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Must be getting old

Postby duke63 » 26 Jun 2018, 22:29

Starting to find riding a Sportsbike on the road less fun. Love the 853 on track, it's what it's made for but I think it brings home how hard riding it on the road is becoming.

Got no intention of selling it and would keep it road ready for the occasional blast but I fancy something light, flick able and about 100bhp.

The one bike I would love is a Husqvarna Nuda but they are very rare, not cheap and not sure what spares availability is like. Failing that maybe a 797 Monster.

May be I just need a lottery win so I can give up work and become a full time bike tester.
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Re: Must be getting old

Postby Kwacky » 26 Jun 2018, 22:33

Get a 675. You can find late ones for under £6k now with low mileage.
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Re: Must be getting old

Postby Monty » 26 Jun 2018, 22:34

I’m thinking you need to woman up :D
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Re: Must be getting old

Postby duke63 » 27 Jun 2018, 08:21

There isn't anything really left to do to the 853, Monty and i like to tinker with bikes over the winter.

Plus i don't like the fact i can't see over or round other vehicles very easily when riding it on the road.

And age is catching up with me.

We will see, its not set in stone. Just an idea i am toying with.
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Re: Must be getting old

Postby duke63 » 27 Jun 2018, 08:23

Husqvarna Nuda

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Re: Must be getting old

Postby C00kiemonster » 27 Jun 2018, 08:25

Street Triple ;)

Try a 690 Duke too - so much fun.

It's not about how much power you have - you have nothing to prove.
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Re: Must be getting old

Postby Kwacky » 27 Jun 2018, 08:33

690 or 790 Duke
Ducati hyper
MV Dragster 800
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Re: Must be getting old

Postby StMarks » 27 Jun 2018, 09:23

:?

(wait)

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Re: Must be getting old

Postby duke63 » 27 Jun 2018, 19:44

Or how about one of these? This is what i would really like.

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Re: Must be getting old

Postby C00kiemonster » 27 Jun 2018, 19:52

Do it!

That sir is cool as feck.
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Re: Must be getting old

Postby D41 » 27 Jun 2018, 20:28

That looks really good.
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Re: Must be getting old

Postby D6Nutz » 27 Jun 2018, 20:31

duke63 wrote:Or how about one of these? This is what i would really like.

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Hell yeah...

Stick a couple of termi's on the side and a few bits of carbon and that is pure porn.


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Re: Must be getting old

Postby Kwacky » 27 Jun 2018, 20:36

Yep, that looks the bomb. Do it.
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Re: Must be getting old

Postby Rossgo » 28 Jun 2018, 01:56

Not really into these type of bikes but dam that looks good!

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Re: Must be getting old

Postby kingfixer » 28 Jun 2018, 14:26

I can see myself on a SF at some point in the future.
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Re: Must be getting old

Postby Monty » 28 Jun 2018, 14:41

Not as flash as the SF, but have you considered one of these? Around 100 BHP ish and a lot of fun with some decent cans on.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... asc&page=1

Or is it a case of never again after the last one?
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Re: Must be getting old

Postby Stonesie » 28 Jun 2018, 14:58

Despite my bad experience with a Multistrada this does look amazing and i know it would be an animal.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3075025124

May have overdone the power being a 1098 S...
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Re: Must be getting old

Postby Cavetroll87 » 28 Jun 2018, 15:48

Monty wrote:Not as flash as the SF, but have you considered one of these? Around 100 BHP ish and a lot of fun with some decent cans on.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... asc&page=1

Or is it a case of never again after the last one?



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Re: Must be getting old

Postby duke63 » 28 Jun 2018, 18:59

Every test I read says the 848SF is a better bike than the 1098 and should be cheaper to run.

Never say never, Monty. Though I suspect a Hypermotard is a better bike. Again though I think I would choose the Husqvarna if I wanted the supermoto stylee. .
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Re: Must be getting old

Postby Monty » 28 Jun 2018, 20:29

Be careful what you wish for the Hypermotard is a real licence loser. I had a go on Dan’s and was on one wheel after 5 yards. I had to get off after ten minutes as I was going to die!
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