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Offline Big Rob 1200

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2014, 09:55:59 PM »
Each to their own but being the current owner of two V twins (Ducati and a KTM) I find so called character can become tiresome. ie dodgy fueling is not what I would call character. I remember the same bollocks from my mates who had Triumphs in the late seventies (yes I'm that old) when I bought my Suzuki GS750. "No character, soulless Jap crap etc." Apparently bikes that had character back then pissed oil and left you stranded at the side of the road. Incidentally, my mate bought a brand new Tuono V4 last October and it's been off the road for 8 weeks out of the 6 months he's had it. Aprilia still can't work out what's wrong with it and he his practically suicidal.  :232:

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2014, 07:29:33 AM »
Totally agree mate!  :047:

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2014, 09:32:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by dogdoghowl [+]
It is as I feared after my test ride. The bike is slow to steer yet flighty at high speed. I had hoped the single R would set the world on fire like its double R cousin but alas, it isn't the case. The motoring press isn't lauding the bike with praise in unison. The press' opinion isn't the most important thing to me but the fact it coincided with my impressions are enough for me. Order cancelled. Shame, had high hopes. Tuono is still the king.

It's not my imagination. If I watch a review on YouTube, read an article with comments posted, follow a forum thread about any liter bike....there is almost always someone whining about people dissing the Tuono.
People... just.... don't.... understand.... the Tuono.
You should own a Tuono.
You should ride a Tuono.
Check the stats of the Tuono.
Look at the top speed of the Tuono.
I respect the bike but, I don't need affirmation to justify my choice.
I realize this is some form of tribalism brought on by insecurity, relative insignificance and a persecution complex.
Got it. Money spent. Move on and enjoy your choice along with your need to suffer.
Gah  :005:
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Offline Troppo

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2014, 11:09:16 PM »
I had my second test ride the other day.

I must have been riding a different bike.....

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Offline ElipsesCorter

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2014, 10:10:43 AM »
The preload setting makes a big difference.

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2014, 11:37:42 AM »
*Originally Posted by ozzy [+]
Has anyone replaced the chain or taken some links out of it to bring the rear wheel further in??

Why would you do that?

To improve turn in?

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2014, 01:26:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by ozzy [+]
Shorter wheel base = quicker turning  :038:

Have you tried it and can you tell any difference, I can see that it should, similar to dropping the forks to quicken up the steering.
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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2014, 02:26:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by Luxamor [+]
*Originally Posted by dogdoghowl [+]
It is as I feared after my test ride. The bike is slow to steer yet flighty at high speed. I had hoped the single R would set the world on fire like its double R cousin but alas, it isn't the case. The motoring press isn't lauding the bike with praise in unison. The press' opinion isn't the most important thing to me but the fact it coincided with my impressions are enough for me. Order cancelled. Shame, had high hopes. Tuono is still the king.

It's not my imagination. If I watch a review on YouTube, read an article with comments posted, follow a forum thread about any liter bike....there is almost always someone whining about people dissing the Tuono.
People... just.... don't.... understand.... the Tuono.
You should own a Tuono.
You should ride a Tuono.
Check the stats of the Tuono.
Look at the top speed of the Tuono.
I respect the bike but, I don't need affirmation to justify my choice.
I realize this is some form of tribalism brought on by insecurity, relative insignificance and a persecution complex.
Got it. Money spent. Move on and enjoy your choice along with your need to suffer.
Gah  :005:

I just couldnt resist to comment on this:  Tuono is only bike that i ride and that manage to left me on side of the road...
Sorry to say Italians have soul and they are atractive but from all Italians that i did manage to get hands on...Only for Hypermotard i could say no any issue.

But even with that said Tuono was only bike that just decide to drop dead in middle of German highway...

 


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