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Old 09-26-2006, 10:17 AM   #21
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Default Re: Choose Your Weapon: Best of the Best, 2006

Here at Atlanta Triumph Ducati (how'd you like that plug), we sell ALL 675s before they even hit the floor. Even the Demo models are spoken for in advance. But the MV Brutale I ragged this weekend makes me smile thinking about the fun I had in the N GA hills this weekend.
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:40 AM   #22
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So is the KPPI like golf? A lower score better or is the Higher score better?



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Old 09-26-2006, 10:48 AM   #23
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I have a feeling that the kPPI is going to have it's "copyright" pending for a loooooong time...
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:51 AM   #24
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Yep, Gone
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:56 AM   #25
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"I was going to test ride both but now I have to wait till I heal."



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Old 09-26-2006, 10:58 AM   #26
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And I thought I was rough on him!
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Old 09-26-2006, 11:08 AM   #27
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Has he (kp) been riding the NSU Kettenkrad again??
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Old 09-26-2006, 11:30 AM   #28
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I had hand surgery a month ago and haven't ridden, I'm a bit grumpy.



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Old 09-26-2006, 11:43 AM   #29
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And if you don't like it, take your $11.95, stuff it, and go start your own motorcycle mag online!!!



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Old 09-26-2006, 12:29 PM   #30
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There is certainly some logic to the less is better aspect of these test results. The smaller bikes are more usable and rider accessible than the 1000. You certainly can use a greater percentage of their capabilities too--makes you feel more like you are in control. I would have agreed with these results before I took my Gixxer Six to the Smoky Mountains. The 600 is not the ideal tight corner weapon it's cracked up to be. My buddy had a 1000. He simply parked it in third gear and picked his braking and turning points at will. Meanwhile, I was trying to do that, but I was also doing the 3 or 4 gear tap dance to keep the bike between 11,000 to 15,000 if I had a chance of keeping him in sight. Lots of work--very taxing and tiring. The 750 requires the same type of riding, just lower the RPM parameters a thousand RPM. I find the 1000 to be very ride-able. You can easily tune in the type of riding you wish to do by picking any shift point you wish and dialing in more or less throttle. The one caveat is you better have a damn good idea where you are headed with that last eighth turn of the throttle (and an even better idea of your next braking point). I like the Thou' because it allows me to be lazy and go at a very satisfying, relatively quick pace with very little effort. I am also more able to concentrate on braking, turning, and accelerating points much more effectively. I like it because it gives me so many different choices of a riding pace plus the baddest-ass balls-out pace known to man.
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