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Re: Long commute

#16 Post by Wynne G Oldman » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:00 pm

mandolin666 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:02 pm
Thanks for the advice. I quite fancy some sort of BMW F800; the GT looks nice but might be a bit above my budget but the F800S seems affordable. I'm also going to look at the ER6F, SV650, NC750, I wonder how painful it would be on a CBF250.
I do 30 miles a day on a CBR300R. That, and the 250R are fine if you don't mind cruising at 70 mph (which I don't). They will go faster, but you are thrashing them if you do. Very cheap to run with 8k service intervals and around 95 mpg. Your wrists can get uncomfortable after long periods in slow traffic, but is fine at motorway speeds. I think that the engines should last at least 100k miles, if serviced properly.

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Re: Long commute

#17 Post by workpeter » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:20 pm

A 250CC doing high RPMs hours a day cant be good for the engine long term.

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Re: Long commute

#18 Post by Valko » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:05 am

You can do that on any bike, just add heated grips.

Because you want low mpg probably SV650, MT07 or say BMW G650GS will do fine.
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Re: Long commute

#19 Post by Smithers » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:05 am

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I used to ride a CG125 for fun 15 years ago but I'm shortly going to facing a daily commute of 60 miles each way, mostly cross country single carriageway A & B roads but with some predictable congestion at the work end. I want to get a bike so I can do some of the commuting on it. I don't fancy 120 miles per day on another CG125 so I'm going to do Direct Access but assuming I pass, what should I buy? I don't want to spend much more than £3000 if possible but I'd like something that will be fast enough to be fun, comfortable and reliable enough for potentially 600 miles per week and handy enough to get through a few traffic queues in Telford. I'd prefer it to use less fuel than a car too if possible please; any ideas folks?
I'm being biased now because I've got one; Honda NC750x. If you want reliability and great fuel consumption this is the machine. It doesn't drink fuel, it runs off of the fumes! I get a consistent 80mpg, comfortable to ride and will sit all day on the motorway 70 - 80 and not miss a beat.
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Re: Long commute

#20 Post by MikeHorton » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:46 am

F800s I also love and the belt drive has some clear advantages quite economical bikes

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Re: Long commute

#21 Post by Noble Dave » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:02 pm

My bike if your into superbikes, 600cc, £1500, cheap insurance and tax and great on fuel! (£6-75 miles and I do like to push bike at times)
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Re: Long commute

#22 Post by skyrider » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:43 pm

nice photo of the bike at the caurosel :)