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  • Offline freddy871   gb

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    New member Uk Essex
    on: May 12, 2021, 07.01 pm
    May 12, 2021, 07.01 pm
    Hi all been lurking around this forum for a bit , been riding for some 30 years for pleasure with across a few sports and naked bikes. last 10 years I have also been commuting into London on my trusty 1999 vfr800. So heres the crunch , after much deliberation I decided I needed a new commuter but also wanted something to tour on. After trying KTM, triumph, bmw etc I keep returning to the cross tourer. Seeing it's nearly a done deal just wanted to search the forum and also see others on here pro,s and cons. Anyway enough waffle hope all are safe and well and look forward to chatting with some of you.   :152:

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    Re: New member Uk Essex
    Reply #1 on: May 13, 2021, 10.27 am
    May 13, 2021, 10.27 am
    Welcome Freddy. Get it done, its a safe bet. DCT and shaft drive are the key points (especially if you are commuting daily) 285kg is on the heavy side but that weight partly negated by wide bars and thin tyres. The big girl can boogie.

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    Re: New member Uk Essex
    Reply #2 on: May 13, 2021, 05.39 pm
    May 13, 2021, 05.39 pm
    *Originally Posted by andyrob [+]
    Welcome Freddy. Get it done, its a safe bet. DCT and shaft drive are the key points (especially if you are commuting daily) 285kg is on the heavy side but that weight partly negated by wide bars and thin tyres. The big girl can boogie.

    Im on the edge trust me,, just need to get a ride on one to seal the deal.. most outlets are reluctant to allow test ride, but sure i will get there. Non DCT for me , creature of habbit when filtering to blip throttle , pus rode mates 1200f dct and didnt really do it for me. Shaft drive is a yes, low maint at 10-13000 miles a year. Now back to that test ride must get one  :028: