What to buy

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Re: What to buy

Post by Mattt » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:42 pm

Diesel Dave wrote:Matt, what you need is a nice big CB400, especially the auto version for commuting purposes.

Add some genuine Hondastyle accessories like a nice big fairing to hide behind and some classy luggage too.

As it happens I have just the very item available and at the price you mentioned (although it really should be more)........ :lol:
LOL that's salesmanship

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Re: What to buy

Post by Mattt » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:51 pm

Few different ideas there
Not sure about the GS
the copy MSX looks tempting but I can't see there being much spares back up

The CD175 was a good bike but I get bored so that went after 2 yrs ,the GN is probably a good option but not too keen on the style

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Re: What to buy

Post by Wuyang » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:23 am

Wouldn't touch a gs500...... The build quality is no where near as good as a Honda CB500 or if your into shaft drives the ntv650.

If you can get a Honda sh300 scooter for your budget snap one up, economical...most fun you can have on a scooter...quicker than a lot of 600 scooters off the throttle.

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Re: What to buy

Post by Wuyang » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:28 am

What about an injection innova....very nimble,,,,,150mpg - 180mpg.....reliable....keep up with traffic.
I've got a lovely blue one 6800 miles coming up for sale...09 reg just a thought.

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Re: What to buy

Post by Capitano » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:51 am

bikerbaker wrote:Hate to appear to be acting on behalf of Minibike Craze but I reckon the Motrac 125 needs looking at at £1500. Was told these are made in the same factory as the MSX125 (and are ostensibly the same bike). I was tempted but the only one I saw was a horrible green version - there is a white one on their website now.
Can't see it being made in a Honda factory but a beltin' price for a great looking bike that I didn't even know existed! 8-)

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Re: What to buy

Post by bikerbaker » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:51 am

Capitano wrote:
bikerbaker wrote:Hate to appear to be acting on behalf of Minibike Craze but I reckon the Motrac 125 needs looking at at £1500. Was told these are made in the same factory as the MSX125 (and are ostensibly the same bike). I was tempted but the only one I saw was a horrible green version - there is a white one on their website now.
Can't see it being made in a Honda factory but a beltin' price for a great looking bike that I didn't even know existed! 8-)
I was a bit on the septic side when Darren told me. Wikipedia (sometimes wrong I know) states that the MSX125 is made in India and rebranded by Motrac as the M3 and the Skyteam M3. It would appear therefore that spares and accessories are interchangeable.
Hadn't seen the Matt Black one before, even better.
I appear to be selling myself on one, also DD's 400 Hondamatic is beckoning! :D

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Re: What to buy

Post by Mattt » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:54 pm

Innova is a bit too similar to the cub i think
The Sh300 looks like a good bike,feet are a bit forward, never been too keen on scooters but it's on the possible list

I've looked for that urban m3 can't see them on any dealers list over here ,I've seen a couple of msx groms at £1500 and 1600

I've had a look at the Ktm duke naked ,they do a 125 ,or a 390,although I've read there's a 200 and 250 but not sure if they are UK models or just not released ,over my budget but I will be advertising my Vw bay window shortly so might have some more to spend in 2 months time

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Re: What to buy

Post by Mattt » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:16 pm

Bay window sold !
Benelli now do a similar bike to the grom,a TNT125
Been happily filtering through non existing gaps on the riders cub as theres been several accidents on my route with monster tailbacks ,all the big bikes were also stuck
Not really found anything that ticks all the boxes yet,ive seen another C200 for sale,but on checking the engine hp i doubt it will be any faster than the 110cub?
The GN250 or yam sr400 are still in the running

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