It's a new one but it rides like an old one

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Re: It's a new one but it rides like an old one

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:00 am

It all depending on; do you want to use it all year, what is the budged and in wich country you are.
Cheap all year; BMW K75 or any model.
Also offroading; KTM 350 freeride to 600, Spain and eastblock; Yamaha XT 250 - 600.

My pensioners favorit is 1983 Honda CL250s or Yamaha XG 250 tricker.

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Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:39 pm

How about this? :D

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Postby adrie.degraaff » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:59 pm

Steven.Carter wrote:How about this?

Try to clime to 2500 meter :D .
The Honda CL and Yamaha XG need only 2 liters of petrol to get there.

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Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:36 pm

adrie.degraaff wrote:
Steven.Carter wrote:How about this?

Try to clime to 2500 meter :D .
The Honda CL and Yamaha XG need only 2 liters of petrol to get there.

If it did get up there it could charge back up again going back down :D

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Postby brenton.roy » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:47 am

Hey Steven, is that Mike that we met here in Aus? If so, say hello.
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Postby brenton.roy » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:56 am

Well, I hate to say it, but what about a V strom 650? Ugly as whatever, but they have a fantastic reputation, light, good for passengers, cruise all day.. I have a mate who has one. Personally, I think he has lost it, but he raves about it.
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Postby adrie.degraaff » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:05 am

It's maybe a good choise for the long roads in Australia.

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Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:39 am

brenton.roy wrote:Hey Steven, is that Mike that we met here in Aus? If so, say hello.

Nope, thats Alan, this is Mic. I'll pass on your reguards :D
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Postby brenton.roy » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:40 am

Thanks Steven, that would be appreciated.
Adrie, I don't know what people like about the Suzuki's, but they have a strong following. Not really a light trail bike I agree.
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Re: It's a new one but it rides like an old one

Postby admin » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:22 am

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 ?

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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 ):

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