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Old 06-21-2008, 09:41 PM   #21
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http://www.apriliashiver.com/

http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/Street%20Triple_5353.aspx

http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/Daytona%20675_5345.aspx *not really NEW persay, but sweet anyways, thought I'd throw it in! )

http://www.ktm-rc8.net/

http://www.990superduke.com/

How about some of those? There are plenty of sweet bikes besides the ones you mentioned. Just have to look elsewhere!
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:43 PM   #22
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Also you could NOT be main stream and get this: http://www.ktm690duke.com/
http://supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?t=59915

Top of line components, roots in supermoto, so would be great riding position for twisties etc. Great torque, riders have reported anywhere from 40-65 mpg as well, so save some money commuting on gas! Seems to be a great wheelie machine once you uncork it.

Its what I'm going to get when ready!
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...that shiver is lovely...

looked into the 675 already

and i've heard that the rc8 is a tad bit overpriced for its class
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http://www.apriliashiver.com/

http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/Street%20Triple_5353.aspx

http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/Daytona%20675_5345.aspx *not really NEW persay, but sweet anyways, thought I'd throw it in! )

http://www.ktm-rc8.net/

http://www.990superduke.com/

How about some of those? There are plenty of sweet bikes besides the ones you mentioned. Just have to look elsewhere!

he was looking for a middleweight sportbike. none of those fall into that category. All fine machines just not what he specified.
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yeah, but its so pretty. Who ever heard of economics when looking at bikes anyway! (lol, just kidding, thats the thing that keeps us ALL from riding Duc's, Rc8's, and exotics!)
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he was looking for a middleweight sportbike. none of those fall into that category. All fine machines just not what he specified.
Perhaps not the 990 etc... but street triple, and the 675 are middleweights right? :/:
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i wouldnt mind a reasonably priced liter bike lol
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Perhaps not the 990 etc... but street triple, and the 675 are middleweights right? :/:

I think it initially was but it seems the japs have stepped up their game and the new 600's match it very well. My wife has one sitting in the garage and while it is fun to ride, a 750 gixxer would eat it up. The street triple is not a sportbike.
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too bad i live an hour away from Patrick or i'd already have Lojack on my 08... I'm gonna get it sooner or later....

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Funny thing about Ducati motor bikes, there are more and more shops that service them- Patrick's shop does. That used to be the exception rather than the rule.

The only big deal about Ducati these days is waiting for parts to come in. Whereas you had to be really good in the past and diligent about valve adjustments, or pay through the nose to have the Ducati shop do them, shops like Patrick's can do them for a fraction of the cost.

It's not that bad to own a Ducati, and the 748 is a fantastic bike.

However, IMHO, there is little to about with the GSXR750. That bike has all the power of a liter bike, but the handling of the 600. Not to mention, there are parts galore from the aftermarket.
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new ducatis superbikes (848 1098) are 50 percent cheaper to maintain that previous models per specifics and the mileage on their scheduled maintenance intervals has gone up.

Bikes through MY 2006 are due for maintenance as follows:
Service "A": within 6 months or 1,000 km;
Service "B": within 12 months or 10,000 km;
Service "C": within 24 months or 20,000 km;
Service "D": within 36 months or 30,000 km;
etc...

Bikes from MY 2007 and on:
Service "A": within 6 months or 1000 km / 600 miles
Service "B": within 12 months or 12.000 km / 7.500 miles
Service "C": within 24 months or 24.000 km / 15.000 miles
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how much are gsxr 750s running?
Price or HP?

Power wise I think they make about 125, compared to my six which makes about 105 Based on the dynos I've seen,
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new ducatis superbikes (848 1098) are 50 percent cheaper to maintain that previous models per specifics and the mileage on their scheduled maintenance intervals has gone up.

Bikes through MY 2006 are due for maintenance as follows:
Service "A": within 6 months or 1,000 km;
Service "B": within 12 months or 10,000 km;
Service "C": within 24 months or 20,000 km;
Service "D": within 36 months or 30,000 km;
etc...

Bikes from MY 2007 and on:
Service "A": within 6 months or 1000 km / 600 miles
Service "B": within 12 months or 12.000 km / 7.500 miles
Service "C": within 24 months or 24.000 km / 15.000 miles
Service "D": within 36 months or 36.000 km / 22.500 miles
gone up but still more often then japanese machines.
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gone up but still more often then japanese machines.
2ru dat. but thats italian for ya. passion first economic frugality second.
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Price or HP?

Power wise I think they make about 125, compared to my six which makes about 105 Based on the dynos I've seen,
i would prefer a zx7 but a newer model lol

and i meant price
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