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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jmee54 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2018 at 12:52
I've read near 11k!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote red leader one Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Oct 2018 at 17:32
Same hear that's what's going round that's why I hope they ain't greedy.

That's £2K more than a V9 Bobber.
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Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

besides the Guzzi v85 I'm loving them twins from RE Thumbs Up

Me too Johnno... loads of ex-Triumph staff working for RE, I think it looks nicer than the Bonnie!

The RE is also a fair bit cheaper than the V85, less than £6k I've heard.  I really hope Guzzi don't get too greedy trying to attract 'Yuppies' (or whatever the modernday equivalent is)...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 2018 at 18:54
Originally posted by motopete motopete wrote:

Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

besides the Guzzi v85 I'm loving them twins from RE Thumbs Up

Me too Johnno... loads of ex-Triumph staff working for RE, I think it looks nicer than the Bonnie!

The RE is also a fair bit cheaper than the V85, less than £6k I've heard.  I really hope Guzzi don't get too greedy trying to attract 'Yuppies' (or whatever the modernday equivalent is)...
But probably more comparable with the V7, and although I quite like the look of the Enfield and it's likely value, I wouldn't choose one over a V7



Edited by V7Chris - 09 Oct 2018 at 18:57
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I bought a Himalayan after selling the Bella. It’s a great bike in real life, despite what the specs might tell you. Almost perfect for my current use-case, which is mainly commuting on contiguous potholes into Edinburgh city. Also less than a third of the likely price of the V85 ;)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote motopete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 2018 at 21:43
I'm really looking forward to some test rides in 2019, even if I don't buy.  V85 and Interceptor are definately on the 'must try' list, but if the V85 is really £11k then it's a NO from me I'm afraid...

If I didn't have the V7 then the RE would be really tempting.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote red leader one Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 2018 at 22:58
Originally posted by MelJ MelJ wrote:

I bought a Himalayan after selling the Bella. It’s a great bike in real life, despite what the specs might tell you. Almost perfect for my current use-case, which is mainly commuting on contiguous potholes into Edinburgh city. Also less than a third of the likely price of the V85 ;)


Could we ask what it cost.?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MelJ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 2018 at 07:58
retail is 4200 new, before haggling. Mine was ex-demo and a good deal was had to bring it down to a bit over the mid-3k level.

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A lot of bike for the money that.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mr Grumpy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 2018 at 12:30
Did you see the review and video on the bennets site. He must be on commission.... it made me almost rush out and buy one!

https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/reviews/bikes/royal-enfield/royal-enfield-himalyan-road-test-review

I'm not sure quite what I would do with it thoughConfused
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This could be the competition for the V85 if the price holds...

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Not for me, no real comparison. More like a Griso.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jmee54 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 8 hours 7 minutes ago at 11:21
Heather has a Scout, a v good bike.

This is a different kettle of fish to the Guzzi and looks very impressive. Do people buy bikes on the basis of fashion, purely for what they look like, or do they think of what they will use them for?

Heather bought her Indian because she liked the way it looked. She enjoys riding it every now and then and it has few miles on the speedo. In all honesty she should have bought a much smaller, lighter bike as her riding skills have not kept pace with her age. I always say she is riding like Miss Daisy! It was her decision and her money, so she bought what she thought she wanted for £10,000.
I know she regrets it, even though she loves it - well the look of it anyway.

Something more suited to her would have been used a lot more and bolstered her confidence.

Both of these bikes are going to be bought for fashion reasons, for many. The Indian will have more street cred, but the Guzzi is more useable. Will this be enough? Who knows? Will there be enough people buying the V85 because they will use it for "riding," maybe? Time will tell.
I would like one and might swap my VStrom for one (a very efficient but soulless bike) but do I really need one, when I have my Convert and Amassador. I need a test ride!


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Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

Not for me, no real comparison. More like a Griso.

Well, for one thing, they're both trying to look like something they're not (a trail and a flat-tracker).

My post was a half-baked attempt at seeing it through a prospective buyer's eyes.
Lucky for me, I've come to believe that nothing -but nothing- beats my T3 SmileSmileSmile
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Top riders could trail and flat track any bike , I've seen it on Honda's C70 lol
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