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Old 11-04-2012, 02:02 PM   #31
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The aprilia tuono sounded good that we worked on. Same engine I believe as yours. I still love the scream of most jap supersports, they sound like formula one cars.
There is a new Tuono V4 but most of them are twins.
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I'd be all over that like a tramp on chips!

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Yup, I worked on a 2012 v4r. All stock, I just added case covers and added frame sliders, coolant change and oil. Sounded pretty good, angry.

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The 848 has a wet clutch.
It was a dry clutch before I sat in it.. Ducattis are kinky little things
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:43 PM   #36
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The amount of misinformation in this thread is comical to me. Especially from the guys who "rode" or "heard" and the actually owners. Carry on dot net.
Was thinking the same, even more so when X chimed in..lol

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You know I ride a 675R and to me I see no difference what so ever in its ergos in comparison to the RR it's very similar to my 03 then Miss O'Seven where my 03 you are on the bike but in the bike for Miss O'Seven just like anything you got to try it yourself before making a judgement
I agree Moe, and I don't have any idea why it felt so awkward to me to be honest..it just does.

I have no idea why I am sensitive to the ergos of the triumph, though I don't find the 600RR to be as comfortable to me as the 1098/1198 either.

@ http://cycle-ergo.com/, they say the Triumph has a Knee Angle of 78/Forward Lean of 45 for my height/inseam.

The 600RR, 79/43

Then the 1198..lol 78/47, same Knee Angle as the Triumph, though most forward lean of all and I find it comfortable. There is very little pressure on my wrist and my core is very strong, so I think it really comes down to my hip position in the saddle.

Though like I said, the high knee/hip felt more aggressive on the 675R than the 1198 I was looking into/demo'ing.

They changed the ergos of the S1KRR and Kawi ZX10R, those both feel much better to me in 2012 form than previous models. I know what I like, it is just difficult choosing when there are so many I like..lol
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Thanks for the technical info & that web link I did not know such info existed which is very helpful based on my dimensions the numbers were 61/39 for the RR , 64/41 for the 675R , 61/45 for the 848
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You're welcome mang!

Another thing we did at the DPG was graph a verticle/horizontal line at the pegs, and another at the triple tree. Then plot points where we would like to have more or less -/+ adjustment for rider comfort. You can really pin point your ergos and basically make any bike feel as comfortable in the saddle as the one you liked with adjusting rear sets, clip ons and triple trees.

You can literally spend hours at that site..lol
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I noticed loosing weight does alter the numbers as well which is a motivator to loose weight lol
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Yup, I worked on a 2012 v4r. All stock, I just added case covers and added frame sliders, coolant change and oil. Sounded pretty good, angry.

I love these bikes but I don't know if I could own one. This may seem like a stupid reason but the gas mileage is pretty bad on these bikes. I'm just worried that I would be on a good mountain road, get carried away and not find a gas station after 200 miles of spirited riding. I know it's petty but some reviews have it pegged at less than 30 mpg under those conditions. At a 3.75 gallons of fuel, that's not gonna last me very far.
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WHAT????

Ok, enough of the Ducati wanna-be's.

The 848 and 1199 have wet clutches, the 1098 and 1198 are dry.


The amount of misinformation here is saddening.

From just sitting on an 848, it is definitely more stretched out that the CBR. I don't know how comfortable that would be for a shorter rider on the street. I was considering picking up an 848 for a bit. Go for it if you want it over the CBR.
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I think I'm going to hold off on the 848 and just keep with my CBR for now. When I get back from my next deployment I think I'll probably be upgrading though. Thanks for all the opinions guys, I appreciate it.
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You know I ride a 675R and to me I see no difference what so ever in its ergos in comparison to the RR it's very similar to my 03 then Miss O'Seven where my 03 you are on the bike but in the bike for Miss O'Seven just like anything you got to try it yourself before making a judgement
Thank God, I am hopeful again. Thanks Moeman, guess you just have to try riding it yourself to decide if it's for you.
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848 or 600RR?

You're kidding right?

If you can afford it, pick the Ducati and don't look back.
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Thank God, I am hopeful again. Thanks Moeman, guess you just have to try riding it yourself to decide if it's for you.
You are welcome bro visit this link that CT posted http://cycle-ergo.com/ in your dimensions and try out different bikes and how much the reach and seating position will vary . It's a very cool web thanks to CT for sharing it
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Thx Moe for the above link, i still feel strong about my next bike being either a 675R, 848evo or perhaps venture into the 1K world? i DEF want to ride all 3 if i can before making my decision.
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Thx Moe for the above link, i still feel strong about my next bike being either a 675R, 848evo or perhaps venture into the 1K world? i DEF want to ride all 3 if i can before making my decision.
You are welcome but might as well thank CT (original poster ) of such link
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For me knee - forward lean were
848 was 65-44,
675R was 72-41,
CBRsix was 73-39
CBR1K 70-39

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If you add Rear sets with different set up from stock number will change as well just as much as loosing weight affects changes as well time for me to get motivated and knock some weight I am starting tomorrow slowly but surely I will get there come 2013
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This is true Moe and a valid point, about the rearsets not your weight lol
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lol..it's all gravy, thank you.

Thanks Moe, I am just glad it's been helpful. Not worried about getting the street cred..hehe, but thank you.
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Don't forget you can change the clip-ons as well to give your bike some more personalization and cater it to your riding style/comfort. Hell, you can make these bikes ride like a sport touring bike if that's what you want.
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