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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 16:24 
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No, it's a 444BHP petrol, mounted to a 10-speed box that'll drag it to 60 in five seconds dead!

Give them some more money and they'll make it 590BHP, which is just fucking insanity.

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 Post subject: Re: The Motorbike Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 16:33 
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Saw this and thought of you Grim...

It's up for sale on eBay at the mo' for £18.5k and there are videos on YouTube of it powersliding around rally stages

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/modifi ... -rally-car

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I mean... I can't think of a more poorly-suited body for your rally car!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 17:33 
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No, it's a 444BHP petrol, mounted to a 10-speed box that'll drag it to 60 in five seconds dead!

Give them some more money and they'll make it 590BHP, which is just fucking insanity.


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Bloody hell, that's awesome. Want.

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 Post subject: Re: The Motorbike Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 17:48 
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Only £125k!

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 Post subject: Re: The Motorbike Thread
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8)

Fook me.... I guess the Amarok will have to do! :) (that does sixty in less than 7 secs I think - feels very quick for its size, there's a 15 secs overboost function which means the mill chucks out 250bhp. Hilarious blowing off 320d BMWs at the lights and leaving them for dead in that behemoth :D )

Probably costs less than half that in the States... >:(

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 18:13 
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My old man has a Toureg with the same engine. I don't like the autobox, bit the engine is indeed a nice lump.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 18:53 
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My old man has a Toureg with the same engine. I don't like the autobox, bit the engine is indeed a nice lump.


Dunno how true it is (probably BS) but according to VW the engine's significantly changed (and detuned) as compared to the standard VAG 3 litre V6 found in Q5s, A6es and all the rest of 'em, as the Amarok is classed as a commercial vehicle that could reasonably be expected to cover much greater distances, in worse conditions e.g. building site. Apparently they've toughed it up; certainly feels much more agricultural than ever it does in a Q7 or my son in law's old A6... could just be down to NVH tho.

Personally I love an auto-box in really big diesels; swapping ratios is great in a sports car but, for me, less so in a chuffing great van or truck with a mountain of grunt. Just put it in D and go... anywhere pretty much. :)

To bring things full circle, the Amarok reminds me of the Harley - big ol' heavy brute of a thing that doesn't go round corners very well (the live axle and unladen leaf springs see to that), but certainly puts a smile on your face. It has a certain charm, honesty and very clear purpose, which I like. :)

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I dislike the jog box, which still changes gear for you if the revs get high or low enough. It should grind to a halt or bounce off the redline if I tell it too.

It's very good when you're towing things on the motorway, though :)

Sorry about your bike thread, folks!

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When Riles books the camping, i might take it to Le Mans over the ER5.

I was making loud hints yesterday. Problem is I was making loud hints about doing L2P again last week so I think they were wilfully ignored.


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Old Man Afterthought just told me he has agreed to buy a BSA Bantam. It is a 1962 engine (overbored to 183cc) in a 1966 frame. No, I don't know why, either.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:31 
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I've never really "got" the whole classic Brit bike thing, though it doesn't help in my case that I'm seriously useless and maintaining, much less actually rebuilding stuff. But, fair play to him though, and to be fair it is nice seeing old metal like this out and about on a sunny Sunday afternoon. :)

(Plus, I do so love 2-strokes.... even genteel little old beasties like this, albeit I'd be more interested if it were an RG500 Gamma or wild old KH750 triple, huh. Now *there's* a machine :D )


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