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 Post subject: Advice for a Noob
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 5:05 pm 
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Greetings,

I have been looking at changing my ZX6R P7F for a Buell as i have fell in love with the styling.

I plan to do some touring and general short rides.

What do you all recommend.

Cheers Dave!


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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Noob
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 5:20 pm 
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:mrgreen: welcome Hindo, 2001 X1 .....i may be a bit biased though :mrgreen:
united kingdom as a location ? which bit exactly :D

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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Noob
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 9:25 pm 
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I live in Sedgefield , Co.Durham


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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Noob
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 10:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Noob
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 11:53 pm 
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Welcome :yup:
They are all great bikes if YOU like them. Which style do you like , you can tour on any of them but the Uly is best suited for that.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Noob
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 10:01 am 
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The one i like the most has to be the 1125R but i have never rode one. I used to have a Aprilia Falco what i loved but sold it for the Ninja what i hate. I just cant get used to the inline 4 am a v-twin man.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Noob
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 1:17 pm 
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The Falco was a very underrated bike. If you liked that, you'll love an 1125R.
Welcome to the club. :sun:

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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Noob
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 3:04 pm 
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Well then thats it then just have to sell my ninja and get a 1125R!


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 Post subject: Advice for a Noob
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 8:20 am 
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I first arrived in Buelldom via ZX6, as did Norm. Chalk and cheese! My choice of Buell was an M2, followed by another M2!

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 Post subject: Re: Advice for a Noob
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 8:44 pm 
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Hindo wrote:
Greetings,

I plan to do some touring and general short rides.

Cheers Dave!


Hi Dave!

Based on those requirements, I'd recommend two Buells!

Uly is proabably the best "strap the luggage on and head off around Europe" option. Short rides (early Sunday morning blasts?) is the 1125 or the S1 depending on your preference.

Your biggest problem is that the Falco (never under-rated by me) was pretty damn good at both. A completely compentent bike and (in my view) up there with the Honda VFR series as one of the very best all-rounders ever made.

The problem is that an all-rounder is not likely to "stir your soul" (although the Falco gets closer than a VFR). Any bike can be made to do pretty much anything: an 1125 can be toured on, a uly can be made to hustle, etc.

If we all just bought bikes with our heads rather than our hearts, we'd all ride VFRs. No one buys a Buell as a "sensible / mainstream" choice, so go with the one that stirs your soul the most and enjoy it.

Dave


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