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post #6256 of 6912
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A test ride? Maybe 2 or 3 you say? Lol

Keep in mind the Streetfighter is a rather tall bike for those short in the inseam. Definitely taller than the Panigale
That's about it. They usually require that you to wear leather boots (not necessarily riding boots) that cover your ankles. If you show up in low top sneakers or shoes there is a strong possibility that you will get turned away.

My Multistrada was a ridiculously tall bike, damn if I don't miss it still. The HP4 is fun and easy to ride, but doesn't quite trigger the senses the same way as a Ducati.
post #6257 of 6912

Did someone say tall bike?

 

post #6258 of 6912
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Ugh. Seeing all of those makes me feel like I wasted money 'fixing' the suspension of my SV. I keep telling myself it's worth it because I'm not ready for an STR yet no matter how badly I want one.


I think a speed triple would be way too much bike for me. I can't see myself ever getting something with that much power for a sportbike. If I get a tourer, it would make sense to get a 1000CC ish bike, but holy hell.

Honestly, the speed really isn't that unwieldy. It's fairly heavy for what it is, though, but I don't think it'd get away from you. SV's are great bikes, but I'd look at stepping it up. Take it from me, the guy who dropped way too much money in my older Bonneville, that it's best to not really 'upgrade' bike parts and to just buy a new one when you want to move on or are looking for something different.
post #6259 of 6912
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I forgot about the Ducati thing.  I should call the dealer, but it is only going to be in the low 40s. frown.gif
Looking like rain tomorrow.... if so, won't be for a few weeks frown.gif

But I definitely want to see what it's about.
post #6260 of 6912
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

My Multistrada was a ridiculously tall bike, damn if I don't miss it still. The HP4 is fun and easy to ride, but doesn't quite trigger the senses the same way as a Ducati.

Amen brother.fistbump.gif
post #6261 of 6912
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Honestly, the speed really isn't that unwieldy. It's fairly heavy for what it is, though, but I don't think it'd get away from you. SV's are great bikes, but I'd look at stepping it up. Take it from me, the guy who dropped way too much money in my older Bonneville, that it's best to not really 'upgrade' bike parts and to just buy a new one when you want to move on or are looking for something different.

 

Perhaps that'll be true in another few thousand miles. But honestly, at this point it's probably going to be this bike or no bike unless I magically end up with some money or get a great sale on this.

 

Did you end up selling your STR?
 

post #6262 of 6912
Still have it, the s1000r deal ($10k, for my friends 2015!) fell through, so I'm keeping for now. I still think it's the perfect bike for me.
post #6263 of 6912
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Originally Posted by pfurey View Post

Still have it, the s1000r deal ($10k, for my friends 2015!) fell through, so I'm keeping for now. I still think it's the perfect bike for me.

 

I bet haha. I'll get one eventually. How's the maintenance on them? Any issues with ones that are a few years old? I want a more recent STR (like post 2012) but the brand new ones now don't have as good of a suspension setup on the STR right?

post #6264 of 6912
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I bet haha. I'll get one eventually. How's the maintenance on them? Any issues with ones that are a few years old? I want a more recent STR (like post 2012) but the brand new ones now don't have as good of a suspension setup on the STR right?

Not sure about the new ones, but my 2013 STR is great suspension wise. Brakes are also super good.

I do oil every 6,000 miles and flush brake fluids once a year. Clean and lube chain once every 600ish miles. That's it for me and I've never had issue. Once it hits 12,000, I think throttle bodies need to be resynced at Triumph, but that's a fairly typical interval.
post #6265 of 6912
Rode an SF848 today. Was awesome but it didn't feel like 2x the power of my bike. I was surprised. Big takeaways for me were the suspension & seating position. I think a tuned + modded SV with GSXR suspension would be just about perfect for me. In the meantime I'm def gonna get a new shock for my bike. That shit is a mealy banana by comparison. Prob not going to be able to swap till next year.
post #6266 of 6912
Hindu wedding. Jamaica, Queens. The important men are outside drinking Black. Trini - where are you? Lol
post #6267 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Rode an SF848 today. Was awesome but it didn't feel like 2x the power of my bike. I was surprised. Big takeaways for me were the suspension & seating position. I think a tuned + modded SV with GSXR suspension would be just about perfect for me. In the meantime I'm def gonna get a new shock for my bike. That shit is a mealy banana by comparison. Prob not going to be able to swap till next year.

I don't think it has double the power- that's the old 1098 streetfighter. The 848 is an interesting ride tho. It just doesn't have that top end rush like the bigger brother
post #6268 of 6912
I think I was expecting 1098 rip. It was cool though. Love that V twin sound. Makes my Ninja sound like a lawn mower.
post #6269 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Someone is feeling that double bonus!

 

Ha!  I'm not actually considering one.  It is just the only Ducati that I really like - though the new XDiavel looks cool too.

post #6270 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

Hindu wedding. Jamaica, Queens. The important men are outside drinking Black. Trini - where are you? Lol

LOLOLOL.

I was in the bashment drinking beers last night. Good times.
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