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Old 08-25-2009, 04:13 PM   #81
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Ask Nicky Hayden and everyone else that has ridden it, besides Stoner.

Different bike, handling, powerband. Some people can adapt, others can't.

Same question can go to the Triumph 650. Everyone raves about the power and handling, but how many do you see up front?

Comes down to the bikes being a dime a dozen, parts are all over and well developed.
seems the same for the 675. but mine sure is easy to ride fast. bumps in corners suck but i can take em as they come. congrats on the new duc!
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:14 PM   #82
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you drivin or ridin to s.a? i could go for some weinerschnitzel!
Actually its austin, and taking my cousins truck. He'll be on vacation, so probably rolling solo
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man, thats a tuff review
dont worry about what other people say about the bike that you like, most likely he has never been on a v-twin before so obviously he didnt know how to ride it! right out of the box, every bike needs their suspension set up to the rider's weight, the factory set up was just a baseline to fit all types of riders big and small.
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dont worry about what other people say about the bike that you like, most likely he has never been on a v-twin before so obviously he didnt know how to ride it! right out of the box, every bike needs their suspension set up to the rider's weight, the factory set up was just a baseline to fit all types of riders big and small.
yeah ive never ridin a v-twin do u know me ? obviously not. get ur facts straight before u type
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:12 PM   #86
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man, thats a tuff review
just tellin it like i see it. dont get me wrong... its a beautiful bike. but in my opinion, u can get a better bike for less $$$.
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dont worry about what other people say about the bike that you like, most likely he has never been on a v-twin before so obviously he didnt know how to ride it! right out of the box, every bike needs their suspension set up to the rider's weight, the factory set up was just a baseline to fit all types of riders big and small.
yea....i have a duc 848 and know lots of people with them. I read the ducati forums, and know all the problems before it happens to my bike. I came off a 600rr and a r6, and i can tell you that they are alot funner to ride
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yea....i have a duc 848 and know lots of people with them. I read the ducati forums, and know all the problems before it happens to my bike. I came off a 600rr and a r6, and i can tell you that they are alot funner to ride
Different strokes for different folks I guess.
I built up a nicely dressed 600rr and only rode it once and sold it(at a big loss) because it felt like riding a electric sewing machine to me.

I know they are rock solid performers, but it just did'nt have what I wanted in a bike.
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yeah ive never ridin a v-twin do u know me ? obviously not. get ur facts straight before u type
obviously we don't know each other! as you mentioned, you "test rode" your friends 848 around the track for "1 lap only", so i assume you don't own one or ride one day to day basis.

Bikes will go as fast as the rider can handle, and i don't mean by going straight. When i switched from inline 4 to v-twin it took me more than 3 months to get used to the torque and learn how to take advantage of the motor specially on the turns. At first it was pretty hard for me to keep up with inline 4 liter bikers, but after 3 months it was a different story. It takes time and lots of miles on to learn the potential of a particular bike and ride it correctly. Unless you are as gifted as The Doctor Rossi, i don't think anybody can discover the potential of a bike by simply just going around the track for 1 lap!
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All bikes, japanese or italians are so equally matched that the only difference is the rider! put rossi on a ninja 250 and he will still go faster than most of us at the track!
So I guess I need to show up on my Ninja with 34,000 miles and show you guys how to ride!
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obviously we don't know each other! as you mentioned, you "test rode" your friends 848 around the track for "1 lap only", so i assume you don't own one or ride one day to day basis.

Bikes will go as fast as the rider can handle, and i don't mean by going straight. When i switched from inline 4 to v-twin it took me more than 3 months to get used to the torque and learn how to take advantage of the motor specially on the turns. At first it was pretty hard for me to keep up with inline 4 liter bikers, but after 3 months it was a different story. It takes time and lots of miles on to learn the potential of a particular bike and ride it correctly. Unless you are as gifted as The Doctor Rossi, i don't think anybody can discover the potential of a bike by simply just going around the track for 1 lap!
first off.... i have plenty of experience with twins. as a matter of fact, i happen to have raced an Aprilia SXV550 in the 7500cc class at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb of 2007. from the time that i started roadracing back in 1993 til now i have rode the following twins around the track... NT650 Hawk, SV650, Superhawk, RC51, Mille R, 748, 848, 996sps, 999 & 1098s. a few others as well, but those are 2-stroke (RS125,RS250, NSR250 & TZ250). so ur theory doesnt hold much water pal

i dont have to be Rossi to spot a few things i dont like about a bike on one lap alone. ive been around a track a few times in the past 15yrs. all im sayin is... it had issues from the get go. issues a new 600 right off the showroom floor wouldnt have.

i dont wanna get into a match with u, but u shouldnt assume about anyone u have never met ! u dont know me and that is very obvious. so stop pulling out of your just so u have sumthing to type. u 2 guys can go jerk off to an 848 brochure for all i give a fukk

last i checked... he asked for an opinion, so i gave him one. sorry u didnt like it, but he got what he asked for. guess i should have sugar-coated it for all u candy
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, you wanna go to san antonio. Might leave friday night or sat morning. Go hang at the river walk
Wish I could ese, but I'm gona go out of town as well I'm living sat. Morning ..that's I said monday ,if not I would be down
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first off.... i have plenty of experience with twins. as a matter of fact, i happen to have raced an Aprilia SXV550 in the 7500cc class at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb of 2007. from the time that i started roadracing back in 1993 til now i have rode the following twins around the track... NT650 Hawk, SV650, Superhawk, RC51, Mille R, 748, 848, 996sps, 999 & 1098s. a few others as well, but those are 2-stroke (RS125,RS250, NSR250 & TZ250). so ur theory doesnt hold much water pal

i dont have to be Rossi to spot a few things i dont like about a bike on one lap alone. ive been around a track a few times in the past 15yrs. all im sayin is... it had issues from the get go. issues a new 600 right off the showroom floor wouldnt have.

i dont wanna get into a match with u, but u shouldnt assume about anyone u have never met ! u dont know me and that is very obvious. so stop pulling out of your just so u have sumthing to type. u 2 guys can go jerk off to an 848 brochure for all i give a fukk

last i checked... he asked for an opinion, so i gave him one. sorry u didnt like it, but he got what he asked for. guess i should have sugar-coated it for all u candy
You sure like to mention all the experience in racing you have and having raced a lot of bikes, but let me ask you this.... in all this 15 years of racing, have you gone anywhere with it? i mean 15 years is a lot of experience under your belt and you still haven't made it to pro level? i would think at least AMA right? any calls from big sponsors? I rest my case

Even Rossi is more humble than your and i am sure he's got a lot more stuff to put under his resume than you!
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thanks for the opinions, i went ahead and got her anyway, and she is a beast. Way more bike I can handle. And like jody said, it was alot harder for me to learn how to ride this bike. My R6 was a ton easy to handle, but then it could have been I was riding like a candy , and taking it easy cuz i was nervous with it. PUt 200 miles this weekend, and just need to ride it more. I almost dumped it. lOl, not really but almost
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Griff, the wifey took the camera to Paris this week. all i have are phone pics. I will post them next week
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thanks for the opinions, i went ahead and got her anyway, and she is a beast. Way more bike I can handle. And like jody said, it was alot harder for me to learn how to ride this bike. My R6 was a ton easy to handle, but then it could have been I was riding like a candy , and taking it easy cuz i was nervous with it. PUt 200 miles this weekend, and just need to ride it more. I almost dumped it. lOl, not really but almost


That bike looked sweet!!! Where were you??? You got lost
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That bike looked sweet!!! Where were you??? You got lost
I went the other way to the gas station. Thought we were doing the cattle trail. My bad
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