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What did you do to your bike today?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by edd1e, May 3, 2012.

  1. NooBish AbbZ

    Mobster

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    Location: Fareham, Portsmouth

    Do you want to buy an SV650? Preferably mine :p

    Congratulations :D :D
     
  2. MowyTone

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    Get yourself added to the southampton bike night group on FB if you are not in it already. People are starting to post bikes up for sale
     
  3. arfoll

    Wise Guy

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    Have you done some research on insurance costs (your profile indicates you're young) - full fat 1000cc is not the same pricing as your SV650... As Kreeeee says they're very different styles, I looked at the Z1000SX after my SV650S, didn't love it that much, prefer the new VFR800 (even if it's down on power etc...).
     
  4. NooBish AbbZ

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    CB1000R was around the same insurance-wise (around £500 :( ) I think the SV is just going to stay for another 18 months then I'm in the middle East for 6 months with work. At that point I'll sell the SV and buy myself an R1 when I come back :D I'm reluctant to part ex/buy a new bike now only to lose money on it over the next 18 months then trade it in anyway.
     
  5. tom_e

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    You pay £500 for the SV :eek:
     
  6. Captain

    Capodecina

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    I was thinking of the CB1000R but I think an MT-09 will be faster, more fun, more exciting and cheaper or on par.
     
  7. CGrieves

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    That matches my experience. MT-09 would be way more fun in town, the motor feels a million times more raw, alive and grunty, whereas the Honda feels very... Honda. Turbine like, smooth and never feels fast (even though it is, obviously).

    Suspension really lets the MT-09 down, which is a shame as it's so light and has a great chassis otherwise. It'd be left behind on a spirited ride in fast twisties. Easy to fix though.

    For taking it easy and doing miles, I reckon both would be about as good. MT-09 has virtually no vibes at sensible cruise, didn't do any miles on the CB though.
     
  8. Kreeeee

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    Even the MT-09 SP has poor suspension, which is a shame as that kicks it out of my short list of bikes.
     
  9. CGrieves

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    My 09's my "cheap" commuter after my Katoom 990SM-T got stolen. My "fun" bike's an S1KRR. If I was to have just one bike to do everything, I reckon it'd be an MT-10.

    Although I'd be tempted to use the Beemer.... I'm just a bit too prissy about it to run it through winter.
     
  10. Diddums

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    I just can't get past the looks of the MT10.
     
  11. whyscotty

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    ^^^
    You no like?
     
  12. tom_e

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    They look much better in person than in pictures but they're definitely still a marmite bike.
     
  13. MowyTone

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    Something else to point out is that you don't have to jump to an R1 for improved performance over an SV. I went to a 21 year old CBR600F and it is easily faster than the SV
     
  14. Kreeeee

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    The 90 mile tank range is the only reason I don't currently own an MT-10.
     
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  15. NooBish AbbZ

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    Yep :( :( :(

    Improved performance isn't the reason i want the R1. The sound, the looks,yes the power i suppose, but the noise! I've wanted lots of bikes in just the 5/6 years I've been looking into or had bikes, but the big-bang R1 was the first one I really wanted and that still stands to this day. I have to have one, or at least cross it off the list.
     
  16. CGrieves

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    Agreed, it's a fabulous noise, but you can get that sound with additional benefits with a proper V4....
     
  17. uksoldierboy

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    But you won't really will you.. you'll get a V4 sound with a V4, crossplane sounds totally different when you're on it, don't get me wrong, both sound incredible, although stock sound on the new V4 is utter pants below 9k and even after that it's not great, unless its got a full system.

    Pani V4 is a vastly different bike to ride as is the RF, both the R1 and RF feel like track bikes on the road, where as the Pani V4 feels like a road bike, it's typically Ducati so it's hot and uncomfortable, still an absolutely bonkers bike though, but needs a fair whack of cash thrown at it to really see it potential, much like all the new Euro 4 bikes tbh.
     
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  18. CGrieves

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    Yep, can't really see myself upgrading to anything from my '15 S1000RR, for exactly that reason- you have to spend a wodge of cash to claw all that lost performance back. Unless the manufacturers find some magic to get round Euro 4 (and 5, and 6..... ), although I doubt it. Forced induction anyone?
     
  19. acemastr

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    90 would be nice on my R1 :p

    MPG went down substantially after tuning!
     
  20. IC3

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    You pay more than me for my first year when I was 19, I only paid £400. :p