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Eddh

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4,256 posts

72 months

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Here it is biggrin

Had it almost a week now and done around 300 miles already. Both with roof on and off.

First impressions:

Its good, really bloody good. Better than I was expecting in fact! The steering and chassis feedback is superb.

The noise is fantastic. Really brutal - what an engine!

It is quick, not stupidly quick but quick enough.

It isn't as loud on the motorways (roof up) as I though.

It looks stunning in the flesh.

It is more economical than I thought.

Its small inside yes - but plenty of little cubby holes.

The boot is actually quite big.

It makes a good bike anchor.

Sorry for the nik nak photos I will get some better ones...

Picking it up (my old CRX frown in the background):







I am ready for the winter...



Where it now lives:



Used as a push bike anchor rolleyes bloody fixieridingwkers!


Chris Peacock

791 posts

88 months

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Great stuff, nothing like bouncing into the rev limiter on a Honda vtec engine when at full chat!

I did have a look at a brand new one of these when they first went on sale, it had the "madame whiplash" red interior which I loved.

Defcon5

4,451 posts

71 months

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Always liked these, but the stories of £1000 suspension refreshes and huge insurance costs put me off somewhat.

ali4390

1,547 posts

45 months

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Looks smart, not much beats one of those on a summer day for me. More pics of the R6 as well please, I like that colour scheme!

Eddh

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4,256 posts

72 months

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Still getting used to revving a car again after having a Saab 9-5 Aero (lumps of power from 2k!) keep having to remind myself to drive it like my bike.
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Eddh

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Defcon5 said:
Always liked these, but the stories of £1000 suspension refreshes and huge insurance costs put me off somewhat.
I do all my own work on cars so don't pay silly money for someone to do it for me.

Eddh

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ali4390 said:
More pics of the R6 as well please, I like that colour scheme!
Here are a few R6 photos:

I spent ages searching for this one... the blue ones are so... blugh!




Mastodon2

7,864 posts

45 months

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Ace car, whats the story with the pushbike leaned against it? I'd go mental if some Lance Armstrong wannabe decided to prop his bike up against my car!

Defcon5

4,451 posts

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Mastodon2 said:
Ace car, whats the story with the pushbike leaned against it? I'd go mental if some Lance Armstrong wannabe decided to prop his bike up against my car!
The car has just eaten the cyclist and part of the bike, dont worry

Eddh

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Mastodon2 said:
Ace car, whats the story with the pushbike leaned against it? I'd go mental if some Lance Armstrong wannabe decided to prop his bike up against my car!
It is my mates - I met him for a pub lunch.

It isn't touching the paint won't worry. His legs wouldn't be much use for cycling if it had been hehe

sturobturbo

2,631 posts

26 months

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Looks nice that! Same colour as my dads too.

russy01

2,530 posts

61 months

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Nice, I have a '05 rnbp.

chettle

24 posts

22 months

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I looked at these before buying my Zed.... i will probably have one next tbh!

Beautiful! Whats it like on fuel?

Killer2005

15,910 posts

108 months

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Almost exactly like mine


Eddh

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chettle said:
I looked at these before buying my Zed.... i will probably have one next tbh!

Beautiful! Whats it like on fuel?
I thought about a Z but wanted something I could drop the roof on.

First two tanks, mixed driving one was 31mpg and the other 30mpg. Quite a bit of VTEC on the second tank but around half of both was motorway miles at around 70-75.

hora

17,819 posts

91 months

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Lovely. The best colour as well IMO. How much did you pay/mileage?

Are they robust in general and running costs?


mig25_foxbat2003

2,018 posts

91 months

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I was lucky enough to have a spin in this at the weekend - feels very old-school (in a very good way) with the long bonnet and little postbox windscreen. The engine is brutal and the noise is fantastic. Lovely interior too, a really nice place to sit. Unfortunately it was raining so we didn't get to go topless - oh, and we didn't have the roof down on the car either.

All in all, a great bit of kit and I'm very jealous....

PS...

Killer2005 said:
Almost exactly like mine

Pussy magnet wink

JFReturns

2,854 posts

51 months

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Looks great, I miss mine especially the induction roar with the airbox lid off!

Have to disagree with the feedback statement, I found the steering and chassis slightly numb and uncommunicative.

BriC175

902 posts

60 months

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JFReturns said:
Looks great, I miss mine especially the induction roar with the airbox lid off!

Have to disagree with the feedback statement, I found the steering and chassis slightly numb and uncommunicative.
I must say, that's the first time I've heard anyone describe an S2K as numb and uncommunicative. Are you sure you didn't have a lemon?

sturobturbo

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26 months

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JFReturns said:
Have to disagree with the feedback statement, I found the steering and chassis slightly numb and uncommunicative.
Not heard too many people say that.
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