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by nathanm
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Chinese bikes?
Replies: 32
Views: 1519

Re: Chinese bikes?

I've been riding the Benelli TRK502 X recently and it's a cracking bike. Okay, it's technically Italian designed but it's completely Chinese made. The problem the Chinese have is that they all hide behind the names given to them by western importers. To me they need to start building their own brand...
by nathanm
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Middleweight shaft drive bikes ?
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Middleweight shaft drive bikes ?

I'm just waiting to take delivery of my V85TT and a large reason for picking it over the others was because of shaft drive. On the longer trips it's just nice not to have to carry the chain lube. It's been interesting to watch the Guzzi being launched and reviewed by the press. Very few even make me...
by nathanm
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: What would put you off buying a GS1200/1250?
Replies: 44
Views: 2831

Re: What would put you off buying a GS1200/1250?

Nothing would put me off buying another one, bar the expense. They're a lot of cash these days and even second hand they're strong money. Back in 2015 I bought a 2014 ex Off Road Skills Bike, 9 months old, 3000 miles for £8700. I put 22,000 miles going across the USA and around Iceland, plus a lot o...
by nathanm
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.
Replies: 472
Views: 77512

Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan ,great value.

It'll be interesting to hear how you compare the Him to the MT350 in terms of weight. On paper the RE is almost 30 kilos heavier but I'd be surprised if that translated into the real world experience.
by nathanm
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Guzzi V85TT
Replies: 11
Views: 2485

Re: Guzzi V85TT

Cheers Tink. Yeah I've got a couple of UK trips planned for it and a coast to coast US trip in August. I looked at a T7, a Vstrom 1050 and an AJP PR7 but the main riding I'll be doing is road stuff (I'll be keeping the Himalayan for falling off in the mud), so that ruled out the AJP and the T7 I jus...
by nathanm
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Guzzi V85TT
Replies: 11
Views: 2485

Re: Guzzi V85TT

Just ordered a red one, delivery due in January. I'm hoping it'll be a good road based tourer, with a bit of gravel track for good measure.
by nathanm
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance
Replies: 19
Views: 1007

Re: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance

I've just had an email from Cheryl at Fernet to say they're no longer offering their current policy for foreign nationals but hope to have something new up next year.

So that really just leaves Motorcycle Express and SG.
by nathanm
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance
Replies: 19
Views: 1007

Re: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance

Yes we had that dilemma when the insurance issue first came up following GDPR. Some said use Progressive who ask for a US address. I spoke to Progressive who said they'd be happy to write up a policy and sell it to me, but pressed on the subject of whether they've honour it in the event of a claim a...
by nathanm
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance
Replies: 19
Views: 1007

Re: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance

I reckon SG will be about half the price of Motorcycle Express, if not less, but you'll just have a lower level of cover. I had a look at the SG website and it would be $475 but I suspect you have to enter from Mexico to get this insurance. the only options for entry are through one of the US/Mexic...
by nathanm
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance
Replies: 19
Views: 1007

Re: Great news! USA and Canada Insurance

I got the quote back, I am glad I was sat down at the time I opened it. $1942 for Comprehensive, Collision, Trip Interruption and Roadside assistance. This also includes Liability and Medical payments of $2,000. that quote is based on 6 months and me being 50 year old rider, my bike is a 2016 BMW R...

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