Whats caught your eye for 2018?

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Re: Whats caught your eye for 2018?

Post by jimmytanko » 02 Feb 2018, 02:55

rumpoldstilskin wrote:
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What are you doing with the carbon tank? Or has the ethanol worms eaten too much of it?

The HD is definitely a keeper. Got a written agreement that if in 4 years my mileage is under 26k its worth just shy of 7, so adding up it’ll have lost my trade in value and thats it, the MV was £17k new and with just 4k on the clocks is now worth £7k, too steep for only 3 years old.

Next bike will probably be a used 18’ Kawasaki Z900, its a right looker but 10k for a kwak with steep depreciation (pot kettle black ad i have the MV like) is too much. Or an electric number if they come down in price.
This is sensible , let another person take the year one depreciation,along with any Bike issues ,or recalls etc, then you have a great looking Bike . I reckon these bikes will worth £2000 less the minute it leaves the showroom
Here’s to hoping, been that guy who loses the first 20% too many times now, was just sick of buying 2nd hand bikes with one owner passed off as pristine only to find major flaws- this is on bikes that, well at least on one occasion was only 6 weeks old, had some £5/6k engine damage!! I’d had enough and that experience has cost me dearly.

That said some of my ‘impulsive’ eBay buys have cost me a bit too, even though they have been basket cases for less than £500 haha. Still cheaper than drinking and smoking though, and there is no patch yet designed my doctor can prescribe for a serial bike buying addiction 🤣
It's called a wife and kids patch lol

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Re: Whats caught your eye for 2018?

Post by rumpoldstilskin » 02 Feb 2018, 08:31

jimmytanko wrote:
rumpoldstilskin wrote:
Dave wrote: This is sensible , let another person take the year one depreciation,along with any Bike issues ,or recalls etc, then you have a great looking Bike . I reckon these bikes will worth £2000 less the minute it leaves the showroom
Here’s to hoping, been that guy who loses the first 20% too many times now, was just sick of buying 2nd hand bikes with one owner passed off as pristine only to find major flaws- this is on bikes that, well at least on one occasion was only 6 weeks old, had some £5/6k engine damage!! I’d had enough and that experience has cost me dearly.

That said some of my ‘impulsive’ eBay buys have cost me a bit too, even though they have been basket cases for less than £500 haha. Still cheaper than drinking and smoking though, and there is no patch yet designed my doctor can prescribe for a serial bike buying addiction 🤣
It's called a wife and kids patch lol

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Your patch isn’t working too well then 🤣

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Re: Whats caught your eye for 2018?

Post by lee711 » 10 Feb 2018, 22:09

Been toying with the purchase of a Honda Africa Twin for the past 12 months, the GSXR600 is getting a bit much for me joints and back and I quite fancy a try at a bit of off roading and green lane muddyness, just to expand the skill set. Picked up a ex demo 2017 DCT - ABS in Dakar red with 1600 miles for 3k less than new with a great trade in on the gixxer. Eagerly now awaiting collection.

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Re: Whats caught your eye for 2018?

Post by Cabernet » 10 Feb 2018, 22:18

Don't over look the Yam Super Ten'. Having ridden one off-road on one with YOE, the off road performance is impressive. Also @Mozzersaints is still delighted with his two years on.
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Post by lee711 » 10 Feb 2018, 22:59

Read alot of good reviews of the yam 10 but was drawn to the DCT gearbox of the honda. I know the bike can completely out perform my skill level but i'm excited to learn about it's capabilities.

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Re: Whats caught your eye for 2018?

Post by Goody » 11 Feb 2018, 00:13

lee711 wrote:
10 Feb 2018, 22:09
Been toying with the purchase of a Honda Africa Twin for the past 12 months, the GSXR600 is getting a bit much for me joints and back and I quite fancy a try at a bit of off roading and green lane muddyness, just to expand the skill set. Picked up a ex demo 2017 DCT - ABS in Dakar red with 1600 miles for 3k less than new with a great trade in on the gixxer. Eagerly now awaiting collection.
Good choice mate, can't put my finger on why but I really like the look of the Africa twin nothing special but just seems to have it

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Re: Whats caught your eye for 2018?

Post by Cabernet » 09 Mar 2018, 12:51

Been waiting for one of these to be announced.
OK, this is a photoshop mock up, but good to see it is in the discussion.
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Re: Whats caught your eye for 2018?

Post by jimmytanko » 09 Mar 2018, 21:38

Cabernet wrote:Been waiting for one of these to be announced.
OK, this is a photoshop mock up, but good to see it is in the discussion.
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Like that, always had a soft spot for a guzzi and that looks nice

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Re: Whats caught your eye for 2018?

Post by rumpoldstilskin » 10 Mar 2018, 13:06

Agreed, very current


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