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neilf



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:23 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I went to the bike show with my eldest on Sunday. It was his first time three and he was like Dougal from Father Ted; overly excited and he didn't know where to look.

Anyway, the new GSX-R1000 and the ZX-10R are tiny... I'm talking 600 tiny here. To tuck in, I had to either place my elbows inside my knees, or vice-versa, or sit on the "pillion" seat to get behind the screen on both! The Aprilia, BMW and R1 are far roomier!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I went to the bike show with my eldest on Sunday. It was his first time three and he was like Dougal from Father Ted; overly excited and he didn't know where to look.

Anyway, the new GSX-R1000 and the ZX-10R are tiny... I'm talking 600 tiny here. To tuck in, I had to either place my elbows inside my knees, or vice-versa, or sit on the "pillion" seat to get behind the screen on both! The Aprilia, BMW and R1 are far roomier!


I went this year for the first time in a while now I am back on the road. Found it too painful going without having a bike. A lot of people around the Norton. And the Panigale with the matte paintwork - wow.

Got some good advice on the luggage front as I am booked up on a Europe trip next year. Never done one before. Should be interesting on the v4  Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Got some good advice on the luggage front as I am booked up on a Europe trip next year. Never done one before. Should be interesting on the v4  Shocked


Just stay off motorways whenever possible and you'll be grand. Where are you headed?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Got some good advice on the luggage front as I am booked up on a Europe trip next year. Never done one before. Should be interesting on the v4  Shocked


Just stay off motorways whenever possible and you'll be grand. Where are you headed?


Rough plan:



I've got got hold of some Kriega tail luggage that fits well and will do the job. Very much looking forward to it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like fun. I've got 2 days at Circuit paul Armagnac in Nogaro, S. France, coming up in July and I was thinking about catching a ferry to either Bilbao or Santander, then ride through the Picos and over the Pyrenees. First stab at a 2 day route;

https://goo.gl/maps/Exe6MFJ3vxw
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Insight into the role of a test rider - John Reynolds;

Part 1: http://www.suzukibulletin.co.uk/2...s-gsx-r1000-development-part-one/

Part 2: http://www.suzukibulletin.co.uk/2...s-gsx-r1000-development-part-two/
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MCN's first test of GSX-R1000R;

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/new...gsx-r1000r-launch-phillip-island/
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spuu wrote:
beefus wrote:
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Got some good advice on the luggage front as I am booked up on a Europe trip next year. Never done one before. Should be interesting on the v4  Shocked


Just stay off motorways whenever possible and you'll be grand. Where are you headed?


Rough plan:



I've got got hold of some Kriega tail luggage that fits well and will do the job. Very much looking forward to it.


When I went to Jerez I got the boat to Santander intending to do the N611 but as the roads over the Picos were shut due to heavy snow I had to ride to Bilbao and do your blue route (apart from I had to use the motorway). 100k detour to start.

Edit. That was the end of April though. Northern Spain is stunning and not heavily populated, should be a great trip.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

neilf wrote:
MCN's first test of GSX-R1000R;

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/new...gsx-r1000r-launch-phillip-island/


Don't care much for the blue paint job, but I like it in the black/blue and black/red livery. Sounds like it could put Suzuki back on top among the pantheons of 1000cc Superbikes! Wink

Prefer the looks to the new 'Blade....I'll see it in the flesh at the Bike Show in London next week. Smile so I'll reserve full judgement until then.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's all about perspective when it comes to how shite a bike is. Apart from mediocre looks, there has never been a crap GSX-R1000. Ridden in isolation, you would never think that they were lacking; loads of power, loads of grunt, excellent handling, roomy and comfortable for "sports" touring without it being a "sports tourer".

If I had the dosh, I'd buy a 2016 bike for the road for the above reasons, and a 2017 ("R" version) for the track.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philthewindsurfer wrote:
Spuu wrote:
beefus wrote:
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Got some good advice on the luggage front as I am booked up on a Europe trip next year. Never done one before. Should be interesting on the v4  Shocked


Just stay off motorways whenever possible and you'll be grand. Where are you headed?


Rough plan:



I've got got hold of some Kriega tail luggage that fits well and will do the job. Very much looking forward to it.


When I went to Jerez I got the boat to Santander intending to do the N611 but as the roads over the Picos were shut due to heavy snow I had to ride to Bilbao and do your blue route (apart from I had to use the motorway). 100k detour to start.

Edit. That was the end of April though. Northern Spain is stunning and not heavily populated, should be a great trip.


I too am going end of April. Either way cant wait. Will bore you guys with some pics when done
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Won't bore me. I am envious.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spuu wrote:
 

I too am going end of April. Either way cant wait. Will bore you guys with some pics when done


Beg your pardon, I meant end of March. It should be warm by the end of April.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

neilf wrote:
It's all about perspective when it comes to how shite a bike is. Apart from mediocre looks, there has never been a crap GSX-R1000. Ridden in isolation, you would never think that they were lacking; loads of power, loads of grunt, excellent handling, roomy and comfortable for "sports" touring without it being a "sports tourer".

If I had the dosh, I'd buy a 2016 bike for the road for the above reasons, and a 2017 ("R" version) for the track.


K5/6 are my favourite models....which are basically the same bike.

There aren't any "bad" Superbikes really....

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