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Re: Herald motorbikes

Post by Tunneruk » Tue May 05, 2015 8:49 pm

I've just done a paint job on a brand new Mash 400. I rode it back to the owner and thought it was brilliant, punchy, character, fairly refined ..... and this one had one of my retro paint jobs on it!! (thumbs)

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Re: Herald motorbikes

Post by Chris S » Tue May 05, 2015 8:51 pm

Well they told me XBR500 at a show the other day.
Japan had a 400 version (like the Yam SR400 we just got back).
XBR was kick and electric, XR kick only but both from the same RFVC block, afaik.
And XBR5 made a useful 43hp.

Nice paintjob - like my old T140V ;-)

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Re: Herald motorbikes

Post by Brenhden » Tue May 05, 2015 9:21 pm

Chris S wrote:Well they told me XBR500 at a show the other day.
Japan had a 400 version (like the Yam SR400 we just got back).
XBR was kick and electric, XR kick only but both from the same RFVC block, afaik.
And XBR5 made a useful 43hp.

Nice paintjob - like my old T140V
That's good to hear. That bottom pic is really cool :)

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Re: Herald motorbikes

Post by dubber68 » Sun May 31, 2015 9:33 am

Just a quick update on the bike. Still loving it and riding it more than I expected to be honest. The finish is still ok and the engine is freeing up nicely. Did some gentle lanes on her over the weekend. Pics below.

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Re: Herald motorbikes

Post by Trev » Sun May 31, 2015 12:34 pm

Have to say that does look very nice, seriously considering one as replacement for my Enfield as I would imagine a bit more pokey on the road. What's the weight/power/torque of your bike?

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Re: Herald motorbikes

Post by SteveR » Sun May 31, 2015 10:04 pm

dubber68 wrote:Just a quick update on the bike. Still loving it and riding it more than I expected to be honest. The finish is still ok and the engine is freeing up nicely. Did some gentle lanes on her over the weekend. Pics below.



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Really does look dead cute. As Trev says, very Enfield Trials like and probably more..... modern too? I like the simple, uncluttered clock and top yoke area especially. Pop a little flyscreen, some softy panniers and you have a mini-ADV tool. (thumbs)

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Re: Herald motorbikes

Post by dubber68 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:28 am

Trev wrote:Have to say that does look very nice, seriously considering one as replacement for my Enfield as I would imagine a bit more pokey on the road. What's the weight/power/torque of your bike?



A snippet from the magazine review. If you are near Chesterfield you are free to try her.
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Re: Herald motorbikes

Post by dubber68 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:29 am

Trev wrote:Have to say that does look very nice, seriously considering one as replacement for my Enfield as I would imagine a bit more pokey on the road. What's the weight/power/torque of your bike?





A snippet from the magazine review. If you are near Chesterfield you are free to try her.
I work to live. I live to ride. I ride to work, Ever felt like your going in circles.



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Re: Herald motorbikes

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Re: Herald motorbikes

Post by Freeloadeur » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:28 pm

I stumbled across the Frances Barnett the other day, a Herald 125cc with a 21" front wheel and an 18" rear and a very nice looking thing it is, but at Β£3500!! maybe not.
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