the same HP)
|06-15-2013 08:49 PM|
Get the Jeep
A class a motor home ,08 Harley D,a 2010 Jeep 4 door.something had to go not enough time for all.Good by Harley.Would not trade my Jeep for 2 Harleys.To each his own.Top off,doors off whoooo
|06-15-2013 06:23 PM|
|jwink41||No comparison but agree the Jeep warrants a decision in the morning. I commute nearly year round on my bike but once in a while I decide to just jump in the Jeep (even on a day I don't need a vehicle). If I had to choose between the two, bikes would win. Jeeps are awesome but I LOVE riding my bike.|
|06-15-2013 05:52 PM|
Ultimate freedom, even yoda came along
|06-15-2013 05:18 PM|
|06-15-2013 04:26 PM|
Nope. Bike is just a different feeling. The Jeep and bike both have their places in my heart. What one can do the other obviously can not. Which is why I love having both.
|06-15-2013 04:15 PM|
|Dakovich||I work as an RN in a regional Trauma Center ICU, so my desire for a bike quickly disappeared and my motivation to get a Jeep got that much stronger. So, although I don't ride, my Jeep is as close as i will every get to the feeling of riding a motorcycle. Oh, and I will NEVER own a trampoline or go swimming while intoxicated|
|06-15-2013 03:51 PM|
While driving, a friend of mine who was with me braught up this exact same point. He has a motorcycle, and said its like the "Motorcycle of Jeeps".
|06-15-2013 02:55 PM|
|06-15-2013 02:32 PM|
|06-15-2013 01:00 PM|
|Maitre||JK owner and Bimmer rider. Simple answer is NO.|
|06-15-2013 11:38 AM|
A Wrangler, even with the tops and doors off, does not come close to the feeling of freedom riding two wheels in the open air. Put a sport bike on a twisty road and it gets even better.
And as far as the videos of the Jeep offroading, I'm sure I can find some bike offroad trials stunt videos that a Jeep couldn't duplicate in its dreams.
|06-14-2013 09:26 AM|
|Jeeperz Creeperz||With all the hobbies I have tried, motorcycling is the only one that has stuck with me all these years. Although I have had more close calls with cars because of "texters" in the last 2 years than the previous 20, I still can't wait to ride. Although it is starting to worry me how many distracted drivers we have now a days.|
|06-14-2013 09:18 AM|
|PecosRiver||I prefer 2 wheels to 4 when it comes to freedom, but my 2 wheel days are over. I've survived too many crashes and lay downs to tempt the fates again.|
|06-14-2013 09:01 AM|
|06-14-2013 08:57 AM|
[QUOTE=Old Dogger;3857983]I road Harley's for over 30 years and yes with the doors and top off, it helps to eliminate my need to go back to another Harley.
At 79 years of age, I think that it is best for me to have 4 wheels on the ground! Even then, I am not very stable behind the wheel. Sometimes find myself in the wrong lane. It's sad what old age will do to you...............[/QUOTE]
Yup, for sure. But on the other hand, what would dying young do to you???
As far as making this comparison, I rode for damn near 40 years, so I think I am qualified to compare. It is all between the ears. I have just as much fun with my vehicles today as I did with the motorcycles. But then I don't seem to have this great need for speed that a lot of folks seem to have. I can jump in my Mustang GT and drive the speed limit all day long! Or just drive someplace 80 miles away to get an ice cream cone!! I could do the same with a motorcycle. I can jump in my JEEP with top and doors off and cruise down a country road, or get into the hills and do some wheeling and have a blast! Used to do the same thing on the bikes. I had both street and dirt bikes. And as far as the feeling of "Freedom" goes.... they all have a long way to go to beat this!!!
|06-14-2013 08:51 AM|
|Binx||It's a totally different freedom between the two. Still free but vastly different feelings. The feeling of making it through something In 4low at 5mph versus dragging a knee around a corner at 80-100 plus are both a rush. But there is no feeling like the one a bike gives you.|
|06-14-2013 08:41 AM|
Double shoulder surgery made me put the Electraglide away and look for another way to be in the wind. My TJ and recently purchased JK have made that possible.
Not quite the same, but close.
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