Should I shouldn’t I

Started by Manic636, September 20, 2020, 05:36:06 pm

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Manic636

Well that time of year and I'm feeling the itch and starting to consider changing the bike, last year saw me decide that the GSXS was still the right bike for me so after not enough miles again this year I'm back to trying stuff out:

The Candidates

In the Green Corner we have the 2020 Z1000SX, performance tourer is probably the spec love the looks, pillion seat looks like it will be decent and I think I will definitely like it a lot

In the Blue corner is the R1250 RS (or do I just go GS) Exclusive spec probably , looks lovely, engine is very very nice, should be decent with a pillion with the electronic suspension and the brakes are stonking..

In the Orange corner the Superduke GT makes a case for hooligan engine and I'm told it is actually a decent pillion bike, great spec but huge huge price

In the Red corner the Multistrada rears its head but do I go 950 because tbh it is probably enough really or do I go 1260, obviously S spec to get the skyhook suspension but I do look at it sometimes and thing it has the looks only a mother could love and sometimes it looks quite tasty, appeal is the handling allied to great pillion performance.

I mention pillion several times because I'm trying to get Julie on the back more often so I can get out and do more miles and more trips with her rather than 'desert' her so that I can have fun but I do want to enjoy myself when I get there. The GSXS does the fun bit rather well but the pillion seat is nearly as bad a a normal sports bike..

Comments freely received but as usual you may all be wrong.. or right dependant on my mood  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:

Alzo

September 20, 2020, 07:09:01 pm #1 Last Edit: September 20, 2020, 07:27:21 pm by Alzo
1250 RS will bore the arse off you sooner rather than later.
Ducati is over priced in all guises...new V4s out soon.
KTM Superduke is still agricultural on low speed work...two up will be a pain.
The Kawasaki SX 1000 is the best looking of the bunch...and knowing you as I do I think would suit you best...it's not slow...roomy for two...luggage availability is good...and you will not tire of it...and the best value for money.

Manic636

Value for money is a definite appeal and I know how brilliant the engine is on the six, the 1250rS with the shiftcam engine is surprising in its urgency and of course is similar power to the six now.. Although with the issues you have had with BMW through the keeper collection and of course Peej I do worry about it as much as I would worry about the KTM..

Alzo

Quote from: Manic636 on September 20, 2020, 07:33:04 pmValue for money is a definite appeal and I know how brilliant the engine is on the six, the 1250rS with the shiftcam engine is surprising in its urgency and of course is similar power to the six now.. Although with the issues you have had with BMW through the keeper collection and of course Peej I do worry about it as much as I would worry about the KTM..
You're an inline 4 man. SX is the bike of choice.

MOzZereLLa

SX or wait for the V4 Multistrada.
Significantly faster than you.....

Green_Ninja

How about and MT10 touring  ;) just to mix things up a bit LOL.

But from your 4 the Kawa SX is the one.

Manic636

Quote from: Green_Ninja on September 20, 2020, 07:50:53 pmHow about and MT10 touring  ;) just to mix things up a bit LOL.

But from your 4 the Kawa SX is the one.
Hate the engine on the mt10 and fuel consumption is miserable plus it's looks are best not discussed. Lol

Manic636

Quote from: MOzZereLLa on September 20, 2020, 07:48:59 pmSX or wait for the V4 Multistrada.

The V4 is going to be a bit above what I want to try to justify spending lol... I am a Kawasaki man so the SX is likely to win the battle but......who knows for sure

Jarse

SX represents good value for money and I know it's a fantastic all round machine.

I'll likely be lambasted but I'll put the 1050 Tiger Sport out there as an alternative.

GRUMPY

SX. And if you aren't bothered about the latest electronics, TFT dash, cruise control etc.  get a 2019 model and get a ecu reflash from Ivans performance to give the bike the performance it deserves. 😎
C prefers the seat on the SX over the ZRX.

Manic636

Quote from: Jarse on September 20, 2020, 10:00:37 pmSX represents good value for money and I know it's a fantastic all round machine.

I'll likely be lambasted but I'll put the 1050 Tiger Sport out there as an alternative.

Jarse I love to 1050 engine and the tiger sport is good to ride but the Julie has sat on it with me and feels to 'slotted in' so I know it'll be a nightmare after 20 minutes..

Manic636

Quote from: GRUMPY on September 20, 2020, 10:24:22 pmSX. And if you aren't bothered about the latest electronics, TFT dash, cruise control etc.  get a 2019 model and get a ecu reflash from Ivans performance to give the bike the performance it deserves. 😎
C prefers the seat on the SX over the ZRX.
I'm a gadget fiend lol, actually apart from the tft dash which I really like the appeal of the handling update ticks the box, the seat does seem very different and comfortable for us both but for the right saving I might consider a 2019 with mods..

Andy M

Quote from: Manic636 on September 20, 2020, 08:50:20 pmHate the engine on the mt10


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I almost hit the report to moderator button

Manic636

Quote from: Andy M on September 21, 2020, 10:08:10 am
Quote from: Manic636 on September 20, 2020, 08:50:20 pmHate the engine on the mt10


!!!!
I almost hit the report to moderator button


Haha, it has no appeal to me, I know people do like it but the whole bike just felt wrong

Alzo

I've looked at loads of You Tube videos on the 2020 SX and I have to say I like what I see...it's a lot of bike for the money...🤔🤔🤔🤔