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Old 11-17-2005, 02:25 PM   #1
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I love the rt now just get rid of the power brakes
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Old 11-17-2005, 02:59 PM   #2
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I just got an RT based on the reviews from this sight. I pick the bike up from the dealer tomorrow. I have never owned or ridden a non sport bike, so my first ride should be interesting. I have already mapped out a 200+ mile ride as soon as I leave the dealer. If anyone is interested in my naive, sport-touring virgin perspective I will give it.

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1997 Yamaha YZF-600

1999 Yamaha R1

2003 Suzuki GSXR-1000

Total mileage ridden: about 20K mostly in New Jersey

Currently located in AZ
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Old 11-17-2005, 03:41 PM   #3
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Your right hand will be in for a shock but your backside, wrists and shoulders wont be. Suddonly state lines seem so much closer. If you start out with a 200 mile ride you may end up having to schedule your 500 mile on Saturday. Many of us BMW owners end up breaking them in on the first ride.
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:16 PM   #4
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Don't worry about the sound - you start to get used to it in five years or so.
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:27 PM   #5
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If you already have a tourer and plan to keep it why not go for something different? An adventure bike, sport standard, Motard, you name it. Mix up the stable a little. Take the GS out for a spin, or a Buell, Ducati monster etc... Having an RT and a wing is like having two gallons of Ice Cream in the freezer, one Vanilla and one French Vanilla.



I have a K12RS for my tourer and am looking for an Adventure bike now. Having ridden the KTM 950, Buell Ulysses, and the GS, I think I'm back to the KTM. Though my wallpaper on the PC is the Ducati Hypermoto. Then there is that pesky ktm 950 supermoto... D@mn it, I need to win the lotto and buy them all. Till then I may have to put all the names in a hat and pull one out. Too many cool bikes out and coming out lately.

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Old 11-18-2005, 04:30 AM   #6
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If the "wet pharte" sound really grates on ya, you will quickly find that you can get a slip on that will open up the sound a bit, is built in Germany ($$$) and won't void the warranty...



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Old 11-18-2005, 04:38 AM   #7
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Am I correct in assuming that you've only ridden a total of 20,000 miles spread out over all 3 bikes. You must like to look at your bikes more than ride.
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Old 11-18-2005, 05:07 AM   #8
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I heard that the hypermoto is going to cost around 18k!While ducati is doing great in america,they have posted losses of around 223 million bucks around the world and closed two dealerships in london.They are thinking about floating the company.Shame.
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:57 AM   #9
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If you already HAVE a goldwing, why not get something much more agressive, eg a CBR-600F4i or another pure sportbike?

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Old 11-18-2005, 06:58 AM   #10
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One more thing: Test the K1200S before you decide you want a ST bike. You give up a little comfort (but hey, thats what your Wing is for) and gain a huge boatload of handling and obscene-overpoweredness.

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