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Offline KiwiCol

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #90 on: Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 03:25 pm »
Which one is you Col?   :lol:

Have a look, even the Christmas decorations spell Merry Christmas in English & not Japanese, that's interesting.


So what bike is it you're standing beside?  Small wee light, don't recognise it.
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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #91 on: Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 03:52 pm »

So what bike is it you're standing beside?  Small wee light, don't recognise it.

The headlight looks like an old Korean Hyosung 250, so I’m guessing it’s a new GSXR ?

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #92 on: Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 07:14 pm »
Sweaty. 2 yrs ago i did all the test rides to find a 14 replacement. gsx 1000, mt09, mt07, mv brutale, bmw r1200r, bonneville, wasted a whole saturday. xjr yam, was nice in black/silver. even rode a moto guzzi. end result was the best i rode all day was the old dunger in my shed. the ride home was much nicer than those others. just lately rode my mates kawasaki gtr 1400. 2017 model. that thing is a lot of steps above any bike ive ever ridden. no words to describe how good. just my opinion.

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« Reply #93 on: Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 07:26 pm »
Go on any one model forum and a large % of the owners will tell you how great their bike is and how they wouldn’t swap it for anything else, but I really believe that with the GSX1400 and the Hayabusa it’s a very valid statement. Neither bike suit every rider, but for the owners that love them, they are bikes that are very hard to upgrade from.

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"80-08" .... 1980 to 2008 big bore Suzuki's please!!!

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #94 on: Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 07:44 pm »
Tony, not owning a Busa, i find my 14 not lacking in much. That big Kawa is unreal but it is big, has a big fairing. Would lose my licence in no time. I just prefer my naked 14. Diavel is in shed to ride, as said before, i only ride it to keep battery charged. Its just not nice to ride, it sure can go, sure can stop. i take 14 out much more than Diavel. Effort to ride one, pleasure to ride other. To me , riding is about pleasure.

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #95 on: Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 08:11 pm »
Isn’t the 1400GTR another victim of the Euro4 cull of non compliance models.

I think it’s at the end of its lifetime now.
H2-SX-SE, GSX1400, Hayabusa, B-King, Bandit 1200, GSX1100ET, GSXR1100G and a few others.
"80-08" .... 1980 to 2008 big bore Suzuki's please!!!

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #96 on: Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:08 pm »
Would like to put this in my hand luggage. They do spin my wheels  :smitten:
Another great day on the right side of the grass.😎

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #97 on: Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:21 pm »
Here's another one for you Tony.
Another great day on the right side of the grass.😎

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #98 on: Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:36 pm »
The chap that l am standing next to could not have been nicer. We spoke for a while about new bikes and any plans the company had for something along the lines of the 14 in the future.  I showed him a couple of photo l had of our bike loaded up when we travelled the South Island a couple of years ago. Think he was surprised by the amount of luggage we.had on it. I said all the new Suzuki bikes are small for touring with a pillion. He shrugged his shoulders and said really the only new bike coming was the new Katana.
Yes to the GSXR we are standing nextt to. Did'nt take a side on photo as l was keen to get to the race machines.
Another great day on the right side of the grass.😎

Offline Tony Nitrous

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« Reply #99 on: Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 03:40 am »
Would like to put this in my hand luggage. They do spin my wheels  :smitten:

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"80-08" .... 1980 to 2008 big bore Suzuki's please!!!

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #100 on: Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 05:51 am »
You have to be kidding  :shocked:
Where is that Tony?

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #101 on: Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 06:00 am »
Sorry, did'nt realise you already had one.  :doh:
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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #102 on: Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 07:16 am »
You have to be kidding  :shocked:
Where is that Tony?
Irish's shed!
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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #103 on: Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:45 am »

[/quote]Irish's shed!
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Well my Katana is long gone and now in Pete's shed. And I have to say I will probably never put another one in it unless I bought it very cheap. They are not a practical bike to ride.

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #104 on: Friday, 14 December 2018, 07:04 am »
Your showing your age now Jeff, with all this practical & sensible talk  :grin: