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phpbiker

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phpbiker says:

Whose Ridden A Honda X-11

For years I have been searching for the right machine.

Large, quick, well made, comfortable, and good for long days in the saddle, a lot of it at speed.

I have owned Triumph's, Kawasaki's, Suzuki's etc..

The FZS1000 and a strange thing called a Honda X-11 are in the only bikes left in the running. 

None of the newer machines fit me well. I am 5-11 15stone. 

The Fazer seems to be an awesome machine, just a little boring.

I like the look of the X-11 as its odd, bulky slightly ugly perhaps, but massively grunty.

Bandit, no way. Too many of them.

What do people think of the old X-11? Anyone whose not a fanatic care to add anything that may help?

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Gollyfish

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Gollyfish says:

Honda X11

Had my X11 for over 6 months now and she still amazes me with the torque she has, and I don't even push it that hard.

I know it's early days, but I cant see what else I'd want in a bike that the X11 can't deliver.

Bit rough on fuel though.

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

or get...

one of these, and you don't have to bother about ugly looks.
the nicest pair on any modern bike.

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phpbiker

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phpbiker says:

Aprilia and mpg

32mpg, thats cr@p. I have to seriously check that out.

If thats the case, the X-11 and me, may have to never meet LOL..

The Aprilia is as ugly as it comes IMHO.. no joke. Not my cuppa no way.

Also look at those rear pegs, if you want a to take a bird with you for a bunk up, she better have the proportions of a hamster. Not my cuppa either LOL.


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StealthSV

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StealthSV says:

I have a Tuono R

Fanflippintastic!!!!!!

 

The mrs even enjoys it on the back!!

 

On ur own i can guarantee u will love it!!!

 

It is a beast and i can guarantee u'll love it.. Test fly one, took me ten mins to know it woz the bike for me. Tried quite a few  bikes but now't did it for me like the Tuono!!!

 

Go on, try it!!!!:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

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phpbiker

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phpbiker says:

No money Or Inclination Towards New Bikes

OK, so the Tuono's not ugly, but thats a one man machine. 

Heres part of the problem for me.

When you have a modern superbike, or modern-ish superbike, the high output dictates a loss of torque, this has been moved to the top end to produce eye watering bhp.

OK, so having been a recent R1 owner this kind off amuses me. Who wouldn't it right? 
But it is dangerous and useless on the road. Superbikes seem to me to have a dubious usage on the roads. 

The power has been tuned to a place, that when you access creates incredible speed. It was noted several times that just feeling the power in second on the R1 on the local bypass may get me three months inside. 

Whereas with a muscle bike of some kind, you can open it up between 30 and 60 in second gear and really feel the thing move. 

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bibesagain

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bibesagain says:

Get an MT01.........

I have one and it's amazing.

Does 45 mpg as well

Piccie enclosed of mine taken bef.ore I took the screen off

NB - the little puddle underneath is nothing to do with the bike!

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phpbiker

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phpbiker says:

MT01

Not enough space on the back. Mrs is only a size 12 but gotta give her some comfort, I understand they do massive torque, but .. two pots? 

X-11 for me. I've decided. Just love the way they look. Get a really really nice one, with super duper Honda build quality, wack a power commander and open up the headers into some slip on cans and get over 140 bhp at the wheel with all the 115Nm of torque still there.. that'll do me. 

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bibesagain

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bibesagain says:

Great choice.

You'll love it.

Happy riding!

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