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SupGuys

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SupGuys says:

Best Restricted Middleweight?

Hey guys,

I'm taking my A2 course in a few weeks (theory done so far), and am looking to swap out my 2006 varadero for something a bit more fun...

I'm 18, 6'2 and will be restricted to 33bhp for 2 years.

I wont be commuting as such but may be making longish trips (2/3hours) every month - panniers are a must (plus I hate top boxes).

The old man in me says get a V-strom 650 or a Versys, but my inner child reckons that I'll get bored with it.
I prefer the look of naked bikes, but I question practicality and how I'd fit on them (I'm 6'2 and growing!)
Bikes in question:
Versys
V-Strom
ER6n
XJ6 
~FZ6 (2005ish)
Aprillia Pegaso
CBF 600N *2006/7 probly
CB 600 Hornet

Reality is my budget is around £3500, but that's alot of money to me and less would be better. I also would have to get it restricted and purchase panniers at a later date...

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mostlyslowly

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mostlyslowly says:

The V-strom

isn't particularly dull imo. Reasonably lively, frugal, simple to maintain. Very capable with luggage.  Top box still allows filtering, panniers may not?

Try the SV 650.  Same engine as V-Strom but sportier look.  Loads about.

As you're going to restrict it, have a look at weights.  The heavier it is, the less oomph it'll have once restricted. If you're buying new on 0% finance they'll often put the kit on for very little, then you can buy something that will de-restrict well in a couple of years and you've still got a newish bike

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Lil125Guy

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Lil125Guy says:

Can't speak from experience

But from what I have heard the Suzuki SV650s are cheap to ensure with kits on and they can be picked up from about £1000 online :)


Good luck with the test!!

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

At age 18

it'd be a good idea to get accurate insurance quotes (inc with the panniers, because they'll likely be considered a modification by the insurance companies).

Everyone drops their first bike at some point - it'd be a good idea to factor in likely repair costs for this (replacing the damaged plastics on a faired machine could be eye-watering), but also the usual selection of levers, pegs etc.

You have the ER6n on your list - maybe the ER6f would have more of the practicality you're looking for?

As far as restriction goes, it affects different bikes in different ways: on some it barely makes a difference, on others, it really strangles it - probably twins like the ER6 / Versys will restrict better than a four-cylinder machine.



Hope that helps.

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

stop p**ing about ...

and get a versys...or vstrom.The pegaso is good too but not many about and parts could  be problem. You'll be cramped on the others you mentioned.Choice of throw overs or hard luggage a plenty. I'd even go so far as to say,get a versys on interest free and save your money. You'll need it.

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SupGuys

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SupGuys says:

Ok, so

... Versys vs Vstrom then?

I'd be looking at around 2007ish on both bikes, wouldn't bother with monthly payments on a new one.

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BikerBladerAsh

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restricted

The only bikes i've personally restricted is a gpx250 and gpz500s. neither made much difference but the 500 twin definately felt quicker.

i have a curvy sv650s and was lurvly but when i got back on a 4 cylinder i didnt miss it.

You can really restrict any bike. so just find what you like and check it can be restricted. the restriction should be around £250 fitted which includes certificate

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