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Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by Loz, Aug 23, 2014.
Woohoo! Picking up the RnineT next week.
So, it's a jizz machine?
Great cafe racer
Ok so a sensible commuter then and a bit of a good thing?
Loz, you're a class act!
Oh please let my payout be enough to buy one of these
Actually commuting is the one thing I wouldn't rate it for. Steering lock a bit narrow, bars and mirrors too wide. I got stuck in traffic.
You sure it was the BIKE that was too wide, Loz ?
Love the singing, let's see the stuffed-shirt US and UK bike sites come up with something better that that!!!!!
Well to be fair those guys could ride circles around me. I'm just better at being an idiot.
Yeah, but you're our idiot
@Loz , your comment along the lines of "leave it in second, third, fourth;doesn't really matter" is similar to what I think about my Zthou. Aside from electronic (and otherwise) bling, how do they compare?
I owned a z1000 for 12 months and loved it. I asked Jeff from rapid magazine what he would buy out of a
Ktm super duke 1290
As he has tested all of them
He said the bmw, no question
boo .. looked up price...
.... oh.. in the US
in Aus? $19,000?
If it's the BMW, I'd like to know why. As a matter of interest, not bc I disagree or anything..... I wouldn't know.
The Z has grunt, loads of it. But according to my bum dyno, the Beemer creams it. It's just massive, everywhere. And while I've only had a quick spin on a couple of zeds, the S1000R feels more like a pure streetfighter - a sportsbike with a flat bar. The zed strikes me as a great bike, the bmw took some adjusting to, it scared the shit out of me.
Oh and as for what I'd be buying if I had a real job and lots of money and no baby, triumph speed triple every day of the week. But that's because I'm a complete hoon at heart; that bike feels like it was tailor made to steam my grundies.
Great review mate. I was keen on one of these but couldn't wait and ended up with the Speedy instead. Something tells me I made the right choice.
Ahahaha, great review, how'd that bug taste?
It tasted like $2.00+ with the flip face up. Bloody glad it wasn't a stone!
Same here regarding being keen on the Beemer, as well as the 1290SD but I couldn't wait either. Instead of the S3, I bought the Tuono and couldn't be happier!