Newer isn't always better

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Re: Newer isn't always better

Post by boboneleg » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:01 am

I have been searching for a while for a trail bike to replace my DR350 but absolutely nothing new appeals to me and I know the 350 inside out so that's staying.

Same in the middleweight department, still love the DR650, so much so that I bought a 2012 model yesterday to replace (or live alongside ) my '96 model.

I can honestly say that there is not a new bike that interests me (at the moment).
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Re: Newer isn't always better

Post by zimtim » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:32 am

boboneleg wrote:I have been searching for a while for a trail bike to replace my DR350 but absolutely nothing new appeals to me and I know the 350 inside out so that's staying.

Same in the middleweight department, still love the DR650, so much so that I bought a [strike]2102[/strike] :woohoo: 2002 model yesterday to replace (or live alongside ) my '96 model.

I can honestly say that there is not a new bike that interests me (at the moment).
I don't we'll still alive in 2102 let alone thinking about doing off roading :S

Have you still got the KTM as I cant see me replacing mine with anything newer not for a long time
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Re: Newer isn't always better

Post by Uncle Buck » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:06 pm

boboneleg wrote:I have been searching for a while for a trail bike to replace my DR350 but absolutely nothing new appeals to me and I know the 350 inside out so that's staying.

Same in the middleweight department, still love the DR650, so much so that I bought a 2102 model yesterday to replace (or live alongside ) my '96 model.

I can honestly say that there is not a new bike that interests me (at the moment).
A 2102 model??? Bloody hell that is futuristic.

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Re: Newer isn't always better

Post by boboneleg » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:43 pm

zimtim wrote:
Have you still got the KTM as I cant see me replacing mine with anything newer not for a long time
Still got my KTM, same deal none of the new KTM's appeal either.

My 2102 model is one that Marty McFly got for me :P
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Re: Newer isn't always better

Post by Redsoul » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:52 pm

boboneleg wrote:
zimtim wrote:
Have you still got the KTM as I cant see me replacing mine with anything newer not for a long time
Still got my KTM, same deal none of the new KTM's appeal either.

My 2102 model is one that Marty McFly got for me :P
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Re: Newer isn't always better

Post by The Sarge » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:55 pm

boboneleg wrote:
zimtim wrote:
Have you still got the KTM as I cant see me replacing mine with anything newer not for a long time
Still got my KTM, same deal none of the new KTM's appeal either.

My 2102 model is one that Marty McFly got for me :P

2012 ? I cant believe it, you must have the latest DR in the UK :pinch: :pinch:

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Re: Newer isn't always better

Post by boboneleg » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:59 pm

The Sarge wrote:

2012 ? I cant believe it, you must have the latest DR in the UK :pinch: :pinch:
It's still the same as my '96 :lol:
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Re: Newer isn't always better

Post by The Sarge » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:08 pm

boboneleg wrote:
The Sarge wrote:

2012 ? I cant believe it, you must have the latest DR in the UK :pinch: :pinch:
It's still the same as my '96 :lol:
Are you keeping it, or moving it on ?? :whistle:

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Re: Newer isn't always better

Post by BIG BILL » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:08 pm

Yes, i know the feeling.
I have had 3 Tiger 955i's over the years no matter what I buy I keep coming back ( they just suit me and feel right).
I now own a XT660z tenere and love it to bit's but still wish I had my Tiger.
I also miss my FZs1000 Fazer (2005)
May be time to fill the garage as they can all be bought cheap enough now.
New deffo isn't all ways better (my 2011 1200 tenere good but not what I want)

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Re: Newer isn't always better

Post by jonny955 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:33 pm

Redmurty wrote:I know what you are saying I looked at numerous options to replace my 955 and get a green laner I ended up keeping the Triumph and get a DR350 and I'm using the money saved to travel

cheers Spud ;)
I sold my 955i Tiger back in 2012 because I fancied a change. It took a few tries but my current big ADV bike, which I bought is 2014, matches it as a 'best allrounder'. Very happy memories of the Tiger so I completely understand why you kept it. I went down the route of changing to a '1 bike solution' for touring/commuting/off roading then realised my riding preferences were better met with 2 bikes too.

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