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ST1100 Pan / R1150RT / Etc

Hypothetical at present but any recommendations / comments of which is more suitable (or other options - Bllackbird / FJR etc..) for a 750 mile ...

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    Default ST1100 Pan / R1150RT / Etc

    Hypothetical at present but any recommendations / comments of which is more suitable (or other options - Bllackbird / FJR etc..) for a 750 mile per week commute.

    Combination of 25 miles fast A road - 30 miles motorway - 20 miles A road with some urban thrown in (bit of filtering)..

    Budget is 4k (ish)

    MPG is a factor and would possibly consider a smaller more frugal bike in the summer, but fancy good comfort / weather proection / toys too..

    Bike doesn't need to fulfill any other use, weekend riding / trackdays will be on another bike.

    Come on then, lets be having you
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    Move house?

    All those will do the job ok, as will a big traily - Aprilia Caponord, Yam TDM, Honda Varadero, Suzuki V Strom, Guzzi Stelvio. Not as many toys but perhaps better comfort if you prefer the upright style - you had a multistrada didn't you?

    Or get a guzzi Breva 1100 or Norge 1100 just to be odd!
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    Deauville 700.
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    Default Re: ST1100 Pan / R1150RT / Etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Olly View Post
    Deauville 700.
    Comfy at 90 mph on the motorway?
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    Default Re: ST1100 Pan / R1150RT / Etc

    You coul be practical:
    Serviice intervals and parts
    Fuel consumption
    Tyres chains
    All day comfort

    Or get one you enjoy rather than an appliance.

    So try a few too see but do the sums

    If you're lucky, you'll tick both boxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slothbear View Post
    Move house?

    All those will do the job ok, as will a big traily - Aprilia Caponord, Yam TDM, Honda Varadero, Suzuki V Strom, Guzzi Stelvio. Not as many toys but perhaps better comfort if you prefer the upright style - you had a multistrada didn't you?

    Or get a guzzi Breva 1100 or Norge 1100 just to be odd!
    Yep, had a multstrada and another would be on the list - it was very Comfy. V Strom ticks lots of boxes but may be a bit of a challenge on seat height - as with the other big trailies. Then of course there is a GS with a lowering kit..

    Won't move house - it would only be a temporary arrangement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post
    You coul be practical:
    Serviice intervals and parts
    Fuel consumption
    Tyres chains
    All day comfort

    Or get one you enjoy rather than an appliance.

    So try a few too see but do the sums

    If you're lucky, you'll tick both boxes.
    And Depreciation.

    I'd quite fancy a Guzzi 1200 Sport which ticks the following boxes - Shaftie, Twin, fairing (albeit bikini), comfy, fun.

    I hear they are a bit thirsty and the other problem would be with selling on. Most on the 2nd hand market are low mileage toys whereas an RT with 45K on it is not a problem to shift..

    Olly is winning on the appliance front
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    On the Bm owners club at the moment. For some reason it wont let me display the picture.
    Now, don't tell Ced, but I am going to sell.
    I bought it as it looked in excellent condition, was swayed by the condition and took the plunge.
    I prefer simpler maintenance and should have held back.
    What we have is a 1993 model with 42,000 miles.
    Brand new tax and MOT
    It failed the MOT last week on a sticky front master cylinder, so I rebuilt it with new piston etc... sailed through the MOT
    The ABS lights sometimes flash, but sometimes okay. I'm assuming it is a low battery issue, as a bump start at speed gives correct ABS.
    I am going to get another airhead, or my original dream bike..... an XT500, possibly followed by an XL500 or 600.
    Just been to see an XT 500. Whilst staring at it, I thought I was mad, but on the ride back, realised it is what I want.
    Yes that might seem crazy to some of you, but I have my R65 already, a job change to only eight miles away; do I need 1100!!
    Comes with touring Panniers, Baglux tank bag and tank cover.
    Feel free to ask any questions.
    Just added a Givi rack, box not included.
    Fitted new fuel filter
    Tomorrow, it gets a brand new rear BT023
    Now, to cover myself, I will sell sold as seen, but it runs very well and I think the condition is very good - that's to cover myself, people have said it is in excellent condition
    1600 - this will include a quite new Clymer manual
    Make me an offer, I'm being a bit flexible - only a little!
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    Default Re: ST1100 Pan / R1150RT / Etc

    ^^^What bike is it?
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    R1100RS looks immaculate in the photo. Got an email I can ping it to? or you can register on BM Bikes & BM Riders Club ? Index page and look yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maccecht View Post
    R1100RS looks immaculate in the photo. Got an email I can ping it to? or you can register on BM Bikes & BM Riders Club ? Index page and look yourself.
    Cheers, much appreciated, but (for the next couple of weeks at least) its still a hypothetical need..
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    Cheers, much appreciated, but (for the next couple of weeks at least) its still a hypothetical need..
    ZX6? Availability should match your time frame
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    Comfy at 90 mph on the motorway?
    Easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Jack View Post
    ZX6? Availability should match your time frame
    Proper LOL

    One of these days I will buy one of his bikes, they're always sorted, fetttled and cleaned like new.

    I've got a ZX9R in the garage, trouble is it'll eat tyres, fuel, chains, licence etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly View Post
    Easily.

    Just stop it! price wise they seem to hold up better than the larger capacity Alternatives though (i.e they are a bit spendy for what they are)
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