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Nov 09

Posts: 5

Absolute17 says:

what bike?

Hey guys i'm looking for a first big bike the ones i was looking at were:

Xj6 Diversion F

What are your opinions on the bike?
I saw the XJ6 at the bike show and i was shocked at how plasticy it all felt, and how badly made it was. So thats why i thought i would try spend a bit more money on a bike that would last longer!

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Aug 07

Posts: 4226

used2bfast says:

Street Triple

is the way to go. BMW's arn't as reliable as they are cracked up to be, although the 800's are still a good buy second hand.

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Jul 07

Posts: 297

foxy-teamSTW says:

Street triple

I agree with u2bf above. I had a test ride on one last year, and it put a right smile on my face, and I've been riding 750+ bikes since 1976!! They're ace!

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Nov 09

Posts: 5

Absolute17 says:

street triple

i thought about them.. and other naked bikes - but the insurance costs to much :( 

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Aug 09

Posts: 6881

stevedeejay says:

Street triple

is def the way to go :tongue: you'll be glad you did if you do:laugh:

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Jun 09

Posts: 194

Pads1982 says:

SV 650s

Fully faired S version you can pick up for 4.5k, not as good as a street but a lot cheaper, bomb proof engine and is a hoot to ride and cheap to insure.  I admit im biased as i have one but the street was a great hour if you can affor

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Sep 09

Posts: 17

stuarthw says:

XJ6 F800R F800GS

Absolute17, wow , I'd been figuring out which bike to buy , and had the same three models as choices.
I've had a 1989 vintage FZR 600 for years , but used it rarely in the last 10 years. I eventually gave it to my uncle who replaced loads of parts and is now blasting round Coleshill on it !

Now in my 40's I thought I'd treat myself to something (new)  with a bit more of an upright riding position , and perhaps some new boots and kit .
Maybe even bike to work, rather than take the car.

Now initially the XJ6 was planned since they are available brand new for £3999 if you try! They look great and have to be a better choice than a ratty secondhand Bandit or Hornet.

However then I saw a F800R in white (at a BM sponsored Golf tournament ), it looked like nothing I'd ever seen before , just awesome. So I set about ways of coming up with the extra money . ( the wife might be divorcing me anyway , no joke,) so i though , what the heck I could stretch to this.

However last week in Capetown ( avoiding the snow here , enjoying 33 deg C temps there )  I rented an F800GS ( again in white colour). I was gobsmacked about the ride. Its a lot bigger than my old FZR . It has as much torque as a fireblade and I was totally hooked. A great riding position and in my opinion , in the flesh it looks so much better than on paper.

What i hadn't fullly understood is that the GS is quite  a bit more expensive that a F800R. ( do i need heated grips? do i need ABS?)

Let us know what bike you buy heh?

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