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    Bikes you wish that you had bought
    on: May 10, 2012, 05:06:43 am
    May 10, 2012, 05:06:43 am
    Sitting at work tonight reading the article on the Kawasaki Z! in Motorcycle News I got to remembering how close I came to buying one when they were first launched. I took one out from Geoff Darryn M/Cs in Sandwich  and really liked it. I was about to to buy a new bike but sadly my girlfriend at the time convinced me to get a BMW instead as we were doing a lot of bike rallys at the time and she thought that this would be more comfortable for her. To this day I really regret not buying the Z1 as I still think that they are a great looking bike.

    This all made me wonder if anyone else out there has bikes that they wished they had bought but didn't
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    Re: Bikes you wish that you had bought
    Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 12:38:38 pm
    May 10, 2012, 12:38:38 pm

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    Re: Bikes you wish that you had bought
    Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 01:54:18 pm
    May 10, 2012, 01:54:18 pm
    I've only been riding 3 years.

    I did my DAS on a Honda CBF500, CBT was done on a chinese copy of a CG125 (horrible thing and I managed to burn out the clutch   :164:)

    When I went looking around bike dealers, before taking my test, I got "oh you can't have a test ride until you've had your licence for 2 years", or "we don't have any demo bikes of that model" until I got to Reading Honda, opposite the test centre.  They just said when you finish your test walk over here and take out what you want :152:  Took out the CBF600SA and just felt so at home with it I bought one.  Sometimes I wished I had bought the CBF1000, but not often as the 600 could keep up with most people being reasonably legal on the road  :164:

    I test ridden most of Honda's recent bikes, and nothing from the other manufacturers has really caught my interest (I looked at them all recently).  I need a bike that does everything, commuting, fun days out and touring.  The two that I considered were the Crossrunner and CBF1000F, both about the same price but after testing the Crossrunner I new I would be happy with it.  I would have been happy on CBF1000 as well.

    I love the Fireblade, for a quick blast but not all day riding.  The CB1000R is a hoot, but I don't want a naked.  Don't mention the Dullville or the NC700, not to my taste at all.

    So although I've considered them I only really ridden Honda's, one day I will get around to trying another manufacturer but I'm happy with the bikes I've chosen and don't have any real regrets or felt I've missed out on any bikes.

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    Re: Bikes you wish that you had bought
    Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 03:48:57 pm
    May 10, 2012, 03:48:57 pm
    zx750 turbo.....  would have loved that bike.  never rode one either.
    the suzuki rg250 gamma. rode one. it was great.
    suzuki katana... wanted.  couldnt afford.  still want... still cant afford :-\
    paul

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    Re: Bikes you wish that you had bought
    Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 06:12:42 pm
    May 10, 2012, 06:12:42 pm
    *Originally Posted by Smeagol [+]
    I've only been riding 3 years.

    I did my DAS on a Honda CBF500, CBT was done on a chinese copy of a CG125 (horrible thing and I managed to burn out the clutch   :164:)

    When I went looking around bike dealers, before taking my test, I got "oh you can't have a test ride until you've had your licence for 2 years", or "we don't have any demo bikes of that model" until I got to Reading Honda, opposite the test centre.  They just said when you finish your test walk over here and take out what you want :152:  Took out the CBF600SA and just felt so at home with it I bought one.  Sometimes I wished I had bought the CBF1000, but not often as the 600 could keep up with most people being reasonably legal on the road  :164:

    I test ridden most of Honda's recent bikes, and nothing from the other manufacturers has really caught my interest (I looked at them all recently).  I need a bike that does everything, commuting, fun days out and touring.  The two that I considered were the Crossrunner and CBF1000F, both about the same price but after testing the Crossrunner I new I would be happy with it.  I would have been happy on CBF1000 as well.

    I love the Fireblade, for a quick blast but not all day riding.  The CB1000R is a hoot, but I don't want a naked.  Don't mention the Dullville or the NC700, not to my taste at all.

    So although I've considered them I only really ridden Honda's, one day I will get around to trying another manufacturer but I'm happy with the bikes I've chosen and don't have any real regrets or felt I've missed out on any bikes.
    I can understand you not liking the Deauville or NC700 as your main bike bike. However I have just bought a NC700Xas my 2nd bike (I don't have a car licence) daily commute a job it does extremely well. My previous commuter bikes were Deauvilles 2 X650 & 1 X700 again excellent forms of transport even if not great fun
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    Re: Bikes you wish that you had bought
    Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012, 07:17:13 pm
    May 10, 2012, 07:17:13 pm
    *Originally Posted by Rocker66 [+]
    I can understand you not liking the Deauville or NC700 as your main bike bike. However I have just bought a NC700Xas my 2nd bike (I don't have a car licence) daily commute a job it does extremely well. My previous commuter bikes were Deauvilles 2 X650 & 1 X700 again excellent forms of transport even if not great fun

    Not saying the bikes are crap, just not my cup of tea.  :016:

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    Re: Bikes you wish that you had bought
    Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 05:09:00 pm
    May 11, 2012, 05:09:00 pm
    as I said I can understand you not liking them. Not sure that I would want either as my only bike
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    Re: Bikes you wish that you had bought
    Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 05:47:55 pm
    May 11, 2012, 05:47:55 pm
    Always had a fancy for the late '70s Z650 with a 4-1 piper exhaust, but couldn't afford it back then. Then the CBX, same story. These days I sometimes wonder about a Pan, but a bit big for our roads here, I think. Still curious about the crosstourer as well.

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    Re: Bikes you wish that you had bought
    Reply #8 on: December 07, 2015, 08:56:02 am
    December 07, 2015, 08:56:02 am
    Ducati 748, 900ss and a VFR 750 single sided
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    Re: Bikes you wish that you had bought
    Reply #9 on: December 07, 2015, 12:00:31 pm
    December 07, 2015, 12:00:31 pm
    I nearly bought an 1100 Katana as my first big bike but a mate came up with a mint gs500ez that was too good to refuse before I parted with the cash.

    I still regret not getting the Katana especially seeing the prices they go for now.

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