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PandaAttack1 PandaAttack1 man, if you can man-handle those bike you mentioned, anything below a 600 will have you falling asleep behind the handlebars within a week :ROFLMAO:
Depending on your status... cough.. weight... a 600 will serve you well. If the Mrs wants to tag along, a 1000 is handy of course.
Just get a Superduke and make us all jelly :p
 

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Only catching up with this thread now...
PandaAttack1 PandaAttack1 man, if you can man-handle those bike you mentioned, anything below a 600 will have you falling asleep behind the handlebars within a week :ROFLMAO:
Depending on your status... cough.. weight... a 600 will serve you well. If the Mrs wants to tag along, a 1000 is handy of course.
Just get a Superduke and make us all jelly :p
My dude, if I could afford a Super Duke we would not be having a discussion on what I should buy, but rather where were riding this weekend. :D
 

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And what's wrong with that?

Looks more like a Panigale clone to me. Glad they got rid of the googly eye stroke face completely.
No doubt it'll be an amazing bike but it's lost all its identity. To me the SRR always stood apart from the others - not better or worse necessarily, just different, which in itself is good. The new bike just looks very generic.
 

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Only catching up with this thread now...
PandaAttack1 PandaAttack1 man, if you can man-handle those bike you mentioned, anything below a 600 will have you falling asleep behind the handlebars within a week :ROFLMAO:
Depending on your status... cough.. weight... a 600 will serve you well. If the Mrs wants to tag along, a 1000 is handy of course.
Just get a Superduke and make us all jelly :p
SuperDuke MASTERRACE!!!

Sell both kidneys and get a SuperDuke R.
The bike is awesome, Puts every "Arrogant" Golf GTI, Golf R, Civic, AMG, and Audi RS's and S's in their rightful place among the car driving peasants. :p
It even startles Superbike riders, They come up thinking "Meh, Another bike that isn't a match" and then you out accelerate them and BAM, Rude awakening!

There was some poefte in a AMG GT, and his friend on a Ducati Supersport(No where near a 1290SDR in performance) that tried to take me on and then they followed me to say that "No bike has ever beaten them".... What kind of delivery bikes were they competing against before? Literally any 1000cc Superbike would make them look as if they are standing still.

I also rode my mother's S1000XR for a bit. I can't say it's bad but definitely not something I would like. Maybe it's because I'm obviously comparing it to my bike but the BMW feels as if there is very little oomph until around 6k/7k RPM.
It's still fast but it doesn't have that "Rip your arms from your body" feeling which the KTM does in bucket loads.
 

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No doubt it'll be an amazing bike but it's lost all its identity. To me the SRR always stood apart from the others - not better or worse necessarily, just different, which in itself is good. The new bike just looks very generic.
What about the Panigale? Is it a generic look?
I quite like the look of the panigale , I'm not a fan of the R1 and the unsymmetrical look of the current BMWS1000RR
 

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No doubt it'll be an amazing bike but it's lost all its identity. To me the SRR always stood apart from the others - not better or worse necessarily, just different, which in itself is good. The new bike just looks very generic.
I think the actual paint job will define it, so let's not jump to conclusions too quickly.
 

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What about the Panigale? Is it a generic look?
I quite like the look of the panigale , I'm not a fan of the R1 and the unsymmetrical look of the current BMWS1000RR
Exactly this by that comment the Panigale is "generic" and yet it is probably the sexiest thing on two wheels that I never want to ride and just park in my garage to have a glass of wine with.
 

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I also rode my mother's S1000XR for a bit. I can't say it's bad but definitely not something I would like. Maybe it's because I'm obviously comparing it to my bike but the BMW feels as if there is very little oomph until around 6k/7k RPM.
I'm guessing the xr is a slightly detuned RR?
I had a very brief ride on an RR, and whilst is was fantastically smooth and refined, it is basically a 600, with way more power :p You really need to push it into the revs.
My Fireblade was way more energetic in the lower revs.. Though the Honda's are known for decent midrange.
I still want to experience a superduke. If only once, so I can ago purchase new pants and underwear.
 

