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Old 04-23-2014, 12:07 PM   #41
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I have no idea which Ohlins comes on the SP, but a Ohlins Hypersport Front Fork kit for a 2012 CBR alone is $2483.57. A shock for a 2012 is $1529.39
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What kind of lines does Ducati use on the 1199 Panigale R?
I don't think I've yet seen a late model Italian bike that didn't have S.S. braided lines.

I remember reading some moto mag interview with a product engineer/manager with one of the Japanese Big Four, and the question was raised regarding rubber hoses vs. SS braided. The guy claimed that the Japanese actually prefer rubber hoses because the way they set up their brakes, SS braided lines would give too much initial bite. I'm not sure how much of that I believe. I still think it's mainly a cost issue.

Then again... maybe there is some truth to that. My VFR1200 has got a ferocious 12-pot front brake - even with 590 lbs curb weight - that I think any more initial bite would make me do a stoppie at every light. But I've ridden other Japanese bikes that have such hohum brakes, that I cannot believe they were purposely engineered that way.
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I don't think I've yet seen a late model Italian bike that didn't have S.S. braided lines.
Are the Ducati S.S. lines black?
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Here's what you get with the SP for $2700 over the CBR

Fully adjustable Íhlins front and rear suspension, Brembo front brakes and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC premium tires. A special lightweight subframe and a new-design rear single-seat cowl also shave weight. Plus, it features hand-selected engine parts for weight and balance, including pistons and connecting rods to improve track performance.
Cost way more to build yourself in shop hours alone. It's nice to have the upgraded if you can afford it. Is it needed? Who gives a , I like this bike and I don't like many Japanese bikes because of that fact I would want all the nice .
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Here's what you get with the SP for $2700 over the CBR

Fully adjustable Íhlins front and rear suspension, Brembo front brakes and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC premium tires. A special lightweight subframe and a new-design rear single-seat cowl also shave weight. Plus, it features hand-selected engine parts for weight and balance, including pistons and connecting rods to improve track performance.
Plus you get a cool key chain
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Here's what you get with the SP for $2700 over the CBR

Fully adjustable Íhlins front and rear suspension, Brembo front brakes and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC premium tires. A special lightweight subframe and a new-design rear single-seat cowl also shave weight. Plus, it features hand-selected engine parts for weight and balance, including pistons and connecting rods to improve track performance.
Then I have to say it's more than worth the price!
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Plus you get a cool key chain
Well , that alone's got to be worth $100
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Then I have to say it's more than worth the price!
I thought so, given I been riding more and more track which would have led me to up the suspension.
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If you're already considering a CB1000RR and aftermarket, then the SP upgrade is a bargain. Although, to me, the plain jane RR is already such a well balanced machine. The difference isn't as great as, say, with the Daytona R.

It must have been an agonizing decision for Honda to hang Euro bits on the SP, considering they own Nissin and Showa. That's like Ford putting Mopar wheels and AC Delco electronics on F-150s.

Supahawk, congrats on a fine machine. It's worth owning one just for the rarity of it.
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Are the Ducati S.S. lines black?
Some are , but I have never seen rubber on any Ducati model. Even a welfare monster has steel lines. My 99 sps has better that some of these new bikes
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Are the Ducati S.S. lines black?
Yap. Same as on some Diavels.

Heck, even the entry level 696 has S.S. lines.
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If you're already considering a CB1000RR and aftermarket, then the SP upgrade is a bargain. Although, to me, the plain jane RR is already such a well balanced machine. The difference isn't as great as, say, with the Daytona R.

It must have been an agonizing decision for Honda to hang Euro bits on the SP, considering they own Nissin and Showa. That's like Ford putting Mopar wheels and AC Delco electronics on F-150s.

Supahawk, congrats on a fine machine. It's worth owning one just for the rarity of it.
Thanks, I'll try and have a review on it come Monday...
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Here's what you get with the SP for $2700 over the CBR

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That list certainly reads as though it is worth the $2700 extra.
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Plus you get a cool key chain

Don't forget about the sweet gold wheels.
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And it's a Honda! Thing will run forever!
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And it's a Honda! Thing will run forever!
Kinda like that NSX, eh?

Japanese exotica with Honda reliability. ...Or is it erotica? I confuse myself.
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Kinda like that NSX, eh?

Japanese exotica with Honda reliability. ...Or is it erotica? I confuse myself.
I have no idea what you are talking about Volf!
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