Searching for Eddie990's New Wheels

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Searching for Eddie990's New Wheels

Post  Eddie990 on Tue Feb 12 2013, 18:48

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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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Re: Searching for Eddie990's New Wheels

Post  Rosco on Tue Apr 02 2013, 00:27

We are all katoom'ed I tell ya.

Can't wait to see her.

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Post  Robcat on Tue Apr 02 2013, 00:31

I'm sure the life span of his front tyre will be long with a bike like that, as it will be up-up and away......
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Tue Apr 02 2013, 00:42

Lol. Yup Rob I'm sure the KaTooM will be an uplifting choice. Especially now he's gone for the hooligan version!!

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Post  greencat on Tue Apr 02 2013, 10:08

Aye laddie, you've made the right decision.

Can't wait to see her!

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Re: Searching for Eddie990's New Wheels

Post  Eddie990 on Tue Apr 02 2013, 10:10

Pics to follow soon.

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Post  YZFJohn on Tue Apr 02 2013, 10:22

Glad to hear you back mobile again - in time for WeeMac.

Looking forward to the pics.
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Apr 02 2013, 10:24

Very nice Thumb
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Post  furball on Tue Apr 02 2013, 12:59

Did you buy an Orange Versys like mine Chris??

If not best of luck, with the second best choice green smile

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Post  MevsyD on Sat Apr 06 2013, 15:11

What made you go for one of those then Chris?

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Post  Eddie990 on Sat Apr 06 2013, 18:46

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:What made you go for one of those then Chris?

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I can't see the pic coz I'm at work so don't know if it's cheeky or not!

I rode one ages ago as a courtesy bike while my ADV was getting serviced and quite liked it. Engine is basically the same and I'm familiar with it but the suspension, brakes and tyres are much more suited to road riding.

Would have loved the superduke but it wasn't really practical enough for most of the riding I do.

Haven't ridden mine yet so cannae wait for next weekend! Have started it up in the garage, it's got straight through Leo Vince cans sans baffles so it's LOUD

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Re: Searching for Eddie990's New Wheels

Post  terry lees on Sat Apr 06 2013, 21:42

tut tut so so childish. But there again I am a boring old fart.
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