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HOS
20-06-2016, 10:09 AM
https://youtu.be/EndcabT5ePM


I like the look of this new model, the XSR900.
Kinda chunky and basic, but not without the relevant modern bits.

SS2
20-06-2016, 11:30 AM
I've seen this in various mags and it gets a lot of folks juices flowing. Doesn't quite hit the mark for me but I have to say it looks great in that video.

HOS
20-06-2016, 04:32 PM
I've seen this in various mags and it gets a lot of folks juices flowing. Doesn't quite hit the mark for me but I have to say it looks great in that video.

Its a bit bare bones minimum for a factory bike and a far contrast to the new MT10 which is OTT imo.

HOS
20-06-2016, 04:35 PM
Looking good.

strima
20-06-2016, 04:50 PM
As long as it's more reliable than the XS750...

BikerGran
20-06-2016, 07:08 PM
Doesn't do it for me - it's just another bike.

SS2
20-06-2016, 08:18 PM
As long as it's more reliable than the XS750...

Hey I had a 77 XS750 and it was dead reliable. Did an indicated 75 in second, then when it didn't have a second gear, it lasted another twelve months before it started melting valves. Great bike;):D

It too though had something just a bit lacking in the looks dept. That image looks good Hos, but others I've seen make it look as BG said, just a bike.

Sure it'll sell well though.

HOS
21-06-2016, 05:11 AM
"Its just a bike"......... errr yeah ok.

HOS
21-06-2016, 05:15 AM
Heres another just a bike, the MT10.

Friar Tuck
21-06-2016, 06:18 AM
Looking good.


Yep, but would like to see it with a cockpit fairing like the Fazer 600

Friar Tuck
21-06-2016, 06:19 AM
Heres another just a bike, the MT10.

Now this doesn't do it at all for me. Don't know why, just doesn't.

HOS
21-06-2016, 07:23 AM
Now this doesn't do it at all for me. Don't know why, just doesn't.

I think its had too much application of the ugly stick?
Not quite a full beating, but definitely had a touch or twelve.

Biker Buster
21-06-2016, 07:58 AM
I like the MT01 But it looks as if someone had loads of angular bits loafing around the workshop, sop he just bolted them on, it all looks a bit 'snap-together'.

The XSR however... Mmmm

beef
21-06-2016, 11:17 AM
When I took the vn in for its service both of these were on test.
Both look good in different ways. The Mt had a slightly different headlight cover on the one I was playing on.

Both nice to ride an I would of had either of em. Only had a short ride on them but position was good both felt well balanced and capable of being a good everyday bike or just a weekend toy.

just my opinion like.....

SS2
21-06-2016, 11:30 AM
They both look like ace Sunday afternoon toys, don't get me wrong. The MT10 is the new king of the road according to reports I've read and i don't doubt it'll boss most anything about on the road. I just don't like the 'Transformers' style headlight/nose fairing bit personally though. Similarly the XSR is almost there for me but I don't like the tank/frame/headstock interface.

Personal opinion innit.

wurzel
21-06-2016, 04:03 PM
I reckon if they do the XSR with a little cowl like a Speed triple or the like then it would make a perfect replacement for my XJR13 when it is time to change. I too think the headstock area is a bit cluttered and think it look like there ought to be something behind/under the clock - maybe it is because the light is a little smaller diameter than they were in the past

HOS
21-06-2016, 05:31 PM
I like the xsr for its simplicity right down to its single cylinder "clock" which contains the digital displays that are fairly standard and tbh easier to read.

But I've already got a big Jap retro and I'm tuned into that style of bike. A throwback to the 1970s era.
I'm not very keen on the xsr seat unit it looks weak compared to the rest of the bike :(

whistler
21-06-2016, 07:04 PM
Not keen on either bike. Not to my taste at all :thumbd:

Strider
21-06-2016, 09:47 PM
Where do you put the tent???

RobK
22-06-2016, 08:53 AM
Hey I had a 77 XS750 and it was dead reliable. Did an indicated 75 in second, then when it didn't have a second gear, it lasted another twelve months before it started melting valves. Great bike;):D

I had an XS750 I used for a couple of years, when I got it, it had all the gears, by the time sold it I had lost second and third :D

Mind you it was still rideable :)

strima
22-06-2016, 09:51 AM
Mine lost second after two months, and the middle valves melted shortly afterwards...

