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May 09

Posts: 42

Shyhoulud says:

Tall guy seeks help on choosing sexy bike!

Ello lads and lassies,

So i've recently passed the new test and am looking for my first ride. I'm about 6'6", weigh a ton to boot and the CB500 I did my DAS with felt like it was struggling to cope a little. Either that or I just got bored with it very very quickly.
Personally I don't mind getting a big first bike as I know how to restrain myself when it comes to speed. However my size limits my choices a little.

I want to head in a different direction to the R1/SV650 masses and get something a little different. My current shortlist is (in no particular order):

1. Yamaha XJR 1300
2. Triumph Speed Triple
3. Victory Vegas 8-ball
4. Triumph Tiger

Quite a varied collection I know. :biggrin:
I've sat on all of them and seem to fit, but have not had a road test on any. Any good/bad points I need to know about this lot? Any I should be steering clear of? 
Any other bikes that should be on this list?

Cheers in advance :wink:

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Aug 05

Posts: 5495

canarlee says:

um anyone looked at this persons profile?

"chocolate fireguard designer"

you lot have been had

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Aug 02

Posts: 1002

ANichol says:

Victory pillion seat

8 ball not as standard, although you could probably negotiate one gratis if you're actually gonna buy.

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Aug 03

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DavidHopkins says:

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Jun 09

Posts: 233

cheshirekat says:

For What it's worth

Think you need to go a long way to beat a bandit for an every day bike. Two a penny. Reliable. If it get's nicked cheap to replace. Can alter them easily. Pick up bits easy and cheap enough. What more can I say.

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May 09

Posts: 42

Shyhoulud says:

Narrowed down

Well rode the Victory 8-ball and Hammer S and was mightily impressed!! I think the 8-ball has me won over though out of the two. Didn't make it to the Triumph test ride as I ran out of time, but will have a go on the Tiger and Speed Triple before I make a decision. The Tiger is looking more promising. Dismissing the Yamaha now.

So I guess it will be the Triumph Tiger vs the Victory 8-ball. Man I wish I could get both :biggrin:

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Jul 09

Posts: 3

baboonass says:

tall guy seeks sexy bike

Speed Triple is great, but if youre not a shortarse, youll end up looking like youve got on one of those 10p rides outside the supermaket. Id go XJR1300 everytime - not particularly "sexy" but a proper blokes bike. If you want a bit of protection, then perhaps look at the Honda Blackbird (if the insurance isnt too much that is).

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Sep 08

Posts: 838

teddy1981 says:


bump :blink:

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