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post #3511 of 4359
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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 #3512 of 4359
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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 #3513 of 4359
Is anyone else going to the Brooklyn Invitational Motorcycle Show next week?
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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

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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.
post #3517 of 4359
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

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.

That is one of the main reasons I got mine, all the good points of a Ducati sport bike in a comfortable package.
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That is one of the main reasons I got mine, all the good points of a Ducati sport bike in a comfortable package.

I agree, but I wish it wasn't so bloody tall. I am 6 feet tall and straddling it is kind of annoying. but the balance is spot on. I miss mine.
post #3519 of 4359
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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. 

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.
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I'm debating. I think folks down here would be cool with me test driving some things out. I would be OK with testing used bikes. My realistic replacements would be shit like the SF848, CB1000R, SV1000, Z1000. Shit I want to try out but have no plan on buying are the new 636, any of the MV 800 triples, the 848, 1198, etc. Dream rides would be the Panigale, S1000RR, RSV4 and the big dog MV Agusta. I wish I could just pay a fee and do a test ride. Damn shame Kawi doesn't do its demo days anymore.
post #3521 of 4359
Yeah, I need to find somebody who will let me ride a ~2007-08 naked SV650 to see if it is actually something I even want.
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I just want a SV because of the awesomeness potential. Like this one.

 

post #3523 of 4359
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

I agree, but I wish it wasn't so bloody tall. I am 6 feet tall and straddling it is kind of annoying. but the balance is spot on. I miss mine.

I'm 5'7" with a 30" inseam but I've managed to adapt.
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Do you guys ride to the track when participating in a track day, or is it strictly a tow-to-track situation?

post #3525 of 4359
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

I'm 5'7" with a 30" inseam but I've managed to adapt.

Oh, I still managed, but swinging a leg over it was just always a bit annoying. And we are talking about the very, very minor annoyance on a superb bike. Do you have the 13 with Skyhook?
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