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Feb 13

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Demunn says:

Beginner - Naked Bikes... Whats best?

Hi Guys... new to here so hopefully I'm posting in the right place for some advice. 

Background: Im 27 years old, live and work in London so use my bike for commuting through traffic each day. I have been riding a Yamaha Xmax 125 for the last two years and just passed my full test so looking to upgrade to a proper machine. 

Also when I was 18 I rode a Honda NSR 125 for two years so have some experience on geared bikes. 

I dont want a sports bike as I dont think its worth it in London, and I would probably kill myself... but I do want something exciting, reliable, but also practical. 

I really like the Naked style bikes... below is a list of the ones that I am looking at and I was wondering if anyone could give any pointers / pro's / cons as to which I should be looking at or any that I should instantly cross of the list. 

Kawazaki ER6N (2013)
Triumph Street Triple R (2013)
Honda CBF600 Hornet (2013)
Ducati Monster 696 (2013)

as well as the above im also open to the following, but was worried about these being a bit big for a beginner bike, so let me know your thoughts on these too. 

Kawazaki Z800 (2013)
Yamaha Fz8
CBR 600F (2013)
VFR 800 (2013)

as you can see I am confused and have literally listed most bikes, just don't want to make the wrong call and regret it. 

Any help and support would be much appreciated guys. 



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beaconsman says:


my bandit for sale..:smile

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steveb says:


is a great town bike. I occasionally the wife's for the commute. This morning was one of those occasions when my YZF750 wouldn't start (battery)

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Apr 08

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old(ish)git says:

I don't think...

Demunn,will be buying any bike do you?....He's just done a list of the nakeds that were reviewed in last weeks MCN and dropped the Hondas and Ducati in for fun.:hmmm:

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Mar 12

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Looks like..............

You have all been suckered yet again!

Fester no doubt?

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Jan 10

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Beelady says:


Ah, well. It's not the first time. My middle name is gullible. I try to live up to it :smile

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Mar 12

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Dont worry Beelady..........

only nice folk get suckered.

Never the ass-holes.

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Beelady says:


marry me? :biggrin:

Just kidding. Nobody else would put up with Mr. B, so I'd better stick with him.

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