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New bike - Spada

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by port80, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. After looking at GPX's, VTR's for a while I found a nice red Spada in a shop. Has 25,000kms on it. Built in 90 with 97 compliance. Straight and clean. I have put a deposit and get the final inspection this Saturday. I have spent about $1200 on equipment like Dry rider jacket pants boots, KBC helmet, gloves and a disc lock. Anything I may have forgotten or should look out for? I have been offered 3 months warranty through a 3rd party, would it be worth it?


     
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  2. Spada is a great choice of bike. Solid, stylish, goes well.

    You should've got a black one. 8)
     
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  3. Beeeeoooootifuuuul.... I tip the Spada as a future classic.
     
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  4. Which state are you in? And what are the dealers rules with bike? (i.e. in NSW most bikes under a certain number of k's come with a 3 month warranty)

    And if you don't mind me asking, how much are you paying?
     
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  5. BTW, Spada's rock :)
     
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  6. you're not going to sell your Spada now that you're a Ducati-man are you? :shock:
     
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  7. The spada's a top choice. I mentioned them to egiste after he complained about VTR prices and after having a look he's quite keen on them too. They were slightly ahead of their time, so still make a great proposition for a 250. Congratulations on ya new machine. :D
     
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  8. I love my Spada and give mad props to anyone who has one :)

    My spada is a dirty, sexy little biatch and sounds even hotter with the Staintune pipe I put on her. Highly recommended if you have a spare $650 to indulge yourself with.
     
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  9. Kaer, I'm in Vic and I am paying $3950 +ORC - so it works out to be about $4200 onroad plus 6 months rego. Not so cheap, but better than the VTR's for the same price.

    Pete, I can paint it to keep you happy :p

    Flashfire, how much / what difference does it make (apart from the note)?
     
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  10. Will be sold at some point...off to London in August next year. And I haven't been able to persuade myself to store it till I get back, but we'll see :)

    The monster will def be sold then.

    We'll see which bike gets more use in the coming months :)
     
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  11. Mat of mine has a Spada (Nice black one, excellent nick) which he is looking at selling shortly to upgrade to something bigger.

    He's been really happy with it & can't fault it at all.
     
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  12. Probably more than they're worth IMO, especially given it's 15 years old. That said, if you're happy, then it's the right price. :)
     
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  13. VTR's are by far the best looking naked bike money can buy for a beginner in my opinion.
    Honda SPADA's are fun looking too. (ahem, not nearly as much street cred as a VTR though ;)

    Port80 - Good luck with the Spada :D
     
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  14. Go da MIGHT SPADDAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    We need an Oz SPada owners club.

    Have fun on your new steed!!
     
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  15. One of the best looking/riding 250's out there dude :D .
     
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  16. Congrats on the new bike.. Naked bikes rule!.

    You have also picked up some nice gear to go with the bike. The only other thing I would recommend is a pair of Draggin Jeans.. I cant live without my Draggins.. I wear them everywhere...

    Cheers
    Twoup
     
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  17. congrats on the new bike. you need to be kitted up from head to toe. I noticed you didnt mention pants or boots ?? Dont risk it !! Get it all.
     
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  18. Yep dry rider pants and boots
     
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  19. I've just picked up myself some camo Dragin Jeans.
    They are mighty comfy. I've also found my Gaerne boots (ST Dry) to be a great purchase as well.
     
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  20. Is there anybody that would like to be in dandenong tomorrow to help me do a final look over the bike? Also to do a test ride, they won't let me (Learner) ride it. Lunch and drinks for anybody that can help. I also need to get it from dandenong to werribee late next week. I don't think it would make a suitable first ride, what are the best options?
     
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