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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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    Ok, without dct,

    224 and 248 with dct.

    Mine is 242 2019 model dct crf1000l
    So for me is 18kg lighter, pretty much what Steve said.

    Cb500x is 199kg. No dct option.

    Funny riding bike with manual gears again, first thing, I stalled it , then kept forgetting to change down as I slowed, stalled it again.
     
  2. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Triumph 660 ? 206kg
    Comments....
     
  3. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Interesting post especially regarding your thought process Rick

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  4. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Ok moved on a bit. Looking at range and stuff.
    Reading up on loads of things.

    May have to go on a tracer 9, but

    I will have to try the nc750x, but nothing does what my africa twin does, may be nt1100, but.....

    I am going to go back to gym.....

    Why do so many bikes have a range less than 200 miles.
    My run down south starts with 150 miles no fuel stops, so I need 200 to be comfortable.
    My at does about 230, thats not the adventure model.

    Would I get an adventure at ... don't know yet.
     
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  5. soho

    soho Active Member

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    This lad Chris from Bristol just got home yesterday - His little 125 has amazing range, her's a clip of his trip. It's a PCX125. I'm picking one up for myself, 3500 quid, what's not to like ?


    Just got back home, a little under 3,400 miles, total fuel spend £173.43!!

    Best bits:
    Slovenia - loved the forests and lakes and generally road conditions were pretty good
    Dolomites - never fails to impress. Riding under those rock faces, the frequent switchbacks, the Alpine scenery.
    Combe Laval - probably one of my favourite areas, the forests around there are fantastic, the villages around Combe Laval always seem pretty interesting, and that crazy feeling of riding the balcony road with just over a foot of wall stopping you plummeting to your doom. Pretty exhilarating

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  6. austin

    austin Well-Known Member

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    Rick, buy with your heart not your head. Paralysis by analysis and all that, plus you’ll end up with a bike that ticks all your boxes except the one that really matters: you simply want to own it.

    Does it have to be new or nearly new too. Loads of good slightly older bikes.
     
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  7. Hamster

    Hamster Active Member

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    Austin’s absolutely right. At the end of the day it has to be something you want to own, and probably more important, want to ride.
     
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  8. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    You are both right.

    Test ride everything
     
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  9. Hamster

    Hamster Active Member

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    Still think you should get a Honda C90, they run on fumes. :happyspin:
     
  10. RickSkye

    RickSkye Active Member Forum Supporter

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    First bike I ever rode, 15 years old, on school playing field, hooked immediately. 16 years old, bought honda 125.
     
  11. Rubberchicken

    Rubberchicken Well-Known Member

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    46 years old, bought a CT90. Heh. :)
     

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