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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7,196
Views: 1,182,137
Posted By RaY YreKa
I just checked in, to see what condition the new...

I just checked in, to see what condition the new Africa Twin was in.
Forum: Europe 03-26-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,551
Posted By RaY YreKa
Just to add, Bikesure have confirmed that when my...

Just to add, Bikesure have confirmed that when my son (resident in France) wants to ride my bike (I'm in the UK) they can add him to the policy on a temporary basis, and then remove him when he...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 330,835
Posted By RaY YreKa
Saw two of these on the road today, near...

Saw two of these on the road today, near Breightmet (Bolton, UK).

Don't know if was any Inmates from here, or factory guys.

Nice bikes though :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7,196
Views: 1,182,137
Posted By RaY YreKa
Yes. The real test will be how many units in...

Yes.

The real test will be how many units in N America it shifts, whatever the final model is.

After 7 years or so on ADV I have found that 'If you build it they will come' isn't quite right.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 342,233
Posted By RaY YreKa
My guess would be Nitron. Rob, how do you...

My guess would be Nitron.

Rob, how do you find the X having come from larger/torquier ADV bikes? And did you get the shock fitted at RGM by any chance?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-15-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,491
Posted By RaY YreKa
I don't really 'get' branding at all. I...

I don't really 'get' branding at all.

I bought my T800 because it was the right bike at the right time, for me. Maybe a smidge of patriotism because I am english.

I'd buy any brand for the same...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By RaY YreKa
I've not owned, only test-ridden, the ZZR, but I...

I've not owned, only test-ridden, the ZZR, but I did own a Super Blackbird. I think the Z is the sportiest of the hyperbikes, light(er) and more flickable than the CBR1100XX or Hayabusa.

It felt...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 42,798
Posted By RaY YreKa
Bump. <iframe width="560" height="315"...

Bump.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bfRMRPJa-Mo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By RaY YreKa
Slight dissenting opinion, I think the GSX-R 750...

Slight dissenting opinion, I think the GSX-R 750 is a far better choice as a road-going sports bike; I've ridden (but not owned) both, the GSX-R is far more usuable and comfortable, without the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By RaY YreKa
No use on the autobahn then..

No use on the autobahn then..
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By RaY YreKa
You forgetting the people trying to mod big ADV...

You forgetting the people trying to mod big ADV bikes into Goldwings..

:hide
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,969
Posted By RaY YreKa
:clap:clap

:clap:clap
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 108,536
Posted By RaY YreKa
This. Afaik Triumph has their factory guys...

This.

Afaik Triumph has their factory guys out there for QC.

But even then I don't think it's a big deal.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 148,898
Posted By RaY YreKa
Loved the vid and shared it where I can. ...

Loved the vid and shared it where I can.

But, shouldn't this thread now be in British Invasion?

I'd hate to think that fellow T800 owners are missing out..:evil
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,796
Posted By RaY YreKa
ISTR that Honda cancelled that, after they...

ISTR that Honda cancelled that, after they couldn't get it competitive with the BMW K1600s.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By RaY YreKa
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dfmxEODQhfk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4,456
Views: 533,906
Posted By RaY YreKa
This happens with MV and some of the Ducati...

This happens with MV and some of the Ducati limited runs; they never see the road, they get bought and stored.

The exception might be the Desmo, but they are rising in price because existing ones...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7,196
Views: 1,182,137
Posted By RaY YreKa
:rofl The NM4 is aimed at young tech-heads...

:rofl

The NM4 is aimed at young tech-heads who tend to early-adopt. No idea if it will work, but it's not designed with aging western bikers in mind, it's for the cool kids in Tokyo hanging...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5,748
Views: 1,181,315
Posted By RaY YreKa
All that cheap fuel. Now I know why you guys...

All that cheap fuel.

Now I know why you guys farkle so much, when the RotW is pumping gas :D
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,503
Posted By RaY YreKa
The new XC suspension is WP, as I'm sure you...

The new XC suspension is WP, as I'm sure you know. Quite a few reviewers have said the XC is pretty much as good on the road as the XR.
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By RaY YreKa
I watched that earlier today; anyone expecting...

I watched that earlier today; anyone expecting the bike to tour like an FJR is in for a surprise :D

The Tracer is firmly in the 'Multi Strada for the masses' camp.
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 342,233
Posted By RaY YreKa
No, only the 700 is A2 compliant. Honda released...

