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Mattfazer18

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What Fazer / commuter to buy
« on: 05 January 2018, 09:10:43 AM »
Hi everyone.

I'm commuting about 15k a year any bike suggestions welcome. Like idea of Fazer 8 but possibly a bit heavy on fuel?

Other options are an FZ6 Fazer and put a 17t front sprocket on it, Suzuki sv650 s or.... Honda NC700s

Thoughts welcome. Thanks!

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Re: What Fazer / commuter to buy
« Reply #1 on: 05 January 2018, 09:33:52 AM »
welcome to the forum

what kinda roads? where abouts are you commuting on? (I take it you mean 15k miles not just 15 kilometres! lol)
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Re: What Fazer / commuter to buy
« Reply #2 on: 05 January 2018, 11:58:43 AM »
Ha ha! Yes. Just 15k per year! Commute is 19 miles. 1 mile out of city, 3 miles of dual carriage way and rest A roads and through and couple of villages. Also 15 miles each way to see mates. Through two Bath and Bristol and the boards between. Hope that helps

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Re: What Fazer / commuter to buy
« Reply #3 on: 05 January 2018, 12:52:10 PM »
Hi and welcome. If commuting is your main focus then I'd be more inclined to stick to a 600 just purely for the MPGs. The fuel consumption was the first thing I noticed when I made the jump to a thou. Most 600s driven right will get easily into the 200miles per tank range and there's still plenty enough power in them to 'play' on the weekend.

How new of a bike are you looking at? And what sort of budget? That info might help us give you some more suggestions 😊👍

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Re: What Fazer / commuter to buy
« Reply #4 on: 05 January 2018, 01:13:49 PM »
One option is a fz6 Fazer s2 with 9k and full service. Could stretch to a Fazer 8 and 3-4K price. Think would love a Fazer 8 bug might struggle with fuel consumption? Anyone get anywhere near mpg with one of them? Fz6 is on for 2.6k and seems like a good deal

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Re: What Fazer / commuter to buy
« Reply #5 on: 05 January 2018, 01:25:03 PM »
It's on an 08 plate

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Re: What Fazer / commuter to buy
« Reply #6 on: 05 January 2018, 03:41:21 PM »
I'd personally go for the fz6 s2 out of the two. Cheaper to insure, cheaper to tax and more than likely cheaper to run but I'm not sure how the 8 is on fuel. The fz8 is the prettier bike imo but it's pretty much just a watered down fz1 from most accounts

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Re: What Fazer / commuter to buy
« Reply #7 on: 06 January 2018, 07:20:16 PM »
I commute in a gen 1 thou. Perfect for the job, get 200 miles out of a tank easily, low revs at cruise speed, plenty of power when you want it. 
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Re: What Fazer / commuter to buy
« Reply #8 on: 06 January 2018, 08:33:35 PM »
From first post, SV650 are fun but they are tiny. If you’re tall it won’t be good for commuting plus quite a sporty riding position, bit heavy on the wrists. Great on fuel though!

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Re: What Fazer / commuter to buy
« Reply #9 on: 08 January 2018, 10:36:02 PM »
I've got a Fazer 8 if you are interested. It's got FSH and new MOT. Just had the major valve adjustment service done. I can email you photos if you pm your email address. It's 4 years old.