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Offline JoeTouring

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New rider on an 800RE :-)
« on: July 10, 2024, 16:43:41 »
I'm new to motorcycling and after testing 10+ bikes (Honda NX500, NC750X, CB300R, Triumph TS660, Trident, Speed 400, RE Himalayan 450, Kawasaki 650RS, BMW 1250GSA, 900R, Suzuki 800RE) chose the 800RE. 

Happy with my decision and getting used to having a properly big bike!


Offline Upt North

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Re: New rider on an 800RE :-)
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2024, 16:50:57 »
 :welcome: from Northumberland.
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Re: New rider on an 800RE :-)
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2024, 20:57:01 »
 :welcani:

Good choice of first bike  :thumb:

Offline MilozFolly

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Re: New rider on an 800RE :-)
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2024, 21:00:30 »
 :welcome: to the club.  Lucky man to have such a great first bike!! :dance:

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Re: New rider on an 800RE :-)
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2024, 21:43:25 »
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Re: New rider on an 800RE :-)
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2024, 22:09:02 »
 :welcani: Joe, you did the right thing testing so many different bikes and styles. I'm sure you made the right decision when you chose the V-Strom 800. You couldn't have gone far wrong with any V-Strom from the 650 to the 1050 though but after test riding the 800 myself I know how good they are. Enjoy it you lucky man.  :thumb:
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Re: New rider on an 800RE :-)
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2024, 22:40:35 »
 :welcani: and enjoy
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Re: New rider on an 800RE :-)
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2024, 23:18:26 »
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Re: New rider on an 800RE :-)
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2024, 06:50:34 »
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Re: New rider on an 800RE :-)
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2024, 06:56:15 »
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Re: New rider on an 800RE :-)
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2024, 08:56:51 »
 :welcome2:
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Re: New rider on an 800RE :-)
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2024, 21:38:50 »
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Re: New rider on an 800RE :-)
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2024, 06:06:36 »
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