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tackyaccy

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tackyaccy says:

What Bike

I own a BMW K1200GT 53 plate this is a great bike for touring although I have been thinking lately of parting with bike and buying something a little lighter, but I want a bike thats good on touring and good on the twisties, not too expensive and good fuel economy and needs to be at least 1000cc  I was looking at a Triumph Sprint ST but my wife says the pillion seat is inadequate for her    Any sugestions?  Thanks Tacky.

 

 

 

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jamm13dodger

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jamm13dodger says:

What about the deauville

The new NT700V is supposed to be a good 2 up tourer - not so sure about the twisties though.

Cheers, Rob.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

what bike

How about a 1250 bandit,i`ve had the 1200 and the gsx1400 both without chain stretch,the 1250 has 6 gears now.:smile

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gizzabreak

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gizzabreak says:

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What about the deauville

The new NT700V is supposed to be a good 2 up tourer - not so sure about the twisties though.

Cheers, Rob
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He did say it needed to be at least 1000cc.
I had a go on a BMWR1200ST recently and was mighty impressed.
Not so much of a tourer as the GT, but lighter, more agile and surprisingly comfy.
I think they're discontinued now as they were not popular, and so it might be difficult to find one but worth searching out and having a go.
 

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mobileenoph

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mobileenoph says:

YEP...

I agree with jaffa90....

Take a look at the Bandit 1250.

Good all rounder.   :winkie:

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gizzabreak

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gizzabreak says:

You'll miss

Shaft Drive !!!:biggrin:

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jonny68

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jonny68 says:

what bike

We really need more details of your partners dimensions to properly assess the best pillion ride .:wink: :biggrin:

Failing that the Bandit is a good choice

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

doesn't exist...

you can't have all those things in a bike over a 1000cc.If you want something lighter leave the missus at home.:smile

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evilamnesiac

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evilamnesiac says:

easy!

CBF1000-GT - absolutely cracking bike. full panniers & top-box too, so good for a bit of touring. Definitely try one out. The NT700 is ok for light touring/commuting but if your two up its pants as its puny engine couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding!

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