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downer wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:06 pm Another tough day at the office...

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Whats the new bike then? Spill the beans!!
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Dancematt wrote: Wed May 01, 2019 6:12 pm

Whats the new bike then? Spill the beans!!
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Out for a 33mile sojourn today. Taking in Saul Junction, on the Gloucester to Sharpness Canal and Arlingham down by the River Severn. The weather was glorious!

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^^ Great photos Steve. Lovely and warm, not hot, great conditions!
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Looking nice and peaceful.

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Looks great, I'm jealous. I sat in an office and on a train, admiring the beautiful weather from afar :(
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Out and about in Staffordshire this afternoon...

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Superb looking bike Richard. How does it compare against the BMW, for this kind of ride?
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Thermexman wrote: Mon May 20, 2019 5:57 pm Superb looking bike Richard. How does it compare against the BMW, for this kind of ride?
Chalk and cheese, Steve. The BMW is sensible, with a commanding seating position, it feels safer and encourages a grown-up riding style. Having said that, it shifts nicely and hustles around corners in a precise way. The Z900RS is a bit lighter, more direct and very flickable. It also has an intoxicating sound track (although I'm still running it in and short-shifting just as the noise gets started), shorter gearing and a fairly aggressive throttle response.

So, they offer two different experiences, but both cope well with the twisty bits of the Peak District. Long distance, it would always be the BMW, but warm summer evenings are the Z's playground.
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downer wrote: Mon May 20, 2019 5:42 pm Out and about in Staffordshire this afternoon...

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A flash drive :escape:

The Kawasaki sounds like a lot of fun, would you use it in the wet or is the BMW a safer option?
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downer wrote: Mon May 20, 2019 6:10 pm
Thermexman wrote: Mon May 20, 2019 5:57 pm Superb looking bike Richard. How does it compare against the BMW, for this kind of ride?
Chalk and cheese, Steve. The BMW is sensible, with a commanding seating position, it feels safer and encourages a grown-up riding style. Having said that, it shifts nicely and hustles around corners in a precise way. The Z900RS is a bit lighter, more direct and very flickable. It also has an intoxicating sound track (although I'm still running it in and short-shifting just as the noise gets started), shorter gearing and a fairly aggressive throttle response.

So, they offer two different experiences, but both cope well with the twisty bits of the Peak District. Long distance, it would always be the BMW, but warm summer evenings are the Z's playground.
Great to hear Richard. Thanks.
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Thegreyman wrote: Mon May 20, 2019 8:00 pm

A flash drive :escape:

The Kawasaki sounds like a lot of fun, would you use it in the wet or is the BMW a safer option?
Ignoring the joke... :D

There's far too many shiny bits on the Kawasaki to use it in bad weather, and zero weather protection for the rider - so it will be a summer bike, I reckon. Having said that, given our fairly unpredictable weather it's bound to get caught in the wet, and there's no reason to think it would be less safe than the BMW, as it has similar electronic safety systems and stuff.
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The Monkey this evening at Copehill Down (Mock up German Village used by the MOD for training in FIBUA (fighting in built up areas).

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Stick on some knobbly tyres and the Monkey would make a reasonable air portable / parachuteable Dispatch Rider's bike.

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