Motorbike owners of the SMB



yamar1

Striker
New blade out getting some great reviews
Had a blade about 15yrs ago put a few thousand miles on it. Great fun. The new one is a different beast altogether, traction control abs the lot. Sold my R1and Got a CB1000R just before the lockdown which is basically a naked de tuned fireblade, its more than enough power mind. Love it, my back and wrists dont hurt anymore after 30mins.
 

monkeytassle

Striker
As a former biker and looking to use one as a commute bike. What's the best. 10m journey. Dual carriageway. I would have said sv650 but anything better these days?
 

tunstallhill

Striker
Just bought a versys 650 last month. Haven't been far on it yet but the FB biker pages are endlessly full of people having run outs all over the place.. lakes, borders, North Yorkshire..
 

yamar1

Striker
As a former biker and looking to use one as a commute bike. What's the best. 10m journey. Dual carriageway. I would have said sv650 but anything better these days?
I had a Honda hornet which was a great commuter, the Sv will serve you well to.
Just bought a versys 650 last month. Haven't been far on it yet but the FB biker pages are endlessly full of people having run outs all over the place.. lakes, borders, North Yorkshire..
I came off the fb NE group as there’s a lot of doom mongers on there posting depressing stuff. On a few bike specific groups and they are invaluable sometimes for parts advice etc. Got a pdf workshop manual of a bloke a couple of weeks ago which I had been trying to find for months.
Was thinking monster tbh if we're in that territory
Get a Honda or Yamaha 125 if it’s just a short commute, and just for work. tax is cheap and penny’s to run.
 
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pfoz88

Midfield
I had a Honda hornet which was a great commuter, the Sv will serve you well to.

I came off the fb NE group as there’s a lot of doom mongers on there posting depressing stuff. On a few bike specific groups and they are invaluable sometimes for parts advice etc. Got a pdf workshop manual of a bloke a couple of weeks ago which I had been trying to find for months.

Get a Honda or Yamaha 125 if it’s just a short commute, and just for work. tax is cheap and penny’s to run.
Agree with the nebiker group thing on fb, some massive twonks on there.
Have been out a couple of times, up to weardale, rookhope, allenheads, Hexham, Alston, popped up to hartside, full of “invincibles” so turned round and straight back down, onto Middleton, then Stanhope for fish and chips, back home over the moors.
Used the bike a few times over lockdown when taking shopping for me mam. Been good to have some decent weather.
Had a blade about 15yrs ago put a few thousand miles on it. Great fun. The new one is a different beast altogether, traction control abs the lot. Sold my R1and Got a CB1000R just before the lockdown which is basically a naked de tuned fireblade, its more than enough power mind. Love it, my back and wrists dont hurt anymore after 30mins.
Changing ya username? 😊
 
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JAZZMANB

Striker
Anyone finally out yet? Had a couple of runs before the rain came and hopefully again next week to a place of excercise. Probably use it for graft when i get off furlough if the weather is ok.

Haters, dont spoil the thread.🙂
I used mine through April to work and back couple of times a week . Once the travel farther to exercise thing started I was out every Saturday
Solo with bait in my pannier . Avoiding the nuggets gathering the usual places
 

Titus

Striker
Can hear all the small cock crew hammering their R1s up and down the a40 last few weeks. Beast machines like but annoying as out.
 

yamar1

Striker
Agree with the nebiker group thing on fb, some massive twonks on there.
Have been out a couple of times, up to weardale, rookhope, allenheads, Hexham, Alston, popped up to hartside, full of “invincibles” so turned round and straight back down, onto Middleton, then Stanhope for fish and chips, back home over the moors.
Used the bike a few times over lockdown when taking shopping for me mam. Been good to have some decent weather.

Changing ya username? 😊
Great stuff. Haha i dont think you can, can you?
I used mine through April to work and back couple of times a week . Once the travel farther to exercise thing started I was out every Saturday
Solo with bait in my pannier . Avoiding the nuggets gathering the usual places
Weather shite again now suprise suprise..
Up until this week been going out on a night, got a mate who lives in Rothbury so been meeting up with him and riding around Northumberland
Lovely place. Always a popular spot with bikers.
 
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