What motorcycle have you got?
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
Cheers gilo but a long way away and would only make me want one more lol keep thinking of fightering mine bit of a tuono style 😉 really fancy a street triple at the min so light. Mine owes me a fortune tho new engine this year, r1 forks and brakes, new rear sus unit, gearing changed, full yoshimura race system, power commander and dyno tuned, gipro atre, speedo healer, clear clutch cover and fancy coloured insides and upgraded springs , k and n , lots of other bits and bobs oh powdercoated frame and swingarm too
so would lose a fortune :'( looking at fitting a gsxr digital clock over winter if I can get it to work , should be good 😉
Nice bike cupraPosted 5 years agoAristotleMember
Currently a Foxeye Fazer with a few handling tweaks. Not flash, but quick enough, good fun to ride, copes with most things and cheap to run.
I love riding motorbikes (chucking them about on mountain roads rather than doing warp speed down straight roads). Ideally, I’d get a KTM 950SM, but in the past year the Fazer has unfortunately had little use, other than some commuting and a trip to the IOM.
Incidentally, I also had a ride up the TT mountain on a Bonneville. It was quite good fun, although I think I’d be fettling the suspension and fitting flatter, wider bars if I owned it.Posted 5 years agobensalesMember
I’m 6’3″, so on the tall side.
GSX-Rs are deceptive bikes, they are physically small and light, with a short wheel-base, but they have a very roomy riding position. I also love the fact that the 1000cc version weighs pretty much the same as the 600cc version yet punts out 180bhp 🙂Posted 5 years agoporter_jamieSubscriber
i just bought this recently
to do this for cancer research
maximum allowed spend is £300. bought for 170 quid and my total is about £313 so i pay a ‘fine’ of 13 quid to the charity. then i am supposed to ride it from JOG to LE non stop on the longest day. not sure i’m looking forwards to it!
because of the limited budget i have had to make loads of stuff, and its even got a radial brembo master cylinder off a KTM which i happened to have. that’s coming off when i sell it!
just an mot and tax to get.Posted 4 years ago
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