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I saw a New Black 06 Tiger in a local dealers here in Bristol. Had the sold sign on it for weeks, without any movement. I mentioned it to a sales guy who said it was sold with a deposit taken, but being put on the road in March 07 ready for the Spring !! fair play to the buyer, I would not be too happy with it sat in the showroom mind :bow:

Still looks better than the 07 that was parked near it. You realise how much Bike you get for your dosh at £7K :)

[ This message was edited by: Trotts on 2006-12-14 16:29 ]
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Daft***** (the buyer)- he should realise how good the Tiger is in the winter and forget about waiting until spring. I could understand his approach if he was buying a Ducati 1098.

Riding through all seasons keeps you sharp - and I'm told it's statistically safer! You've even got heated grips included!

Great pics - I was out on mine today - my middle daughter insisted on a ride out and we had a laugh even in the rain.

I'd better clean it one of these days - I sprayed silicon all over the place a few weeks ago and all the cr*p has stuck to it admirably!

I still find it amazing how you can loon around on the Tiger in conditions which would make you feel very nervous on most bikes.

Pigpen, it was either in a bike mag (article on insurance and why getting insured just for the 6 months of the summer was more than 50% premium) or I heard it from the IAM chaps when I did my assessment. Sorry I can't remember!

It makes sense - the skill level required to survive a winter is higher and there is less traffic generally plus your speeds are usually lower. It may have something to do with taking an attitude that your bike is transport rather than a toy - dunno.

I have no idea how this correlates to accident statistics but I have heard from a copper that they expect a higher number of accidents in the spring when all the 'Powerangers' jump on their ill-prepped missiles and forget that they are a little stale.

Can anyone else add to this?.

I'll be getting a tates of 'how it was then' soon. I'm picking up a '65 Boneville on 29th.

Having ridden right gear-change Brit bikes in the past, I'm fine with the riding experince but now I'm gonna have to learn a whole new set of fixing skills and buy a set of imperial spanners too!

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