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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #80 on: March 30, 2015, 11:18:21 am »
I also find this strange. I love superbikes, yet on here they are the measles.

Same here.  If I could afford I would have one of each make in my garage, but would never admit to it on WD.  :ricky:
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #81 on: March 30, 2015, 12:15:43 pm »
Sou ook graag my droombike saam met my XT660R in my garage wou gehad het.
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #82 on: March 30, 2015, 12:42:57 pm »
Nee, Subie, in die gees van die thread mag jy mos net vra vir n ZXR125. :pot: :pot: :imaposer: :imaposer:
 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #83 on: March 30, 2015, 12:44:21 pm »
If I am honest I would not mind a KTM 390 Duke.
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #84 on: March 30, 2015, 12:45:46 pm »
If I am honest I would not mind a KTM 390 Duke.

You should go for the 125 Duke!  What is this bigger is better nonsense!?   :ricky:
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #85 on: March 30, 2015, 12:47:22 pm »
If I am honest I would not mind a KTM 390 Duke.

You should go for the 125 Duke!  What is this bigger is better nonsense!?   :ricky:

The 390 is enough of a compromise when compared to the 1290  ;D
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #86 on: March 30, 2015, 12:47:29 pm »
We want reliability. :peepwall:

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #87 on: March 30, 2015, 12:50:42 pm »
If I am honest I would not mind a KTM 390 Duke.

Had one (first one in Cape Town actually) and it is a great little around-town hooligan machine. More fun than you would ever guess looking at it.

Once did a trip out to Pearly Beach with some detours just over 300km that day and I hated myself for weeks for even considering it. Horrible painful experience.
 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #88 on: March 30, 2015, 12:51:55 pm »
Had one (first one in Cape Town actually) and it is a great little around-town hooligan machine. More fun than you would ever guess looking at it.

Once did a trip out to Pearly Beach with some detours just over 300km that day and I hated myself for weeks for even considering it. Horrible painful experience.

This is why I suggest the 125 Duke is better.  You would not have thought about doing a 300km trip on that.   :ricky:
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #89 on: March 30, 2015, 12:52:23 pm »
It's a personal thing, every man for himself.

Personally I'm firmly in the smaller bike camp when it comes to off-road and DS. A big battleship is just no fun off-road. Sure, it can be done, but why not make it easier and get a smaller bike. (and a LOT less luggage)  It also costs a lot of money each time you drop a 1200 in the sand.

For road touring bikes, I wouldn't mind a big 1600 BMW if I had the free cash. And for town a scooter, and for mid length trips a 650 and for ramps etc a MX bike..... etc. etc...

So you need about 8 bikes.  ;)

 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #90 on: March 30, 2015, 02:07:39 pm »
I can also see a smaller bike/s in my future.   :biggrin:   :deal:
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #91 on: March 30, 2015, 02:22:28 pm »
Something to remember, not that long ago a 500 scrambler was considered absolutely insane, and only for the real manne. Now a 750 gets poo-poohed as a girls bike.



 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #92 on: March 30, 2015, 02:25:39 pm »
More schools opening up. We have the following:

Big Balls school - only many hp will suffice, since they have big balls
Many kms school - must be able to do 1000kms plus a day - donno for what
Gadgets school - must have the latest
Two up school - must be able to carry two people or 50 kgs in luggage. Not that often ride two up. Just to warrant the size

The the biggest school of all.....

The poser school - not much of a biker, but look the part. Right latest bike, right twat suit, best helmet with neck brace, etc etc - since safety is posing.  Never ride the 160 hp machine more than 140, but good knowing it has the horses, never really go on real trips, but have mates who do it on a similar machine.  the Power rangers !! But according to some ranger on here I am patting myself on the back here for I sit on the mountain and watch them go by,,LOL, what some don't realize is that some of us have been through most of it in the last 30 odd years  

Then the smaller, better schools (you know who you are)....

Those who actually ride your bikes the way it is supposed to get ridden.  Okes that ride those big 990s in he Kalahari sands to the National bash.  Try to keep op with the SE's. Etc etc.  well done. 

Imo its important to get closer to 100% out of a smaller/more sedate bike, than forever being a fearful 20% on a bike which is just too much for you.  But you at least look the part. Not many people know you are a 20%ter
main thing is go with whatever floats your boat but don't judge until you have tried different sized machines,, unless if yo're a Ranger,, then go ahead !
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #93 on: March 30, 2015, 02:48:22 pm »
Something to remember, not that long ago a 500 scrambler was considered absolutely insane, and only for the real manne. Now a 750 gets poo-poohed as a girls bike.





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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #94 on: March 30, 2015, 02:57:34 pm »
My XL500 met die 23" voorwiel en groot tenk met n happy button sou nogal lekker gewees het :deal: ;)
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #95 on: March 30, 2015, 03:12:44 pm »
If I am honest I would not mind a KTM 390 Duke.

I have a 690Duke that NOBODY wants
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #96 on: March 30, 2015, 03:29:56 pm »
If I am honest I would not mind a KTM 390 Duke.

I have a 690Duke that NOBODY wants

What do you mean?
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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #97 on: March 30, 2015, 03:32:07 pm »
If I am honest I would not mind a KTM 390 Duke.

I have a 690Duke that NOBODY wants

What do you mean?

Been trying to sell it for 8 months. Not 1 person interested
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #98 on: March 30, 2015, 03:33:55 pm »
If I am honest I would not mind a KTM 390 Duke.

I have a 690Duke that NOBODY wants

What do you mean?


Been trying to sell it for 8 months. Not 1 person interested

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Re: Is bigger better
« Reply #99 on: March 30, 2015, 03:36:29 pm »
Yes, bigger is better.

If you ride a small bike you are a loser.