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Old 02-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #21
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Anything but the porky R1!

The 1199s is the bike to buy for 2012, the bmw is all motor and but lacks the front end feel of the rest, the rsv4 is very nice as well, if you are looking for the easiest bike to ride fast, then go for the cbr!
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:28 PM   #22
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You guys do realize that the rsv4 is a v4 not a twin right?
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:22 PM   #23
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Have you considered the KTM RC8? It has all sorts of adjustments possible to make it fit you just right and it has an amazing engine (plus great looks, imo). Definitely exotic. Only thing it lacks is traction control. Maybe important to you, maybe not. Also... dealer support - dunno what the lay of the land is out there.
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Have you considered the KTM RC8? It has all sorts of adjustments possible to make it fit you just right and it has an amazing engine (plus great looks, imo). Definitely exotic. Only thing it lacks is traction control. Maybe important to you, maybe not. Also... dealer support - dunno what the lay of the land is out there.
KTM was a good option but lack of dealer support + my nightmare experiences with my SuperMoto KTM 450 SMR made it a no-no :/.

I'm debating waiting a month till the 2012 1199 comes out. Not too thrilled with paying $18,000 and not getting Ohlins... :/.

Will keep you guys posted.

Sunday_Rider, can you please PM me your phone number. I'd like to talk to you about the Duc vs BMW since you've owned both for a few months now!
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Aprilia's/ducati pretty much the same thing.
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KTM was a good option but lack of dealer support + my nightmare experiences with my SuperMoto KTM 450 SMR made it a no-no :/.

I'm debating waiting a month till the 2012 1199 comes out. Not too thrilled with paying $18,000 and not getting Ohlins... :/.

Will keep you guys posted.

Sunday_Rider, can you please PM me your phone number. I'd like to talk to you about the Duc vs BMW since you've owned both for a few months now!
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you have not seen TOTO running around there have you?
what are the folks up there riding, what ever it is, get something else.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:35 PM   #28
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I've never been one to have the "which one fits you best" as a major factor. I don't ride the bikes long enough or keep them long enough to worry about them.

I do agree with you on the color - that yellow is so fugly!

Let me ask you this - your a big guy, how does the S1000RR fit you on longer rides? (2+hours)?
It was cramped with the stock rearsets. I put on Vortex rearsets which allowed me to lower the pegs ~ 3/4". Much better now.
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It was cramped with the stock rearsets. I put on Vortex rearsets which allowed me to lower the pegs ~ 3/4". Much better now.
Thanks for your input.
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you have not seen TOTO running around there have you?
what are the folks up there riding, what ever it is, get something else.
The usual... however I did see more "Adventure/Sport Touring" than "Sport Bikes" unlike Houston meet spots!
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Id buy any of them that offer ABS brakes
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I'm debating waiting a month till the 2012 1199 comes out. Not too thrilled with paying $18,000 and not getting Ohlins... :/.
If I'm reading cycle world right, even the non-ohlins (showa?) forks are gas charged though. So they shouldn't be too bad.
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If I'm reading cycle world right, even the non-ohlins (showa?) forks are gas charged though. So they shouldn't be too bad.
I believe its Sachs, the same BMW S1000rr uses along with some other current high end "base" models of Italians.

At $18,000 I was hoping to have the "electronically adjustable" Ohlins but I guess that's wishful thinking...
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