Skip to content

General Shafty General

You are in... Forums > General > General > Shafty

Got something to say?

Got something to say?

Go to most recent reply

DazLoczy

Joined:

Apr 12

Posts: 320

DazLoczy says:

Shafty

This is an appeal to motorcycle manufacturers to consider the good old shaft drive when designing your next middle-weight commuter/light tourer/all rounder. I'm getting fed up with adjusting and lubing chains and there are still plenty of high-mileage riders like myself who like the middle-weight as an all round, all-year bike because it can be economical, easy to maneuver, easy to pick up when you drop it in the ice/snow.


So here's what I want:
  • 600-750cc parallel twin/inline 4/v-twin whatever works
  • 65+mpg average
  • Shaft drive!
  • 10k minimum services
  • Reasonable seat height for short-arses like me
  • Under £7k or £7.5k with a touring/hard luggage option
  • Enough oomph to be fun without being too thirsty
  • Comfy seat for hours of riding pleasure
  • Large enough fuel tank for a 250 mile + range
  • A faired/unfaired option would be nice
Think Kawasaki GT550/750 but lighter, faster, better looking and updated with all mod-cons.

That is all, thank you please.

Reply to this Topic  
  • Posted 2 years ago (14 March 2013 20:20)

Post a message in General

Fields marked with an asterisk * are required

   

Please note. You cannot submit more than 4000 characters as a message.

Upload image(s) from your computer (up to 3 images)

  1.  
  2.  
  3.  

Terms of use

Use of our community areas and forums is subject to important terms of use. By joining our community and using the features you agree to be bound by these terms. See terms of use below. 

Cancel
DazLoczy

Joined:

Apr 12

Posts: 320

DazLoczy says:

Maybe

I'm alone in thinking those bikes look sexy?

Reply to this Topic
snev

Joined:

Jan 11

Posts: 7842

snev says:

dazlocky

I believe you may well be alone in thinking ....judging by the rest of us:upset:

Reply to this Topic
old(ish)git

Joined:

Apr 08

Posts: 9590

old(ish)git says:

buy this weeks MCN...

and read all about it.

Reply to this Topic
DazLoczy

Joined:

Apr 12

Posts: 320

DazLoczy says:

Ah well

Picked up MCN this morning but didn't get the chance to read it and left it at work. Bugger. Will get in early before the boss starts tomorrow and have a read.

Reply to this Topic
preunit

Joined:

Dec 10

Posts: 11932

preunit says:

.

Reply to this Topic
MarcusMarsh

Joined:

Aug 09

Posts: 2705

MarcusMarsh says:

Commuter

Have you not just pretty much described the Honda Deauville? 

Reply to this Topic
old(ish)git

Joined:

Apr 08

Posts: 9590

old(ish)git says:

Marcusmarsh..

he wants a 'luggage' option...not a main feature of the bike.....Oh yeah ,and it's got to be better looking than a gt550/750:smile

Reply to this Topic
snev

Joined:

Jan 11

Posts: 7842

snev says:

UNIT....

It was SEXY even God Thought so....:tongue:



Attached images:

Reply to this Topic
snev

Joined:

Jan 11

Posts: 7842

snev says:

Whoops

How did the best looking bike ever made get in there?

Reply to this Topic
MarcusMarsh

Joined:

Aug 09

Posts: 2705

MarcusMarsh says:

Old(ish)git

Well, it has luggage and he has the option to use it.  Doesn't that count? :lol::lol:

[This Reply has been modified by the Author]

Reply to this Topic

Page

Compare Insurance

Save money by comparing quotes. It's quick and easy

Motorcycles for sale

 

It's only £13.99 to advertise your motorcycle on MCN

Sell your Motorcycle

Motorcycle pricing tool

New! Find used bike prices