New review "FAST BIKES"

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By Scottyni on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 02:58 pm:  View Scottyni's Profile Search for other posts by Scottyni Edit this post

Well gents about time someone did a proper review of the falco. Now someone has FAST BIKES against VFR800, VTR1000 AND SPRINT ST. Best handling but least comfortable!!!, anyway the quotes as follows--
Couple of points like comfort!, ride position!, lower fairing! to pick up but it's all personal factors as opposed to manufacture factors. All in all a very excellent review and for sure a FALCO coming my way in the new year.

By Dave on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 03:22 pm:  View Dave's Profile Search for other posts by Dave Edit this post


By Mikeo on Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 12:06 pm:  View Mikeo's Profile Search for other posts by Mikeo Edit this post

Certainly a better write up than that in Bike magazine last month, but can't say I'm impressed with the rest of the mag. Seems to be written with a target audience of 16 year olds with dicks for brains! Mind you, they said that if it was only down to cost then the Firestorm would win; yet the Falco is CHEAPER than the VTR!? These journalists are a strange bunch......  

By Falcorob on Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 12:42 pm:  View Falcorob's Profile Search for other posts by Falcorob Edit this post

Yeah, but have you seen how cheaply you can buy a Firestorm? Even Falcos can only be picked up for £5695! That's only £300 LESS than I paid 5 months ago. LESS fer chrissakes.


By Redhawk on Saturday, November 23, 2002 - 08:58 am:  View Redhawk's Profile Search for other posts by Redhawk Edit this post

journalist reviews are worthless once a rider has experienced the subject matter first hand (or should i say "wrist"). i first saw a falco...i then found a falco dealer and performed a road test...loved it...bought it.... 

By Richandall on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 04:16 am:  View Richandall's Profile Search for other posts by Richandall Edit this post

Agree with that

Every time I get back on, I remember why I bought it.

Mind you, I didn't have a licence when I bought it

But then the bike appeals to the irrational side of...just about everybody.

Except journos


By Dave on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 04:32 am:  View Dave's Profile Search for other posts by Dave Edit this post

I have to admit, read a test, read a few more tests, then having seen a black one in the flesh, ordered a red un(no particular slur on blackuns, just wanted a fastun). So no road test for me, I guess you could say I went by what the Journo's said

In my defence I did find 4 different tests within a week or two, Jan 2000 there wasn't exactly a surplus of demo bikes, and anyway, my dream bike was (and is still something I may one day get) the Laverda Jota, so how wrong could I go with the Falco?

As they say tho, all's well that ends well, and I still love the beast 3 years later!  

By Mr_Venjer on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 05:59 am:  View Mr_Venjer's Profile Search for other posts by Mr_Venjer Edit this post

Well the first bike I ever liked purely from the pictures in magazines was the RSV. I went to my local bike shop - a mate worked there - and saw it and sat on it and wanted it. I hadn't passed my test though.

Couldn't get insured so I bought a ZX6R as soon as I passed my test. Waited patiently for 2 years, 1 nicked bike and one written off bike later I bought my first RSV. I'm still in love. I have never test ridden a bike.


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