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Offline stevo

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The End of the Z Road For Me?
« on: April 21, 2018, 07:54:22 PM »
Hi guys

I sold my Z today to a happy chappy. All told it took me 7 weeks from first advertising on Autotrader. I got my asking price so am pretty happy, but he also got a fab deal too... and I didn't have to part-ex it which is a bonus as I would have lost £600 - £1000 in doing so, so was definitely worth the wait for a private sale!

I've been on this forum a while and it's got a cracking bunch of lads on it so I won't be cancelling my membership anytime too soon if that's ok!  :062:

The fella that bought it was a really nice guy and we stopped and chatted over coffee for an hour or so, but he mentioned something that got me thinking, again!????

The plan is to buy a Triumph Bonneville T120 (I've kinda fallen for its charms). He was initially like myself into sports bikes, then went the Harley route for a couple of years but found it a bit bland (and the air cooled models are a bit slow). He decided, as most of us have, that some middle ground was required so has bought an sx. Mine!  :031:  I'm looking forward to to something a little calmer and not so buzzy or revvy overall. My sx always begged to be ridden faster and wasn't happy unless I was ringing it's bloody neck all the time (or at least that's how it always felt)!? Anyone else feel that?

Question.
I'm hoping I don't miss the power too much on the T120? So would it be more prudent to take out a PCP on the Bonneville or just dive in with both left feet and buy it lock-stock?

Feel free to switch me on to anything else I might be missing.

Thanks everyone for making this forum what it is! Fun, Informative and a great hang-out!  :028:

Stevo

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Re: The End of the Z Road For Me?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 08:29:11 PM »
KTM...KTM...KTM  :007: :007::028:
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Re: The End of the Z Road For Me?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 08:35:14 PM »

Arrh you're trouble you are Mitch  :148:

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Re: The End of the Z Road For Me?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 08:41:37 PM »
PHWWWARR Look at that!  :001:

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Re: The End of the Z Road For Me?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 09:24:09 PM »
 :087: OMG I just saw all your grey hair grow in at once!  :745:
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Re: The End of the Z Road For Me?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2018, 09:25:04 AM »
The one advantage of buying a Bonnie is it comes with free SAGA breakdown cover.  Apparently it works for both the owner and the bike................

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KTM...KTM...KTM  :007: :007::028:
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Re: The End of the Z Road For Me?
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2018, 11:12:56 AM »
there is no advantage in buying a bonnie. I have it on good authority that they have a lot of issues.

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Re: The End of the Z Road For Me?
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2018, 07:29:56 PM »
Yes, old b*****d thread!  :481:

Thanks guys the KTM is a great bike but I'm really after something more laid back but not HD. I like the new Speedmaster but even that is a bit too HD for me! And although I don't get any huge top end rush from my XSR900 it's still pretty quick and definitely great fun in the twisties, but I've got that set up for zero pillions! Rear peg hangers removed etc...

So whatever I end up with needs to be pillion friendly for the mrs'. The rep at the MCN show almost got me on a Norton 961 mkII which did look lovely but I still have a question mark over Nortons reliability (plus it costs 50% more)  :005: I fancy something British and old skool...

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Re: The End of the Z Road For Me?
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2018, 07:35:15 AM »
I fancy the new Speedmaster 1200. In addition to the SX though not instead of.
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Re: The End of the Z Road For Me?
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2018, 04:51:31 PM »
 :008: mmmm that's not really giving yourself a lot of options but I'd choose the Thruxton or how about the new CB1000R it's not British but it's got a nod to modern retro styling or the CB1100 :038:
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