I’m about to move to London and want to commute to work on bike. I’ve just about had enough of being stuck in traffic or stuck in trains.
Currently ride a Suzuki GSX-R600 K4 but want something thats easier to get through tight spots in traffic. Also something i’m a little less worried about it getting wet or a little scrape, yes sad i know.
Been looking at price range about 4 - 5.5K, might even be tempted to get something on 0% finance. Want something around 600cc, so far liked Hornets and Dorsoduro.
steve, i’m suprised you’re not spreading the honda word!!
I find around town an upright riding position is what its all about…
A supermoto would be ideal if there are no motorways involved, if there are then there are a few I’d look at! depends on budget!
The fazer is nice and upright and has a fairing + you can get them handy second hand… the hornet is a nice bike but too be honest if you are going for something in that league, you’ve got to get the street triple - blasts the hornet out of the water and looks far better! (but i’m biased! ;)) The Kwak ER6 if you like the look of it or the FZ6 which you can get for about 4.3k if you shop about enough!
so it all really depends! what you gonna be using the bike for? how far etc etc?
I’ve had an ER6F as a courtesy bike and it’s a real fun bike, loads of low down grunt, enough power to be fun and really flickable and nimble. Bit narrower than a 4cyl too so maybe better for traffic ? They even do a version with ABS and it’s on Kwaks 0% finance deal
I bought an 05 600 Hornet not just for commuting but to have a bike that I could park up and not worry about. I was going everywhere on my Blade but found myself looking out the windows during client meetings just to check she was still there. The Street Triple may be a better bike but is probably far more nickable.
The Hornet is good in any weather and is nicely close to the ground for those mega-slidy moments! It can be a conservative commuter or a hooligan hooter – you ride, you decide!!
Why do you want to spend nearly 5 grand on a bike to go from Camberwell to Sidcup and back each day?
Spend £1500 and buy an old Bandit 600/CB500/Fazer 600 and save the rest of your money. As long as it’s mechanically/electrically sound then it’ll be fine, you won’t worry about it getting covered in [email protected] if the weather is bad, if it gets damaged or stolen it’ll be an inconvenience not the end of the world and you’ll be 3 grand + better off.
If you want to look good going to work and back use the gixxer and be done with it.
Now as I’ve just saved you 3 1/2 grand that’ll be £50 for the advice!
However if i’m going to be using this every day as my main mode of transport i don’t mind spending a bit extra on it. It does matter to me that i like riding the bike and the way it looks does come into it abit. I’d rather get something newer, rather than a nackered older bike.