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post #3511 of 4782
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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.
post #3512 of 4782
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post


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 #3513 of 4782
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

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.
post #3514 of 4782
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 #3515 of 4782
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.
post #3516 of 4782

I just want a SV because of the awesomeness potential. Like this one.

 

post #3517 of 4782
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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.
post #3518 of 4782

Do you guys ride to the track when participating in a track day, or is it strictly a tow-to-track situation?

post #3519 of 4782
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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?
post #3520 of 4782

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.

post #3521 of 4782
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

The Triumph Street Triple, however, felt just right. I've decided to buy one. Probably this winter when next year's crop comes out.

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post #3522 of 4782
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

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?

Nope, I have a 2010 Touring S model.
post #3523 of 4782
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post


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.

 

 

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Originally Posted by David23 View Post
 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

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

post #3524 of 4782
Yea that SV has an xx98 swingarm + wheel

Pretty fucking sick

I know I said before my 650 is enough for me but lately I have been kind of wanting more. SV1000 is probably the best bet
post #3525 of 4782
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

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.

Street Triple or Speed Triple? I wouldn't mind taking both for a spin, but I hear the Street is missing the midrange power.
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