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Old 05-31-2014, 03:04 AM   #6946
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Tail tidy
Never wanted one on any of the bikes I had, I even had the option to EXTEND
the tail/fender on one of my scooters and I did that.

Even if it didn't stop the water and junk spraying up to me (topcase would),
I don't like bikes with a high tail and the rear wheel that ends behind the tail.

So, no tail tidy for me.
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Old 05-31-2014, 03:44 AM   #6947
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yep with you on this! 750 or 1200? They get brilliant reviews, would get this over the ducat's in the same genre...

I'm sure it can even do light touring duties (some soft bags) and I have seen a video where they take a hypermotard (I think this one) super hard on some (soft) trails and gravel (ok, not the boulder type river beds but then who does...)
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:37 AM   #6948
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I'd take the 750, it's already too thirsty for it's own class, the 1200 has no range.

Besides, I don't really need more then 70-80hp, so the 750 is plenty.
A lot more usable then my current FZ6 which doesn't hit peak torque until you're
doing 50mph in 1st gear. I miss the engine from my ninja 650 (but not the vibes).

I'm some 400 miles from home in some hilly terrain and a FZ6 with +1 sprocket
up front is very unresponsive around town. It's fine where I live, but here, I need
something with more instant poke, and I loved the DD when I tried it back in 2008
or 2009.
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:38 AM   #6949
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I feel like doing something stupid today.

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Old 05-31-2014, 07:45 AM   #6950
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I feel like doing something stupid today.


Nothiing stupide about a Speed Triple
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:58 AM   #6951
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Nothiing stupide about a Speed Triple
He said doing stupid, not buying stupid.
I think you can do very stupid with the S3!
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:09 AM   #6952
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Especially since that is a Street Triple R!
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:11 AM   #6953
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We'll decide what he wants, and as he wants stupid, he wants the Speed.
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:40 AM   #6954
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I wanna go terrorize hipsters at farmers markets with that arrow exhaust in first and second gear.

Farm fresh burnouts for all!
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:52 AM   #6955
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I wanna go terrorize hipsters at farmers markets with that arrow exhaust in first and second gear.

Farm fresh burnouts for all!
Cortez approves.


Bring a GoPro.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:35 AM   #6956
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The piaggio dealer where I worked was also a Aprilia dealer. I rode one of those quite a bit, it's actually a great bike, very refined feeling and fun to ride. It slides almost as easy as my SMC did.
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:41 AM   #6957
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Sat on one of these at the dealer, and despite it's looks, had some of the best ergos of any bike I've ever sat on. Maybe in another few years when the strom is worn out some more.
I sat on one today, liked most of what I saw, but, and this is a big but, my legs were brushing against the valve covers, and I am 5'11" with short legs and a long torso. Did not like at all.

Mirrors size sucks too, very small.

I next sat on the F6B and liked it much better. F6B with factory cruise control would suit me just fine.

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Old 05-31-2014, 04:43 PM   #6958
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Just got home from the Ducati dealer in New Orleans and I'm still tempted to pick up the Panigale. Then I check out the Bimota, 1000cc vtwin, SB8R. Man, that bike is so beautiful to see in the flesh.



The bike I checked out: http://ttrno.com/products/2000-bimota-sb8r-used
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:39 PM   #6959
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I wanna go terrorize hipsters at farmers markets with that arrow exhaust in first and second gear.

Farm fresh burnouts for all!


Sigfile material right there.
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:04 PM   #6960
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I wanna go terrorize hipsters at farmers markets with that arrow exhaust in first and second gear.

Farm fresh burnouts for all!
Yep. My new ones....
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