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Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Electroshadow, May 21, 2010.

  1. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,181

    Husqvarna SM701 :D
     
  2. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 1,771

    Location: Clapham Junction

    I'd say you'll find the limits of the 390 pretty quickly on the open road. Low gearing makes it a laugh in town, it'll grate outside though.

    The 765's chassis is going to outperform all of them out of the box, you'd need to spend a little on the MT-09's chassis to get it anywhere close.

    If you're playing in mountains, consider a proper motard- 690SMC-R would get my vote :D
     
  3. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,264

    Location: /* */

    Super Motos aren't great in the mountains. There are so many hairpins where you need proper geometry to lean off the bike.

    These roads just down the road from me are the sort I'd be riding on:
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  4. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,633

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    690 SMC? R?

    Posted that before the thread updated with the above lol
     
  5. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,181

  6. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    You do that in the mountains and you have a 200-2000m drop when you **** it up.
     
  7. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,173

    Judging by my experiences in the alps, the R1200GS is the undisputed king, so get one of those!

    For sheer fun on those I'd probably get a 600cc class sports bike, soft spot for the R6 personally. Not sure I would be ok with the riding position though. But actually the big K is perfectly good fun on those roads too.
     
  8. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,181

    Last ok'ish picture of the SV before the crash...
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  9. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,264

    Location: /* */

    You still not decided on riding again?
     
  10. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,181

    I've already decided...
     
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  11. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 17,857

    Location: London

    I think we should open a book on what @IC3 buys for next summer. I'm putting my money on a KTM 690 of sorts or an MT-07 :D
     
  12. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,328

    Location: Southampton

    I wonder if an IL4 might be next tbh. GSXR maybe?

    edit: costs would jump though
     
  13. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 41,264

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    I think it will be a stunt oriented bike like the Street Triple. That or a dedicated track bike that he will mostly ride on the road :p
     
  14. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,181

    Like you place bets on @Clov!s next bike? lol :p
     
  15. russell664

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 19, 2011

    Posts: 4,504

    Location: Worksop

    Damn right. I give him another 2 months tops!!!! :D
     
  16. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,639

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    [​IMG]Out for a run on the old girl yesterday afternoon. One of those rides that started out only supposed to be a morning run but ended up with me out on the roads till 15:00 in the afternoon I was having so much fun. For a 17 year old machine, she can still shift. :D

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  17. Clov!s

    Capodecina

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    You lot go on like i change my bike quite often :p
     
  18. madmaca

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 1,573

    Location: Staffordshire

    Got out on mine last weekend. Only a quick blast to blow out the cobwebs. Great views over Cheshire tho :)

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  19. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,181

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    :D:p
     
  20. cryowolf

    Associate

    Joined: Aug 14, 2017

    Posts: 17

    Hi
    guys n galls New biker here still on L plates but going for full licence soon, and although im a learner i think i did it right :) heres my Baby!.

    Sorry for the poor quality was taken on my really lame phone...i can take better ones if anyone is interested in seeing more.

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