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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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tonydoc903

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tonydoc903 says:

I have gone for the 100 mpg, for the simple reason that it kills me to be giving that T**T Osbourne over70% in fuel tax. 

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tourx4

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tourx4 says:

Petrol

At the moment i'm riding a cg125 as i'm on l-plates, so am currently topping up about 1-2 a month depending on how much i ride. But for my big bike i would definately go for the 120-45mph top speed bike with 60mpg. As i would be riding a allrounder and hopefuly touring around europe or just having much two wheeled fun!!

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FellRaven

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FellRaven says:

None of the above

What does it look like how does it ride, we buy with our hearts not our heads.

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nigel966

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nigel966 says:

Speed over MPG every time

If I want a mode of transport that can only do 120MPH I will buy a car ! I want a bike that can do it on the track as well as the road. I can ride an also ran when I am too old to ride a sports bike.

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londonbiker12

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which bike would do 60mpg and still manage to do 100mph.?

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billysollocks

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Speaking as an old phart, I'm finding the opportunities to use high speeds more and more limited. I don't bounce as well as I used to, don't do trackdays and could probably do with summat a bit lighter for my knackered back. I voted for the 120 mph option, but that's just me and my changing priorities. For those who still want the high speed bikes, enjoy it while it lasts, because no doubt Brussels will try to legislate us out of existence..... CARPE DIEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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nigel966

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nigel966 says:

old phart

Billy... You are only as old as you want to be :winkie:. I am an old fart and I try to keep my youthful good looks with a combination of age defying face cream and high speed.  

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billysollocks

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To nigel966, fair points well made. I am trying to grow old disgracefully, with a view to leaving maturity behind for a while yet. Perhaps today was a brain fart too far. Time to get nitrous on the blackbird, methinks........yeah, fukkit, life's too short!!!!!!!!!

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

All year round

For me I'd go for the 90mph one as it gives the extra speed on the motorway if you need it and 100mpg would be rather nice given a bike is my only means of transport.


Only problem is that to get to the 90mph it'll be pushing it, whereas the 120mph one will give a nice safety margin where it'll easily pull away at 70mpg. My current bike does 105mph with 50mpg when ridden properly (i.e. in the gear where power and engine braking are most available) and 60-65 when ridden like a priest on Valium.

I don't think that there's any excuse these days for a bike that does 40mpg - the Bandit and the Street Triple are in this category and it's pretty shameful. Certainly rules them out for me when I've got to fill up every week or more as it is.

EDIT: and as for growing old disgracefully... I'm a young boring shite.

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rocketzx6r

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rocketzx6r says:

Dont like what i am seeing on here,in this highly PC censored world ,a working man can still get thrills on a supersports bike that can be bought used in near new condition for 6000 quid.This kind of peformance in the car world is reserved for toffs in their Aston Martins,Mercs etc,s.The government would love to ban supersports,and have us all drive electric cars.If your wingin about MPG, buy a scooter or 125.

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