Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > New Zealand
Reload this Page >

Might buy me a new toy

Might buy me a new toy

Old Oct 27th 2012, 7:56 pm
  #1  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Jan n Neil's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Christchurch
Posts: 2,077
Jan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond repute
Default Might buy me a new toy

For the first time in eight years I am looking at buying a new motorbike. I ride a full on tuned up sportsbike which I've had since new in 2005, and I brought it with me, but to be honest it's a bit much for NZ roads and I fancy something a bit more user friendly.

So I am having a test ride on something completely different next weekend. I promise not to buy a tasselled jacket but it is quite a cute looking bike - I have no idea how I'll get on with it, but we will put up some piccies.

It looks like this. Will let you know how I get on

Jan
Attached Thumbnails Might buy me a new toy-america_bluecrystalwhite_rhs.jpg  
Jan n Neil is offline  
Old Oct 27th 2012, 9:01 pm
  #2  
Movin on
 
skends's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Christchurch
Posts: 193
skends is a splendid one to beholdskends is a splendid one to beholdskends is a splendid one to beholdskends is a splendid one to beholdskends is a splendid one to beholdskends is a splendid one to beholdskends is a splendid one to beholdskends is a splendid one to beholdskends is a splendid one to beholdskends is a splendid one to beholdskends is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Might buy me a new toy

Very nice, go for it!!
skends is offline  
Old Oct 27th 2012, 11:54 pm
  #3  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: bottom of the world
Posts: 3,901
Justcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Might buy me a new toy

Let us know what you think, Cruiser style riding has its plus points, You do tend to feel more relaxed after your rides.
I found the feet forward riding positions took a little getting used to. I like the bonneville and thruxton too
Justcol is offline  
Old Oct 28th 2012, 12:52 am
  #4  
HAPPY AS...
 
hazeandsteve's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Taupo
Posts: 1,068
hazeandsteve has a reputation beyond reputehazeandsteve has a reputation beyond reputehazeandsteve has a reputation beyond reputehazeandsteve has a reputation beyond reputehazeandsteve has a reputation beyond reputehazeandsteve has a reputation beyond reputehazeandsteve has a reputation beyond reputehazeandsteve has a reputation beyond reputehazeandsteve has a reputation beyond reputehazeandsteve has a reputation beyond reputehazeandsteve has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Might buy me a new toy

My buddy in town traded his GSXR750 for the same in grey tones.
A revelation for him, absolutely loves it.
Must've given him a spring in his step cos his wife recently caught him on some naughty internet sites....., and he's well past the half century mark.
hazeandsteve is offline  
Old Oct 28th 2012, 3:42 am
  #5  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Jan n Neil's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Christchurch
Posts: 2,077
Jan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Might buy me a new toy

Originally Posted by hazeandsteve View Post
My buddy in town traded his GSXR750 for the same in grey tones.
A revelation for him, absolutely loves it.
Must've given him a spring in his step cos his wife recently caught him on some naughty internet sites....., and he's well past the half century mark.
I'm sincerely hoping it will be a revelation for me too.


I'm also ahem slightly past the half century mark but I promise not to be naughty

Jan
Jan n Neil is offline  
Old Oct 28th 2012, 8:52 am
  #6  
BE Enthusiast
 
Wessa's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: From Essex to Christchurch.
Posts: 578
Wessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Might buy me a new toy

I might be buying a new toy too.. I have an 06 Z1000 but im just checking out a ZX7RR.. The RR is rare as rocking horse poo, probably only one in NZ..

You be sure to test ride it eh... Keep us informed .

Gary..
Wessa is offline  
Old Oct 28th 2012, 9:51 am
  #7  
BE Enthusiast
 
Rolfie's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Billericay, Essex
Posts: 786
Rolfie has a reputation beyond reputeRolfie has a reputation beyond reputeRolfie has a reputation beyond reputeRolfie has a reputation beyond reputeRolfie has a reputation beyond reputeRolfie has a reputation beyond reputeRolfie has a reputation beyond reputeRolfie has a reputation beyond reputeRolfie has a reputation beyond reputeRolfie has a reputation beyond reputeRolfie has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Might buy me a new toy

