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Offline antbeest

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Hello there
on: April 29, 2018, 08:47:42 PM
Hi Everyone, I am looking at returning to biking after 4 years off. I don't have a great deal of motorcycling experience and I am undecided whether to go for a more novice friendly NC750X or a new Crossrunner. Not sure if this is the correct place to post this question, but any advice would be appreciated.

Offline reasty

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Re: Hello there
Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 09:55:29 PM
Greetings
Working on the old adage that you never forget how to ride a bike - you might find that you master the nc750x remarkabl  quickly. I've only had one as a courtesy bike and whilst it seemed great for commuting and as a work horse it would probably be hard work for any decent length tours.
If you did find it underwhelming you might be looking at a further investment into a cr very soon after.
I guess it depends on your anticipated use but I'd be inclined to aim high to save an additional purchase
Let us know how you get on.
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Offline stubax

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Re: Hello there
Reply #2 on: April 30, 2018, 06:47:14 AM
I had a similar conundrum a few years ago when I got back into biking, wanted a 600 Bandit but thought that it was too much at first, bought a GS500 - the GS 500 had been exchanged for a Bandit within 6 months, wished that I had gone for the Bandit in the first place as it was the bike I wanted and would have been cheaper.

Offline Skids

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Re: Hello there
Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 07:33:01 AM
*Originally Posted by reasty [+]
Greetings
Working on the old adage that you never forget how to ride a bike - you might find that you master the nc750x remarkabl  quickly. I've only had one as a courtesy bike and whilst it seemed great for commuting and as a work horse it would probably be hard work for any decent length tours.
If you did find it underwhelming you might be looking at a further investment into a cr very soon after.
I guess it depends on your anticipated use but I'd be inclined to aim high to save an additional purchase
Let us know how you get on.
 :031:

Can't help but agree with this. Back in 2001, I decided to return to biking after nearly 20 years off, I test rode and bought a VFR800 because it was so easy to ride and I never regretted my decision.

If you are concerned about the power, don't forget you control it with your right hand!  :419:
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

 



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