Originally Posted by TRINI
This would never happen in Canada. I'm not in the mkt for a sport bike but I'd love to ride one just to see what all that power's like.
Down here you just need to go to dealerships in affluent or rural areas. Anywhere near a city (DC or Baltimore) and it is a foreign concept as well.
Power is addicting, handling is so different and brakes are oh so precise. Make you feel like you've been riding a scooter with drum brakes.
Originally Posted by David23
I just want a SV because of the awesomeness potential. Like this one.
That looks heavily modded: those lights, single sided swingarm, expensive looking wheels, probably a custom exhaust and perhaps a gsxr fork (which is actually a common mod). Looks like a wannabe speed triple.
Originally Posted by BostonHedonist
I was on my tippy-toes when I swung a leg over an SF848 at my local Duc Dealer.
The Triumph Street Triple, however, felt just right. I've decided to buy one. Probably this winter when next year's crop comes out.
That was a surprise for me as well. I wasn't on tip toes but I wasn't flat footed either. Less of an issue on the Panigale and not an issue at all on the S1000