2017 Ride out memories.

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Re: 2017 Ride out memories.

Post by Bradders » 12 Jan 2018, 14:17

Taken it off pal

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Re: 2017 Ride out memories.

Post by Cabernet » 12 Jan 2018, 15:26

Ah, weight saving. Like the lateral thinking.
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Post by pip » 21 Jan 2018, 17:08

yes was a memorable ride was on a cbr600rr then, since had a Hayabusa, gsx1400, now a Blackbird.
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Post by Clarkey » 21 Jan 2018, 17:13

pip wrote:yes was a memorable ride was on a cbr600rr then, since had a Hayabusa, gsx1400, now a Blackbird.
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Well you're certainly favouring big engined bikes lately!

How would you compare the blackbird, gsxr and busa, and what made you swap? Regret selling any of them?

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Post by pip » 21 Jan 2018, 17:19

All decent in their own way,gsx14 was easiest to maintain, but hardest to keep clean.lack of wind protection was an issue for me. blackbird is so smooth and plenty of power anywhere, also handled much better than the Hayabusa. also more comfatable.

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Post by Clarkey » 21 Jan 2018, 17:32

pip wrote:All decent in their own way,gsx14 was easiest to maintain, but hardest to keep clean.lack of wind protection was an issue for me. blackbird is so smooth and plenty of power anywhere, also handled much better than the Hayabusa. also more comfatable.
Oh that's interesting between the busa and bb. Is there much power difference, or in how they deliver it?

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Post by pip » 21 Jan 2018, 17:42

Clarkey wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 17:32
pip wrote:All decent in their own way,gsx14 was easiest to maintain but hardest to keep clean.lack of wind protection was an issue for me. blackbird is so smooth and plenty of power anywhere, also handled much better than the Hayabusa. also more comfortable.
Oh that's interesting between the hayabusa and bb. Is there much power difference, or in how they deliver it?

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on paper, the Hayabusa is supposed to be the faster top end, but in all honesty, unless you do warp speeds you probably not notice.the blackbird is a better all round bike to ride. suppose its a personal thing.for instance, my CBR 600rr was tiny and very light compared to the big bruisers.just nothing under 8rpm.where has the bigger bike have power on tap. :)

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Post by Clarkey » 21 Jan 2018, 17:49

pip wrote:
Clarkey wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 17:32
pip wrote:All decent in their own way,gsx14 was easiest to maintain but hardest to keep clean.lack of wind protection was an issue for me. blackbird is so smooth and plenty of power anywhere, also handled much better than the Hayabusa. also more comfortable.
Oh that's interesting between the hayabusa and bb. Is there much power difference, or in how they deliver it?

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on paper, the Hayabusa is supposed to be the faster top end, but in all honesty, unless you do warp speeds you probably not notice.the blackbird is a better all round bike to ride. suppose its a personal thing.for instance, my CBR 600rr was tiny and very light compared to the big bruisers.just nothing under 8rpm.where has the bigger bike have power on tap. :)
Yeah - different bikes certainly have their place don't they

CBR600 is lovely on a track, but if you were touring Scotland I imagine the Blackbird would be much better

I prefer twins because of their low down grunt - they of course pick up when you need it but like you say the warp speed stuff isn't really for the road

I've ridden a nice selection of stuff, but never ridden a triple - would like to

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