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Old 09-11-2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
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Wow, Now that is spectacular. I have no problems or issues with declaring it the best production sportbike ever - at least for now. I could gush on but all that would do would be to repeat the obvious. So, then the only thing that I didn't agree with in the entire article is this, "... it also elevates the S1000RR platform to the exotic levels of Ducati and Aprilia – a threshold BMW’s superbike previously had difficulty achieving." Well, I guess I don't agree with this. I don't find anything exotic about it at all. Advanced, effective, hi-tech... but unless I'm missing it, and I am looking pretty closely, its just another wide-like inline four, with plasto japanese style bodywork. Its not Bugatti, Aprilia, Ferrari, Lambo. Its more M3/SuburuWRX than Ducati.

There is just still no je ne sais quoi...

It would probably sell a truckload if there was an ounce of spirit in it anywhere. But now I think it will just sell a few...
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:33 AM   #3
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"I got a big wheelie during my launch that caused me to back off the throttle, so perhaps the next-gen LC will be better. However, it must be said that no other journo who tested LC got the front end more than a few inches off the ground, so my incident seems to be an anomaly."

It figures Mr. Duke would be the only one pulling a wheelie in LC mode. Nothing anomalous about that at all...
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This bike is special. The performance upgrades are just what the Doctor ordered. Mr. Dukes video narration was flawless.
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"I got a big wheelie during my launch that caused me to back off the throttle, so perhaps the next-gen LC will be better. However, it must be said that no other journo who tested LC got the front end more than a few inches off the ground, so my incident seems to be an anomaly."

It figures Mr. Duke would be the only one pulling a wheelie in LC mode. Nothing anomalous about that at all...

Most probably, there was a camera pointed at him...
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Should we be patiently waiting for an HP6 K1600GT?
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:44 AM   #7
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Most probably, there was a camera pointed at him...
I wish there was a camera pointed at me, as I'd surely share it. Or, better, yet a vid cam so we could see the visual evidence. Weird how the WC didn't seem to work.
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Should we be patiently waiting for an HP6 K1600GT?
I don't think you should hold your breath for that one, but it would make for an exciting concept!
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Wow, Now that is spectacular. I have no problems or issues with declaring it the best production sportbike ever - at least for now. I could gush on but all that would do would be to repeat the obvious. So, then the only thing that I didn't agree with in the entire article is this, "... it also elevates the S1000RR platform to the exotic levels of Ducati and Aprilia – a threshold BMW’s superbike previously had difficulty achieving." Well, I guess I don't agree with this. I don't find anything exotic about it at all. Advanced, effective, hi-tech... but unless I'm missing it, and I am looking pretty closely, its just another wide-like inline four, with plasto japanese style bodywork. Its not Bugatti, Aprilia, Ferrari, Lambo. Its more M3/SuburuWRX than Ducati.

There is just still no je ne sais quoi...

It would probably sell a truckload if there was an ounce of spirit in it anywhere. But now I think it will just sell a few...
An engineering-focused spirit is still spirit! While it's impossible (except for Yamaha) to create an inline-Four that exudes exclusivity, it's also impossible to say that the world's most powerful 1000cc motor is boring.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:22 PM   #10
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An engineering-focused spirit is still spirit! While it's impossible (except for Yamaha) to create an inline-Four that exudes exclusivity, it's also impossible to say that the world's most powerful 1000cc motor is boring.
You're right of course, I'd don't know why I said that in a negative way. Now, I disagree with my first post 75%, but I still agree 25%. And that is an important 25%!
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