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Jonathan

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Jonathan says:

My last bike

I currently ride a k1200rs but am finding it too heavy.

I will probably stop riding in 3 years time when I reach 60 so:

What bike would any of you recommend for my last hurrah.  I commute to work, 17 miles each way along minor roads where I need the acceleration to get past the 40mph brigade.

I also do a 130 mile ride 20 times a year along the M25/A3 to the Isle of Wight.

I have a bad back so the extreme postion sports bike is no good for me, I tried a S1000RR which was great fun but after 40 minutes I couldn't straighten up for about half an hour.

Your suggestions please, I will be able to spend up to £8000 and am not hung up on buying a new bike.

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preunit

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preunit says:

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One of  these  :smile

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ally600

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ally600 says:

johny

what ever your heart desires mate................enjoy your blaze of glory and enjoy it to your last minute of riding:wink:

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Jonathan

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Jonathan says:

Ducati

does look nice

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

I like the Ducati, too.

Or maybe a V-strom, one of the lighter 650's, or Tiger 800. Both nice and upright. The 650 is the lighter one of the two.

I think I only have a couple more years to enjoy biking. I started on a Triumph and now I'm expecting the Street Triple to be my last bike, so nice to go back where I started from. My choice was limited by my short legs and wonky joints and bones, but I'm really enjoying myself on it.

It's sad to have to give up a bike you like because your body lets you down but fun comes in all shapes and sizes so whatever you choose, I'm sure it will be a great adventure. Best of luck with your hunt for the next bike.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

Hmm

How about a duke or super duke?

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

I'm 61....

and find this quite adequate....when above 10mph.:smile


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Jonathan

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Jonathan says:

Suzuki

Is that the 600 or the 750?  I have always thought it was a bit head down arse up, but have never tried one.

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Boult

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Boult says:

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R1200R?


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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

Each to his own

My o/h is 61 and rides a 'busa.  He still loves it.  He also has a '97 GSX1100. 

He has, however given up riding the little beta we have!

 

Age doesn't stop you riding. 

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