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Bike chooser: Big retros

I fancy a good-looking air-cooled retro bike, what are my options? I’m looking at spending around £4-5,000 and need one that is practical as I’d like to take my wife on the back for Sunday jaunts to the seaside.James, email Suzuki GSX1400, £2,500 - £5,500The GSX is physically the biggest of the air-cooled retro bikes and is a machine with one...

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Rowdygimly

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Rowdygimly says:

Big Retros?

Since when are the Ducati or the Triumph classed as Big Retros?

Where are the Kawasaki Zrx,s the 1100 and the 1200 and why isn,t the Honda Cb1300 mentioned long before you get to the Ducati or the Triumph..

I can understand the Moto Guzzi as it,s always been sorta retro.

 

 

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davdamos

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davdamos says:

I agree on cb1300 and zrx. And because Honda still make the CB, parts will never be an issue, even though they're reliable anyway

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hungoverdog

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hungoverdog says:

Is it because the CB1300 isnt air cooled? And that was the first requirement, although the CB is an awesome bike...i have one!

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

I had an XJR 1300 a few years ago. It was a brilliant bike and my missus said it was the comfiest bike she had ever been on the back of. I'd have another tomorrow if I could afford more than one bike. Torquey and really smooth, recommended!!

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snev

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snev says:

Retro's

What about Harley Davidsons and BMW GS/RT's ?

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Sheene Fan7

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Sheene Fan7 says:

god that Ducati GT1000 is ugly, looks like the old monkey bikes in the 70's

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HerbertChapman

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Scrambler my fat white arse. Like anyone

with that Triumph would do anything remotely akin to scrambling on it :-D

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davdamos

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davdamos says:

hungoverdog

oh yeah, i missed the air cooled bit, just saw big retro :-)

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

Retro Muscle

After finally weaning myself off sports bikes, over the last 5 or 6 years I have had an XJR, CB1300 (unfaired) and currently have the GSX1400, I have loved owning every one of them and although they are big heavy bikes they all handle brilliantly and have loads of grunt both at the top end and low down, they are all really comfy to ride as well (other than prolonged high speed riding when the wind can get a bit tiring on the neck and arms (maybe an age thing for me), but you can always fit a screen if you want to be a wimp, ha ha) as far as taking pillion is concerned you barely notice having anyone on the back.

I had no mechanical worries at all with either the XJR or the GSX although did have some gear change problems with the CB. All of these bikes are gorgeous looking and choice is down to your own personal preference but I would have no hesitation in recommending any of these, any one of them is sure to put a massive grin on your face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

Retro Muscle

Oooops never noticed the "air cooled" either, forget the CB1300 then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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