SS2
22-06-2016, 11:05 AM
They were consistent, you had to give them that :D

wurzel
23-06-2016, 09:56 PM
I like the xsr for its simplicity right down to its single cylinder "clock" which contains the digital displays that are fairly standard and tbh easier to read.

But I've already got a big Jap retro and I'm tuned into that style of bike. A throwback to the 1970s era.
I'm not very keen on the xsr seat unit it looks weak compared to the rest of the bike :(

xjr rear just as weak - got through 3 "rear light mounts" due to rentec rack twisting grabrail before i got a rack that braced to rear pegs

HOS
24-06-2016, 06:15 AM
xjr rear just as weak - got through 3 "rear light mounts" due to rentec rack twisting grabrail before i got a rack that braced to rear pegs

Same as the Busa when it had issues with the rear subframe cracking or snapping. But a lot of that was due to riders fitting huge panniers and topbox with a rider/pillion combination of about 30 stone.
The Busa wasnt designed as a luggaged up touring machine.

Perhaps the bike designers don't appreciate the average size and build of a British rider? :D

SS2
24-06-2016, 10:50 AM
I'm waiting for the day the insurers cotton on and refuse to pay out if the design weight is exceeded. My old Triumph Speed Triple had a maximum load capacity of 24 stone (from memory). Me and the missus are around 30 stone before any luggage is thought of. Sure it'll happen, if it hasn't already. Shhhhhh!

critch
24-06-2016, 03:28 PM
'orrible...

wouldn't even make a good donor bike either imo....

wurzel
13-07-2016, 10:34 PM
I'm waiting for the day the insurers cotton on and refuse to pay out if the design weight is exceeded. My old Triumph Speed Triple had a maximum load capacity of 24 stone (from memory). Me and the missus are around 30 stone before any luggage is thought of. Sure it'll happen, if it hasn't already. Shhhhhh!

After the 2nd i tried asking yam uk for the max design load that the grabrail could take and they had no info just a max total weight or rider/pillioncombined despite the fact it has to take the weight of a pillion using it to brace against

SS2
14-07-2016, 11:43 AM
Bent a grab rail on my pals (RIP Wobbs lad) CBR1000 a few year ago. He set away hard coming out of a 30 limit and it just bent clean into a V shape where I was bracing meself with one straight arm :eek:

wurzel
14-07-2016, 03:51 PM
I did ask around and maybe Harry can say different but it does nto appear that there are any standards when it comes to grab rail design / strength

Friar Tuck
15-07-2016, 06:04 AM
Design a grab rail to do what it's actually meant? Heaven forbid!.....

harry
15-07-2016, 08:39 AM
I did ask around and maybe Harry can say different but it does nto appear that there are any standards when it comes to grab rail design / strength

I can only comment on MSVA which says :-

1. Check that a passenger handhold system comprising of a strap or a hand
grip or hand grips is fitted.
2. Check that a single hand grip is fitted symmetrically across the centre line
the vehicle.
3. Check that twin hand grips are fitted one on each side in a symmetrical
manner.
4. Check that any strap or handhold;
a) is present
b) is securely attached to the vehicle
c) is capable of withstanding the forces it is likely to be subjected to
under normal use
d) is fitted in such a way that it can be easily used by the passenger

Full type approval may require a destructive test for strength but I've not heard of that.

Friar Tuck
15-07-2016, 03:18 PM
So basically, you could have one of those dildo handle things that hang in underground trains stuck in between the pillion or behind the pillion to grab hold of then......

harry
16-07-2016, 08:56 AM
So basically, you could have one of those dildo handle things that hang in underground trains stuck in between the pillion or behind the pillion to grab hold of then......

As long as it fulfilled (c) and (d) then yes

wurzel
17-07-2016, 09:50 PM
I am unconvinced it an xjr1300's meets "c" to a decent extent

BikerGran
17-07-2016, 10:24 PM
I remember riding pillion on a Guzzi Centauro which definitely didn't fulfil any of those!