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hedgemonkey

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hedgemonkey says:

Why such big engines ?

Maybe I've missed something here, but since when did anyone need a bike with a 2ltr engine, having owned stuff from 350LC's to Z1000's, that have always done a bloody good job of covering the miles in a fun, comfortable and rapid style, is this a case of falling for all the marketing hype.

Mind you most of these monsters ( apologies Ducati fans) I see on busy summer sundays, do seem to be sat in the traffic jams with all the of the cars, begging the question are they bought by mainly car drivers and not bikers.
Also in this question, since when did a 800cc, 350kg bike become a "newbies" bike, whats wrong with getting experience on a 250 MZ or is that not flash enough.  

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

hedgemonkey...

which bike would that be then? do you mean 350 lbs?

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davemdixon

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davemdixon says:

Yammie 350LC

is what Barry Sheene used to get about on.

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bigthommo

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bigthommo says:

......

:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

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pch1

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pch1 says:

.

What's a true biker?  :huh:

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

think ratbike has hit it

street cred and keeping up with mates is one factor, as for the newbies bit, there doesn't seem to be a huge amount in the 250 - 500cc / 33bhp market.

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vwgolf

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vwgolf says:

street cred

when i go out on a blast with my mates most of them ( well all of them infact ) have blades and r1s and 2 of em have r6s yet all fast as f**k but i soon catch em up on my super moto xt 660 im not botherd about street cred. all im intrested in is a good safe day out :wink:

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joeslow

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joeslow says:

250 MZ yuck

250R Ninja, that's the ticket for a nimble economic bike - I had a test ride and I love it mate. It's got it all - looks - cheap to run - easy to service  & fun to ride.

You don't always need massive power to have a good time biking.

:biggrin:

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vwgolf

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vwgolf says:

how

true mate just as long as it gets you owt and about ,street cred you can poke it:smile

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used2bfast

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used2bfast says:

davemdixon

Barry rode a Kettle! (when he rode for Suzuki) back in the mid 70's

Now back on thread. I don't know the answer. If I was starting again, I would go for something like a street triple, or Fazer/Bandit etc, or if a sports bike, Daytona

 

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brutale r

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brutale r says:

u2bf

he also rode a red GT380 dunstall

as for street cred fuk i buy n ride what i want and if you buy a pike just to pose to ook good siting out side the school gates so you can pick up little girls n boys your a morron

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