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Coneyhurst Blue

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376 posts

75 months

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So if you had 2K to spend on a bike to go touring on which would it be.

BMW RT
Triumph Trophy
Honda Pan European

Maybe something that will get you down to the Alps / Black Forest etc ?
Not really interested in the knee down corners more comfort and cruising.

hornetrider

47,453 posts

88 months

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I'd never go full on touring because I'd want a bit of fun when I got to where I was going... so my vote goes to a K1200.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...

That said an RT is a lot of bike for 2k.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...

Hooli

27,248 posts

83 months

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I've not ridden the others but I cant fault my st1100 for what you want.

shadylee

705 posts

93 months

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That RT looks rather comfy!

Luftgekuhlt

743 posts

73 months

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shadylee said:
That RT looks rather comfy!
Looks very nice- RT for me, could probably keep that for good.

ZZR1100 easily achievable for £2k. ZZR1200s are coming into range at that price too.



Edited by Luftgekuhlt on Wednesday 10th October 14:18

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Fleegle

12,369 posts

59 months

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I would keep my eyes open for an early 1980’s BMW R100RS. They can be had for that money and in good condition, will appreciate

Coneyhurst Blue

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Fleegle said:
I would keep my eyes open for an early 1980’s BMW R100RS. They can be had for that money and in good condition, will appreciate
My mate has exactly that bike and has just got back from Oktoberfest - I'd love to go next year hence the post !

Coneyhurst Blue

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hornetrider said:
I'd never go full on touring because I'd want a bit of fun when I got to where I was going... so my vote goes to a K1200.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...

That said an RT is a lot of bike for 2k.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...
Bikes and whisky - you have good taste !

hornetrider

47,453 posts

88 months

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Just not at the same time! wink

redstu

2,270 posts

122 months

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I'd have a Trophy , but thats only because I like the look of them.

One recently sold on ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2000-TRIUMPH-TROPHY-900-...

y2blade

54,204 posts

98 months

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Pan European cool

podman

5,248 posts

123 months

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If your travelling solo and not that elderly or infirm(?), almost anything sporty-ish in your budget will eat up the European motorway network and be much, much, much more fun off the motorway....as worthy as the old BMWs are, the thought of riding one thru the Alps over something like a ZX9 / 6 wouldnt get my juices flowing that much...and I did it once on a Kawasaki GT550, another worthy bike but travel light, both on the luggage and bike front would be my advice.

So, my suggestion would be a ZX9 if your 2 up, a ZX6 or even better a Fazer 600 with your travelling solo..I did the Alps last year on a 600 SRAD and it was a joy.

greeb

20 posts

24 months

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Yeah I've got a pan and as many have said it is really comfortable on mways etc. Also very good 2 up which you don't mention as being part of the deal. But I have found that comfort on bikes is very individual and it could be that a pan doesn't suit you. The sports touring position can be more comfortable for some and I love my Ducati st3s in that regard. Pan is also a huge weight to push around. Where it wins out over the beemers is the lovely smooth but grunty engine - when you want to pootle its just much more pleasurable than the lumpy flat twins.

Rick448

1,245 posts

107 months

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Blackbird.

EvoBarry

1,635 posts

148 months

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I'd push the budget and get a Gen1 Fazer1000. Comfy, potent, reliable, and easily capable of carrying two people and luggage. Loved mine. You couldn't pay me to ride that old Beemer <shudders>

Fleegle

12,369 posts

59 months

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EvoBarry said:
You couldn't pay me to ride that old Beemer <shudders>
Nostalgia roolz

hornetrider

47,453 posts

88 months

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There's some gems lying around for mere pence. Check out this Pan.

http://autotrader.mobi/used-cars/advert/2012384858...

SteelerSE

752 posts

39 months

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A Pan is the way to go. I'd be happy on an old CBR1000F as well which would give you 50+mpg on a steady run and sofa levels of comfort whilst still being semi-sporty. About £1000-£1500 leaves you some spare cash too.

Hooli

27,248 posts

83 months

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hornetrider said:
There's some gems lying around for mere pence. Check out this Pan.

http://autotrader.mobi/used-cars/advert/2012384858...
Must mean my 51 Plate Pan with 42k on is worth £2.5k? Thinking of changing it next year for a more fun winter bike.

black-k1

6,322 posts

112 months

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hornetrider said:
I'd never go full on touring because I'd want a bit of fun when I got to where I was going... so my vote goes to a K1200.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...
yes

A K1200RS would be hard to beat. Comfortable, and reasonably quick. It's not a sports bike but it'll be easier to handle and more fun on the mountain passes than the more touring focussed RT.
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