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As the title says, what bike are you considering getting next, realistically?
Or are you perhaps considering getting a car?
 

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SV650S, full faired.
Done, can I have my sweeties daddy? :D
I've also been discussing with a few other Engineering student friends about getting an S13 to do up while at Uni, take it to drift events and whatnot.

 

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Fair enough...
I personally, would like either: (depending on insurance)

A GT250R by Hyosung.



Or a Yamaha XJ6
 

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Fair enough...
I personally, would like either: (depending on insurance)

A GT250R by Hyosung.
are they any good fisher???
 

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I think so...
The engine on the newer bikes is supposed to be really quite good.
When they were releaed they were miles ahead of the other 250s in technology!
Don't know if that is still the case though...

The engines are built by japanese engineers, and the compnay used to build Suzuki engines years ago.
The company has yet been bought out, but I suppose some of it has followed through...

Being a V-twin it is has plenty of torque and sounds NICE.
The build quality seems pretty good.
The body work is all metal, so it doesn't feel tacky.
the bike is BIG. So no confusing it for a small bike.
Nice big tyres... 150 rear I think.

The bike seems fairly well thought. It has a really nice dash, and you can remove the rear pillion seat and access the storage space underneath etc.

Parts are becoming more and more readily available, as more and more dealers are stocking this bike.
The price of the bike is fairly reasonable too!

A friend of mine at college has one.
I ride with him occasionally, and you can definately see the difference in power.
I am at full throttle just trying to keep up with him at half throttle (or whatever position he is at).

After-market parts are not HUGE in number, but they are definitely getting there.
The new models are ALL EFI, and the older models had it as an optional extra.

They have been making it since 2002? or sometime around then, so have had almost ten years to perfect it.
I would say they are getting pretty damn near.
In a market where your only real competition is a Ninja 250, or a CBR250, I say it wins hands down.

The only OTHER bike I would consider as an alternative, are the various 400cc bikes out there.
 
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Mmm I may look into this bike it does look beastly! As its pure metal Im assuming it weighs a ton!?
ACtually, it may not be pure metal come to think of it...
Might just be the tank.

Not too heavy...
Dry weight 176 (compared to our 120 something).

My friend says he has had it up to 90 with easy, and plenty more to give.
I reckon it SHOULD top at 110. If not 100 fairly easily.
 

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If i don't buy an R6 which was always my plan eventually the only thing that might change my mind is this... GSX R750
That is a biiig step up from an R125 :p
Fair enough. Fine for those of us who can GET insurance on bikes like that :D
 

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That would be a few years down the line and may buy something else in the mean time but eventually would like to think i will end up on a 600-750... but for now i am more than happy with our little engine :D
 

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That would be a few years down the line and may buy something else in the mean time but eventually would like to think i will end up on a 600-750... but for now i am more than happy with our little engine :D
WEll this thread is for what you want NEXT :p
There is another thread for your dream bike, or your few years down the line bike ;) hehe
 

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Honda VFR400RR with Tyga RCv12 body kit with a CBR6's underseat Akra. 'realistically' speaking, of course.
 

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Honda VFR400RR with Tyga RCv12 body kit with a CBR6's underseat Akra. 'realistically' speaking, of course.
Oh THAT is nice!!!
 

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the standardVFR is ugly. no doubt. as Benji has pointed out, though, they've likely all been ragged to within an inch of their life and then some, as this video shows:

gear-driven cams so a nice racing whir everytime you move the throttle. what's not to like?
 

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Either VFR 400, beautiful bikes, dont want something super common like gixxers. Or to be really different an old RGV 250. Miss 2 strokes sometimes n them things r rockets, uncle used have one tuned by stan stevens, like a bullet.
 

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Either an r6 or a 600 sports tourer so the missus is comfortable, if I can afford it tho I'll keep my r125 as sort of a project bike
 

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A subject much on my mind at the moment.

Still like the super sports styling but recently have been seriously tempted to go naked. Got plans to do my DAS around March / April 2012 so want to set my goals now.

Was thinking of this!




CB1000R


One advantage of being an old fart, cheap insurance.
 
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