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Dec 07

Posts: 1112

goldenboyfz1 says:

new bike choice... help ??

Hi all....

Its that of year when Im looking for a new bike ( well slightly 2nd hand... as I cant justify a new one ).

Problem is, all winter I thought I knew what I wanted.. a Speed Triple. But now Im seriously looking, I cant make my mind up... GSXR 1000, R1, Blade, Tuono ???.. 

Do I stick to my guns and get a Speed Triple, or go with my feelings and by another sportsbike ?...

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Jan 11

Posts: 8402

aehewitt says:


make your mind up,i bet you carnt....6 awesome bikes...

But if i were you id pick the Blade....  but then again i am Biased.......:biggrin:

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Aug 12

Posts: 267

zanderh says:

Experience has taught me

to go with your gut instinct on most things... however, have you tried going for a ride on all of the above..?

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Aug 02

Posts: 996

ANichol says:


Tuono or Speed Trip. Happy hunting.

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Aug 09

Posts: 2713

MarcusMarsh says:

Bike choice

Don't be afraid to try something different.  Naked bikes (Or in my case sem-naked as I have a Fazer 1000) are a tad more comfortable and on the road give you most if not all of the performance of a sports bike.  The performance of my Fazer is close enough to that of a full on sports bike that it make no real difference - but it is easier to live with. And in performance terms the Speed Tripple will be even better than my Yamaha.

Try a test ride before you make your mind up.  You might just surprise yourself.        

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Dec 10

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preunit says:

As above

demo them all, try before you buy.

For what it's worth i'm with ANichol, Striple or Tuono saying that the V4 Tuono offers a very focused,firm, mad as a box of weasels ride, fun, if that's what you want.

 The Striple has a more compliant less demanding ride than the Tuono, without losing out  too much in the performance/fun stakes, so for me i'd 'ave the Triumph.

I'm sure you'll have a ball deciding, cause all those bikes are fecking awesome :smile

Ride safe.



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Feb 11

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gungerdin8 says:

Ditto above

But if we're me ................Blade !:ph43r:

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Dec 07

Posts: 1112

goldenboyfz1 says:


Thanks for all your comments. I think I'm going to take a rest ride on them all if I can. I've had a GSXR 1000 ( K6 ) and a blade and loved them both.....

R1 was always on my wish list.... The last v twin I had was a Suzuki TLR 1000...

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Jan 08

Posts: 616

Steveyman says:

Keep looking

Decide what you want it for, do you still want a race bike or something a little more comfy.

I was riding a Gsxr 750 and wanted something more comfortable but with the same performance and handling.

Speed triple, Bmw, Ducati multistrada, either too expensive or not what I was looking for. I was looking for a bike with a screen.

In the end I had a look at a bike I didn't even consider a kawasaki. At first I loved the z1000 but then I came across the z1000sx.

The sx ticked all the boxes for me, a sports bike and more. It handles and performs as good as my gixer if not better, I haven't taken it on a track yet, but I certainly have no regrets.

To be perfectly honest I did my homework, did a lot of research, looked at the reviews and on paper I decided it was for me. The bummer was that the dealer didn't have a demo bike so I couldn't have a test ride. Because I was buying new I just just thought what the hell go for it.

keep looking and get what ticks all the boxes in what you want to get out of the bike, even look at something you have not considered before, still worth comparing.:smile

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Dec 07

Posts: 1112

goldenboyfz1 says:

Got it !!!

Here she is ...... 55 plate Speed Triple with 3500 miles, fsh and 1 owner. set of Arrow cans too :-)

Thanks for the advice guys !! 

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Jan 10

Posts: 1675

albert88 says:


hey nice wheels , bet i sounds sweet with them cans on.

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