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Offline ampj8

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What is your second bike to the XR? (if you have one)
« on: May 10, 2017, 05:51:13 PM »
Hi All,

Since my beloved hyper 939SP got stolen now think I move on and look to test what is available that is attractive, engaging, nice looking with a good sound. Having the XR one covers a lot yet also that allows me to have that bike without thinking much on fuel consumption or luggage capacity or comfort etc.

I am eyeing a baby Pani or a new Fireblade or a Tuono V4 1100 Factory or a Street Triple RS or last the Thruxton R.

I have test rode all on different conditions but the best test rides means with proper roads have been only with the Fireblade, Street and Thruxton R. Soon will do the same with the other two.

Anyway in the mean time would like to know what bike you have as a second bike and what this or these bikes give to you in comparison to the XR.

Thanks for your replies.



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Re: What is your second bike to the XR? (if you have one)
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 09:21:03 PM »
2002 Fireblade and a Ducati 996.

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Re: What is your second bike to the XR? (if you have one)
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 10:06:20 PM »
I'm a Honda V4 fan from long ago and have one of these in the garage to sit alongside the XR.

The noise a 360 crank gives is just unique...33 years old and counting.

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Re: What is your second bike to the XR? (if you have one)
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 10:37:29 PM »

Can't justify 2 bikes but if I could it'd be one of the last Fireblades with the under seat pipe on a 07, repsol colour or red n black.. :062:
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Re: What is your second bike to the XR? (if you have one)
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 05:12:38 PM »
Yamaha XS650 Café Racer project on going! the to do list is still a bit long to do finish off in a weekend :003:

If any one has a free jar of motivation can I have it?

I would collect but I can't be arsed :745:
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Re: What is your second bike to the XR? (if you have one)
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2017, 05:52:18 PM »
R1200RS because I still love those boxer engines and the convenience of shaft drive.

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Re: What is your second bike to the XR? (if you have one)
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 06:45:48 AM »
Whatever I choose as my next bike ( XR or K16 ) it'll be sharing my garage with my Thruxton R in custom colours and V&H pipes. Love that bike ( summer only though ).

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Re: What is your second bike to the XR? (if you have one)
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 07:50:03 AM »
2013 Tuono V4 APRC, 2015 RSV4 Factory and a CBR650f Ex European Junior Cup bike I use for trackdays.

I am contemplating changing the Tuono for a 1290 Supderduke R though.


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Re: What is your second bike to the XR? (if you have one)
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 08:20:36 AM »
1977 Z650

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Re: What is your second bike to the XR? (if you have one)
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 12:50:57 PM »
Picking up a Ducati S2R800 "05 plate" on Sunday, I thought I better see what the fuss is about with V twins.
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