- What motorcycle have you got?
- Mostly BalancedMember
Don’t know if 27 BHP would be enough though!
That depends on where and why you ride. Honda claim 39 BHP for my VTZ250, which is probably close to 27 in the real world and that’s fine for me to go wafting about the countryside at speeds I can wear an open face helmet for. Throw in a few motorways and dual carriageways and rather more patience is required.Posted 5 years agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
I write with a tear in my eye,
I have an Aprilia RST Futura
Failed MoT, nothing too serious but it was waiting for me to get round to fixing it when the lockup was broken into. The resulting damage has meant it’s not worth fixing up so it’s likely to end up in bits on ebay. I’m gutted. Apart from the rarity value (I’ve only seen 4 and own one of those), it’s the best bike I’ve ever owned. Amazing reliability apart from electrical problems (resolved by shorting out the offending articles), comfortable enough for a week long round Britain 1600 mile jaunt, all the torque you’d expect from a big twin, fast and sharp enough to keep me happy.
Still, I’d never have got shot of it otherwise, so might now look at one of these as a replacementPosted 5 years ago
I really enjoy the Bonnie. It’s a little slow, I’ve only had 110 out of it, but the different pace and style of riding was exactly what I wanted.
..or as my brother said about his when asked how fast it wentPosted 5 years ago
“Don’t know, at 90 it rattles so much I’m scared it’ll fall to bits so slow down”NorthwindSubscriber
rp16v – Member
northwind – stunning is that a gsx front end i see?
Cheers- aye, K6 GSXR750 forks.
@Tomaso- totally agree… There’s always been rumous of a 650R version. Ironically you can build one using almost entirely off-the-shelf Suzuki parts and everything fits up like factory, just needs one custom spec bearing.
What’s annoying is that the stock one’s suspension isn’t so terrible, it just has stupidly light springs and oil in the forks, so the average UK rider is too heavy for them. Daft, it’d cost peanuts to correct that.Posted 5 years agofourbangerMember
Kept in the family bike shed,
Matchless trials special
2x James Cadet
I think that’s it, but something may have slipped my mind.Posted 5 years agoporter_jamieSubscriber
98 R1 in r+w 43k miles
rd400 earlystocker with pro porting barrels, tz carbs, ignition, pipes etc. Fe 500 championship winner
1992 tz250a frame modified to accept rotax 604, supermono championship winner in 2006
350lc F2 manchester motor complete in bits
i want a hinkley bonneville or similar for tooling aboutPosted 5 years agobenSubscriber
I’m only allowed a 200cc bike, having passed my first test in Singapore this year (need to drive for a year before I can take the 400cc test, then another year until big bike test 🙁 ). I do get to ride big engined exotica in Thailand though. 🙂
Don’t have a photo to hand, but looks like this:
Posted 5 years ago
alexxx: very, very hard to say, both cracking bikes that suit me down to the ground. The Tuono handles superbly (I’ve raised the rear ride height and raised the forks in the yokes which makes it turn in quicker without making it twitchy – I do have a Hyperpro RSC damper fitted though) and the V twin grunt is very addictive, it’s the easiest overtaking bike I’ve ever had, pretty much whatever gear just twist n’ go!
The Street Triple was a grower tbh, probably because they are so hyped up in the motorcycle press. I realised it was a very good bike straight away, didn’t quite get the whole Street Triple love-fest. However, the more I’ve ridden it (2000 miles since buying it in June) the more I realise just what a stunning road bike it is. It weighs sod-all so handles superbly on my favourite B roads (suspension is over-sprung for my 11 stone though) but what’s surprised me is how practical it is, my wife finds it far better riding pillion than she does on the Tuono. It’s also a superb engine, hugely torquey for it’s relatively small size.
Both are keepers and will be in my garage for a good few years (nothing out there at the moment I’d change either for) and I hope to hell I never have to get rid on one and keep the other. If I’m honest I reckon it’d be a toss a coin job followed by months of depression!!Posted 5 years ago
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