Originally Posted by RRVT
This really surprises me. I would've expected the Standard one to be better on roads and at high speeds.
What was the difference in handling and leaning?
The one you should expect from different wheel sizes. The R needs more determination to lean, more countersteering, but once its leaning it feels very stable. The standard 1190 steers quicker. Suspension is really ace on both bikes. Since on the R its taller its really no small feat that it can cope with 150 hp and aggressive street riding. I am still very impressed by both bikes but the R although hilarious (!) gets my vote. I mean, I canīt imagine how it would behave without the traction control on. A real hooligan party!
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