Having a huge housing crisis at the moment, so I now need every penny I can muster to raise money for either housing deposits or a mortgage. So looking at my money situation, I’ve decided my Tiger has to go, no point having a mint bike on HP if we are struggling to get a roof over our heads, we all have to make sacrifices I guess.
So, nipping off to my nearest decent dealer on Sat to see what they have. From looking at the web page the only bikes I can afford are
A) 2005 Kwak Z750s
B) 1998 Blade
C) 1999 ZX7r
I’ve booked the Z750 for a test ride, trying to see they will let me loose on the Blade as well.
Really hoping the Blade works out to be honest, but having owned a CBR600f, I found that a little uncomfortable (being a bit leggy and all), so that probably doesn’t bode well for the blade. Apparently the Z750 is a real hoot, but does it have the power? Oh, my other half may need to sit on the back at some point, both look dodgy for pillions.
Would go for a Fazer 1000, but they don’t have anything under 4k!!
Any owners care to shed any light on those and what a lanky streak like me will get along with?
Chris - I am going to be there at some point on Saturday - gotta drop into West London Suzuki for an hour at 09:00 to get a part fitted and then gonna pop in at OYB for a " mooch " about - I have bought a couple of bikes from there in the past and always had good service ( especially Liam the sales manager ) If the ZX7R is the one I saw a while back I would have thought they would be up for a good deal as they have had it for ages I would seriously look at the Mille ( in Yellow ) if funds will stretch that far dude - they are an awesome ride and just that little bit different from the normal " boring " stuff - although all three ( ZX7R and the Blade ) look lovely
Afro - my forum name is quite misleading as I have only ever had one so I don’t profess to be the " font of all knowledge " on them
However - I loved my '01 Model ( first of the revised models ) - was only a Mille not an " R " but still rocked and the standard suspension seemed to be good enough - the Ohlins / OZ combination on the " R " models is well worth the small premium now though I would think . The new model is not supposed to be quite as " ground breaking " as the old one but I suppose there are more " better " bikes around to compete with it now than when the original was launched .
I must say though that the V Twin is a very deceptive engine in that you don’t actually realise quite how fast you are going as it just seems so effortless .
Once I have got bored of my Gixxer I will deffo be going back ( unless I get another " old model " 01 MY onwards as a track bike )
No it does mate…Cheers.I know what you mean about the deceptive speed…I tested an 06 model around 2 years ago. Was genuinely shocked when I looked down at the speedo and it read 70 MPH. I was in a much slower speed zone.
Definitely, look on autotrader or ebay, can easily get a <10K 01/02 ‘R’ model for less than £4K, they tend to end up in showrooms and not move, so bargains can be hadAlso Mille owners tend to look after their bikes a bit more, so most are pretty good condition