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Exactly this by that comment the Panigale is "generic" and yet it is probably the sexiest thing on two wheels that I never want to ride and just park in my garage to have a glass of wine with.
The comparison you're making to a woman is perfect; the Panigale has beautiful curves in all the right places.The overall look of the bike is not just the face, it's the body too. Yes, the SRR looks like the Panigale in that it has a split nose with projector lights set deep, but the the way it comes together in the centre and flows down to the side fairings is so much more elegant than on the BMW.

As for the paint job, just look at how Ducati paints their bikes; no graphics or anything. The paint job should allow the design to show through, not create design where it's lacking.

You're right though; we shouldn't jump to conclusions. Lets wait to see the bike in the flesh, but I'm calling catfish.
 

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I'm guessing the xr is a slightly detuned RR?
I had a very brief ride on an RR, and whilst is was fantastically smooth and refined, it is basically a 600, with way more power :p You really need to push it into the revs.
My Fireblade was way more energetic in the lower revs.. Though the Honda's are known for decent midrange.
I still want to experience a superduke. If only once, so I can ago purchase new pants and underwear.
Exactly why I didn’t buy an XR.

The motor is useless under 6k, even maybe 10k and combined with the cable clutch and my commuting needs it was terrible for traffic riding.

Slower speeds it’s just clutching clutch clutch.


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Exactly why I didn’t buy an XR.

The motor is useless under 6k, even maybe 10k and combined with the cable clutch and my commuting needs it was terrible for traffic riding.

Slower speeds it’s just clutching clutch clutch.


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Watch your dirty mouth.

I commute with it and would take it over the GS every day. There is more than enough torque in 6th to pull cleanly from 35km/h while filtering.

I commute in heavy grid locked Sandton CBD traffic too.

XR MASTER RACE!
 

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Watch your dirty mouth.

I commute with it and would take it over the GS every day. There is more than enough torque in 6th to pull cleanly from 35km/h while filtering.

I commute in heavy grid locked Sandton CBD traffic too.

XR MASTER RACE!
Didn’t say it’s impossible, the Boxer motor is just more in its natural habitat with these kind of thing.

The XR is balls to the wall all the time everywhere, which the Boxer again isn’t so great at.

Fortunately for me I feel the yearning for the latter very rarely and it’s usually kept at bay through riding other bikes.


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Didn’t say it’s impossible, the Boxer motor is just more in its natural habitat with these kind of thing.

The XR is balls to the wall all the time everywhere, which the Boxer again isn’t so great at.

Fortunately for me I feel the yearning for the latter very rarely and it’s usually kept at bay through riding other bikes.


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So you're saying people buy GS' to commute instead of ride them the way they should be ridden, in the bush? :p

I found that I had to clutch more with my GS in traffic than what I do with the XR.

But the bikes do serve their different purposes, the XR being a Sports Tourer and the GS being Dual Purpose. I've wanted to take the XR to Afriski but finding even 70/30 tyres for it looks to be a mission. I must be honest, I don't miss the GS.
 

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Watch your dirty mouth.

I commute with it and would take it over the GS every day. There is more than enough torque in 6th to pull cleanly from 35km/h while filtering.

I commute in heavy grid locked Sandton CBD traffic too.

XR MASTER RACE!
Lets go side by side and do a 6th gear pull from 35kph and see who hits max speed first ;)
 

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Some amazing roads Cullinans side between all the main roads.
Was just kak cold on Sunday morning though!
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So you're saying people buy GS' to commute instead of ride them the way they should be ridden, in the bush? :p

I found that I had to clutch more with my GS in traffic than what I do with the XR.

But the bikes do serve their different purposes, the XR being a Sports Tourer and the GS being Dual Purpose. I've wanted to take the XR to Afriski but finding even 70/30 tyres for it looks to be a mission. I must be honest, I don't miss the GS.
I don’t even think the GS can be called dual purpose.

It’s more a road bike that happens to be able to do a bit of gravel as well.

/flame suit.


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I don’t even think the GS can be called dual purpose.

It’s more a road bike that happens to be able to do a bit of gravel as well.

/flame suit.


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Wahahaha! never seen the GS Trophy Challenge?

Don't give such a big bike to a rookie and expect them to do hectic off road though
 
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