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    Quote Originally Posted by Plake View Post
    All academic as Iím chopping it in for an Indian next week. My first bobber, my first US bike. Absolutely loved it on the test ride and think it looks and sounds incredible (V&H pipes, not stock obvs)
    Any other Indian owners here?
    We need pics. Lots of them. And reviews. Detailed reviews
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plake View Post
    Iíve found the OEM Honda grips on my NC750x to be pretty feeble too. Slightly warm is how I would describe them on 5 (max). My old oem KTM superduke grips would melt my hands off above medium.

    All academic as Iím chopping it in for an Indian next week. My first bobber, my first US bike. Absolutely loved it on the test ride and think it looks and sounds incredible (V&H pipes, not stock obvs)
    Any other Indian owners here?
    The Scout Bobber?


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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    The Triple grips were substantially hotter on medium than the BMW grips are on high - in a different league altogether, tbh.
    Mmmm, thats odd mate. I had the S1000RR and that had oem heated grips and they were well toasty, hence my question. I suppose different models get different grips or levels of heat. Bit odd being its the same manufacturer though. Why not ask BMW to let you Ďtestí the heat levels on other models. If some are noticeably hotter than yours ask if they will consider a swap perhaps.

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    Yep!!
    Canít wait.
    Matte black. Have specified the v&h exhaust, k&n filter, side plate, LED headlight and Iím having to marginally debobber it with a passenger seat for Miss Plake.

    Will post up some pics and thoughts when Iíve picked it up. Safe to say itís a heart decision, rather that a head one though ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    The Scout Bobber?

    Now that looks cool, a proper raked back look. I trust you have a black open face helmet and some leather chaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Now that looks cool, a proper raked back look. I trust you have a black open face helmet and some leather chaps.

    Steve
    I'd also suggest that Mrs Plake rides reverse cowgirl, so you don't have to spoil the lines with pillion seats.

    Beautiful thing (the bike, I mean)

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Now that looks cool, a proper raked back look. I trust you have a black open face helmet and some leather chaps.

    Steve
    I have an open face helmet for the 3 days of actual heat we get a year.
    Leather chaps....well I do live in Brighton lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    I'd also suggest that Mrs Plake rides reverse cowgirl, so you don't have to spoil the lines with pillion seats.

    Beautiful thing (the bike, I mean)
    Hmmm, Iíll put that to her ;)

    Itís absolutely beautiful and is one of the only three bikes Iíve owned that Iíve come back from a test ride grinning from. (Other two were a fireblade and the superduke)

    Was very close to getting a Fat Bob instead...but do prefer the Indian for a number of reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    I'd also suggest that Mrs **** rides reverse cowgirl....
    Why am I thinking PornHub ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Why am I thinking PornHub ?
    Whatís Pornhub?

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    I hope none of you chaps have a deposit on a new Norton and are awaiting delivery....

    https://www.itv.com/news/central/202...YlzPpSaFnSn-VE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynam0humm View Post
    I hope none of you chaps have a deposit on a new Norton and are awaiting delivery....

    https://www.itv.com/news/central/202...YlzPpSaFnSn-VE

    Funnily enough I asked about availability of the Atlas last week. This was the reply...


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    This is really crap news. Lovely bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downer View Post
    Funnily enough I asked about availability of the Atlas last week. This was the reply...

    You dodged a bullet there!

    It's been rumbling along a couple of years now and John McGuinness still hasn't been paid the 60k he's owed for last years TT.

    It seems Mr Garner is a bit of a scumbag who has been siphoning money out of the business via consultancy firms etc which he is a sole director of, not to mention raiding the company pension pot as well.

    Hopefully he'll get what he deserves and the company can be resurrected with a decent team in charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynam0humm View Post
    You dodged a bullet there!

    It's been rumbling along a couple of years now and John McGuinness still hasn't been paid the 60k he's owed for last years TT.

    It seems Mr Garner is a bit of a scumbag who has been siphoning money out of the business via consultancy firms etc which he is a sole director of, not to mention raiding the company pension pot as well.

    Hopefully he'll get what he deserves and the company can be resurrected with a decent team in charge.
    Allegedly...

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    Yup.
    Bullet dodged indeed.
    Pension fund irregularities, taxman demanding money with menaces...it goes on.
    How the hell they're still afloat is anyones guess.
    Their credibility is shot to sh!t.
    Allegedly...

    They need a massive cash investment to move forward.

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    Terrible news. My uncle has a Commando and it was the first bike I ever went on as a kid 35yrs ago.

    An older friend has been on the waiting list for a V4 RR for over three years now. Put £25k down (originally a £5k deposit until eBay went mad) and has basically been fobbed off by sales staff at every expo and HQ heís been to for the last couple of years. He Ďboughtí it after the all clear from cancer. However, the bike has now become more of a burden. Not sure what will happen now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavsw20 View Post
    Terrible news. My uncle has a Commando and it was the first bike I ever went on as a kid 35yrs ago.

