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What bike to get next.

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by RickSkye, Apr 28, 2022.

  1. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    So you don't think either the 750 or 850 is good replacement for 800 then?
     
  2. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    In a word - NO.

    They have moved the fuel storage up top from under the seat on the F8GS, to my mind, moving the CofG higher up (no science behind that statement, just my gut feeling).

    They have added so much electrikery gizmos for no other reason than they have them on the shelf - they do nowt for me except create angst, waiting for something that I can't fix to fail.

    I think where the F900XR wins, for me, is that it's not trying to be an adventurised road bike - its just a tall road bike. Still got a few too many gizmos, but if you get the base model most of the pointless stuff is an added extra.

    Of course, the above is just my opinion :rolleyes:

    Steve T

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  3. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Thanks

    The 900 is not really on the list any more, the fuel range is too low, unfortunately.
     
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  4. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    What are you after, range wise then?

    When I put over 35 miles on the XR it averaged over 60mpg, so should easily be good for 170-180 miles before reserve, which is only a little less than my F8GS
     
  5. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Works out at 160 per tank, even by bmw figures, and the salesman.
    want over 200 preferably.
    At is 245 ish, don't rember transalp being far from 200.
    Nc750x should just about make it ok 200.
     
  6. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Cb500x is almost 300.
     
  7. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Mine is an earlier model, the newer ones seem to be more efficient. Even absolutely battering it everywhere, it does well over 200 to a tank

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  8. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Maybe thats what I am missing, with the best will in the world I don't have the skillset to "batter" an Africa Twin, but used to fair wring the neck of the transalp. Thinks.
     
  9. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    My experience tells me that 300 miles from a tank on the CB5X is just about feasible if you really do ride like a nun!

    I averaged 77 mpg over the 6500 miles I covered on my 2020 bike and I do ride like a nun. Furthest I took mine on one tank was a little over 280 miles on a little over 16lt of fuel. That was without any luggage or extra weight on the bike (apart from me of course).

    You need to try a CB5X to ensure it is for you, apart from its fuel range ;)

    Steve T

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  10. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Absolutely try before I buy.
     
  11. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    It's much more fun battering a lower power bike that you have full confidence in than trying to tame something much more powerful!

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  12. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Anyway, test ride tomorrow yamaha tracer 700.
    Andy says its too buzzy. Will report back.
     
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  13. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Well thats one off the list, suspension so hard every bump was felt, not much wind protection, lots of power and I think it would corner well once you got into it.
    Buzzy thats a good description, goes like stink, but I don't want to go like stink.

    Tried an old nc750, it was ok, but bit odd handling, it was a strange bike looked like someone may have mucked about with suspension. It had a trick exhaust.

    I can go slower and more controlled on the AT than either of the above.
     
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  14. austin

    austin Well-Known Member

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    You need a Moto Guzzi V85TT Rick. I like mine…a lot. 80bhp ish. 80 torques of some sort. Likes a bit of revs but pulls well anyhow. Not light but it carries it low, and not desperately tall. 60 ish mpg 23litre tank. Good build quality too. And no, it’s not a risky purchase. Apart from a few factory/PDI issues like loose bolts on things like bar end and footrests and a small overfill of oil on the FD on early models (like mine) there have no real issues reported.

    mines on 18k+ miles now and I am in Spain on it. It’s going fine. Loads of bling on the market now too.
     
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  15. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    £11400, 4 years warantee, lots of goodies as standard, there is a dealer in thirsk. Hmmmmm
     
  16. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Be honest, the more I look, the more I appreciate the africa twin. Its going to have to be a radical change, like nc750x, which is quite heavy, and cb500x, which may lack a bit of power.

    I used to fly after you on the transalp. That was alot of fun, but headwind on the motorway in the rain was pretty miserable.
    I think the test of size is..... going down a single track road, with a forward slope, I stop and turn the bike around.
    Preferably with little drama.

    Maybe just invest in a gym membership.

    Anyway, after the days tribulations I am enjoying a little French number
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  17. Steve T

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    15kg difference between the CRF1100 & the NC750X . . . in the NC's favour :rolleyes:

    Steve T

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  18. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    So you are agreeing with me?
     
  19. outrunner

    outrunner Well-Known Member Forum Supporter

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    NC750X=214 kg
    CRF1100=238kg
    If buying a new bike I know which I would choose, but I have been an NC addict for 6 years. :)

    Andy.
     
  20. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Is that both with dct?
     

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