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post #3496 of 4602
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post


Nice, but why not just buy a lightly used 1199 or S1000RR?

 

For 15k you can buy a base model S1000RR or a ZX10 w/ABS and those are the top dogs nowadays.  That is a lot of money to worry about  Kawi 636s or Daytona 675s.  Hell a GSXR750 would eat it alive and those sell brand new for 10k everyday

post #3497 of 4602
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Nice, but why not just buy a lightly used 1199 or S1000RR?

Barring the Bonneville Salt Flats I don't know if there's anywhere, even on a track, you can come close to harnessing these bikes power. With the 899 you can at least somewhat come close. I mean it is making the power of literbikes from maybe 15 years ago? It easily outpowers a 999 and comes damn close to a 1098 (obv w/o the midrange). Probably appreciably cheaper to run and insure too. This thing's got 2x the power of my bike now, 1199 has got damn near 3. I think this would be enough.

1199's SSSA and LED headlights are pretty damn cool though.
post #3498 of 4602
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post


Barring the Bonneville Salt Flats I don't know if there's anywhere, even on a track, you can come close to harnessing these bikes power. With the 899 you can at least somewhat come close. I mean it is making the power of literbikes from maybe 15 years ago? It easily outpowers a 999 and comes damn close to a 1098 (obv w/o the midrange). Probably appreciably cheaper to run and insure too. This thing's got 2x the power of my bike now, 1199 has got damn near 3. I think this would be enough.

1199's SSSA and LED headlights are pretty damn cool though.

 

You really need to ride...really ride a literbike.  Might change your outlook

post #3499 of 4602
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

You really need to ride...really ride a literbike.  Might change your outlook
Where? Not on the street
post #3500 of 4602

power is addicting

post #3501 of 4602
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Barring the Bonneville Salt Flats I don't know if there's anywhere, even on a track, you can come close to harnessing these bikes power. With the 899 you can at least somewhat come close. I mean it is making the power of literbikes from maybe 15 years ago? It easily outpowers a 999 and comes damn close to a 1098 (obv w/o the midrange). Probably appreciably cheaper to run and insure too. This thing's got 2x the power of my bike now, 1199 has got damn near 3. I think this would be enough.

1199's SSSA and LED headlights are pretty damn cool though.

I think that you can't really dot that to a 600 class bike really either on the street except maybe on the highway. The only bike I ever had pinned to full throttle street riding ever was my Ninja 250. Maybe I am not daring enough.
post #3502 of 4602

I've been full throttle on both a middleweight and a literbike on the street but probably been fastest on my 636 (while running with a pack of literbikes).  It's a surreal experience that I will probably never ever do again...on the street.  I prefer sweeping curves and switchbacks now

post #3503 of 4602
Yea I have taken my 650 up to like 120 on the highway... its boring. I like the twisties way more, and having 3x the HP wouldn't really enhance those.

If I lived near a fast track like Road Atlanta or VIR or something I'd def consider a liter bike one day... but I just have CMP here which is like 2 miles long. Might as well have a go kart
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post #3505 of 4602
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Love this writeup: http://rideapart.com/2013/09/guide-to-motorcycle-categories/

RideApart is pretty much the best-written website about motorcycles right now.

As an aside, I had a "life in the big city" moment today. Came home on the CBR to see a ticket stuck to my NT650 - yep, someone stole the plates off it sometime today, and the Dept. of Revenue caught it almost immediately (I'm wondering if they actually saw the guy take it!). The replacement will cost $26, but I should be able to get the ticket waived. Fortunately they left the CB400 alone...
post #3506 of 4602
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Love this writeup: [url]http://rideapart.com/2013/09/guide-to-motorcycle-categories/[/url]

Hilarious. I dont have any experience on Adv bikes, but their writeup seems to be right on. A few episodes of The Long Way Round with Ewan and Charlie in Asia was enough to convince me that these types of bike are all wrong for anything but pavement.
post #3507 of 4602
Is anyone else going to the Brooklyn Invitational Motorcycle Show next week?
post #3508 of 4602
Goddammit, they didn't have my size in those belstaff pants after all.

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Went to a dealership (it's a BMW/Duc/Yamaha/Harley dealer) yesterday with my g/f and without my gear in order to compare/contrast the Streetfighter and the Panigale.  Panigale has a lower seat height, is slimmer and actually seemed more comfortable.  Everything is slim on that thing including the upper fairing.  The entire package felt oddly right.  They had a white one on display that looked like it was primed and ready for a coat of paint.  I have always thought that red bikes were too flashy but red is definitely the way to go

 

 

http://www.ducati.com/cms-web/upl/MediaGalleries/120/MediaGallery_120658/SF-S_2011_R_%5B1067x600%5D.jpg

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2013-Ducati-1199-Panigale-arctic-white-04.jpg

 

Then the guy led me over to the BMW S1000RR.  Can you say plush?  That thing is a Barcalounger compared to the Ducs

 

http://subno.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/2013-bmw-s1000rr-blackbmw-s1000rr-black-picture-bmw-wallpapers-and-hd-images-er87zh2r.jpg

 

 

Yes I know with those headlights it looks like a special needs bike but dammit I t felt great at 0 mph.  I really don't want to get another i-4 (yet) so this one is out yet all hat power plus heated grips.  Heated grips?  lol  Salesman told me to bring my gear later on this week so I could take them all out and get a feel for each one of them. 

 

Wonderful

post #3510 of 4602
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

Went to a dealership (it's a BMW/Duc/Yamaha/Harley dealer) yesterday with my g/f and without my gear in order to compare/contrast the Streetfighter and the Panigale.  Panigale has a lower seat height, is slimmer and actually seemed more comfortable.  Everything is slim on that thing including the upper fairing.  The entire package felt oddly right.  They had a white one on display that looked like it was primed and ready for a coat of paint.  I have always thought that red bikes were too flashy but red is definitely the way to go


SF-S_2011_R_%5B1067x600%5D.jpg
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2013-Ducati-1199-Panigale-arctic-white-04.jpg


Then the guy led me over to the BMW S1000RR.  Can you say plush?  That thing is a Barcalounger compared to the Ducs

http://subno.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/2013-bmw-s1000rr-blackbmw-s1000rr-black-picture-bmw-wallpapers-and-hd-images-er87zh2r.jpg



Yes I know with those headlights it looks like a special needs bike but dammit I t felt great at 0 mph.  I really don't want to get another i-4 (yet) so this one is out yet all hat power plus heated grips.  Heated grips?  lol  Salesman told me to bring my gear later on this week so I could take them all out and get a feel for each one of them. 

Wonderful

I know what you mean - I think Ducati has made massive progress on streetability of their sportbikes, but the S1000RR still takes the lead. I am still debating between another MTS 1200 (it is just that good), an HP4 or something else. The practical part of me favors the MTS.
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