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Upt'North said :-
Love the exhaust, it's a riot.
23/09/2020 11:18:42 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Well she certainly told YOU ROD! I've seen too many riders trying to cope with machines that are far too big for them, all it seems to do is cause them to lose confidence. If your good lady is comfortable with the Riot then that's the right bike for her. Yes, of course it's a shame you didn't get an excuse to purchase a KTM 1290 Adventure for "her", dagnammit. Anyhoo that Riot looks like a lot of fun.

Agree on the exhaust Upt'. Kind of makes me think of the Adam West Batmobile.

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24/09/2020 09:19:12 UTC
Upt'North said :-
Look what them darn Chinese are building these days. They're in danger of getting good at it.
CF Moto 1250.

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24/09/2020 09:45:04 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
When you consider the Chinese have been making most of our consumer goods for many years now there's no reason to doubt their ability to make anything and everything. It was only a question of time before they, along with ties to established marques, created their own brands. I'd be interested to see the price of this behemoth as/when/if it ever hits the UK shops.

The CF Moto 1250 seems to have a big KTM V-twin within. That puts is roughly in the same market as say a BMW R1250RT which according to BMW retails at £14,870. Will the CF be "competitive" at say £13,500 or will they come in low like the 125s did at say £9,500?
25/09/2020 09:24:22 UTC
Upt'North said :-
If it is the KTM lump, maybe in a lazy tune it could be a decent long distance bike.
But will it arrive here, who knows, but after Asia I think Europe would be a good market for them.
There is more than a little irony isn't there about rubbishing Chinese vehicles in general whilst typing this on a Huawei Tablet, before making a call on the Apple mobile laden with Chinese made components and of course settling down in front of the Tele late at night with a cup of tea made in a Chinese Kettle in front of a Chinese made Sony TV.
None of it's any blummin good though, Chinese rubbish!
Benelli showed a similar bike at the same show and the feeling from the left side of the pond on the other forum was less than complimentary, for all the normal reasons.
I think a lot could be persuaded to make the leap from their normal rides, but price, warranty, parts availability and customer service will be key.
It wouldn't surprise me if my next car and motorcycle are Chinese made, the badge on the tank would make no difference to me. But confidence in the product would.
25/09/2020 11:02:32 UTC
Upt'North said :-
At least me dunking Hobnobs' are as English as Match of the Day.
25/09/2020 11:23:14 UTC
Upt'North said :-
Who'd have thought it, blummin Scottish.....
25/09/2020 11:25:08 UTC
Mark Noel said :-
After all the world has suffered with the Covid pandemic. aka 'The China Virus', this household has made the decision to avoid buying any Chinese products whenever possible in future. After all, why should I reward their economy?
25/09/2020 01:48:11 UTC
Upt'North said :-
Good luck with that Nigel, hmmmmmm Mark.
25/09/2020 05:29:51 UTC
Bill said :-
Upt, your Hobnobs are made by a Turkish company, and who knows were your tea was grown
27/09/2020 08:32:23 UTC
Upt'North said :-
Turkey? TURKEY?!? No, Turkey? I really don't fancy a Hobnob kebab. Turkey?!?
Although I can sleep soundly knowing my tea is grown in tropical Swaledale, handpicked and sorted by Yorkshire fair maidens and then delivered to my local Co Op by a Yorkshire lad on his squeaky wheeled bicycle.
If anyone can suggest an English made biscuit suitable for sustained dunking please let me know. Are Elkes's still at Uttoxeter. Or as they say in Uttoxeter, Utcheter.

27/09/2020 11:45:20 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
If you wish to be entirely British Upt' the best you can hope for is an infusion of carrots and turnips for your drink and dunking would be best served by using a British grown pork chop.

I have this vision of tea growing in Yorkshire. Nora Batty, resplendent in wrinkled stockings and curlers, stood in a muddy field aside a steep hill, picking the tips off dirty pumpkins. A quick google search lead me to this link though, tea entirely from the UK.
28/09/2020 09:29:19 UTC
Upt'North said :-
£50 for a pot of tea and a twig!
I'll stick to Nora's.
28/09/2020 09:35:13 UTC
Upt'North said :-
It's ages since I've had a pork chop, ages.
28/09/2020 09:36:50 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Yeah tain't cheap is it! I'll stick with me Aldi Red Label. In fact I came by some "branded" tea recently and was decidedly unimpressed. As for porch chops, no, me either.
28/09/2020 10:40:50 UTC
Bill said :-
here you go upt yorkshire biscuits for you with tea, rather than Turkish Mcvites.
Probably not Aldi price so the Ed won't have any if you call.
28/09/2020 05:06:59 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
You're right Bill, not at THAT PRICE!! I feel faint...

If we were to "Buy British" everything we'd need to a basic income of about 60k per annum. This would of course put the prices up to cover the wages which means we'd need 70k. This would of course put the prices up to cover the wages which means we'd need 80k. This would of course put the prices up to cover the wages which means we'd need 90k.

I see a problem with the current economic system here. I think I need a cup of tea, which likely costs around 20p including electricity and washing up liquid. Best start saving...
28/09/2020 05:13:33 UTC
Upt'North said :-
How much?
Who would pay that for blummin biscuits. Not Moi, non merci.
Obviously my home grown Swaledale tea solves the first issue. Nice sheep too, a Swaledale.
But with regards to the biscuit situation, I've made my own. What could go wrong.
They're an oaty, fruity, brown sugary creation. Haven't had one yet, I'll let you know when I pluck up the courage to try one. If they're any good, I'll pop them in a tin and sell them for 20 quid a pop. If not the birds will get fatter.

28/09/2020 06:29:23 UTC
Bill said :-
found the solution for you in case the home biscuits don't work

Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea Biscuit Brew 40 Tea Bags

Available from ASDA


 biscuit brew

Here's a miraculous tea that tastes like biscuits - because when those two flavours combine, the resulting deliciousness creates a wave of happiness big enough to power an entire human being! It's a magical mug of biscuity goodness that doesn't get crumbs on your jumper.

28/09/2020 07:13:23 UTC
Upt'North said :-
Sorry Bill, sounds a bit like, "Garlic and Bread, Garlic Bread, that's Bread and Garlic"?!?
I can report that my first attempt at making a Dunka failed miserably, however all is not lost, because?
I did succeed in making a fine biscuit/cookie. But as I'm as English as apple crumble we'll call it a biscuit. It is a lovely little thing full of fruity loveliness and oaty goodness.
I can imagine they'll work a treat on my bowels.
Now all I need is some fancy tins and a long line of idiots with pockets full of money.
I don't know how to market them yet. Southern softie or Northern roughty tufty.
I'm thinking along the lines of, "The Upt'North Biccie that fills you up before it empties you out, pronto like thee knoost".
If anyone sends me a purple picture of J.M.W Turner I guarantee a perfectly wrapped sample returned by second class mail when I can be arsed.
Now to work on that Dunka. How hard can it be.

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29/09/2020 08:56:18 UTC

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