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The Dark Side / Re: alternative bike
« on: April 12, 2019, 01:38:09 pm »
If the bike is just for yourself, I'd suggest looking at the Versys 650 or Suzuki SV650, both very capable touring bikes and have toured in our group on many occasions, Ron is 83 years young and chucks the SV around like a GP rider when he wants too, not the fastest o-100 but certainly capable of riding comfortably in a group.

The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« on: December 10, 2018, 10:36:39 am »
Not so ironic on  GTR1400 site when Kawasaki has discontinued the GTR line.
Even I am starting to look at BMWs as Kawas ideas of SportTouring now seems to be sportsbikes with panniers  :mfr_lol: :rip: :hang:

I'll be keeping the GTR for some time yet as it won't be used that much, a few odd weekends when the wife comes out on the back and European touring with the wife. I have my GSXS1000 for me when I go out with my mates. I can't see a real option available at the minute to replace the GTR. Yes there is the FJR but I tried one and couldn't get on with it, the K1600GT is just too big, in the same bracket as the Honda armchair thingy. I do like the H2SX but again it's more suited to one person. I may own the GTR for a lot of years to come. :cool:

The Dark Side / Re: Bought a Suzuki GSX S1000
« on: July 13, 2018, 10:14:06 am »
Nice one ... .I LOVE the blue colour  :clap: :clap:
How is it ?
Put some miles on it in this hot summer weather ?
Lovely to ride, great fun and obvious weight difference to the GTR, rear shock is the only real disappointment, very poor high speed damping, looking at various alternative to replace it.
Good ride out on it last weekend, 250 odd miles Saturday and 300 Sunday. :grin:

The Dark Side / Bought a Suzuki GSX S1000
« on: June 28, 2018, 01:32:13 pm »
Keeping the GTR for touring, but found a 144 miles from new GSX S1000 at a very reasonable price so I now have a new toy to play out on. :punk:

The Dark Side / Re: GTR to H2 SX
« on: February 26, 2018, 12:56:21 pm »
I'd be interested in your thoughts on the H2 SX, I'm considering one as an addition not to replace my GTR but as a solo use bike when the wife doesn't come out.

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