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    Triumph Street twin 2019- Honda CB650R?

    The retro Yamahas are way uglier than the CB650R to me. They just don't work. I'd even say they are the ugliest of all the big brand retros. I'd just go for the cheaper transformer style. Ducati has some bikes worth considering as Thaiguzzi mentioned. Maybe Guzzi wants my Scrambler? 555
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    Osaka / Tokoyo

    We got a little pocket wifi device with a data sim at the Narita airport. The name had something with Ninja in it Worked pretty well. For getting around Tokyo, you'll want to take the trains, there will be vending machines in each station where you have to buy tickets with cash. Make sure you always have cash at hand and ask someone to teach you how to use the machines. Or maybe you can find some Youtube video that shows this. To maximize your time in Japan, I also recommend an over-night flight that arrives there in the morning and a return flight that leaves in the evening. And if you can, push your trip to April/May
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    Osaka / Tokoyo

    Some very good recomendations already. I would also say Shinjuku is a pretty good place to start out in Tokyo. 4-5 days is not super much. Osaka is also like Tokyo a pretty big city. If you want something a bit different then also consider Kyoto which in contrast to the two cities above is more centered around culture (say temples etc). Mid Feb might not be the best time as mentioned. But whatever you do, I'm sure you will enjoy it. Japan is a fascinating country and the people are great. I had no issue in Tokyo not being able to communicate. Learn a hand ful of Japanese words and make sure you got a sim with mobile data.
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    Triumph Street twin 2019- Honda CB650R?

    This is an issue on my Ducati Scrambler. It's just a pretty small bike compared to others. My GF also said I look like a monkey on it and that bike is 780mm while the Triumph is 760mm! It looks just fine when a person smaller than 160cm is on it but for someone well over 180cm... At 760mm I wonder how much a raised seat can actually do. It's definitely something to think about. There's also the 1200cc Speed Twin which seems to be a more reasonable 807mm but of course that's a lot more Baht. Then again that's potentially a bike one can keep forever.
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    Triumph Street twin 2019- Honda CB650R?

    Have to totally disagree with that. I've testridden bikes that I ended up not liking because of that. The Africa Twin Adventure Sports is the most recent example. There's a world of a difference between the Street Twin and the CB650R. Both in terms of ergonomics as well as engine characteristics. Sure both wont have serious flaws for Guzzi but since this comes down to his own preferences, I think a testride is very important. Guzzi, if you don't ride so much then service costs might not be such a big differentiator. But if you ride daily then the CB will be a lot cheaper in the long run. The Triumph of course has a timeless design which on top is very popular with Thais. The Honda while nice, will not be a looker like that. Now if you want a bit of performance then then Honda clearly wins it with 30 or so more HP. I've only ridden the previous CB650F for 1000km which should be very very similar. It handles well at slow as well as fast speeds. The only negative thing were some vibes in the mid of the rev range but newer models have rubber mounted handle bars etc. The Triumph is way lower and very easy for a female to ride if your wife also would like to take it for a spin. Though it does weigh quite a bit more. It's really tough. Happy to hear that you'll be able to take both for a spin. Please report back on how you felt on both.
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    How many cubes you riding brah?

    It does count, but it wont win you anything in any of the given 3 categories.
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    How many cubes you riding brah?

    I'll try category C (formerly known as category 3?) though I doubt I have a decent chance. Someone with a Harley or other cruiser will probably win categories 1 and C. 2*125+500+803+1000=2553 The 500 is a 471 but papa said nominal and it's called a CBR500R so I took that.
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    Updated Honda PCX for 2019?

    Yea Samui is known for inflated prices. 500THB for fitting panels is a joke as well. Or is that the deposit that Honda usually takes before they start ordering? I usually have to pay a 500THB deposit up front.
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    S1000RR 2019

    Spoke to some BMW Motorrad sales folks in Munich today, the first guy wasn't sure at all and his colleague said "early summer" the dealers will have it. Some people on a German forum said the factory making the engine casings has trouble delivering.
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    New CB650R (retro-ish style)

    Will do. My plan is to sell the Scrambler and to buy this one. But I'm freezing in Europe currently and probably wont be back in Thailand for a couple months
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    New CB650R (retro-ish style)

    If they didn't have something ugly stuck to the bike and made it look any nicer, they'd probably have to rebrand it away from Honda But yea, those air intakes are the only thing that I think that sticks out. At least they are way better than the panels of the oil cooler on the 1000 version of the bike. In fact, I think it looks better than the bigger sibling in quite a few ways. Overall I think Honda seems to be steadily improving its designs year after year currently. I hope they continue down that path.
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    S1000RR 2019

    By my estimate, the bike will be in Thailand some time around spring net year. Not holding my breath Yea I saw also some of those deals in US, that's pretty amazing to get such a great bike for that price. Of course nothing like that in Thailand. If it doesn't sell, then increase the price! I wouldn't be surprised if old models would carry a higher price than the new one First rides probably in (end of) march, that's when the press rides were planned and when dealers should have some bikes but with the delayed delivery dates? Who knows. Some guy working for BMW AU already rode it https://www.s1000rrforum.com/forum/bmw-s1000rr-general-discussion/223154-2019-292.html#post2312780 I don't like the vibes he mentioned, that's also something that stood out to one of the BMW factory test riders I hoped they'd improve on that issue in the current generation which cost them quite a few sales on the XR.
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    New CB650R (retro-ish style)

    First english ride review that I came across:
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    S1000RR 2019

    The bike originally had delivery dates in March in Germany. Today the dealers were advised that the official launch is pushed back to June and one guy said he heard from a factory worker that deliveries really will probably start mid of July. No reason for the delay was provided but it seems BMW ran into some kind of issue, maybe with a supplier? Production of the new model should have already started and to delay all bikes means that something has to change on the bikes that were already produced. Not good but it seems that at least they are trying to ensure the bike is done properly before launch.
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    Updated Honda PCX for 2019?

    When you order a bike, you enter a contract which has the purchase price fixed at that time. You have a receipt with details right? They basically messed up and shifted the problem onto you. They can't keep the 5k if you don't agree the taking a bike that you didn't order. I wouldn't have accepted such behavior.
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