    An older friend has been on the waiting list for a V4 RR for over three years now. Put £25k down (originally a £5k deposit until eBay went mad) and has basically been fobbed off by sales staff at every expo and HQ heís been to for the last couple of years. He Ďboughtí it after the all clear from cancer. However, the bike has now become more of a burden. Not sure what will happen now.
    Bloody hell.
    25k deep?! What an absolute nightmare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    The Scout Bobber?

    Sorry Tony but this is the color scheme that works best for the Indian


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    For the bobber I think matte black is the one. Itís kind of part of itís purpose, to be as black as possible.

    For the non bobber scout I do like the 2 tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Yup.
    Bullet dodged indeed.
    Pension fund irregularities, taxman demanding money with menaces...it goes on.
    How the hell they're still afloat is anyones guess.
    Their credibility is shot to sh!t.
    Allegedly...
    A little frustrating listening to all the news reports that are trotting out the "founded in 1898" line, where more accurately the company that bought the name was founded in 2008 and, from what I can see as a casual observer, has never looked particularly able to turn deposits into motorcycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plake View Post
    Bloody hell.
    25k deep?! What an absolute nightmare.
    Correction, £30k !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavsw20 View Post
    Correction, £30k !!!
    Ouch!

    I saw a documentary about Norton recently and whilst it all appeared very slick - the engineering and attention to detail looked excellent and the owner was very convincing - it struck me that buying an enormous grade II listed county mansion to house a fledgling motorcycle manufacturer didn't look like good financial sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Had to nip to the Triumph dealers today...my new bike was in the showroom having been PDiíd .... not collecting till March 1st.... but nice to see it ready to go...







    Thats a good looking bike. I was considering one but had my test ride on the Rocket last week.

    Hereís itís big brother in similar livery but the less often seen left hand side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavsw20 View Post
    Terrible news. My uncle has a Commando and it was the first bike I ever went on as a kid 35yrs ago.

    An older friend has been on the waiting list for a V4 RR for over three years now. Put £25k down (originally a £5k deposit until eBay went mad) and has basically been fobbed off by sales staff at every expo and HQ heís been to for the last couple of years. He Ďboughtí it after the all clear from cancer. However, the bike has now become more of a burden. Not sure what will happen now.
    I remember seeing the new 850 Commando and T160 Trident in 1975 in a dealers near where I worked as a skint £14/week engineering apprentice.
    The Commando is still my dream bike.

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    The new rocket 3 looks amazing, if (when) I decide to switch to a cruiser it will be top of my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynam0humm View Post
    You dodged a bullet there!

    It's been rumbling along a couple of years now and John McGuinness still hasn't been paid the 60k he's owed for last years TT.

    It seems Mr Garner is a bit of a scumbag who has been siphoning money out of the business via consultancy firms etc which he is a sole director of, not to mention raiding the company pension pot as well.

    Hopefully he'll get what he deserves and the company can be resurrected with a decent team in charge.

    Yeah, not so much dodged a bullet as really confirming what I already thought... the chances of them delivering Atlas to customers was somewhere between slim and none. I liked the look of the bike and just wanted to discount it from my thought process.

    All academic now though as I settled on a Honda - which is totally different to the Atlas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe narvey View Post
    Thats a good looking bike. I was considering one but had my test ride on the Rocket last week.

    Hereís itís big brother in similar livery but the less often seen left hand side.

    The rocket looks fantastic, and Iíd love to try one, but I suspect my skinny knackered legs would object👎😟

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe narvey View Post
    Thats a good looking bike. I was considering one but had my test ride on the Rocket last week.

    Hereís itís big brother in similar livery but the less often seen left hand side.

    That's really nice. Almost looks like a Ducati Diavel. Is that SE1 just next to The Cooperage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    That's really nice. Almost looks like a Ducati Diavel. Is that SE1 just next to The Cooperage?
    And thatís a great alternative for someone like me.... same power as the Rocket, albeit much less torque, but a massive 70kgís lighter.

    Hereís mine.. itís the quickest bike Iíve ever owned, and I had a tuned ZZR1100 back in the day🤪






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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    And thatís a great alternative for someone like me.... same power as the Rocket, albeit much less torque, but a massive 70kgís lighter.

    Hereís mine.. itís the quickest bike Iíve ever owned, and I had a tuned ZZR1100 back in the dayūü§™
    Love the Diavel, such a cool bike. Only observation - in London at least - is that every Diavel rider I've ever seen rides like they don't mind dying. Or like they'd immediately respawn if they did.

