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Old 05-02-2006, 10:29 AM   #1
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Sounds like it's a lot of fun, but I still would prefer to have the Tuono with Ohlins suspension instead.
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:42 AM   #2
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Hell, I'd just like to be back riding in Europe on my old FJ!
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:12 AM   #3
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No matter how many times I try, I just don't fit on the monster.
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:16 AM   #4
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Cool bike. Too small.
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:14 PM   #5
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Good review, although it seems like you had a bit of coffee (or cocaine) when you wrote it, but that's okay.



My dealer has a almost new S2R-1000 with 100 miles on it, a guy bought for his wife and she decided she preferred riding on the back to having her own bike. I think for the power output and lower maintenence cost the S2R makes more sense for a street bike.



I think looks wise I still prefer the Brutale 910, which is quite an accomplishment for a I4.



Now if they put that much rumoured 1200cc V-twin in there that may be the perfect bike..
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:36 PM   #6
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I would agree that it's too small, but as I recall Yosef is about your height.
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:52 PM   #7
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I just spent a couple days putting a lot of freeway and back-roads miles on our long-term S2R and I am very impressed. It's a nice bike; not perfect, but very nice.



It's not a smooth motor per se, but it is plenty tourquey and fast enough for non-Yossefs. I saw 120 on the speedo before I chickened out (I was on SR 91 near Artesia) and it gets up to the Ton in no time at all. It was comfortable enough for two hours at a stretch in the saddle and got over 50 mpg.



The Brutale isn't as comfortable and gets under 30 mpg.



I think the S2R (with some suspension and FI work) may be the perfect Duc!
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:13 PM   #8
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Man, I guess I'm just a dork. The Marchesinis and Ohlins are cool, but the testastretta and the radiator aren't. The extra power is nice, but it's mostly up top and the motor is flat-out ugly. I had the same sentiment when my buddy traded his M900 for an S4.



Also, what's up with the fuel mileage? Can we really not get power out of a twin without car-like fuel mileage?
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:20 PM   #9
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I was checking out the new Tuono at the races this weekend and I think I prefer it over this.



My 916 engine ST4 regularly gets in the 40s for MPG although I'm certain I don't ride it in full hooligan mode like yosef is riding the Monster.



The Brutale's mileage was seriously brutale.
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:23 PM   #10
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new KTM and Aprilia twins will be here soon and then Monster will be showing its age. Ah, i remember the first M900 it was very cool bike... i am old now but it is a good excuse for not wearing pants in the office.
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