Let’s face it, I’m never going to have that sort of money to my name. That’s because as soon as I’ve saved enough cash... Dream Garage. How I’d spend £100k… if I had it
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Let’s face it, I’m never going to have that sort of money to my name. That’s because as soon as I’ve saved enough cash to buy another bike, that’s exactly what I do. At present, my measly bank balance demands a one-in-one-out policy as far as motorcycle procurement goes, as I’m sure is the case for many. But that doesn’t stop me dreaming. Dreaming of having a bike for all occasions. Because if by some strange quirk of fate my lottery numbers did come up that’s exactly what I would have. Imagine having a bike for every day of the week; that’s when you know you’ve made it in life. Anyway, it got me thinking just how much cash you’d need to fund such a venture. Everyone’s figure will, no doubt be different, but I reckon if someone wrote me a cheque for £100k, I could have my dream garage. This is how I’d spend it.

Monday: Gasgas TXT 300 – £6,500

I don’t want to start the week with anything too manic, so Monday can be a day for trials riding. I expect one of my first dream garage purchases to be something like this Gasgas TXT 300. Granted, it’s a lot of money for a very small bike, and there are plenty of good options in the second hand market… but who’d buy a second hand bike when they’ve got £100k burning a hole in their pocket? A trials bike is one of the perfect ways to get some off road riding in when you don’t have acres of forestry land to explore, or a local MX track. They won’t get anywhere fast, but you will get just about anywhere on your trials bike, and that’s why I‘ve got so much time for them.

Trials
Monday

Tuesday: BMW R 1250 GS Adventure – £17,000

After Mondays mini-adventure, I imagine I’ll be gagging to get a bit further afield come Tuesday morning. And what better bike to do that on than 2020’s bestselling ‘big bike’ (over 500cc), the GS A. By rights, I’m probably not old enough to own a GS of any description, but I actually don’t care. Because they are fucking brilliant. There is a bloody good reason they sell like hot cakes; it’s because they are one of the most capable bikes in the world. Capable of doing as many miles as you want, as fast as you want, on what ever terrain you feel like. All whilst lugging a week’s worth of pants, socks and camping gear along with you. I reckon my Tuesday bike might be the one that ends up doing the most miles.

Adventure
Tuesday

Wednesday: Honda CR250R – £3,000

This is the only bike in my dream garage that I haven’t bought brand new and still smelling of the showroom. That’s because Honda stopped making the 250cc two-stroke back in 2007. I know, at this point in the week, I could quite easily afford a brand new four-stroke motocross bike, but I don’t really want one. There’s something about the raw power of a 250 smoker that really grabs you by the balls and makes you feel alive. And to be fair, I’m not so good on an MX bike to really need the extra power or handling prowess of a more modern machine. I’m going to keep it old school with my CR250.

Dream motocross
Wednesday

Thursday: BMW M 1000 RR – £30,950

No garage would be complete with out a sportsbike for the odd fast blast out on the road. And I want the best. In fact I want the best of the best. That’s why I’m blowing over £30k on the M 1000 RR.  It’s the first M model bike BMW have made, and I’ve not ridden one yet but it sounds like it’s going to be a right weapon. They’ve taken what’s (almost undeniably) the very best sportsbike ever mass produced (the S 1000 RR) and given it a bucketful of extra sauce. It would be the bike that I enjoyed looking at most in my dream garage, and if I ever decide I need my ego massaging, it would be the bike I use to show off down at the local bike café.

Dream bike
Thursday

Friday: KTM 450 EXE – £9,150

For enduro riding and green-laning, I think I’m most likely to choose something like the 450 EXC. KTM have been absolutely smashing it in the enduro sector for a while now, and everyone seems to get them for green-laning, so it’s a bit of a no brainer. Having an off-road bike that’s road registered means you can go pretty much anywhere you want on it, without needing a van. Some of the best days I have had on bikes have involved getting stuck in the middle of nowhere on an enduro bike. It might sound like a nightmare to some, but it’s an awesome way to explore the countryside. I’ll also probably have to enter a few enduro meetings. Best get some practice in first, though.

Enduro
Friday

Saturday: Husqvarna FS 450 – £9,750

Since I was a nipper, I’ve been desperate to have a go at supermoto, and a couple of years ago I did. And it didn’t disappoint. What a laugh. And because my love for supermoto bikes is still strong, I need one in my dream garage. I could either buy a motocross bike and turn it into an SM bike, which is what everyone used to have to do, or I could buy a Husqvarna FS 450, which is already a ready to race SM machine. You can also get the KTM version, but I’ve already ‘bought’ the KTM EXC, so I thought I’d mix it up a little bit. It’s not easy finding places to ride a supermoto bike in Britain, so I’ll most likely take it over to Spain with me for my annual winter blowout.

