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Arctica18

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Arctica18 says:

Returning to 2 wheels

Hi guys
I passed my test back in 2010 and had a year on a GSXR600. I had to sell it due to various circumstances and now after a 2 year hiatus I want to get back riding again.. I'm due to take a CB600F Hornet for a test ride tomorrow, I'm a bit nervous as I haven't ridden in 2 years and as daft as it sounds I'm not 100% sure if I remember how to? I'm hoping before I actually go out it will all come flooding back. Any advice on this would br much appreciated.
Also I am after a bit of advice on which bike I should go for.. It will be used mainly for commuting but also obvious weekend social riding. 
The bikes I am looking at are the CB600F Hornet, Suzuki GSR750, Yamaha XJ6, Kawasaki Z750R and my personal favorite so far the Triumph Street Triple 675.  
My main concern is fuel consumption and ideally I would like to get between 50 and 60 mpg, Will this be achievable on these machines? (I've seen a lot of mixed figures online) I travel between 35 and 40  miles a day mainly on A roads and through town so It won't be opened up much.
Hopefully you experts out there will tell me this is possible on the Triumph and make me a happy happy man! 
Anyway thanks in advance for any advice
Vince.

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

bike choice

www.visordown.com/road-tests-used/buyers-guide-triumph-street-triple/22703

Try looking on this site, set link to open at street triple but there are reviews for lots of bikes and you should be able to get all the info you need to make your choice, still best to test ride them though

:biggrin:

Tried the link there to check it but error message came up, if same happens to you just cut and paste address into your search facility and this will bring it up

:huh:

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Arctica18

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Arctica18 says:

Bike choice

Very helpful and has given me an insight into a couple of my other choices! Much appreciated! 

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

Budget?

If you're commuting (all weathers and / or year round), a fairing / weather protection is a good idea, and comfort will be a factor too.

If you've been out of it for 2 years, insurance may be a factor (you'll revert to newbie status) - I found the Triumph was considerably more expensive than the Hornet insurance-wise when I started out.

Also consider the Fazer 600 (70mpg has been achieved on the older FZS bikes, though riding style makes a massive difference), Suzuki's SV650, or Kawasaki's fuel-sipping ER6f.

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bernie600f

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bernie600f says:

hornet

iv had 600 hornet for two years now love it, had since I past me test the only thing I would say is get one from 2004 on words as the ones upto have small tanks only 16 litrs, mind it doesn't bother me, not 50 miles to gallon mind u, xj6 may b better on fuel but street triples and z750 are sport bikes so may not have much better fueling I don't know about tank rang on these, but saying that hornet I wouldn't change from the one I got.it a t reg and 16 inch front wheel but wot the hell lol tell use wot u went for.

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Arctica18

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Arctica18 says:

Bike choice

Well unfortunately the Triumph is just out of my price range so I am gearing towards the CB600 Hornet. Hopefully taking one out for a test ride tonight! 

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