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*** Show us your bikes! ***

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

  1. dalepearson

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 20, 2005

    Posts: 619

    Just delivered to join the stable.
    2020 Honda CB1000R Plus (no its not an EV or Hybrid :) )
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  2. Junglist

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 5,591

    Location: Bristol

     
  3. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 19,542

    Location: London

    That as far as I'm concerned is one of the best looking bikes currently on sale. Congrats, enjoy it :)
     
  4. dalepearson

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 20, 2005

    Posts: 619

    Cheers :)
     
  5. eddie101

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 15, 2007

    Posts: 1,230

    Location: Staffs

    Thanks mate

    Yeah. i did start making a kind of bellypan from the rest of the panels I had but my spray skills are shocking.

    Yeah has been like that for a while now. Have put the full fairing back on for the time being, as all being well i'm heading to the NC500 on it in the first week of August

    Everyone has to get their thrills somehow :p
     
  6. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,187

    Location: /* */

    I was planning to do a big write up on this bike but I'm far too lazy, so here's a picture of my 3 week old bike, the KTM Duke 890R:
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    It is absolutely perfect for me, having:
    • Blipper
    • Quick Shifter
    • Cruise control
    • Lean sensitive and adjustable ABS!
    • The best brakes on the market
    • Great suspension that I haven't felt the need to change even a single click (a first for me)
    • 280-320km (mountain roads-motorway) from a single 14L tank (the MT-10 got 190km from 16.5L)
    • 181 kg wet weight (measured), 166kg dry weight (claimed)
    • V-Twin-like engine character and sound
    • 119hp and 73 lb-ft torque
    • Top notch handling
    • LCD dash and full LED lights
    • Removable baffle despite being Euro 5 ;)
    It's all the best bits of the Street Triple RS with a significant increase in torque, IMU controlled and adjustable ABS, full LED lights, and cruise control. A twin engine lets me be lazy and take hairpins in either 2nd or 3rd and still drive well out of the corner.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2020
  7. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 15,190

    Location: In a house

    Just got my carbs back for my cbr400rr!!

    Need to get them back on tonight, check it runs right, tidy the garage so I can get the thing out to the front, and see how it rides with fully working carbs :D

    Planning a ride out tomorrow AM, so if it plays ball, I will be taking it out down to loomies, otherwise I will be out in the Hornet...
     
  8. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 5,592

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    @Kreeeee stunning bud... I didn't know they done an 890R... Bet its a beast
     
  9. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 4,010

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Seriously tempted to get one of these. Considering handing back the RS and ending the PCP early, then going for one of these.... hmmmmmm
     
  10. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,187

    Location: /* */

    What does the RS not give you that you want from the 890?
     
  11. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,853

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Bought this 1975 TY80 mini, was supposed to be for my son but it’s too nice to be wrecked.

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  12. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 1,848

    Location: Clapham Junction

    Now THAT is fantastic. Should be an absolute hoot.
     
  13. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 15,190

    Location: In a house

    I really like the look of that, I have to get this MSX straight, and back together to get me another project asap :D
     
  14. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 19,542

    Location: London

    Indeed, that is absolutely superb :cool:
     
  15. gezod

    Associate

    Joined: Dec 14, 2017

    Posts: 32

    Picked this up yesterday - CB650R (not the greatest picture)

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  16. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,110

    Location: Scotland

    Welcome to the club!, i've just sent my seat off to be reupholstered with memory foam and gel plus raised in height and recovered in new fabric, also getting the pillion turned into a cowl as it will only be me on it.

    You will be complaining about the seat if you spend a decent amount of time on it.
     
  17. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,344

    These things look great in the flesh. Had a good look at one close up the other day and I'm impressed at the quality of these Honda's up close. Really nice bikes.
     
  18. gezod

    Associate

    Joined: Dec 14, 2017

    Posts: 32

    This is my first bike after passing my test last year.
    I was weighing up going for new over used etc, but I'm really happy with what I got.

    Just need to put the miles on it now.

    @dalepearson what a gorgeous bike!
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2020
  19. Junglist

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 5,591

    Location: Bristol

    What a lovely first bike to have!
     
  20. dalepearson

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 20, 2005

    Posts: 619

    Looking good there, nearly bought a 650R a few times after riding them. You will enjoy it.