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Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 309,144
Posted By RaY YreKa
My friend's wife just ordered a Duc Scrambler, so...

My friend's wife just ordered a Duc Scrambler, so this is for joint riding with her, on a similar machine.

Both of them are down-sizing, in terms of bhp, from sports bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 309,144
Posted By RaY YreKa
Price aside, I would welcome opinions on this: ...

Price aside, I would welcome opinions on this:
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-01-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By RaY YreKa
The 2011-2014 bikes are still excellent machines,...

The 2011-2014 bikes are still excellent machines, overall.

I guess I would say that, owning a 2014, but there isn't that much on the 2015 bikes that would make me swap.

I guess the issue,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-01-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By RaY YreKa
Max load on the frame is around 490lbs, which may...

Max load on the frame is around 490lbs, which may or may not be a factor (it was for me as my teenage son had a major growth spurt at aged 15 and I'm not a small guy!).

As the previous poster...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 1,313,066
Posted By RaY YreKa
I lost respect for Hancock after his...

I lost respect for Hancock after his over-shilling of the VFR1200.

Some guff about it's start-up sound and exhaust note, which I have never seen anyone talk about since.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-30-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 128,683
Posted By RaY YreKa
Cruise control, heated seats and grips,...

Cruise control, heated seats and grips, adjustable windshield, wider pegs.

I think this aimed squarely at N America tbh, and a shot across the bows of both BMW's option packages and Suzuki's DL650...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 1,313,066
Posted By RaY YreKa
Read the spec; there are both cosmetic and 'real...

Read the spec; there are both cosmetic and 'real world' upgrades.

And the XC has the 21" front wheel, lest we forget.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 1,313,066
Posted By RaY YreKa
Triumph are already releasing two more 800...

Triumph are already releasing two more 800 variants:

http://www.mcnews.com.au/triumph-tiger-800-xrt-xca/

Honda probably need to get in on the segment before it passes them by.
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 570,560
Posted By RaY YreKa
Good stuff.

Good stuff.
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4,648
Views: 561,999
Posted By RaY YreKa
Norton have bikes, in production, for customers,...

Norton have bikes, in production, for customers, that are being ridden.

It's hilarious.
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4,648
Views: 561,999
Posted By RaY YreKa
Not really, if'n you research Norton these days....

Not really, if'n you research Norton these days. It's taken 3 years to buy the name/frame and some components. Like buying a beak and feathers and fabricating a walking chicken.

But I really think...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4,648
Views: 561,999
Posted By RaY YreKa
Norton are selling bikes. Hand-made, being...

Norton are selling bikes.

Hand-made, being ridden by customers.

They started about two years after MOTUS.

That is all.

Carry on.
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By RaY YreKa
Best hinge whinge ever, 10/10.

Best hinge whinge ever, 10/10.
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,648
Views: 561,999
Posted By RaY YreKa
mmm, salty.

mmm, salty.
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,974
Posted By RaY YreKa
Street Triple?

Street Triple?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 1,313,066
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: 2,866
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: 1,648
Views: 346,438
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: 8,064
Views: 1,313,066
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: 1,460
Views: 366,090
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-15-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,597
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: 547
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: 45,148
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: 1,386
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: 3,176
Views: 453,220
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: 3,176
Views: 453,220
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,100
Posted By RaY YreKa
:clap:clap

:clap:clap
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 128,683
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 154,889
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: 432
Views: 48,443
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: 832
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: 4,648
Views: 561,999
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: 8,064
Views: 1,313,066
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: 5,784
Views: 1,208,051
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: 6,050
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: 3,176
Views: 453,220
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: 1,460
Views: 366,090
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: 1,460
Views: 366,090
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: 3,176
Views: 453,220
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: 8,064
Views: 1,313,066
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...
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