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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  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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Post  Eddie990 on Wed Feb 13 2013, 14:37

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Knew I'd get a nibble eventually Wink

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Post  0ldcat on Wed Feb 13 2013, 14:41

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Knew I'd get a nibble eventually Wink
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Wed Feb 13 2013, 14:51

Hee hee hee. old

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Post  Snowcat on Wed Feb 13 2013, 14:56

Ouchy!! Wink

Just another one for the mix Chris, have you considered an Aprillia Tuorno? (Apologies for the spelling), mate had one plenty quick, bit of comfort, looks pretty cool and a bit different...
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Wed Feb 13 2013, 15:00

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Knew I'd get a nibble eventually Wink

Must admit Tes held out for longer that I thought he would. Laughing

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Re: Searching for Eddie990's New Wheels

Post  Eddie990 on Wed Feb 13 2013, 15:23

I was expecting some fury by the end of page 1

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Post  Cheshirecat on Wed Feb 13 2013, 15:28

This thread is getting funnier by the minute!
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Re: Searching for Eddie990's New Wheels

Post  Robcat on Wed Feb 13 2013, 15:50

As we all know, bikes are only as quick as the riders. On track, the FJR will get leathered but on our duff road network, Terry's FJR is one of the quickest bikes I've come across.
Won't win the style stakes or the gizmo collection but the bike has a loyal fan base as it does its intended job.

I just think its an age related bike, what Terry has. I'll be going adventure style for my next bike. Something that's comfortable and with plenty of leg room.

So go for a nutters bike Chris or the New 1190 Adventurer. Got very good reviews.
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Re: Searching for Eddie990's New Wheels

Post  terry lees on Wed Feb 13 2013, 15:58

Nibble, Whaaaaaaaaaaat, this son in law of mine is on the phone every 5 minutes, what do you think of this, and what do you think of that, this is so much, and thats so much. If he's not carefull it'l be that little blue 4 wheeler.
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Feb 13 2013, 16:19

The car is scoring quite high in the poll too Tes Laughing
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Re: Searching for Eddie990's New Wheels

Post  Eddie990 on Wed Feb 13 2013, 16:26

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:So go for a nutters bike Chris or the New 1190 Adventurer. Got very good reviews.

Mmmmmmmm, now your talking. A KTM Adventure with 150 bhp you say?

Where did I put that lotto ticket.....

edit:- just checked the price Shocked

For the electronic toys and luggage version.
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£15210.15 Suspect

I think I'll give it a miss until someone wealthier gets bored and wants 'the next big thing'. Smile



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Post  terry lees on Wed Feb 13 2013, 16:28

The silence from Shotts is deafening
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Post  Eddie990 on Wed Feb 13 2013, 16:34

He's busy washing his bike.......

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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Wed Feb 13 2013, 16:39

Wonder if he's took the nappy off or if its still pishing oil all over the place.

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Post  terry lees on Wed Feb 13 2013, 16:52

Do you think he might be in for a new set of wheels as well? That poor bloody thing can't be far from that scrapyard in the sky.
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Wed Feb 13 2013, 16:58

No chance Tes. He's tighter than a gnats chuff.
Unless Tesco start flogging motorcycles of course.
Next time you'll see it it'll have a bandage wrapped around the engine with Tesco clubcards wedged in the gaping hole where the oil is trying to escape from. Even the oil has had enough!!!!

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Post  Robcat on Wed Feb 13 2013, 18:11

What, Celebrity oil, GET ME OUT OF HERE!
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Post  Rosco on Wed Feb 13 2013, 20:10

Cheeky Barstewards the lot a yah!

The nappy is coming off this month.......

The gnat's chuff is poised to stay closed and fingers are crossed for a cheap fix.

ps. I voted for the car.....I'd love to see you wheelie that.
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Feb 13 2013, 22:23

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Post  greencat on Fri Feb 15 2013, 22:31

Of the three, it has to be the KTM! But there have been some 'sensible' (not an adjective I'd normally use to describe you Chris Smile ) alternatives suggested here. Have fun deciding. deciding. I'm sure a man of your persuasion Shocked can surely handle the conflict of house and bike. Oh, and who needs a garage, you just need friends, I managed without one for 10 years.

Hope you get sorted soon. Keep us posted.

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Post  YZFJohn on Sat Feb 16 2013, 08:26

KTM or Ducati Brutale
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Post  Snowcat on Sat Feb 16 2013, 09:08

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Ooh, diavel!! No luggage capacity, not sure if it'll wheelie but they are a beast!!
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Post  YZFJohn on Sat Feb 16 2013, 09:21

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Ooh, diavel!! No luggage capacity, not sure if it'll wheelie but they are a beast!!

If it's got 2 wheels, Chris will wheelie it!! LMAO
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Post  Robcat on Sat Feb 16 2013, 17:46

Dukes are not his style, I think. Plus the cost of keeping them as he does quite a few miles a year.

Either KTM or a Triumph he'll opt for.
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Post  Eddie990 on Mon Feb 18 2013, 13:57

KTM has been sold, unfortunately not to me Crying or Very sad

Mrs Ed says she is coming on some of the rideouts this year so I'm looking into a Triumph Sprint GT.

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