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Searching for Eddie990's New Wheels

Post  Eddie990 on Tue Feb 12 2013, 18:48

Right, been having a debate/discussion with Terry over the last few weeks regarding the selection of my next bike. So just for fun I thought I'd ask the nation as it were. Like doing a street poll but lazier.

I'm looking at something which has a reputation for being a bit mental, the KTM 990 Superduke.

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'If all of life were like a KTM Super Duke it would be a short, barely glimpsed blur of action-packed vignettes. There is surely nothing more frenetic on two-wheels than the KTM 990 Super Duke short of sticking a nitrous kit, a jet turbine and a flame-thrower into the frame of a fold-up bicycle.'

I kind of like the sound of that, sounds hedonistic. green smile

Terry reckons I should look at something with longer legs, like a FJR1300 confused or a Triumph Sprint ponder or something of that ilk. You know, the sort of bike to effortlessly devour continents whilst carrying fresh pants, a large bottle of gin and a bag of limes in the panniers. (Separate panniers obviously)

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'The Yamaha FJR1300 is the first from-the-ground-up touring bike the Japanese firm has built. With shaft drive, comprehensive fairing, bespoke hard luggage, massive tank capacity etc, this motorcycle ticks plenty of boxes. The Yamaha FJR1300 has loads of power and the four cylinder engine makes 99 ft/lbs of torque at 7K revs too. That means grunt and plenty of it, more than enough to help two people, plus loads of kit, overtake safely on A roads.'

This also sounds good, especially the space for gin. naughty

Because I have not won the lottery (yet, it's coming), I can only choose one grumpy

So, help me decide. What do you reckon? Is it time I swapped a**e-ache for buttock-cosseting comfort? Can shaft driven tourers wheelie? Do you have any better options and if it were your money, what would you spend it on? (Must be motorcycle related,Rosco and DBD, that means no dodgy wigs, whisky or crazy ex-lap dancers)

Just to be fair, as it's currently in 2nd place.

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Disclaimer: I know this is a Thundercat site and that is the obvious answer, who knows? I loved my cat and might be tempted by another but this is just for a wee bit of fun. Hell, I can't buy ANY bike until I move into my damn house, I haven't even got a garage to put one in.......I'm virtually homeless for Christ's sake!


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Post  0ldcat on Tue Feb 12 2013, 19:04

Thought of one "O" these ? Click Here
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Post  Eddie990 on Tue Feb 12 2013, 19:08

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Thought of one "O" these ? Click Here

Yeah, I like the look of them Tel but supposedly their range is a bit limited. Bit like my budget!

I've only found a one in my price bracket and it is suspiciously cheap.....

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Post  SteveCat on Tue Feb 12 2013, 19:21

KTM is what you want
FJR is sensible, but I can't imagine you on one

What you need my boy is a nice ... so I vote for one of them. whistle

Good luck in the search, fun innit Thumb
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Post  Rampers on Tue Feb 12 2013, 19:36

Hmmmmm its a toughie but depends on how,where and how long you use the bike but ................. Ah sod it I'd go for the KTM
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Post  Wild-Kat-Wolf on Tue Feb 12 2013, 19:46

Chris, for some reason Don\'t Know ..... I can ONLY imagine you on the KTM taz

Hope you find something soon, although I'd probably try and get the house/garage organised as well (says me, who has, at last, got her shed built... now just have to negotiate the bikes down the five steep steps to get the buggers in it!) slap'ed

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Post  Cheshirecat on Tue Feb 12 2013, 19:49

Chris, Go for the KTM it will match the hair colour dude, haha how are you anyway? walked across any dodgy fields lately? (Bishops Castle)
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Tue Feb 12 2013, 20:04

I voted none of the above.......Hypermotard or a Multistrada.... Cool ...


p.s i dont see you on an FJR.......your not old enough to own an FJR yet...you still got a good 30 years of fun yet before you get one of those!!!

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Post  thunderstu600 on Tue Feb 12 2013, 20:06

KTM looks v nice

how about this ,,, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

or this

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The last one looks amazing in life. I so wanted to to take it for a spin and never return lol
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Tue Feb 12 2013, 20:10

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:(Must be motorcycle related,Rosco and DBD, that means no dodgy wigs, whisky or crazy ex-lap dancers)

p.s...Booooo shit happens

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Post  Eddie990 on Tue Feb 12 2013, 20:11

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:KTM is what you want
FJR is sensible, but I can't imagine you on one

Whatdya mean! I'm sensible.....

