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Offline HEN99

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style or comfort???
on: April 21, 2015, 12:22:53 PM
It was Sunday,  a neighbour  walked past and said " Do you want to come and have a look at my new Fireblade  :001:"- Well I have always liked the old blade , so went to have a look , five minutes later I was sitting on the bike , " do you want to take it for a ride " well yes I did but it was nearly dinnertime - so I declined with regret, He then went on to say that the bike gave him knee ache after only 15 minutes :110: , luggage was a bit of a problem, the super sticky tyres would cost almost £200  each and last about 2000miles !! :156: and he was worried about parking it up town - the thing was so light , two men could almost carry it away.
Later I took the old CT for a spin, no race leathers required , just a helmet and a pair of boots - comfortable , quiet,  calm - no drama at all , and I almost laughed at the thought of two men trying to lift the bike up into the back of a van  :745:

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Offline Stevensweert

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Re: style or comfort???
Reply #1 on: April 21, 2015, 12:25:09 PM
 :0461:  :008: :047: :046: :062:
Tony

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Offline Gas_Up_Lets_Go

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Re: style or comfort???
Reply #2 on: April 21, 2015, 01:29:34 PM
I've never been one for form over function, things that look nice are OK as long as they do the job you need them to do.

I've have Varadero's in the past, and always managed to get to try a different bike while they were being serviced, one day they gave me a Fireblade......

The only time it felt comfortable was when the speedo was showing three figures  :157:

I'd rather have a bike that goes all day in comfort and looks like a pig, than a stylish machine I can't ride more than 150 miles on without stopping.

It's why I have a CT, and a XT (the Yamaha one, with a 660cc motor)

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Offline Lexus

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Re: style or comfort???
Reply #3 on: April 21, 2015, 06:36:02 PM
 :460:  :008:

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Re: style or comfort???
Reply #4 on: April 21, 2015, 07:24:56 PM
At my age comfort

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Re: style or comfort???
Reply #5 on: April 21, 2015, 07:32:59 PM
 :460: excellent, enjoyed that.
"The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

 



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