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Has the Titanic sailed?
« on: June 27, 2012, 03:29:57 pm »
Is it just me, or are guys actually selling their battleship tankers for smaller, more nimble bikes?


Has South Africa now turned form dual purpose to single track country?  Sure there are guys who will always ride bigger bikes to accommodate the wifey, but how many guys has sold their 1200/990's for singles?

Nothing wrong with it hey  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 03:32:37 pm »
It is all about time..............................or the lack thereof.

People cannot get away for long periods anymore. Just short daytrips or weekend stuff.
Small bike makes more sense.
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 03:33:45 pm »
I have done it before and will probably be doing it again  :mwink:
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 03:36:39 pm »
Wat oom chris se is waar, maar ek glo jy moet iets van alles he. Adventure en n plastic weekend toy  :ricky:
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 03:38:25 pm »
Yes !  :ricky:  And loving every moment on my Singles, with the 660 Tenere being a very capable long distance tourer.
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 03:42:05 pm »
I opted for the Transalp 700 over the BMW 1200 GS ADV.. 2 reasons.. the TA can do the same job, and for Half the price.. that simple.
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 03:46:37 pm »
I don't have the money to buy more than 1 bike, so the 1 that I have has to do, everything/everwhere I ride.
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 03:47:17 pm »
I'm aiming for 1 of each  :thumleft:
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 03:49:26 pm »
Having done it myself al i can say is that 650/660 class makes more sense. Ultimate would have been to keep the GS after getting the XT660R, but not everyone can afford to maintain both. So i kept the one that gives me more smiles.  :ricky:
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 03:50:45 pm »
Yes !  :ricky:  And loving every moment on my Singles, with the 660 Tenere being a very capable long distance tourer.

ditto ,i moved from behemoths to thumpers, never looked back, very happy and those days where i do long distances on the tenere ....i kak a bit but everywhere else i smile like a banshee
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 03:59:01 pm »
Yes !  :ricky:  And loving every moment on my Singles, with the 660 Tenere being a very capable long distance tourer.

ditto ,i moved from behemoths to thumpers, never looked back, very happy and those days where i do long distances on the tenere ....i kak a bit but everywhere else i smile like a banshee

I've always enjoyed single track or jeep track, compared to gravel roads. Fair enough, Amageza type riding is not for everyone and Ill probably not want to do it, day in day out for 2 weeks, but its the type of riding I like.


Its good to see the smaller bikes starting to feature.
 

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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2012, 04:04:10 pm »
I've got the GSA - and tour on & off roud, with & without the wife.
Next step will probably be the 660 Tenere or a BMW 650-X for the finer stuff.....
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2012, 04:05:05 pm »
I don't have the money to buy more than 1 bike, so the 1 that I have has to do, everything/everwhere I ride.
En voor julle begin: Gaan KAK! Ek ry ook my bike. :3some:

Met n offroad trailer sal jy ook kan dualsport    :peepwall:


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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2012, 04:06:11 pm »
Ja ek is bietjie lig in die broek. Het die 800GS en is besig om na die WR450 te kyk. Of enige ander 450  :ricky:

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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2012, 04:28:34 pm »
I don't have the money to buy more than 1 bike, so the 1 that I have has to do, everything/everwhere I ride.
En voor julle begin: Gaan KAK! Ek ry ook my bike. :3some:

Met n offroad trailer sal jy ook kan dualsport    :peepwall:


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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2012, 04:29:33 pm »
Ek sien daai ding dat die manne se messe weer geslyp is, MAAR dis soos water van 'n eend se rug af. :biggrin:
 

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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2012, 04:32:36 pm »
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Julle ouens praat van downscale terwyl ek droom van 'n groter bike! 

'n 660 / 650 sal nou weer my skippie wees wat inkom   ;)
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2012, 04:38:03 pm »
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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2012, 04:41:39 pm »
I wonder how many people bought big bikes because of Charlie and co, and enjoyed it very much but are now downscaling to smaller class bikes like the 650 after finding that the 650 is easier to handle, pick up and (I think) probably cheaper.
But looking at that latest tourer that Adventurer's got parked at his place, at least some people want to go bigger.

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Re: Has the Titanic sailed?
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2012, 05:04:43 pm »
I have just joined the 'titanic' class - can only kick my but that I did not do it much sooner....but then again, my wife tour with me 95% of the time. We have done 940km in one day on the KLR - 10hrs...thats when I decided it's time for a 1200!!  :laughing4: