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Moto63

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Re: MASH X Ride 650
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2020, 04:07:33 PM »
OOOO you tempter you! I would seek out one of the rare Harris Matchless G80 500s with electric start.


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There’s one for sale Ian in car and classics for £2000. Low mileage too, think it was part of the NMM “stock” ....

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Re: MASH X Ride 650
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2020, 05:00:18 PM »
I might be wrong but I think it is an auction, that will be a guide price, good luck and well done if you can get it for that..
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Re: MASH X Ride 650
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2020, 10:43:26 AM »
Flippin' 'eck is this some kind of Dickensian torment I'm being put through with all you tempters? If I could afford it I would be bidding on that.

Ian

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Re: MASH X Ride 650
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2020, 10:48:38 AM »
Talking of tempters,  there are a few 400 Suzuki Tempters about, I like them.....
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Re: MASH X Ride 650
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2020, 07:39:57 PM »
Talking of tempters,  there are a few 400 Suzuki Tempters about, I like them.....

Tidy looking machines, pity they never officially imported them into UK
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Re: MASH X Ride 650
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2020, 04:36:12 PM »
Nice looking bike although looking at the engine the though of plenty more spare parts keeps ringing in my head for us RFVC owners :)

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Re: MASH X Ride 650
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2020, 07:48:55 PM »
Here's the Fantic Caballero 500 S rambler Deluxe for comparison?


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Re: MASH X Ride 650
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2020, 08:12:50 AM »
Very nice indeed. There are some lovely thumpers emerging in this class of bike. Maybe people are wanting something simpler and more basic feeling. I hope the trend continues.

Ian

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Re: MASH X Ride 650
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2020, 09:21:15 AM »
I still like the RE trials 500, as long as you don't intend carrying a pillion,
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Re: MASH X Ride 650
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2020, 09:29:04 AM »
. Maybe people are wanting something simpler and more basic feeling. I hope the trend continues.

Ian
Yes I was thinking pretty much the same thing Ian a few weeks ago. Definitely seems to be more “traditional, basic” middleweight machines cropping up.
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Re: MASH X Ride 650
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2020, 07:21:12 AM »
I think we could be seeing a trend emerge Michael as yesterday I was at a local layby burger van where many bikes gather (being sensible and distanced etc) and the most of them were 500s or thereabouts, an ER5, my CBF, a Virago, a Versys 300 etc. I know this might be seen as the 'winter hack' collection but I got chatting to a chap who pulled in on a BMW RnineT Pure and he had sold his 1200GS to buy it as he wanted something smaller, simpler and more basic. It would be lovely to see the big manufacturers follow the trend and not just leave it to the small alternatives.

Ian

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Re: MASH X Ride 650
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2021, 07:06:31 PM »
£5100

At the risk of ruining the industry by discouraging new buyers, 5 grand buys a LOT of used thumper m:

-Honda Domi, XBR500, and SRX

- KTM (various) plus Honda Vigor (for reliability)

- nice Goldie copy

- XR400 plus £2-3K for summat comfy

-SR500 all sorted plus MuZ Bagheera

Other options Are possible but I’m very, very, drunk


Just re-reading this thread today, and thinking “this bloke is a miserable soandso”.

Then realised it was me when drunk!    I shall think about whether there is a lesson to be learned there...
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Re: MASH X Ride 650
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2021, 07:19:26 PM »



Just re-reading this thread today, and thinking “this bloke is a miserable soandso”.

Then realised it was me when drunk!    I shall think about whether there is a lesson to be learned there...
.🤣🤣 We’ve all been there and done that... At least once. 👍
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Re: MASH X Ride 650
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2021, 11:23:28 PM »
In case it's of interest there's a review of the Mash 650 X-Ride in this weeks (Jan 6th) Motor Cycle News. Also quite a good write up on the late Peter Williams. I know that it's not everybody's cup of tea but not bad this week. And John McGuinness now an MBE!

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Re: MASH X Ride 650
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2021, 08:59:51 AM »
Hiya Tony. Thanks for the tip, I get MCN on-line but tbh don't very often look at it. Great news about McPint!
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