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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    My last bike, and a long time ago lol



    was a lot of fun if a bit vibratey after more than 1/2 hr
    I liked those old Suzuki twins. They were good bikes. I knew a bike mechanic who had one until recently as everyday transport. He may even still be using it.
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    Not sure I agree about the Velo Thruxton Marco. I think it's a gorgeous bike. Possibly the quickest all round production 500 single ever sold in the UK. And the best sounding!

    And yes, I do know about the 500 BSA Gold Star, but they were often used with IOM gearing which made them useless off the mark. The Velo seemed more potent through the mid anyway. I saw them at Santa Pod on the drag strip against Goldies and the Velo would always win, beating some of the Bonnevilles too.

    Another piccie:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoidburg View Post
    '53 Triumph Thunderbird 6T according to google.
    I see, so got a pic of one, to see what it looks like?

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    S'ok, found one...



    Yup, cool as fuck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Not sure I agree about the Velo Thruxton Marco. I think it's a gorgeous bike.
    It's a nice bike, Geoff, but for me not in the same class, style-wise, as the other one you showed above it. Hey, I guess looks are a personal thing. I'm Italian, so I appreciate (timeless) style/elegance and sexiness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I liked those old Suzuki twins. They were good bikes. I knew a bike mechanic who had one until recently as everyday transport. He may even still be using it.
    Used it as a runabout and to go to work. plus an occasional bit of fun. nearly came off at speed and decided a bit later that it might be wise to go to 4 wheels lol
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    Well, if it's Italian you like Marco. The original Ducati 900SS takes some beating for looks.

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    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    KTM 1290 Super Adventure





    loverly
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    A few of the bikes I've had over the years. Kawasaki Z650B1, Suzuki GS1000S, Suzuki GSX1100, Yamaha RD250E, Honda VF750FD, Honda VFR750, Suzuki GT250X7 and finally Yamaha XJR1300 SP. Loads more as well but these were very memorable.

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    If I was going to go down the route of something that had a "classic 60s café racer" look I think the new triumphs would be my starting point.

    1200cc twin so plenty of grunt and modern suspension and tyres so decent handling and a lot in the way of extras so you can personalise it as well.

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