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Exorcist3000

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Exorcist3000 says:

Which Bike?

I want a bike for general leisure riding and summer commuting (2-3 days per week). I want something that has a bit of a 'pull' but is practical for 140 miles round trip commute.

I am thinking Hayabusa, ZZR1400 or VFR800.

Any advice? I was going for VFR but you just trashed it in this week paper!

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Which bike?

How tall and wide are you??? It makes a difference.

 

I'd suggest a ZZR600.

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Exorcist3000

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Exorcist3000 says:

Size matters

I have got short legs 31" so most trails/Supermotos etc are not suitable. I am 5' 10" tall and weigh 17.5 stone (good suspension a must!!).

My current bike is a ZZR600

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Tooshay

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Tooshay says:

VFR880 V-tec

I just bought a new VFR a month ago and have now covered over 1000miles on it. It's very comfortable (though i'm 6' 2") and its got plenty of pull for me, but maybe not for other people. My last bike was a CB1300S and i had an SV650S before that and this probably has more pull than the CB, though it's not as good low down the rev's, which isn't really a shock. The only issue i have with it is the throttle response can be very snatchy below 6k rev's. Also, in lower speed limits, such as 20's & 30's it's almost impossible to keep the throttle smooth, even on the smoothest of roads... don't even mention norfolk's finest bumpy, pot-holed ones! It really can be a nightmare at times to be honest, but i'm currently trying to get honda to sort it for me, and if they do, it will be an excellent bike. With better fuelling and a better throttle response, i would definately recommend it. But i have heard of ones that are very smooth... so i live in hope! lol. I think whichever of the three you pick, you'll be happy with though. Good luck choosing!

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Cambuster

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Cambuster says:

Which Bike ?

Personal choice - but from that list I'd go for the ZZR - slightly less intense than the Busa, but far more all-round desirable than the VFR. I'm 6ft & tried a ZZR recently for the same reason and was very impressed with how light it felt (as it looks like a big chunk of metal !) & with the rideability - you could definitely do everything you're looking for on it - and never use all of it's "pull" !!  Enjoy whatever you go for.

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ninja1k

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ninja1k says:

Which Bike.....Easy

Hi mate,

Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird, all day long.....

Ninja:biggrin:

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Exorcist3000

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Exorcist3000 says:

Which Bike?

My head is saying go for the VFR - good all round bike.

My heart is saying Busa - beautifull bike

My local (Colchester) dealer has a Green ZZR and it was calling to me!!

It will probably come down to cost - I went on Go compare for insurance quotes in March and then again in April and the prices doubled!!

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Cambuster

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Cambuster says:

Why we ride...

Biking is a lot more about heart than head - fantastic ride into work this morning with a great big smile on my ugly mug all the way...& already grinning just thinking about the ride home. Go with your heart - a whole lot more satisfying than sensible....!! If you want the Busa...go for it. 

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davidstowe358

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which bike

Hi mate,

            I've had a hayabusa for a while and i think its great in everyway i'm 6''2' and it's great i'd say try a few first.

good luck.

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