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Old 30-Jul-2016, 08:45 PM
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Thinking of squeezing back into my leathers...

So after 5 years off a bike, I'm tempted to get back on.... not sure why - mid-life crisis maybe, fed up of getting stuck in the car getting out of London..
Had a good old look around and 848 prices seem pretty sensible these days. They look excellent value in comparison to the Panigale's...??
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Old 01-Aug-2016, 01:12 PM
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848 -> 848 Evo -> 899 Panigale -> 959 Panigale

Depending on what you're looking at it could be 4 models old!
Not sure I've ever seen a yellow 848 though...


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Old 01-Aug-2016, 03:18 PM
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5 YEARS! Where did THAT go....

Not sure if the Demo fleet are still doing the dealerships around the UK, why not REALLY treat yourself


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Old 03-Aug-2016, 06:57 AM
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848 -> 848 Evo -> 899 Panigale -> 959 Panigale

Depending on what you're looking at it could be 4 models old!
Not sure I've ever seen a yellow 848 though...

Point taken about 4 models old.... but in real terms, they're still a modern bike and light years ahead of my old 996?

yellow - could always have one sprayed up.... wash my mouth out but it would have to be red.... shhhh... didn't say that..

Might look at Hypermotard's as well - maybe the baby ones?
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Old 03-Aug-2016, 06:59 AM
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5 YEARS! Where did THAT go....

Not sure if the Demo fleet are still doing the dealerships around the UK, why not REALLY treat yourself

5 years... yeah, long time peddling up hills

Funds won't run to / justify a new one - can't believe how expensive bikes have got while I've been away.. particularly as it won't get a huge amount of use...
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Old 03-Aug-2016, 04:13 PM
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Might look at Hypermotard's as well - maybe the baby ones?

I rode the old 796, having owned the 1100S for 8 years now, and was very underwhelmed. Yes it looks like a Hypermotard but it didn't have the instant-on grunt of the 1100. It felt broken!

You should try both before deciding. I know which one you'd pick!


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