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Offline Rick B

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How do
« on: February 18, 2020, 02:47:38 PM »
Just browsing the forum as im thinking of chopping my 16 RT1200 for a new XRT 800 Triumph seem to be doing an "offer" on with full luggage and liners headlight guard and  afew other bits,But should i hang on till the new reg in March and also a lot of the 900's will be flying off the shelf and try for a low milage one with all the kit? as the one ive seen is just shy of 12.5k which is GS territory.
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Re: How do
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 03:00:09 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 03:15:31 PM »

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Re: How do
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2020, 03:33:28 PM »
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Re: How do
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2020, 04:52:40 PM »
Hi Rick and welcome to the forum.
All the newest shiny things are great.
Personally, I waited until the gen3 800 was released and bought the last gen2 model.
I'm sure you will be happy with whatever you decide to buy.

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Re: How do
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2020, 06:00:07 PM »
Hi and welcome Rick. In your shoes I'd wait as long as I could and then snap up a 0 mileage 19 plate XRT at a knockdown price.

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Re: How do
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2020, 07:40:24 PM »
From all the reviews, it seems the 900 is better at off-roading, with the engine being more vtwin like under 6000rpm, some argue that the 800 xrt is better for everyday or long distance riding, it sure drinks less fuel and less vibey.

I find new models prices insane, also consider that buying a first year production bike, you might have all the gen1 shortcomings, I had it with my Honda AT, never ever buying a first year model again, better be safe is my advice !

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Re: How do
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2020, 08:38:23 AM »
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Re: How do
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2020, 11:18:52 AM »
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Offline Rick B

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Re: How do
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2020, 04:00:44 PM »
Thanks for all the advice and Welcomes :046:
I think i will look at a low mile 19 XRT against a new one just had a quote and its up 80 more than my fully loaded RT, :012: they reckon its because ive not rode that "Style " of bike,,,compared to my old 170hp Diavel or my 190hp ZX10 or any of the mass amount of bikes ive been riding for the past 35 years,but it seems if i buy a bike with aluminum panniers and full crash protection they deem it more expensive than a metallic painted,plastic land yacht ,,,,,,,,mental :156:
« Last Edit: February 19, 2020, 04:03:30 PM by Rick B »

 


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