Downtown 300

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Re: Downtown 300

Post#11 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:39 pm

I may nip down to see them tomorrow as the weather here looks as if it will be crap, yet again..so it will be in the car...
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Re: Downtown 300

Post#12 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:20 am

So far I really like my 300i. It has a very lively take off and now that it has loosened up the performance is similar to my previous machine - Piaggio X10. As its the 125i with a bigger engine the riding position is compact but at 5'11" I don't find it uncomfortable. Fuel consumption and tank range are not especially good but I do tend to run it flat out once outside of the 30/40 limits. Access for maintenance is really good but does require the seat and tub to be removed, even to get at the battery. Brakes are very efficient for a single disk and I strongly recommend the ABS version. The trip computer part of the instruments is not well thought out and it is impossible to change the settings on the move. Its even very difficult to change when stationary. Underseat storage is OK and will take one full face and one open face helmet. I have also fitted a medium size top box using the appropriate adaptor with a standard GIVi mounting plate and box.
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Re: Downtown 300

Post#13 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:27 am

Thanks for all your comments chaps, i will pop down to see it a bit later on today, shopping for coffee and cake first. Ow! and i need a pair of water proof boots, The H/G water proof boots i have just bought are nipping my left foot and not nice.. i think they would be OK on a normal foot just my gammy lag.
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Re: Downtown 300

Post#14 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:55 pm

Well i went to C/B Honda to look at the Downtown 300...Sold last week :(
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A&D have a couple of J300's in stock plus a new one, but the cheapest i can get is £3000 to me..Too much for a winter hack. :(

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Re: Downtown 300

Post#15 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:22 pm

Ride one. You may like it more than you expect. The J300 makes anyone a bit of a hooligan.
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Re: Downtown 300

Post#16 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:52 pm

3 grand is a bit more that i wanted to spend on a winter hack..

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Re: Downtown 300

Post#17 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:36 pm

I cant seem to remember.. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.

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Re: Downtown 300

Post#18 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:42 pm

sh 300
the clock on the wall makes fun of us all!

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Re: Downtown 300

Post#19 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:12 pm

horobags wrote:sh 300



Thought that was a keeper bud :?
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Re: Downtown 300

Post#20 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:09 pm

Buy Bob's Helix; it'll outlive all of us.

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