Supermoto
Saturday

Sunday: Kawasaki ZX-10R – £15,800

This is going to be my race bike. I know the ZX-10R might not be the most fashionable road bike, but as a race bike, they take some beating. Granted, I’ll have to spend a few quid on an exhaust system, some suspension, bodywork and maybe some trick electronics, but by my calculations I should have £7,850 left to throw at it. That takes the total value of the race bike to £23,650. With the right rider on, a bike like that would have the potential to clean up at most club meetings. In fact it’d be unlikely to embarrass itself in a BSB superstock race; although I probably can’t say the same for myself!

Dream race bike
Sunday

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AdamStrauss
AdamStrauss
2 months ago

Good choice.
Id chose.
GSXR 1000 (for the nostalgia)
x2 BMW GS (for the adventures)
Husqvarna 450 (for the bants)
Ducati V4r (for the long evenings alone)
BMWs1000rr (for the track)

Oh and maybe the garage could be at brands hatch.

Oliver
Oliver
2 months ago

This is a very tough list to make and would probably change regularly and with 100k it could!

1.Road bikes – Street triple 765 RS with a full Arrow system. Enough power to enjoy it without going mental. (£12k) AND an Aprilia Tuono V4 (15k) to go more mental 🙂

2.Track bike – I’d start by finishing my current ZX6-R (£2k) and move on to a sorted R6 (£10k) then either stay in the 600 class and even see if I can hang on to an R1 properly. (£20k)

3.MX – Has to be orange. (£10k)

4.Sports tourer – KTM 1290 Adv (15k)

5.Supermoto / Hillclimb – Again.. the orange one. (£10k)

Total ~£94,000

I could kit out my van into a proper moto van too. Ahhh dreaming

Heiko
Heiko
2 months ago

Great selection, Boothy!
I’d have my 1290 Super Adventure over the GS, the S1000RR for the track (need the best electronics to not highside yet again), the KTM SX-E 5 for noiseless rampaging through the woods and Kawas H2 SX crazyness to scare myself on the street. Like you I’d have the Husky SM and Honda CR250R too! And I think I couldn’t resist to get a Yamaha T-Max 560 Scooter as well! Cheers!

Oliver
Oliver
2 months ago
Reply to  Heiko

Ahh yes, the T-Max is a great idea (in matt black and gold) for getting through town traffic quickly and helmet storage built in!

Mark Smyth
Mark Smyth
2 months ago

Mmmmhhh I’ll have to go off and a wank…. Or 3 and get back to you in this🤔

Jake
2 months ago

Honda RVF 400
Triumph Street Triple RS
Aprilia RS250
Aprilia RSV4
BMW R1200 GSA
Suzuki GSXR750 SRAD
Husqvarna FE350

Probably come in well under 100k but covers all grounds for me!

Jeffers
Jeffers
2 months ago

weekend: Ducati 916
Monday: Honda VFR 750R RC30
Tuesday: Honda CB750 (just to clear the hearing)
Wednesday: MV Augusta Brutale Dragster RR (mid week show off)
Thursday: Aprilia Tuono V4
Friday: ’98 Yamaha R1

Left over cash to buy a hearing aid, my ears would be buggered

Caleb Miller
Caleb Miller
2 months ago

Weekend: Ducati 999R
Monday: Triumph Street Triple RS
Tuesday: Honda CR500
Wednesday: Honda RC51 SP2
Thursday: KTM Super Duke 1290 R
Friday: Ducati Streetfighter 1098(R) 😈

Use the leftover money for services and mods.

Stevie G
Stevie G
2 months ago

Weekend blasts – KTM RC8
Everyday use – GSXS1000F
Touring – H2SX se
Nostalgia – RSV1000 Mille R
Project – Honda Vultus (I would try and turn it into Kaneda’s bike)

Christian Eriksson
Christian Eriksson
2 months ago

Current: Honda vtr sp1
Daily beater: Yellow tuono factory.
Casual or pillion riding: Thruxton R with optional pillion seat.
Hoonerbike: Husqvarna 701 sm
Trackdays: cbr 1000 rr 2012 because cheap and durable.
Aprilia rs 250 for ice cream rides

Mark
Mark
2 months ago

My garage probably won’t even get to £100k, and not even $100k. Here goes:
BMW R1250 GS Adventure ($24690)
KTM 1290 Super Duke GT ($20599)
Indian FTR R Carbon ($16999)
Harley Fat Bob. ($18799)
Polaris Indy VR1 137 850 ($16223)

I threw in a snowmobile, because sleds are fun.

Mark
Mark
2 months ago
Reply to  Mark

The Super Duke is my sport bike. It gets Sunday and Monday head banging duty.
The GS is for use Tuesday-Thursday for everything from commuting to touring, to exploring gravel roads.
The Harley is for Friday nights. One day a week is plenty on that thing.
The Indian is for all day rides on warm Saturdays.
Finally, the Indy is for winter.

Ollie
Ollie
2 months ago

Love this 👌🏻👌🏻