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MCN  says:

Poll: Which of these bikes would you buy?

Petrol prices are rising and speed limits are lowering. Do we really need 180mph rocketships, or would we be just as happy with a bike that has much greater mpg but a lower top speed?   pollcomment

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Aug 11

Posts: 9

I'm collecting my 90mph 100mpg bike on Thursday!

Still keeping the 150/40 bike though.

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Sep 09

Posts: 897

Rogerborg says:

Flawed question

Most of us aren't in the market for a new bike, because we're cheapskates.  If we want 120mph and 60mpg, we don't have to buy something new, we can just pick up an old 500 twin for buttons.

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Dec 10

Posts: 12021

preunit says:


to Grumpyoldtechie, he not stupid.

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Jan 10

Posts: 431

rlf3 says:

Where can I get one?

90mph and 100mpg? me want.

Add in hydraulic tappets, shaft or belt drive, 10,000 mile service intervals, 10,000 mile tyre life, five gallon tank and I would be a very happy bunny.


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Apr 09

Posts: 100

kgb333 says:

I own the one in the middle

My bike does 105mph and gets bewtween 65-65mpg

My wifes bike gets upwards of 72mpg with the same top speed

Obviously the mpg drops as we get near our top speed

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Jun 10

Posts: 22

speedy231278 says:

What's going to do better miles, an R1 ambling along at 90mph barely breaking a sweat, or a 125 being thrashed to death to do it on the level?

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Jan 11

Posts: 304

TomRR says:

ha ha

Just Love this kinda dribble,,,,,,,I live in Kuwait 12p per ltr,, ha  and its Tax free, sunny weather, and nice roads (no man hole covers missing) every local biker cant take corners,and mine is bigger then yours its all stright line bollocks,,, 

Cant wait to get home to good -ol-blighty, god knows how much petrol is,90% tax,  pissing down every sunday, and pot holes the size of kent, oh yes and my S1000RR,

give me the uk riding any day......... :)

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Jun 09

Posts: 195

Pads1982 says:

So an SV then?

Average 55mpg at 90 or 60mpg at 80

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May 10

Posts: 114

coxyjm says:


After being knocked off my Triumph Sprint with custom paint which is now in motorbike heaven as it died by a fucking ford focus driver who is getting his licence ripped up and a lunch box of dog poo through his letter box.

I have not been detered. gonna get myself a bright green ZZR 1400 Kwaker.  loud noises cant miss me now fuckers. Whammy.

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Jun 11

Posts: 566

ratchetman says:

Bikes are way behind cars when it comes to fuel consumption. My 1300 corsa diesel does 70mpg is warm dry and comfortable. I can have my stereo on and hear it. My bandit does 30mpg doesnt have or do any thing that the corsa does EXCEPT PUT A BIG SMILE ON MY FACE WHEN I RIDE IT which the corsa doesnt. I am suprised though that a bike manafacture doesnt bring out a common rail turbo charged diesel.Theirs a fair chance then that you would get 150mph and 100mpg. lt wouldnt be a sports bike but would make the ideal tourer       

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