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New bike? Anyone....
#1
The last few weeks been out looking at new bikes, just seeing what’s out there, how much...etc.

Yesterday, looking at Triumph there was a huge pricing gap... if you look at the Bonneville, not a bad bike...offers at only £7k...
Then the Speed Triple... £8k, even the highly sought after Bobber, £11k now. But what polarised things was the prices being asked for their Adventure range of bikes... 800 Tiger £10k 1050 £14 and the 1200 a whopping £18k.

So... make profit on your most wanted and charge realistic prices on the run of the mill stuff?

Yamaha... a brand that is a mish mash of bikes to me... £4895 for a 125?? And surprisingly, they ain’t selling! They had a 2016 model there, unsold... £2995.... and still no bites at it.

The most odd ball is Suzuki.... they’ve brought the SV650 back... a bike with a gorgeous engine, but they’ve made it look like a cheap Chinese copy compared to the original which had a beautiful cast alloy frame...
What is a strange one... the GSX250, it struggles to hit 75mph...and 24hp. Back in 1982 I had a GSX250....but it had balls. Would easily hit 90 sat up with 26hp.... and was 30kg heavier....
As a brand, makes you wonder what Suzuki are doing?
No more GSXR600 or 750.... Hyabusa....all their traditional sellers...
They just seem to want to make VStroms and the Katana....

Not all negativity....

Watch out for changes of direction from

Aprilia
Husqvarna
Moto Guzzi....
Illigitimi non carborundum.
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#2
Prices are a bit erratic, and especially loaded in the Adventure Sector. The prices on the new Versys surprised me, upper spec model at £16k? Nah, if it wasn’t a mega success when under-cutting the likes of BMW then it ain’t going to win in the same price bracket.

I do suspect the lack of confidence in the weakening pound doesn’t help the prices, they are bound to have been pessimistic when factoring conversion rates for next year.

It was disappointing at the show to see some bikes that were just a bit weird or ugly in one aspect of the bike, it’s as if they run out of effort to put some design time in to all the machine.
I am Spartacus 
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#3
Been having a nose on what to get next- not a serious look mind.

Nothing floats my boat- and looking at the crazy price tags it’s a thumbs down so will be sticking with the GSA for the foreseeable
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In Madness You Dwell

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#4
I’m going to hang on a while longer. See what happens to Brexit etc. I reckon they’ll be deals galore to be had by the end of this year (2019) before pesky pickers point out. It’s still 2018.
To the Regiment! I wish I was there.
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#5
Bought this a few weeks ago whilst it was on offer for the 2019 season, just need to get my bike fit sorted pick it up in a couple of weeks 

https://www.triuk.com/products/cannondal...a-di2-2016


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#6
Them Cannondales are the danglies Chris. I have a Cannondale road bike. Light, Robust and we’ll enineered. Mines like a ford escort compared to your RS. Is yours a competition bike Chris? How does your back go on with them bars? It looks a stunning bit of kit.
To the Regiment! I wish I was there.
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#7
They take some getting used to with the aero position, bike is great value full carbon and Di2 electronic group set, once you get on the bars with a skin suit the bike is aero so you can build and hold good speed, on a 60 or 70 mile race you can shave 20 mins off a race time


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#8
Wow! You doing some comps next year mate?
To the Regiment! I wish I was there.
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#9
Just the usual stuff going to focus on half iron distance 1.9k swim 90k bike 21k run I have 3 quality race events booked, I will also move up to V60 age group going to see if I can get into top 10%


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#10
Unbelievable mate. Got to my hat off to you mate.
To the Regiment! I wish I was there.
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#11
£18k for a new top spec Tex is ridiculous!!! The £10999 I paid for my 1st one was steep!!! So what happy with the £5k cost to go Tex2 to Tex3 but can’t see a similar sensible trade up in 3/ years cost at this rate they will have the price up at £25k for a new one by then !!!
My real name is Dave 
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