My mate rides a Triumph Speedmaster (and loves it), and I ride a Suzy Viagra 535. Have to say, changing from the CBR600 I had, was a joy. The CBR was nippy, but gave me neck and back ache if I rode it for longer than a half-hour hack. The 535 by contrast, while nothing like as quick, is just so much more relaxing and comfortable.
Particularly given NZ's scenery, I'd go for the Triumph over a sports-bike every time. And I'm just over the half century as well!
Hope you have many hours of fun on it. . . .
Rolfie is offline  
Old Oct 30th 2012, 1:22 am
  #8  
Forum Regular
 
crumpy10's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Feilding
Posts: 293
crumpy10 is a splendid one to beholdcrumpy10 is a splendid one to beholdcrumpy10 is a splendid one to beholdcrumpy10 is a splendid one to beholdcrumpy10 is a splendid one to beholdcrumpy10 is a splendid one to beholdcrumpy10 is a splendid one to beholdcrumpy10 is a splendid one to beholdcrumpy10 is a splendid one to beholdcrumpy10 is a splendid one to beholdcrumpy10 is a splendid one to behold
Talking Re: Might buy me a new toy

Go for it I say! You only live once!
I need a new toy too. Although mine needs to be a ride on mower! Too much lawn and not enough time!
crumpy10 is offline  
Old Oct 30th 2012, 8:46 am
  #9  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: bottom of the world
Posts: 3,901
Justcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Might buy me a new toy

Originally Posted by Wessa View Post
I might be buying a new toy too.. I have an 06 Z1000 but im just checking out a ZX7RR.. The RR is rare as rocking horse poo, probably only one in NZ..
I've been watching that one too but decided not to bother. Its a very good price for what it is (a collectable)
but TBH a gsxr750 k model will kick its arse from pillar to post
Justcol is offline  
Old Nov 2nd 2012, 6:30 pm
  #10  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Jan n Neil's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Christchurch
Posts: 2,077
Jan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Might buy me a new toy

It's test ride day today. I have been excited all week.

And it's RAINING. I mean, bouncing down p*ssing down cats and dogs, you name it.

Oh well I'll just have to wait another week. Because of course, in NZ, all the bike shops shut at 1pm Saturday for the weekend

Jan
Jan n Neil is offline  
Old Nov 3rd 2012, 8:39 am
  #11  
BE Enthusiast
 
Wessa's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: From Essex to Christchurch.
Posts: 578
Wessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to beholdWessa is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Might buy me a new toy

Originally Posted by Jan n Neil View Post

Oh well I'll just have to wait another week. Because of course, in NZ, all the bike shops shut at 1pm Saturday for the weekend

Jan
Ha-Ha. That's just soooo wrong eh.. Why don't they close on a Monday and open all day Saturday..

Good luck with next weekend. Im looking at another bike Saturday too.

Let me know how you get on Jan. No doubt Neil will check it out too..
Wessa is offline  
Old Nov 6th 2012, 4:16 pm
  #12  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Auckland
Posts: 67
wendy_woo is just really nicewendy_woo is just really nicewendy_woo is just really nicewendy_woo is just really nicewendy_woo is just really nicewendy_woo is just really nicewendy_woo is just really nicewendy_woo is just really nice
Default Re: Might buy me a new toy

Hi, this looks like the right place to ask, we hope to be moving to New Zealand in the spring, husband wants a Royal Enfield Bullet, do you think, given the shipping costs, potential GST etc, he is better to buy in New Zealand, we have found there are dealerships he can buy from? Would welcome opinions (but not on the make and model, his certain on that!!) thanks!
wendy_woo is offline  
Old Nov 7th 2012, 6:20 am
  #13  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: bottom of the world
Posts: 3,901
Justcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Might buy me a new toy

http://www.royalenfield.co.nz/
I drive past this place every day on my way to work. it not a shop, its run from a house.
On the website he has all the models listed including the C5 Classic 500 Bullet
A brand new one will cost you $10000 + on road costs ( rego and first plates, about $400)
There are some older ones around (not many) and you could get one less than 5 years old
for around $6500 upwards.
Justcol is offline  
Old Nov 10th 2012, 4:08 am
  #14  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Jan n Neil's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Christchurch
Posts: 2,077
Jan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond reputeJan n Neil has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Might buy me a new toy

I've decided, I found a bike after trying a few that made me grin from ear to ear and satisfies the requirements to be less powerful than what I already have but not boring

And the lucky winner is


BRITISH


Jan
Attached Thumbnails Might buy me a new toy-street-triple-large-image-386x234.jpg  
Jan n Neil is offline  
Old Nov 10th 2012, 6:40 am
  #15  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: bottom of the world
Posts: 3,901
Justcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond reputeJustcol has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Might buy me a new toy

Not boring is right on the mark, have test ridden one myself, easily capable of getting yourself in to trouble with the boys in blue
if your not careful, A great choice, enjoy your new ride
Justcol is offline  

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.