What bike should I buy ?

Discussion in 'General Off Topic chats' started by Warr7207, 3 Mar 2008.

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What bike should I buy ?

  1. KTM 690 Duke

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  2. Suzuki GSR 600

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  1. Warr7207

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  3. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Suzuki, if you want mainly good road riding, if you are "roughing it" the Duke looks better.
     
  4. Rory

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    For me?
     
  5. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Warren, do yourself a favour and take a long hard serious look at this baby....

    Triumph Daytona 675

    Now that's a machine you can be proud of :thumbup:

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    Totally different bikes, if you gonna do track days I would definitely go for the GSXR.
    Also look at the 2008 R6. Now thats hot!
     
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    Warr7207

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    Very nice bike. But I need a bike because of the fuel price and the insane Joburg traffic. My budget is R60K. And no superbikes.
     
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    Warr7207

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    No track days just street riding
     
  9. DragonReef

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    The Katoom is nice, but I got a soft spot for those machines out of Hinckley.

    Have you looked at the Street Triple :D

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    Warr7207

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    Prices ?
     
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    Clearly Warren, the big cheeses are telling you to buy British, it's the best;)
     
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    Warr7207

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    Too expensive, these British pounds are killing me
     
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    We all Triumph supporters here, they actually cheaper than you think and they come with a heritage, plus they have taken European bike of the year for the past couple of years. there are plenty models to choose from. Check them out.

    Triumph Motorcycles - Home
     
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    Warr7207

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    Thanks guys, I ordered the Suzuki

    my petrol bill has just been cut by 3/4. :thumbup:
     
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    Lol, pity it's only gonna be about half soon :/
     
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    Tonight in fact :)
     
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    Yep, they sure know how to make a decent motorcycle ;)
     
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    Naked bikes rule the streets.I can`t decide between the GSR 600 or the Bandit 650.What made you go for the GSR 600?
     
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    Warr7207

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    The Suzuki dealership made me feel like KING. I also wanted a streetbike not a superbike and the GSR has power but not insane power.

    Price was also important as I bought the bike due to me spending an average of 15 hours a week getting to and from meetings around JHB.

    My partner bought the Suzuki Vstrom, bit to weird for me. :lol:
     
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    Suzuki are the best when it comes down to customer service.I was checking out the new Busa and the sales guy casually askes me if I want to take it for a quick test ride.
     
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    Warr7207

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    That Busa is insane, notice they won't tell you the power rating, weird, but WOW what a bike :thumbup:
     

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