No, only the 700 is A2 compliant. Honda released the 500 series bikes and wanted to guide young folk to those. The 750 is 53bhp, afaik.
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 342,233
Posted By RaY YreKa
:wave That might be the way I go too;...

:wave

That might be the way I go too; especially with me lad being A2 age in 2017.

We need to meet up soon :D
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,889
Views: 380,976
Posted By RaY YreKa
Honda has offered an 'upright' VFR in Europe, the...

Honda has offered an 'upright' VFR in Europe, the Cross Runner.

It hasn't been a hit. As good as the VFR800 is, I think people no longer see a mid-sized V4 as something desirable.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-24-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7,196
Views: 1,182,137
Posted By RaY YreKa
BMW destroyed KTM in sales terms, despite the rep...

BMW destroyed KTM in sales terms, despite the rep of the 950/990.

So I guess Honda are going for the KTM wow factor, with BMW kudos, and Honda reliability.

I'm not sure it's achievable, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,145
Posted By RaY YreKa
Big naked bikes are a very small market,...

Big naked bikes are a very small market, allegedly, especially the ones that are not 'retro', eg. Suzuki B-King, Yamaha MT-01, Honda X11 (back in the day).

I'd love a K1200R or 1300R though :D
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 342,233
Posted By RaY YreKa
Honda's logic, iirc, was that people rode under...

Honda's logic, iirc, was that people rode under 6k for about 90% of the time.

So it just depends on how much you value that 10% at 6000 revs+; those times may be few and far between, but might...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,142
Posted By RaY YreKa
I kinda disagree. Coming from a scooter, a...

I kinda disagree. Coming from a scooter, a detuned Fireblade engine might be a bit much..:D

From the OP's list. the ThunderCat is the most within budget, though I tend to dislike I4 engines.
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,142
Posted By RaY YreKa
Good choice. I should have thought of that, since...

Good choice. I should have thought of that, since I owned one :norton
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,142
Posted By RaY YreKa
Hyosung 250, 2014 model, with 233 miles on the...

Hyosung 250, 2014 model, with 233 miles on the clock, 2500.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,142
Posted By RaY YreKa
The Stormex is breathable, so you can cover the...

The Stormex is breathable, so you can cover the bike wet. I think the issue with the brakes could also be moisture rising from the floor. Similar things have happened to me when I've used covers, I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,142
Posted By RaY YreKa
Maybe also consider the MP 3-wheelers from Piaggo?

Maybe also consider the MP 3-wheelers from Piaggo?
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,142
Posted By RaY YreKa
Before you get the bike I'd advise an Oxford...

Before you get the bike I'd advise an Oxford Stormex cover, a great big chain, and get some handy insurance quotes.

From your list, the F800S is likely to attract the lowest insurance cost as BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By RaY YreKa
Piaggio's 3-wheeled scooters can lean, and have...

Piaggio's 3-wheeled scooters can lean, and have been able to do so since they were launched in 2006 or so.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7,196
Views: 1,182,137
Posted By RaY YreKa
I don't know if Google tailors the search results...

I don't know if Google tailors the search results to my browsing history or internet traffic as a whole, but I googled ADVRider and the second suggestion on the list is 'ADVRider new africa twin'..:D
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By RaY YreKa
Fuoco 500/MP 500 licence question

Please excuse me if I'm being dim :D

I've watched a few YouTube vids and some of them say you can ride the Gilera/Piaggio 3-wheelers on a car licence?

Do you folks know if this is broadly true?...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 90,326
Posted By RaY YreKa
Nice :clap

Nice :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-13-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7,196
Views: 1,182,137
Posted By RaY YreKa
I just mentioned this on a 700x thread, but I...

I just mentioned this on a 700x thread, but I think Honda moved the X to 750cc/53bhp to (1) push A2 euro-licence holders to the 500cc bikes, and (2) to acknowledge the fact that older riders were...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-13-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,227
Posted By RaY YreKa
Thank you for that advice :deal; in the next two...

Thank you for that advice :deal; in the next two years my son will qualify for an A2 licence here, so the 700 is in the frame (but not the 750).

Imho Honda only 'upgraded' to 750cc/53bhp to make...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,758
Posted By RaY YreKa
The S1000R is a great bike but more than most can...

The S1000R is a great bike but more than most can use.

Be honest with yourself about how you want to ride; on a daily basis I would think the Street Trip or the K1300 would be better.
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