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gronk62
11th November 2007, 08:43
I've been toying with the idea of changing bikes for quite a while now. My first choice if I could afford it is the Yammy MT-01 but unfortunately its just waaaaaaaaaay outa my price range, even second hand.

Yamaha MT-01
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v341/gronk62/other%20stuff/YamahaMT-01.jpg

I've ridden a few inline fours over the last few months and I reckon I could relearn to like that kinda turbine-like power delivery.

I saw these two bikes in the flesh yesterday and really like the look of 'em.

Suzuki GSX1400
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v341/gronk62/other%20stuff/GSX1400.jpg

Yamaha XJR1300
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v341/gronk62/other%20stuff/2007-yamaha-xjr1300.jpg

Anyway I know there's a few of ya's who have, or have had other bikes beside your Sporties and I just wanna get a little feedback on the GSX and XJR please

arenalife
11th November 2007, 10:38
I had a GSX14, absolutely awesome bike and considered better than the XJR. It's a real gorgeous bike! Twist and goooooooooo.

gronk62
11th November 2007, 11:06
I had a GSX14, absolutely awesome bike and considered better than the XJR. It's a real gorgeous bike! Twist and goooooooooo.

What made ya get rid of it? Any problems with it?

jack82
11th November 2007, 12:13
Can't go wrong with either of those two Phil....

The Zook is the torque monster out of the two.

My fave UJM naked retro is the CB1300........impressive bike to ride.....:)

OutlawTexan67
11th November 2007, 12:34
You might want to check out the Kawa Z1000 its a nice lookin' bike too.Not sure of the price compared to the others though.

gronk62
12th November 2007, 01:43
Can't go wrong with either of those two Phil....

The Zook is the torque monster out of the two.

My fave UJM naked retro is the CB1300........impressive bike to ride.....:)
Yeah I like the look of the CB1300 naked. And it would be a stump puller as well. Might look into those a bit further. :)

You might want to check out the Kawa Z1000 its a nice lookin' bike too.Not sure of the price compared to the others though.
Its a nice lookin' bike but I'm not sure it would have the shear low down stump pullin' grunt of the bigger bore bikes. I don't want somethin' I gotta rev all the time. I tend to ride the torque curve and have found some of the sub 1000cc inline fours I've ridden feel a bit "flat" till the revs get up :)

Sleeper
12th November 2007, 02:03
We yanks don't get all the variety of bike the rest of the civilized world dose.
Love that Zook. ;)

gronk62
12th November 2007, 06:47
And here's a pic of the Honda CB1300. Sweet lookin' bike!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v341/gronk62/other%20stuff/CB1300.jpg

jack82
14th November 2007, 09:33
[QUOTE=gronk62;964868]And here's a pic of the Honda CB1300. Sweet lookin' bike!
I like em in BLACK.....with a Micron can......:)

Really think you could live with an inline four Phil ?

I'm selling my Z cos I just dont ride it any more.

gronk62
14th November 2007, 10:45
Really think you could live with an inline four Phil ?

I'm selling my Z cos I just dont ride it any more.

Yeah I reckon I could live with a big grunty one.
I definitely could NOT live with a sub 1000cc inline four though. Too revvy for my liking.

I just wanna get somethin' smooth, torquey, and reliable with great handling, suspension and brakes.

I took these pics today. (sorry, crappy camera phone quality) I had one of these back in 85 when they were first released. It was a peaky SOB to ride and had no guts below 7500rpm. Above that all hell would break loose and it went like a scolded cat. Hideously scary to ride in the wet :laugh

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v341/gronk62/other%20stuff/GSXR750.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v341/gronk62/other%20stuff/GSXR750front.jpg

jack82
14th November 2007, 11:07
[QUOTE=gronk62;967972]
I just wanna get somethin' smooth, torquey, and reliable with great handling, suspension and brakes.


MT-01......:laugh......rob a bank or sumpthin.....ya know ya want it.

I followed two MT's down the Dargo road.....we were going pretty quick. They looked like they were on rails...very solid. The motors sounded like they were barely ticking over.

But If ya gotta have a UJM make sure you test ride the CB. It's the best handler out of that lot.