What to buy

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Re: What to buy

Post by Decco » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:55 pm

Fair play
Carbed KTM 950 SM ?
I just wrote a huge reply and the cat made it disappear. bugger

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Re: What to buy

Post by scoobydidler » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:01 pm

SPEN wrote:I'm heading towards another 660 tenere, or maybe a 1050 tiger like I said I've had over 100 bikes so I do chop and change, hard to find the right machine, what about a Transalp??
There are two Teneres for sale on here, right now!

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Re: What to buy

Post by dave h » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:15 pm

Decco wrote:Fair play
Carbed KTM 950 SM ?

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My first ktm loved it

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Re: What to buy

Post by dave h » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:19 pm

Think that cats about

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Re: What to buy

Post by SPEN » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:25 pm

KTM SMT with shitty fuel injection

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Re: What to buy

Post by SPEN » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:27 pm

IainD wrote:
SPEN wrote:I'm heading towards another 660 tenere, or maybe a 1050 tiger like I said I've had over 100 bikes so I do chop and change, hard to find the right machine, what about a Transalp??

Try this one, in Triumph Glasgow. I know (was) the previous owner.

Nice big panniers, low mileage.
My mate has one , I've never ridden it , probably a better bike for the road than the tenere is , just wondering how the Transalp would compare to the 800 triumph ?

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Re: What to buy

Post by bowber » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:35 pm

My wife had a 700 tranny and while it was a nice bike I don't think it'll compare favourably to the Triumph 800.

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Re: What to buy

Post by IainD » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:53 pm

bowber wrote:My wife had a 700 tranny and while it was a nice bike I don't think it'll compare favourably to the Triumph 800.
Horses for courses really.

I bought the Trannie mostly for running round back roads at an easy pace taking in the scenery, for which it was brilliant. Fairly comfy on longer runs and OK up to about 85 on the motorway, after which it is a bit buzzy.

Pulls like a train despite low power, great motor. Keeps your right foot warm in the winter.

I changed mine as I wanted more of a mile cruncher and the Tiger is really comfortable at any speed, mine is the road (XRT) version with a few bells and whistles as standard, but nothing you can't add yourself.

I have taken it out on some of our local rough moor roads and it handles it well, the Trannie was slightly better at the rougher stuff though, where the Tiger suspension crashes a bit (though it is road suspension).

There isn't really a direct comparison to be made I suppose, they are both upright bikes with big front wheels in the same Catagory, but where the Trannie is laid back the Tiger is eager and where the Tiger gets it on, the Trannie doesn't like to be pushed too hard. The Trannie was discontinued about 5 years ago, so no fancy screen or computer; but is that a bad thing.

People have been all over the world on both, so no issues there, just pick one that suits your needs and (current) personality.

If I had the space, I would have kept it.

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Re: What to buy

Post by ds99 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:25 am

Suzuki vstrom 650 or 1000
The new vstrom 1000 gets good reviews, but that's £10,000
a 2013-14 vstrom 650 is a good buy. about £4,000

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Re: What to buy

Post by SPEN » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:23 am

I bought a 1050 Tiger !! that'll make a change

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