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retrosleeper

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retrosleeper says:

Everday bike for under 2k?

Hi all,

Next month I plan on buying a bike again, my budget is up to 2k.

I will be using the bike for going to and from work most days due to the massive traffic problem on the way to work, I am sick of waiting 45 mins to travel 1 mile of my journey.

I have had my Full licence since my 21st birthday but not had a bike in about 2 years.

What I was looking for was peoples suggestions.

I would like around a 600cc and im thinking a cbr 600 f4i I have seen quite a few under the two grand mark but I wonder if there is any other bikes I should think about.

The main thing I want is reliability.

Any suggestions guys?:smile

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used2bfast

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used2bfast says:

Get a

cheap scoot, 80/100cc get a good one for £750

Otherwise, if you want a bike not just for work, get a bandit or Hornet 600

CBR's etc, too sporty for the ride to work, but each to his own...

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SheffieldSteel

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Agree with some chaps above

Why a sportsbike to commute?

Fazer, Bandit (loads of parts and easy to trick up), hornet or similiar. Loads of good clean, low mileage ones on ebay. If ya good with a spanner, check out non runners, some of em just need a good service and the fuel/air sytems cleaning out.

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AlbertHerring

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What

... Sheff said

What are the other 19 miles like, motorway or B road or suburban street?

Are you going to want to take it out for a burn at the weekend?

Do you really want to be in insurance group 14?

I love my CBR6 but if I was wanting something for nicking through heavy traffic twice a day, it wouldn't have clipons or much of a fairing - it'd have a riding position that gave me a chance of seeing over some 4x4s and wing mirrors that weren't going to clip the mirrors on a Ford Focus. Something trailie/supermoto inclined if I was tall. Aprilia Pegaso maybe?

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

Bollocks....

I wish I had seen that SENKE before I went and bought the GSXR.....:mad:

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NORTHERNHELLBOY

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UNDER TWO GRAND

EASY DUDE...I'm selling my bandit for £1400..add your insurance...easy come under £2000.

I'ts got to go this month, as I've fallen in love with a gsxr750..and SHE won't let me have 2 bikes again.

PM FOR MORE DETAILS, INC DELIVERY....

:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

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shane3003

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shane3003 says:

Thundercat

I'm using one at the moment to do a 44 mile round trip to work and back. Now it is slightly a sports riding position but is still comfy. I got a sports tourer as I can only afford one bike and use it to commute and for blasts on the weekend, and it's spot on.

Also because the Tundercats are so under rated you can grab a great one easily for under £2,000.

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Mannakin

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Mannakin says:

Suzuki's

I'm looking for a cheapish bike in the spring. So far my favourites are v-twin Suzuki SV650S (SV650 is naked version) or in-line 4 GSX650F (a Bandit with a fairing).


I want a fairing, as most of my commute will be motorway/dual carriageway. I'll have a test ride nearer the spring.

Both have a more upright riding position than a sports bike which I also like.

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pup's

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pup's says:

work hourse

Why the need for a sports bike to get two and from work? Get a cg125 it will still get you there through the morning traffic.

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