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Steve Farrell  says:

Staff blog: How much?

I got a shock when I saw the price of new standard rear tyre for the Burgman 650 ABS Executive from a Suzuki dealer: £184 plus £30 for fitting.   The first one has just been replaced during the 4000 mile service, which costs £135. So that’s a total of £349.   I do 800 miles a week commuting to and from London....

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TheReg

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TheReg says:

Motorcycle tyre costs are a rip-off, pure and simple....it's got a lot less to do with 'scales of production' than the fact that Motor Cyles are Recreational Vehicles (in the main) and like most other recreational vehicles the owners are seen as a soft target due to their passion!

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flydnb

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flydnb says:

thinking again

I would go for the Honda cb 500x or the nc 700x , both cheaper and built a lot better, the 700 has underseat storage like the burgman , you can get an auto version as well which still works out cheaper than the burgman, plus you get 8000 mile service intervals and decent sized wheels which with our awful roads is a blessing over small scooter ones.

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

Big windows

The place that sold you the tyre at that price must have big windows...?

Oponeo has a Michelin tyre to suit for £73 inc vat & del.

The big burger isn't really a scooter, it's pretty much a full blown tourer.

The X10 mentioned earlier offers far better VFM, the servicing interval is good and the valves only need looking at every 25,000 miles.

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adoo

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adoo says:

cheap commute

Been commuting for the last year on a CBR250R does 80mpg, rear tyre cost £80 and should be good for about 8000 miles services is every 8000 miles. Cost next to nothing to buy and is fun to ride. If you get wet feet buy some descent boots and gear, I've ridden mine all through the winter with no problems.

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

The Big Secret

What many so called "bikers" fail to realise is that a scooter is actually just a type of motorcycle.

Two wheels, engine, leans in corners.

That my chums is a motorcycle.

The scooter configuration is merely a motorcytcle optimised for practical road transport.

At which task it reigns supreme.

 

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