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    It's the bike that does it. After all, its name is made up of a variation for Devil
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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Love the Diavel, such a cool bike. Only observation - in London at least - is that every Diavel rider I've ever seen rides like they don't mind dying. Or like they'd immediately respawn if they did.
    I took the Diavel 1260S on a test a few months back. It would be absolute heaven somewhere like California, but London? Not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Love the Diavel, such a cool bike. Only observation - in London at least - is that every Diavel rider I've ever seen rides like they don't mind dying. Or like they'd immediately respawn if they did.
    I can understand that... the Diavel does bring out my naughty side.. Iíve got to the point now where Iím happy to push on, but I wouldnít dream of turning the TC off..
    And in the wet I ride in Urban mode which softens the throttle response off and reduces power to 100bhp. Sport mode in the wet is interesting😈

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    I think the Ďnormalí Diavel is totally different to the XDiavel when riding. I had the Diavel and one of my mates had the X. We swapped for a while on one of our runs round Wales, I wasnt confident in the feet forward position at all. I dont think I could ever throw it about like I did mine. He has now chopped it in for a 1260S Diavel. Another of the lads also has an X and he can throw it about though?? I must say though, I can get around easily as quick on my Triple RS as I could on my Diavel, or my S1000RR for that matter, except on the long straights of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    The rocket looks fantastic, and Iíd love to try one, but I suspect my skinny knackered legs would objectūüĎéūüėü
    They are surprisingly very light. The seat is low, the CoG is low and the steering is light. Worth trying, although yours does look good. Hereís my other rocket..


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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    That's really nice. Almost looks like a Ducati Diavel. Is that SE1 just next to The Cooperage?
    Exactly. Shad Thames. The usual back drop for bike photos !


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    Quote Originally Posted by joe narvey View Post
    Exactly. Shad Thames. The usual back drop for bike photos !

    That looks so light and lovely...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    That looks so light and lovely...
    She is. I want a rocket and Iím forced to have a one in one out policy. Thereís a full build thread for her on UKGSR if interested in how they get restored.Itís an R65 long distance tourer now, but can be seen bumbling around London when Iím shopping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe narvey View Post
    She is. I want a rocket and Iím forced to have a one in one out policy. Thereís a full build thread for her on UKGSR if interested in how they get restored.Itís an R65 long distance tourer now, but can be seen bumbling around London when Iím shopping.
    It's a big forum. May I ask for a link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    It's a big forum. May I ask for a link?
    Iíve PMíd the link to avoid violating one of the forum rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnabull View Post
    I think the ‘normal’ Diavel is totally different to the XDiavel when riding. I had the Diavel and one of my mates had the X. We swapped for a while on one of our runs round Wales, I wasnt confident in the feet forward position at all. I dont think I could ever throw it about like I did mine. He has now chopped it in for a 1260S Diavel. Another of the lads also has an X and he can throw it about though?? I must say though, I can get around easily as quick on my Triple RS as I could on my Diavel, or my S1000RR for that matter, except on the long straights of course.

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    You are dead right - the Diavel and XDiavel riding positions, and so rides, are completely different. I feel much more comfortable on my Diavel with its 'normal' position than on the XDiavel with its cruiser riding position (same on the Speedmaster and most HDs as well).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jk103 View Post
    Sorry Tony but this is the color scheme that works best for the Indian
    Nice colour scheme but also sensible mudguards

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    Well the new (to me) Honda arrived. 2019 CB1100EX, definitely pampered by the original owner and cleaner than any used bike has a right to be.

    My challenge will be to keep it looking decent whilst ensuring I enjoy using it.

    This is not the most popular model in Honda's range, and certainly not as popular as many other "modern classic" bikes - such as the Triumphs and Royal Enfields, or even the R9T or Z900RS. For me though it ticks plenty of boxes and the engine/gearbox is the big bonus - not the most powerful, but probably amongst the smoothest. It's a very relaxing ride and other than being a bit heavy (like me) it feels very well put together. It also seems great value second hand, at the equivalent value of my recently sold Yacht-Master.

    Bring on the summer!






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    ^^^ Gorgeous!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    ^^^ Gorgeous!!!
    Agreed.... not a model I’m familiar with, but it’s a look I like, especially the spoked wheels... as for condition, it looks brand new

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    A lot of heavy metal on here. How about a bit of lightweight frippery for contrast?






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    Quote Originally Posted by MadeOfCheese View Post
    A lot of heavy metal on here. How about a bit of lightweight frippery for contrast?
    Love it, but I assume you must get properly splattered if you ride in the rain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    Love it, but I assume you must get properly splattered if you ride in the rain?
    I'm sorry, I don't understand? Ride in the rain? :)

    I used to do that when I commuted, 'cos I had to. Now I don't have to, I don't.

    Besides which, can you imagine how long it'd take to clean?

    [I actually did ride it through a puddle once. Literally, a puddle. Got a streak all down my visor from the front tyre.]

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