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Got another Herald and it's a 125 :)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by 0S2, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. 0S2

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    Took this out of the garage for a photo call, have started the Swedish registration process but can't see any issues as it's full Euro 4 spec.

    Very tall for a 125cc and will take it for a few miles over the coming days if the weather behaves.

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  2. StMarks

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    Looks almost like a pit bike mate.?
    Bit Retro, bit monkey bike, a bit street.... very unusual indeed.
    Be interesting to hear how you find it to ride with that bespoke combination of tyres, suspension, engine etc...
     
  3. 0S2

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    Perhaps not the right angle as its tall, very tall for a 125 compared to the one I bought for my daughter.
    It's tip toes when sitting on too.
     
  4. Nice! My mate keeps on about a 400 they are rumoured to be releasing. Is this the same as Keyway and some of those bikes? Most seem to use the designs of the old Suzuki engines built under licence
     
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    :-?? I do rather take issue with those tyres, combined with the mudguard (or lack of) layout they have chosen.:
    For road use, those blocky tyres can be rather limiting.? Alternatively if green lane-ing I imagine you & the bike are going to resemble a swam snorkeller after the first puddle.
    It does look increasingly inviting though, each time I see it. :pp
     
  6. 0S2

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    I've just ridden around 50km on the bike to help run it in, bloody cold at just above freezing too! (Yes, I live in Sweden)
    Started nice and easy with the fuel injection, once it warmed up I rode along dirt and gravel tracks putting through it's paces.
    Most of the puddle here are frozen so I stayed clear of them but the gravel and dirt was loose enough for some fun.
    I could not lock the front wheel due to the ABS but using the rear by itself got the wheel to lock and had some fun flicking the rear end on the loose stuff.
    I finished off with a few miles on the road but did not try it flat out as its still being run in but it handled fine without any signs of wobble via the tyres.
    Before I knew it, it was time to get home to defrost via a cuppa or two.



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  7. Looks good fun. How much are they
     
  8. 0S2

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    £2650 plus OTR costs
     
  9. Dom16v

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    There were quite a few Heralds at motorcycle live
     
  10. 0S2

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    Yes, they are launching a few new models etc.
    The very nice folks there sent me a ticket for the show and I will be flying over this weekend for it.
     
  11. 0S2

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    Lovely clear today but it's currently below - 5 and tomorrow not looking any better.

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  12. Dom16v

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    I'd never been before, it was excellent and I'll be going again with a shopping list next year
     
  13. 0S2

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    I'll be there on Saturday with Mr @Frequent Flyer and I have a shopping list :)
     
  14. Dom16v

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    He'll becoming past me then as he's in Cardiff I do believe
     
  15. 0S2

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    Yes, I'm from there and stay quite near him so we usually meet up for a beer etc
     
  16. StMarks

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    [​IMG] What sort of commission do they pay to freelance sales executives mate.?
     
  17. 0S2

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    First ride of the year for me over the weekend and I did another hour or so on the Herald, its turning out to be a fun little bike and loosening up as the miles increase.
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    Does look really smart that, I see that they have a 400 planned. I am looking for a second bike just for solo rides, do you think the 125 will keep up on UK A and B roads or not quite enough in it?
     
  19. 0S2

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    It will sit at the speed limit without struggling, I'm still running this is but getting looser for sure.
    It's a single seater so that will fit into your solo plans
     
  20. 0S2

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    Two years old now and still going strong, this was taken yesterday on a local ride.
    I recently fitted a satnav holder and have loaded some routes for the TET as it's not far from me.


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