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theprawn

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theprawn says:

It's been a while (tell me what bike to buy)

Been off bikes for a while, had a 125 commuter scoot for a year and now need something bigger.


Do I get an ER6N, a Hornet or an XJ6.

Will be used for all year commuting in London and blasts out to customers in the surrounding counties so never more than an 80 mile trip.

I'm leaning towards the ER6N as it's cheap and lower insurance but I have a great Yam dealer a short walk away... 

Honda is in there as I've always fancied one and they make a great noise.

I'll stick a can on it to get heard. Anything else changed over the last few years?

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stingy1

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stingy1 says:

xj6

looks good, can be made to look bloody great

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jonny68

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jonny68 says:

What bike ?

Wouldn't go for the Hornet if you are commuting, they have poor fuel economy in comparison to the others on the short list.

Personally I would go for the ER6n. They have a good write up and good economy for that commute.

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

What

kind of budget are you talking?
Will you need to get it restricted?

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theprawn

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theprawn says:

money

i'll probably spend around 4.5k. no restrictions. plenty of experience just not on naked commuter bikes.

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nigel966

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nigel966 says:

why get 2nd Best

Get a GSX-R1000 . Why compromise with second best. :tongue:

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theprawn

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theprawn says:

i thought you were only

allowed a gsxr1000 if your penis was really really really small?


oh. i see.

after finding out that the ER6N will rot if i get a glass of water near it, let alone put salt on my chips i've narrowed it down to the xj6 and hornet.

slightly different bikes, anyone ridden both? which is better through london traffic?

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jonny68

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jonny68 says:

theprawn

Why not just go and test ride them both and see which feels the best.

Iam sure the Hornet has a crap tank range due to poor economy and small tank but it will have the best build quality if that is your concern.

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

Jonny68...

because the plonker has no intention of buying any bike,just coming the 'raw prawn' for his own amusement.:smile

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theprawn

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theprawn says:

that's

a little unfair.


i'll sort a test ride for sure, it's always good to get the opinions of others. 

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bikerbit

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bikerbit says:

fazer 600 all the way

old fazer 600 save your self money.  Great engine and even better brakes and good on fuel cant go wrong slap on stainless steel pipes £400 and your ready for winter as well and its more comfortable than your choices :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:




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