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    With a heavy heart I have sold the CT
    on: Nov 12, 2016, 09.41 pm
    Nov 12, 2016, 09.41 pm
    Hello and goodbye

    I have owned the CT DCT for three years and it has been a revelation as well as an excellent bike not a minutes trouble and did everything I wanted however I have had my heart set on a Kawazaki ZZR1400 and nearly bought one when I purchased the CT.

    So I have part ex'd the girl for a new ZZR which I picked up today and I thought I would share my impressions of both bikes.

    The CT is a fantastic bike which in my opinion is smooth and has loads of low down grunt and very comfortable however after test riding the ZZR1400 and riding my CT home I was surprised how "rough" it felt compared to the ZZR in fact I thought there was something wrong with the CT and as for torque the two don't come close the ZZR is in a completely different league but what surprised me most with the bike was not the outright power and speed but how smooth and well fuelled the bike was around town and with bar risers and a lowering footpeg kit fitted it is very comfortable.

    The other surprising thing with the ZZR is how well the bike disguises it's weight it is about the same weight as a CT but it is a doddle to move around unlike the CT which is top heavy also the fit and finish on he bike is a match for Honda which did surprise me.

    This bike is an itch I have been wanting to scratch for a very long time and my god it is more than I imaged it could ever be however once I decide to change from the ZZR there can only be one bike for me and that is the CT DCT so I will be back.

    If anyone is interested in a silver 2012 CT DCT 62 plate with 12.5k on the clock two owners FSH from supplying dealer in silver with a R and G hugger and radiator guard, Komi LED spotlights, centre stand, HID dipped beam conversion and the 16k service, that's the expensive one with the valve clearance I have a voucher for £100 for a £300 plus service. Contact GT Superbikes on 01443 449555.

    I also have various bits and pieces that I will be put in the classified section and Ebay if anyone is interested.

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    Re: With a heavy heart I have sold the CT
    Reply #1 on: Nov 12, 2016, 09.45 pm
    Nov 12, 2016, 09.45 pm
     :062: scratch that itch and see you back here soon??? Ride safe :031: :031:
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    Re: With a heavy heart I have sold the CT
    Reply #2 on: Nov 13, 2016, 07.21 am
    Nov 13, 2016, 07.21 am
    Enjoy the new bike bampy and ride safe

    Stu

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    Re: With a heavy heart I have sold the CT
    Reply #3 on: Nov 13, 2016, 07.29 am
    Nov 13, 2016, 07.29 am
    Sorry to see you go Bampy, take care with your new bike and ride safe.
    Bill

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    Re: With a heavy heart I have sold the CT
    Reply #4 on: Nov 13, 2016, 10.07 am
    Nov 13, 2016, 10.07 am
     :305: bye Bampy, have fun and follow your heart, or scratch the itch :112: would be good to see some reports from time to time on here how its going on the new steed  :028: thanks for all your input on the forum :047:
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    Re: With a heavy heart I have sold the CT
    Reply #5 on: Nov 13, 2016, 12.16 pm
    Nov 13, 2016, 12.16 pm
    Good luck with the new ride, quite like the GTR myself.


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    Re: With a heavy heart I have sold the CT
    Reply #6 on: Nov 13, 2016, 06.20 pm
    Nov 13, 2016, 06.20 pm
    Good luck with the new bike Bampy. i love the look of the ZZR, it looks so aggressive.
    As some one has already said keep us up to date with the new bike.
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    keep it shiny side up !!!

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    Re: With a heavy heart I have sold the CT
    Reply #7 on: Nov 15, 2016, 12.12 pm
    Nov 15, 2016, 12.12 pm
    Hi Bampy,
    You live to experience - so good on yer mate, had a ZX9r once myself  and that was pretty fast ,but.......   I found that I spent toooooooo much time above 100 , not good  :192: and thats why I  like the CT , you can go at more reasonable speeds - have fun adjusting the chain !!!!!
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