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Been riding old Lambretta's since I was a kid - still own a 1968 SX 150 (200 engine), but always craved to try a 'big bike'. With retirement on the horizon I've treated myself to a XSR700..... early days, but I love it....bit of a difference mind! For a start this bikes got brakes!!
 

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Welcome aboard Mick, the XSR is a real easy bike to handle/ride and ideal for a first 'big' bike...i'm sure you'll enjoy every minute of it... it still brings a huge grin to my face everytime i ride mine.
 

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Still got my crombie, cherry reds and sta-press....more skinhead than mod....We had a charity 'Rods and Mockers' day recently with the local Harley Club...Loads of scooterists and bikers getting on like a house on fire...all for a good cause. Think those days have long gone friend....Really recognise the failings of the Lambretta even more now - although it is nearly 50 years old and has done Holland and back, so shouldn't moan too much.
 

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Hi,
Been riding old Lambretta's since I was a kid - still own a 1968 SX 150 (200 engine), but always craved to try a 'big bike'. With retirement on the horizon I've treated myself to a XSR700..... early days, but I love it....bit of a difference mind! For a start this bikes got brakes!!
Just sold my Vespa PX200 & Lambretta GP200 TS1 to pay for my XSR700.
Not been delivered yet as im in Spain, so looking forward to some sunny days riding.
Had a Bandit 1200 a few years ago, so not new to big bikes, but I will need a bit of time to get used to it again.
Anyway take it easy and enjoy, thats what its all about.
 

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Loads Crow....but unless I rob a bank or win the lottery, they'll have to wait! Still buying Mrs presents to appease her!
Really like the look of the aggressive scrambler tyres, but long standing biker mates tell me it'll ruin the handling, fuel consumption etc., so as a newbie I'll probably give them a miss for a bit. Welcome any comments on the subject.
 

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Loads Crow....but unless I rob a bank or win the lottery, they'll have to wait! Still buying Mrs presents to appease her!
Really like the look of the aggressive scrambler tyres, but long standing biker mates tell me it'll ruin the handling, fuel consumption etc., so as a newbie I'll probably give them a miss for a bit. Welcome any comments on the subject.
that might be a good thing since now you'll have one more reason to keep it stock and enjoy it the way it rolled off the factory line.

i think too many people are quick to throw on modifications and instead not enjoy enough of the bike in its stock form. that way once you do those modification they'll be that much more rewarding.
 

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Another thing that helps is doing modifications one at a time rather than stock piling parts and throwing em' all on. You kinda rob yourself of a consistent "new bike" feeling if you know what I mean.

But of course, the Mrs comes first. If she's not happy, you definitely won't be either haha!
 
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