Brian Petheram wrote:I'm on the same journey as John (including having a T140 that's just a bit too much bother - I have pre-war bikes for that!) and top of my list at the moment is the RE Interceptor - has anyone ridden one?
I had a modern Bonneville on extended loan about 12 years ago and found it utterly bland so not going there. Guzzis seem a bit heavy and bulky but haven't tried one. Pillion comfort is a big issue so no cafe racers.
I had a modern bonneville - looked ace but, like you found, bland as you like. I had an early 80's ironhead sportster, went like a rocket up to 60mph and then turned into a jackhammer ..I've got ariels which easily go that fast.
I really don't want anything that looks modern-ish ...
I always liked te enfield conti GT and the second hand price, with bugger all miles, is quite attractive ?
But will it hold a motorway speed and woudl it be any better than my T140 .. ?
I tend to keep the bikes I like for a vary long time and the hassle of buying and selling is rubbish ...
Itoo wonder about the new interceptors but I suspect light flywheel and buzzy engine (like nearly every other modern bike ):