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Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Well-Known Member

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    What's the cost of ownership of the Aprilia v twins? Street Triple?

    I.e. maintenance etc. I've read that the duc twins are absolutely mental for their routine checks (800-1k a pop).
     
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    I thought Triumphs have Japanese levels of reliability. Curiously though all newer Ducs (except the Scrambler) have 15k - 18k valve checks. Scrambler is still stuck at 7000 miles.


    I thought those motors require frequent preventative maintenance. Bike is a beast

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    Apparently that one has one of the good engines.

    It'd probably still be a mental bike.

    70hp and 280lbs wet? Shheeeeeiiitttt!
     
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    The older Aprilia twins had Rotax engines which were highly rated. BMW, Buell and KTM also used Rotax engines
     
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    Overrun pop, I love it!
     
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  7. TRINI

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    Everytime I consider copping a DRZ-400, I realize it's ~$3-4K that I could just put towards a Striple.

    Which is still a naked bike that'd be terrible on the highway.
     
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    Daytona is the same bike with better suspension and wind protection. Just cop that...or a MV Agusta F3 if you're feeling frisky
     
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  9. ridethecliche

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    Better suspension issue solved by getting the striple R.

    The daytona is a marvelous looking beast though.
     
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    Dunno if my back can handle that riding position though.
     
  12. Cool The Kid

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    Striple R is just a Daytona with dirtbike bars and milder cams, no?

    Dunno if you guys watch MotoGP but today's race was EPIC. I might watch it again tonight
     
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    Yah but the cams etc make a difference of about 25hp!
     
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    25 hp that can barely be deployed on the street....

    Man temperatures have taken a big dip. Gotta get those damn heated grips on.
     
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    Pretty much.
     
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    Haven't had a chance to look at torque curves for both, but doesn't that depend on when they make power?

    Having more acceleration potential at lower speeds is never a bad thing. It's like having a faster car. You can still enjoy it at non track speeds. On a bike that's probably more handy if you encounter a clueless driver.

    Doesn't have to only be in 6th gear, no?
     
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    Yeah, unless you're tracking, I never ever get the appeal of supersports on the street.

    Even in the twisties or canyons, you're in what? 3rd gear?

    The only thing I can see is the ergonomics that let you drop a knee but you can get those in other bikes.
     
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    Having a STR, I rode about 400 miles on the highway recently and it was totally fine. At 80ish wind isn't an issue for me. Above 90 and instantly you feel it and it's super uncomfortable, but I wouldn't maintain that speed on a highway regardless of my bike. A quick pull over 100? Fun. Maybe. Sustained? I'm good. Twisties is where this bike shines though, puts a smile on my face every time. Easily my favorite bike and I've ridden a few good ones.

    Spending all of November in FL at a friends. Going to trailer my bike down. He has the new r1 and we're planning a few camp trips in the South. Really excited.
     
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