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Offline Tony Nitrous

Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #135 on: Saturday, 02 February 2019, 06:56 pm »
Tony, cant find any tests on 1600, you have mates with them. what is their opinion?

One went back to Suzuki who I think still owned it, it was a feature bike in RAPID magazine and had write ups in the mag. Someone I knew was writing for the mag at the time.

The other is in Perth. It’s now a full on dragbike, Built as a tribute to Jeremy, another ASF member who died on his GSX14 on the way to one of our meets.

Both have been in various magazines and might be somewhere online.

I’ll see what I can find.
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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #136 on: Saturday, 02 February 2019, 07:01 pm »


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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #137 on: Monday, 04 February 2019, 02:13 pm »
I'd love the PTR treatment for my 14 too, but $10.5K is a metric shitload of cash, that I can't afford.

Be fun though :)

Offline Tony Nitrous

Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #138 on: Monday, 04 February 2019, 03:35 pm »
I'd love the PTR treatment for my 14 too, but $10.5K is a metric shitload of cash, that I can't afford.

Be fun though :)

It’s only a bit over half the price of another new Busa.

It’s only about half and the price difference between a Busa and a H2 SX SE+.

It’s much less than a third of the price of a H2 SX SE+.

It’s sounds almost cheap when you put it like that... grab a bargain!
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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #139 on: Monday, 04 February 2019, 06:54 pm »
Makes it sound cheap Tony. Wouldnt get too much new for that with 14 traded. Workmate been searching/riding for a new bike. He found a 12 mth old Yam mt10, owner injured, cant ride any more, car crash. 4 th ks, not a mark. Comfort seat fitted, full RG crash stuff, Heated grips, Full Akra, power commander with dyno sheet. Tyres changed to Rossos, $14g. I reckon he got a bargain, he does also.

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #140 on: Monday, 04 February 2019, 08:18 pm »
Yeah. The MT10 are probably the best of the Jap naked.
A few mods are they are even better.

That would be a good set up for $14g.
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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #141 on: Saturday, 09 February 2019, 04:40 am »
Thanks ! that is good to know!! Now WE have a an NA Club!!!! :grin: :rolleyes:

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Stan,

Sorry to break it to you, but ...

I was looking for a new GSX1400 but sadly I'm the only one in North America Canada with one a 2003! :rolleyes:
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Stan

Yours is not the only 1400 in North America.
I was contacted by someone in the yoo ess ay who has one in Kansas.
I pointed him our way so hopefully we'll see him here.
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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #143 on: Saturday, 09 February 2019, 08:44 pm »
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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #144 on: Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 01:46 pm »
It'd be good if Suzuki would offer it as a factory product, but as GSXR prices.

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #145 on: Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 04:21 pm »
It'd be good if Suzuki would offer it as a factory product, but as GSXR prices.

Maybe they will... fingers crossed.

They dicked around and dragged their feet for years and didn’t build the B-King after showing the concept version at shows. Lazareth in France started making them using Gen-1 Busa’s as a base. Then Suzuki started building them. I quite like the Lazareth version. Full size Busa tank not the B-King stupid 16.5ltr one too.



Suzuki would rather wait a few years, add a smaller fuel tank, drop the horsepower and raise the price....  :facepalm:

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #146 on: Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 07:13 pm »
Tomorrow bloke at works MT10 arrives. Really looking fwd to a ride. The looks, not sure, very modern. The rest, i reckon id like one. Apparently seat is terrible, this one has so called comfort seat fitted, should be ok. Tests rave about low down grunt, will let you know. Figures say that 14 has 94 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm, mt10 has 81 @9000. Diavel i ride, has 96@8800, Diavel needs to be spinning up in revs, but then just powers on. 14, as we know, will pull from any revs, any gear, just runs out of breath. 14 is much better ride in day to day stuff than Diavel, cant wait to try MT10. Excited. 63 year old in a beer hall, thats me.  :boogie:

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #147 on: Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 08:19 pm »
That lazareth one is nice Tony.   :onya:

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #148 on: Thursday, 14 February 2019, 07:07 pm »
Today sampled mt10. amazing bike. looks much better for real than pics. stops, handles, goes, comfy, right size for me. this one cheats a bit, full akra with tune, a bit more power. has grunt from low revs, just like a 14, but top end is rocket ship stuff. would love some analoge gauges on it. old skool me. no helmet lock, not pillion friendly. sounds nice with akra. quick shifter worked well, something ive not tried b4. totally impressed, looks will cause comment but so nice bike i wouldnt care. the yamaha quality is something suzuki should study, way better. best new bike ive tried in last 10 yrs. ive tried lots.

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Re: New bike / Next bike. Poor options.
« Reply #149 on: Thursday, 14 February 2019, 07:18 pm »
I see the MT-10 as the best of the Jap naked bikes and the nearest thing to a proper Jap Sports Naked bike.
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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