Anyone off to Motorcycle Live 2015 at the NEC this year?

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  1. Photo4x4

    Photo4x4 Funster

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    Hello folks

    As the title says. Will you be there and if so when?

    KH
     
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    Probably but day depends on weather.
     
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    Probably go if nothing else clashes not a huge fan but need a few bits for the new bike.
     
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    I suspect we will go one of the weekend days, I'm toying with the idea of a new toy, but that may happen before the show...
     
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    What dyou fancy ?
    Done nearly 5000 and 6 countries on the S1XR and love it massive grin every time I ride it. Hoping to get to Valencia for Motogp on it in November as well.
    Not perfect but I'm loving it especially after 5/6 years on a boring old GS. Good tool for a job but bloody boring as hell to ride.
     
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    He said, just looking for another excuse to take his new bike out...........:)
     
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    Similar but different territory to you, I find myself being slightly seduced by the KTM 1290 SA, I'm all about the V-twin torque...

    Out of curiosity, are you finding any bar vibe issues on the S1XR?
     
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    Been a twin fan all my life but am enjoying a screaming 4cyl again.
    The bar vibes is blown all out of proportion by a few whingers who wanted a GS with performance. Well it ain't no GS, might have slightly similar riding position to a GS but thats it its a full on sports bike for folks who can't bend into sports bikes anymore.
    Bar vibes were noticeable at 5000 rpm but virtually gone now or Im used to them not that they were ever that bad. In fact I never really noticeed them until I started reading the rubbish on forums then started looking for them.
    Have you considered the new Multistrada I had one for half a day thought it was superb. If the S1XR hadn't been released I'd probably own one now.
     
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    Come on Rory we know the XR behaved brilliantly over the 2000 plus miles to Garda, but admit if we had done a little more of the 'loose stuff' around the Dolomites, you may have missed the old GS a just a tiny bit.

    However if the XR had pillion seat slightly bigger than a 'f***y pad I'd be very tempted. Do you think that's what edgy will end up with.

    Hope Croatia weather is better than here.
     
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    Hi Rich hope you're well.
    Hey your right S1XR not a dirt bike by any stretch of imagination. Not knocking the GS as you know I rode mine around the world literally and its the best bike I ever owned.
    However it never excited me like this bike does and I never loved it it was just a tool. This thing gives me a massive buzz I find myself sat in the shed with a coffee just looking at it.
    Sad eh!!.
     
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    Not at all, just a shame it won't quite fit in the back if your van.
     
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    I use a bike daily for commuting, year round, so high mileage, hence the notion of that being Italian based fills me with dread. Plus I kinda like the Orange side! :)
     
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    And buy heated grips.
     
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    Hope the OP doesn't mind me asking a couple of questions.

    I might visit the NEC show as it is only 30 miles away.

    Is it a good place to try bikes for 'size'?

    Never been into biking but on a whim bought a Piaggio MP3 scooter 3 years ago. Scarey at first but have loved it, use it at home and trailer it behind MH. Still only done about 7000 miles though. I was lucky enough to buy some brackets which meant I could add pegs which gives me quite a bit more leg room.

    Have considered taking M/Cycle licence a number of times but always talked myself out of it. Partly because whenever I have sat on a m/cycle (not that often), they have always felt too small. I am 6ft 5in with long legs, on my scooter using the pegs is OK, but not sure I would want to more than about 50 miles on it. At least on it I don't have to worry about changing gear as well.

    So the main question is what touring type m/cycle is likely to give me sufficient leg room to be able to ride and change gear comfortably?

    I know that taking my license would make be a better rider even if I stayed with the scooter, but the cost which is about £1000 is probably only worth spending if I was going to get a bike.

    Not even sure if I would fit on the bikes to be able to take the test.

    Steve
     
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    Most bike manufacturers will have stands at the NEC show with the majority of their model line up for the next year on show. You can sit on most of the bikes to try for size and see what may fit your dimensions, so definitely worth going if you are contemplating a touring bike in the future.
     
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    Plenty of bikes suitable for tall bods, most of the "adventure" bikes are tall.
     
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    Might go as picking up new Suzuki GSX650F at end of month. I know it's not a fireblade but it will B Ok for me and my bad wrists.

    steve & ann. ............. teensvan
     
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    :( Oh well, what a shame. I was going to offer a couple of free tickets.

    KH
     
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    You bet. Best thing since sliced bread, love it. Just had 'er indoors on the back and it's still a joy to ride.
     
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