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Re: Naked twins, triples or inline 4s...

Post by Rob4 » Jan 8th, '19, 11:11

First test ride booked for this Saturday on a S1000R. Reviews are pretty good so looking forward to how it rides

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Re: Naked twins, triples or inline 4s...

Post by Ruffian » Jan 8th, '19, 12:18

Cracking bikes and a good choice.
I know rik had one and chr1s and I have spoke about them previously.

One has a zuperduke and the other a mt-10,
Take that as you will.

Would definitely advise taking a speed triple out.
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Post by billinom8s » Jan 8th, '19, 15:52

if he's looking at the sthou it must be a good budget
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Re: Naked twins, triples or inline 4s...

Post by menzies3032 » Jan 8th, '19, 16:42

Rob4 wrote:
Jan 8th, '19, 11:11
First test ride booked for this Saturday on a S1000R. Reviews are pretty good so looking forward to how it rides
You seriously need to get in contact with Rik. He had a S1000R that he used on track and road. He still owns a Superduke 990. He has taken a new (ish) Aprila Touno on track before and has also had many rides on a Triumph speed triple.

That fact that he still owns a Superduke and a Benelli probably answers the question for you though.
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Re: Naked twins, triples or inline 4s...

Post by menzies3032 » Jan 8th, '19, 16:55

Check out { https://youtu.be/4gHW_z4Dv-Y } from 6:55 onwards
I manage to follow Rik on his S1000R for a lap (as he is held up in traffic I am not that good) on a Gixxer 600 K1
As you can see it handles well on track but I remember him not loving the electronic suspension for track riding.
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Re: Naked twins, triples or inline 4s...

Post by Fozz » Jan 8th, '19, 17:00

Cracking bike but hope you have good neck muscles :)):

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Re: Naked twins, triples or inline 4s...

Post by Rob4 » Jan 8th, '19, 17:13

Just dropped him a message. That track day looked like a lot of fun. Budget is around 7 so just basing that on what's available and obtainable.
Coming from a K3 1000 so any electronics on a bike will be new to me.

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Re: Naked twins, triples or inline 4s...

Post by billinom8s » Jan 8th, '19, 22:56

No suspension adjustment as it's electronic and reactive
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Re: Naked twins, triples or inline 4s...

Post by Rob4 » Jan 9th, '19, 08:47

Lots of technology I didn't even know existed on bikes!

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Re: Naked twins, triples or inline 4s...

Post by Ruffian » Jan 9th, '19, 18:16

billinom8s wrote:
Jan 8th, '19, 22:56
No suspension adjustment as it's electronic and reactive
Depends on age as I think the early ones or base spec do still have manual adjustment suspension.
The ones with electric suspension are good but I know a few "progressive" riders which prefer the linear moment of standard suspension.

Would be worth a trip down to sit on a couple others.
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Re: Naked twins, triples or inline 4s...

Post by billinom8s » Jan 9th, '19, 18:28

Riks had electronic and mentioned that it reacted how the manufacturers wanted it to and not how he did. I think he wanted a set of oldie stylee forks.
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Re: Naked twins, triples or inline 4s...

Post by ptolemyx » Jan 10th, '19, 08:04

Seems like it might be a good thing I can only afford to ride old analogue bikes :-?

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Re: Naked twins, triples or inline 4s...

Post by Fozz » Jan 10th, '19, 21:25

billinom8s wrote:
Jan 8th, '19, 22:56
No suspension adjustment as it's electronic and reactive
Yep,same as my Xr,All buttons and switches.

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Re: Naked twins, triples or inline 4s...

Post by Fozz » Jan 10th, '19, 21:38

The sport version of the s1000r has DDC (dynamic damping control) automatically adjusts to your riding.

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Re: Naked twins, triples or inline 4s...

Post by Fozz » Jan 13th, '19, 09:52

How did the test ride go?

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