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:................. Ah sod it I'd go for the KTM

Man after my own heart, I should act now before common sense has a chance to dissuade me. Smile

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I'd probably try and get the house/garage organised as well

I have been informed in no uncertain terms that the house is a prerequisite to ANY purchase girl_crazy

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote: how are you anyway? walked across any dodgy fields lately? (Bishops Castle)

All good thanks, you? And how do you know what I get up to in fields?

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Post  bingowatts on Tue Feb 12 2013, 20:12

KTM out of your choices, but i would be looking for a BMW K1200S. Comfy, but with all the power and speed you could ever need
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Post  Eddie990 on Tue Feb 12 2013, 20:15

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I voted none of the above.......Hypermotard or a Multistrada.... Cool ...


p.s i dont see you on an FJR.......your not old enough to own an FJR yet...you still got a good 30 years of fun yet before you get one of those!!!

Dry clutches suck (but are much more effective than no clutch so I'll pipe down)

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Post  Eddie990 on Tue Feb 12 2013, 20:16

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:KTM looks v nice

or this

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The last one looks amazing in life. I so wanted to to take it for a spin and never return lol

I had a wee shot of one a couple of years back, looked like I had a bike wedged somewhere uncomfortable Very Happy

Great machine but I'm rubbish at sportsbikes.

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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Tue Feb 12 2013, 20:21

Think of the fun you can have annoying our Tes.....chakachakchakachaka!!!

And as for clutches that suck....don't even go there.. nonofinger


Stop pissing about and get the KTM...you know you want it!!! Laughing
Luggage maybe an issue...it is for me but i'm going down the ventura rack route as they just brought one out for mine left thumb up

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Post  Eddie990 on Tue Feb 12 2013, 20:24

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Luggage maybe an issue...it is for me but i'm going down the ventura rack route as they just brought one out for mine left thumb up

Can't we just attach it using bits of string to Rosco's ThunderScania? If he leaves the football and torque wrench at home there should be enough room.....

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Post  Snowcat on Tue Feb 12 2013, 20:24

KTM, or what about one of those Triumph Tigres thingymibobs??
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Post  Robcat on Tue Feb 12 2013, 20:39

The KTM 990 SMT is slightly more up your street. Long distance supermoto is what they call them. Still fit panniers on'em then have a blast on B-roads.

Your not as old as Terry so leave the FJR for the next 25 years.

Have your play while ya still young!

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Post  Snowcat on Tue Feb 12 2013, 21:02

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote: Luggage maybe an issue...it is for me but i'm going down the ventura rack route as they just brought one out for mine left thumb up
Ventura just arrived for my blade, had one on the cat and it takes a lot of potential luggage headaches away, someone on here bought my old one so they've got a healthy luggage future as well!! Smile
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Post  ellie on Tue Feb 12 2013, 21:34

KTM KTM KTM KTM KTM KTM KTM KTM KTM KTM KTM KTM KTM



I know which one I'd have... I love the superduke.

My theory ... Ride an old mans bike when you're an old man.

There may be a time you have no choice!

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Post  Rosco on Wed Feb 13 2013, 00:36

Whether you go for the crazy ex-lap dancer, the duke or the FJR.........gies a shot Wink

If you decide to go for the Austin 7 - I'll let Terry take my shot.
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Post  terry lees on Wed Feb 13 2013, 09:05

Ask John Armitage about the reliability of BMs and just about anyone thats owned one.
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Post  Eddie990 on Wed Feb 13 2013, 14:16

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Ask John Armitage about the reliability of BMs and just about anyone thats owned one.

And they've got funny indicators and suspension designed by a rogue geometrician old

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Post  terry lees on Wed Feb 13 2013, 14:20

I'm getting a p****d off with all this FJR slagging especially YOU DBD. Your happy enough to follow one on unknown mountain twisties, and then we have to hang about every 100 miles or so whilst you replenish your thirsty sod. Seriously though, as many an article in various magazines have expoused, everything is one compromise or another. If you want to go to the alps and do some serious bend swinging, to get there you'd want to go on a big tourer, and having got there would want to swap it for a fireblade or similar. In my case because of my creaking bones Ill go for the tourer, and compromise the lack of agility in the twisties. But to be honest your never that far behind anyway. The thought of having to ride something lke a Ducati or that KTM thingie 2000 miles on auoroutes, would stop me wanting to go in the first place. Comfort for me every time!
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Post  terry lees on Wed Feb 13 2013, 14:23

The state your bikes in Mr. Barbour I'd have nae bother seeing you off in the Austin 7
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