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

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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Is the R100 slow? I have an R90/6 and it is not what I would call slow exactly, or ugly for that matter, but in a modern bike I would expect a lot more power. I always thought the R100 was a fair bit more powerful than the R90 but never really looked into it. Mainly it has 2 front brakes and the S fairing without paying the R90S price.
     
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    That's the thing though - the V7 isn't a modern bike. It's just a V50 Monza with fuel injection. It has basically no technology that didn't exist on a Guzzi(!) in 1979. It's as if BMW was still making airheads.

    A R100S might knock a half second off an R90/6 in the quarter. In real world use, they are identically fast. A 77 R100RS with the big valve head would be a bit faster, but none are exactly Hayabusa-like.

    I think if you rode it, you'd find the 50hp of the V7 more than adequate. It's quite torquey as befits a 750cc twin. It didn't leave me wanting more, despite a Lon history of liter bikes.
     
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    I can get behind that, just not for me (obviously, as I have an authentic old bike and a fake-old Ducati Sport 1000 with more modern technology). For a commuting, around town type of bike, assuming the suspension and brakes are up to snuff, it seems like a decent choice.

    If BMW had reissued the airhead R100S with somewhat updated, yet still simple technology, I probably would have bought that instead of the Ducati. I like being able to work on my own bike and know that everything is right. Luckily I feel very confident in the techs at Ducati Seattle, they really seem to know their stuff. They are the main reason I felt okay about buying that bike.
     
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    Took her out yesterday for the first time this year.... [​IMG] pipes.... [​IMG]
     
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    For your viewing pleasure. 2011 Fatboy Lo.

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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    How many is this now, Gnatty?
     
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    How many is this now, Gnatty?

    Four.. [​IMG]

    Thinking about selling the Bonnie though, just not riding it as much as I should..
     
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    Took her out yesterday for the first time this year....


    Nice job, what pipes are those?
     
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    Making some progress:

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    ^ looks good, was that a faring in the before picture? What seat are you putting on there?
     
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    For your viewing pleasure. 2011 Fatboy Lo.

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    The Fatboy was the first bike I ever fell in love with. Haven't noticed it in many years but that's a really nice one.
     
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    The Fatboy was the first bike I ever fell in love with. Haven't noticed it in many years but that's a really nice one.

    Thanks man. I think they did a really good job with the "Dark Custom" line of Fatboys, giving them a bit of an edgier look than the classic FBs, while still retaining the great lines and classic look. It's a great bike to ride, much nimbler than it's appearance would suggest.
     
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    ^ looks good, was that a faring in the before picture? What seat are you putting on there?

    It had a "windjammer ss" on it. While functional, it was the ugliest thing I had ever seen.

    It will end up with a benji seat and tank, but for time being its going to run a shaved stock seat to get around on.
     
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    Looks better with the fairing pour moi
     

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