The next saga of my biking journey

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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by menzies3032 » Jun 28th, '20, 23:06

ptolemyx wrote:
Jun 28th, '20, 06:30
Every single bike on your list will readily do three figure speeds and all have a sporty theme.
From riding the 990 Superduke recently which also has a sporty theme have noticed a massive difference between being able to do triple figures and feeling like to need to at every opportunity. Actually did over 10 miles up a motorway at bang on 70mph and was totally comfortable. You would have NEVER seen me do that on a sports bike.

Hence also the need to test ride. If it’s basically a sports bike without fairing then it’s out.

Also why I am not including the big guns like Z1000, BMW S1000R, GSX-S1000 or the Superduke. Just going to be too powerful and too quick.

Thanks for the advice though going to have some open minded conversations with some dealers get some test rides in and let’s see where it takes me. :wink:
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by menzies3032 » Jun 28th, '20, 23:08

Tractorwackyracer wrote:
Jun 27th, '20, 18:41
First world problem rob all good bikes I am sure a lot of people mocked me at first for not buying another sports bike
I think I might have even been one of them. With age and experiance I get it.....

As much as I still like the sports bikes for the track (hence will continue to hire track bikes) I no long have any desire to own one for the road.
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by jer r1 » Jul 2nd, '20, 20:39

Keep thinking the post is NEXT STAGE OF MY BIKINI
KEEP CALM
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POWER ON

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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by Ruffian » Jul 2nd, '20, 20:47

jer r1 wrote:
Jul 2nd, '20, 20:39
Keep thinking the post is NEXT STAGE OF MY BIKINI
What you mean like . . . .

shaving from the thigh round to the hip??
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by jer r1 » Jul 2nd, '20, 21:26

I'm off to be sick.
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by goatpants » Jul 2nd, '20, 22:10

Does that mean you can buy my gixxer track bike and my mt10?
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by Tractorwackyracer » Jul 3rd, '20, 20:07

menzies3032 wrote:
Jun 28th, '20, 23:08
Tractorwackyracer wrote:
Jun 27th, '20, 18:41
First world problem rob all good bikes I am sure a lot of people mocked me at first for not buying another sports bike
I think I might have even been one of them. With age and experiance I get it.....

As much as I still like the sports bikes for the track (hence will continue to hire track bikes) I no long have any desire to own one for the road.
If you no longer want or desire a bike for the road wtf is this thread about ???
And if you can borrow a super duke occasionally why would you need one of your own
Any GXSR off the road is always a bonus 😀
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by Jug_Inspector » Jul 3rd, '20, 20:36

Tractorwackyracer wrote:
Jul 3rd, '20, 20:07
menzies3032 wrote:
Jun 28th, '20, 23:08
As much as I still like the sports bikes for the track (hence will continue to hire track bikes) I no long have any desire to own one for the road.
If you no longer want or desire a bike for the road wtf is this thread about ???
Sport bikes.... he wants a naked bike now.

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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by Tractorwackyracer » Jul 4th, '20, 06:53

Jug_Inspector wrote:
Jul 3rd, '20, 20:36
Tractorwackyracer wrote:
Jul 3rd, '20, 20:07
menzies3032 wrote:
Jun 28th, '20, 23:08
As much as I still like the sports bikes for the track (hence will continue to hire track bikes) I no long have any desire to own one for the road.
If you no longer want or desire a bike for the road wtf is this thread about ???
Sport bikes.... he wants a naked bike now.
Oh I see
I very much doubt rob will be allowed to buy one anyway do you know how many times he would have to take his wife to euro Disney as a trade off
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by Kata » Jul 4th, '20, 07:31

He's got the strategy all wrong...

Get yourself a decent bike, stash it at a friends house with bike kit.

Tell the wife he's taken up Golf and use that for an excuse for zipping off to "have a round or two".

Sorted.

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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by Jug_Inspector » Jul 4th, '20, 07:53

The sad thing is there are people that do things like that.

I have mate who told his mrs that his new bike was only borrowed from a another friend "to see if he likes it".

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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by menzies3032 » Jul 4th, '20, 23:03

Tractorwackyracer wrote:
Jul 4th, '20, 06:53
I very much doubt rob will be allowed to buy one anyway do you know how many times he would have to take his wife to euro Disney as a trade off
Mark you know me well.... however it seems I’m quite a good sales man. Plus also been quite open about not buying out right going to do lease plan style deal. Will but £2k down and then £100 to £150 per month and then hand the bike back in 3 years and start again. This way the savings don’t get a massive hit and I get a brand new bike every 3 years meaning the wife can also go to Disney 15 times a year as the money is still in the bank ...... result

Oh and yes I’m not wanting a sports bike for the road I want to try a naked (bike)
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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by julesh » Jul 5th, '20, 04:23

So basically your going to rent a bike

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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by Jug_Inspector » Jul 5th, '20, 08:10

That's an expensive way to have the use of a £10k bike for 3 years.... but in reality it's probably not far off the new bikes' depreciation, which just highlights the problem with new vehicle depreciation.

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Re: The next saga of my biking journey

Post by Fozz » Jul 5th, '20, 08:43

Sounds cheaper to buy a house in Paris or Florida! :shock:

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