bazza_g

Almost a new biker....

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Well done bazza - top riding. Now, get yourself the bike you crave and have more fun than you care to imagine. Ride safe, rubber side down. (Emojis have disappeared but thumbs up!)

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My '9. Bigger and meatier than its smaller brother, the '7, bit still lighter than most triples and IL4s, and still very chuckable and controlable. 

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Typically I haven't had 5 mins to myself since passing to get moving on test rides - though my shiny new license arrived in the post this morning! Official! 

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There's not that many demo bikes about at this time of year. There will be more in the early spring. I can't get a ride on a MV F3 800 right now for love nor money!

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New years day update: took a Street Triple out just before christmas - crikey it was lively! Less weight and plenty more power compared to the 600 learner machine at the school. 

Still haven't managed to find a clear, non-hungover, dryish day to take the MT07/09 out 

All NEW Street Triple being unveiled on 10th Jan so definitely not making any decisions before then - might mean some deals on the outgoing model +++

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A triple is sublime (but there again I am biased) and the ST has a worthy rep from what I know. The R version is tasty on power and no doubt it's delivery.  I've been through the pros and cons of a Aprilia V4 RR (the beast of the the nakeds) but the insurance is ridiculous and makes it a non-starter, sadly. The 09 is defo a keeper. The twin of the 07 sounds awesome with a quality after market full system - heard one the other day with an Arrow system and it was impressive +++

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After the technical fluff up that was the Street Triple live launch I've looked at the specs and the middle model, the 'R', seems to be the one that gets most of the new trick bits - its also going to be at least £9k (the base model S is 8k).

The other challenge at the moment is that neither the new Street Triple, nor the 2017 MT07/09 are on the insurance underwriters list yet - so currently unable to get any quotes until "the system" catches up (tried online with confused.com, Devitt, Bennetts and called the last two directly). Understandable for the Triumph as its only just been announced, but for the Yamaha's there are physical bikes in dealers to ride off on today - any ideas how to get round this insurance problem or know anyone who can quote?

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Just found one company, Lexham who have the 2017 MT09 on their underwriters system and they want £1,400 GBP (garaged with abus lock+ground anchor, no commuting, 3k miles a year)

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MCE often get a bad write up for service but often smash the rival premiums. It may help you get a foot on the ladder.

p.s. Ouch!!

p.p.s. What happened to the notion that the launch of the new model would help with the purchase price of a second hand one? :roflmao:

 

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