Which is why my new bike was virtually a one for one swap for my old bike. Such a nice feeling that I own it outright, and that it isn't TOO powerful. I am happy I made a sensible choice.Benji's post is actually incredibly sensible and should be what everyone should be thinking anyways, without the need to be told 'don't buy a bike you won't be able to afford to run.' very nice, Sir.
Be glad you are not paying £750 a year for THIRD PARTY insurance on a 17 year old 400cc?Interesting thread going here as I have my DAS booked later this month. I appreciate all your words of wisdom and had similar views myself. This was until I made the mistake of going on an insurance comparison site for a few quotes only yesterday.
2009 Kawasaki Z1000 £330
2010 Kawasaki Z750 £249
2010 Yamaha XJ6 N £229
These were all on bikes with less than 8k miles from main dealers priced between £4k and £4.5k
I say mistake as this is where the rules of common sense could get thrown out the window.
The cheapest R6 quote I got was £369
What would you do if you had my predicament?
If you HAVE a no claims bonus, then YES! they will...You have my sympathy Fisher, these quotes are with zero no claims declared. Not sure if they will take my R125 no claims into consideration or not.
Too much plastic, even over the forks no need, looks like the mutant offspring from a transformer crossed with a parking ticket machine. And don't even mention the optional snake skin seat, there is no need.im not usaly a fan of naked bikes but i love the new z1000!