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Re: H cafe
Reply #10 on: 07 June, 2021, 10:15:26 PM
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
Weighs an absolute ton!  :015:
I think you'll find its only 1/3 of a ton  :745:
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Re: H cafe
Reply #11 on: 08 June, 2021, 02:37:06 PM
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
I think you'll find its only 1/3 of a ton  :745:

GTL?
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Re: H cafe
Reply #12 on: 08 June, 2021, 02:42:45 PM
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GTL?
BMW K1600 GTL, built like a tank  :005:
similar to the new Goldwing 1800.


i had to look it up too Paul..
Last Edit: 08 June, 2021, 02:49:02 PM by Tigermike
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Re: H cafe
Reply #13 on: 08 June, 2021, 03:10:24 PM
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
BMW K1600 GTL, built like a tank  :005:
similar to the new Goldwing 1800.


i had to look it up too Paul..

Thanks Mike, a boy pulled up at caff on one, said it's like a questionnaire every time he fires it up, it asks him loads of questions, before he can set off, he has to let it know how he's going to be riding.

Bike pulled in next to me at Ladybower caff on Friday, skinny wee fella about 5'-5" & 9st riding a brand new Rocket3. Said he previously rode a T800 but kept toppling over when he stopped. Gone for a low seat height. Ha
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Re: H cafe
Reply #14 on: 08 June, 2021, 06:27:24 PM
Sorry, I was thinking of the Yamaha GTS1000 with hub-centre steering, which I rode once in Belgium out of curiosity. Most amazing feeling in a straight line, like being on rails, not so wonderful in corners, I concluded more of a motorway bike than for back roads. And it did weigh a ton (or felt like it)!

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Re: H cafe
Reply #15 on: 08 June, 2021, 06:45:37 PM
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
Sorry, I was thinking of the Yamaha GTS1000 with hub-centre steering, which I rode once in Belgium out of curiosity. Most amazing feeling in a straight line, like being on rails, not so wonderful in corners, I concluded more of a motorway bike than for back roads. And it did weigh a ton (or felt like it)!


Steve Linsdell chucked one round the Island with pretty good success!

https://www.google.com/search?q=steve+linsdell+yamaha+gts&safe=strict&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjIkLWYy4jxAhWl0eAKHXptDxUQ_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=1920&bih=969#imgrc=O7I9p_DMC9_8BM

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Re: H cafe
Reply #16 on: 08 June, 2021, 07:14:15 PM
I did get to ride one a few years ago. Great bike, very fast and brilliant handling. But at 350Kg with a straight 6 engine (5 series???  :005:) its an out and out tourer and best kept on tarred roads.


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Re: H cafe
Reply #17 on: 08 June, 2021, 09:05:06 PM
Quite a machine but BIG, has a relatively low seat but boy is it wide,
Mate is an IBA member and a few of the guys have them for mile munching and a few have sold them on:

they are a struggle to maneuver especially in a gravel carpark
not great at hairpins  :008:
thirsty
eat tyres
service costs are  :005:

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Re: H cafe
Reply #18 on: 08 June, 2021, 09:53:48 PM
Makes my old K1200GT look positively anorexic. And that was too heavy. Like the big Harleys and Hondas, I just don't get it. Adding all the bells and whistles has already been done much more cheaply. Take this big lump of a motorcycle and add two more items (wheels): It's called a sports car.

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Re: H cafe
Reply #19 on: 09 June, 2021, 08:28:51 AM
Light bikes are more fun. I watched a couple of boys on old B50's trouncing all the bigger faster bikes on a track day at Cadwell, they were having a ball, what they lost on the straights to bikes with double or treble their power, they easily made up in the twisties.
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