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I got onto a R1150R, a funny yellow/green looking thing. And I almost fell over when I revved it.

But it drove well, still a lazy engine though.
 

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I've been riding the R nineT again recently and yes, the engine seems lazy in terms of revving up when you blip the throttle. Compared to my 990 it revs like a steam engine.
That said, when you're in gear..any gear...and you twist that throttle, it feels like there's a giant rubber band connecting you to the horizon. It just pulls and pulls for ever. I love it.
 

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I've been riding the R nineT again recently and yes, the engine seems lazy in terms of revving up when you blip the throttle. Compared to my 990 it revs like a steam engine.
That said, when you're in gear..any gear...and you twist that throttle, it feels like there's a giant rubber band connecting you to the horizon. It just pulls and pulls for ever. I love it.
My 1290 does that but it also has the "Pull the front wheel up a bit" thing while anti wheelie is going overdrive to stop it.
V-twins ftw, Torque for days and also some nice go go power.
 

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My 1290 does that but it also has the "Pull the front wheel up a bit" thing while anti wheelie is going overdrive to stop it.
V-twins ftw, Torque for days and also some nice go go power.
Don't get me wrong; V-Twins all the way for me. Besides the power & torque, they just have a great sound and character.
All I'm saying is that boxer isn't as bad as I thought it would be and far better than everyone makes it out to be.
 
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Don't get me wrong; V-Twins all the way for me. Besides the power & torque, they just have a great sound and character.
All I'm saying is that boxer isn't as bad as I thought it would be and far better than everyone makes it out to be.
I agree 100% with you. It cant power wheel in 3rd gear with 135kg on it like my Superduke can, but it does pulls quite nicely, and makes nice commuting bikes.
 

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Checked my front pads this morning with a flashlight and seems like there is a good 2-3mm groove left so I reckon I'll easily get to 35,000km.

Maybe even 40,000km.
 

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One thing I have noticed with my KTM 1290 SdukeR.
The tractionControl/wheelie control is quite intrusive if I try to pin it from a stand still. It moves forward but you can feel it cutting power. Methinks I need to go for that track pack option so I can fiddle with the traction control levels.

But once I'm rolling in third or fourth and a bike or snarky wannabe super car is coming up from behind... shjo my Duke hauls ass. It just goes and very little seems to be able to catch up. even superbikes, the only bikes that came past me like I was standing still has been a H2 and a Busa.

SuperDukeR ftw. No regrats :p
 

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One thing I have noticed with my KTM 1290 SdukeR.
The tractionControl/wheelie control is quite intrusive if I try to pin it from a stand still. It moves forward but you can feel it cutting power. Methinks I need to go for that track pack option so I can fiddle with the traction control levels.

But once I'm rolling in third or fourth and a bike or snarky wannabe super car is coming up from behind... shjo my Duke hauls ass. It just goes and very little seems to be able to catch up. even superbikes, the only bikes that came past me like I was standing still has been a H2 and a Busa.

SuperDukeR ftw. No regrats :p
Super there is a riding mode that has lesser intervention? Or even a Custom one where you could set stuff yourself without needing special track pack? Or is that exactly what the Track Pack unlocks?

Funnily enough I use my Custom mode to setup my own Rain mode because I can't stand how the standard one fiddles with the throttle. Last thing you want when in the rain is your bike feeling completely different than it normally does. So my throttle is setup to be exactly like the normal rain mode but with the safety options of the regular rain mode.

Even so I only ever manage to get it to complain when I'm a little hard on the rear brake coming to a stop the ABS will kick back.
 
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I have to say my SD 1.0 is not as intrusive. Have to say you barely feel the TC and Wheelie control kick in. It just feels like the power is limited when accelerating, you know the bike has more power bit it is not giving it to you. The Rain mode in my bike is in tense, it feels like riding a bike with a dead cylinder, you have to almost ring its neck to get anything out of it. My BMW K1300GT was super stable and had no issues in the rain, riding in the rain was not nearly as the treacherous and it gave me had a lot more confidence.

Now that i think of it the reason i did not buy the SD2.0 vs the SD1.0 was R60k at the end of the Day, and Both bikes were brand new, and in the end i am having just as much fun on the SD1.0.
@ Kyalami enjoying a the bike, The surface is so friendly on tires, think i might have actually added some rubber.
 

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Super there is a riding mode that has lesser intervention? Or even a Custom one where you could set stuff yourself without needing special track pack? Or is that exactly what the Track Pack unlocks?

Funnily enough I use my Custom mode to setup my own Rain mode because I can't stand how the standard one fiddles with the throttle. Last thing you want when in the rain is your bike feeling completely different than it normally does. So my throttle is setup to be exactly like the normal rain mode but with the safety options of the regular rain mode.

Even so I only ever manage to get it to complain when I'm a little hard on the rear brake coming to a stop the ABS will kick back.
Mmm... Maybe it's just me but for some reason I read some sarcasm in your post.
But anyways, Track pack lets you have 10? I think 10 traction control levels. Lets you lift and slip before traction control kicks in.
Also gives you access to launch control.
 

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Mmm... Maybe it's just me but for some reason I read some sarcasm in your post.
But anyways, Track pack lets you have 10? I think 10 traction control levels. Lets you lift and slip before traction control kicks in.
Also gives you access to launch control.
No sarcasm at all.

Just seems weird you would need to pay extra money to unlock things that are already there and actually get disabled.

In the case of BMW that's standard out of the box. Granted not 10 levels but I can turn it off for track use etc.

I found the Dynamic mode to work just fine on the track though and didn't feel it interrupting.

Road mode does get a bit jumpy. :)
 

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No sarcasm at all.

Just seems weird you would need to pay extra money to unlock things that are already there and actually get disabled.

In the case of BMW that's standard out of the box. Granted not 10 levels but I can turn it off for track use etc.

I found the Dynamic mode to work just fine on the track though and didn't feel it interrupting.

Road mode does get a bit jumpy. :)
I agree, It's a bit ridiculous to exclude all of it out of the box. It's a money grab.
The 790 will have it all unlocked which is a bit irritating as it costs about R6k to get the track pack for the 1290SDuke which gives you the Traction control levels,Launch control, the ability to turn TC and ABS off.
The Performance pack was about R5k and that is the quickshifter,Electronic slipper clutch and "Motard" mode, unless motard mode comes standard, not sure. lets you lock the rear wheel.

Edit: Not that the option to turn TC off and launch control are really needed on the road. I blitzed two overconfident S3 and RS3 drivers today. Trying to challenge a supernaked in those cars was a bit dumb but oh well. They learnt.
 

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I have to say my SD 1.0 is not as intrusive. Have to say you barely feel the TC and Wheelie control kick in. It just feels like the power is limited when accelerating, you know the bike has more power bit it is not giving it to you. The Rain mode in my bike is in tense, it feels like riding a bike with a dead cylinder, you have to almost ring its neck to get anything out of it. My BMW K1300GT was super stable and had no issues in the rain, riding in the rain was not nearly as the treacherous and it gave me had a lot more confidence.

Now that i think of it the reason i did not buy the SD2.0 vs the SD1.0 was R60k at the end of the Day, and Both bikes were brand new, and in the end i am having just as much fun on the SD1.0.
@ Kyalami enjoying a the bike, The surface is so friendly on tires, think i might have actually added some rubber.
Why is your knee so far away from the road though? Or is that on a straight? Please tell me it is on a straight and not into Turn 3 :p
 
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