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'09 CBR1000RR

What I like:
The Repsol Scheme
More power than God
Slipper clutch and very smooth shifting both directions

What I don't like:
Complexity of removing passenger pegs
No rear seat cover
Uncomfortable positioning of pegs
well well well......from scuzuki to honda....jury's still out on wether or not thats a step up....

heard great things about those puppies...welcome to the top slot in the food chain

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Haha, thanks. I will tell you one thing, they're a lot harder to work on. Just installed an undertail, integrated taillight and removed the passenger pegs this evening. On the Gixxer, I could have all that done in an hour. On the Honda, it took damn near 5. But it looks so much better. I'll post pics tomorrow cause I'm way too tired right now.

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Haha, thanks. I will tell you one thing, they're a lot harder to work on. Just installed an undertail, integrated taillight and removed the passenger pegs this evening. On the Gixxer, I could have all that done in an hour. On the Honda, it took damn near 5. But it looks so much better. I'll post pics tomorrow cause I'm way too tired right now.
How about a review of the Ducati you had?

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yeah...did you sell the Duc then get the Honda or did Kroger hand out those fat cat bonuses

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How about a review of the Ducati you had?
It is hard to give a review of that bike that would be beneficial to someone who was actually looking for one. I'm convinced that the first 1735 miles of its life were quite brutal, and left some lasting damage. That, plus negligence on the dealership's part made for an overall poor ownership experience.

Some things worth commenting on:
It is comparable to a 750 when it comes to power (that was after I dropped a tooth in the rear sprocket).
It handled well with precision you'd expect from Ducati.
At idle in neutral, the dry clutch leaves people wondering if it's a bike or a tractor.
It had ergonomics comparable to medieval torture devices.

I guess the moral of the story is, it could have been an awesome bike if its original owner hadn't done whatever the hell they did to it.

I always said I wanted to own a Ducati. Now I've done it, and don't know that I'll ever have the desire again. The level of performance and reliability you get from the "big 4" is still unrivaled. If you have the money to spend and want a bike that would be an awesome dedicated track weapon, that's when a Duc might be a good choice.

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'05 Kawi ZX-6R (aka 636)

What I really like:
Comfort in the saddle; sit in the bike, not on top of it.
Slipper clutch.
Color (Titanium)
Oh how I'm going to miss that slipper clutch the first time I head into T5 at Road America!!

05 Yamaha R6 which I've only ridden about 1000 street miles.

Likes:

Side to side transition is so easy.
Very good brakes
More comfortable than my 636

Dislikes:

Not as linear of a torque curve as my 636. There's a big spike at around 7000 rpm.
Front end feels a bit twitchy when leaned over and on the gas (which is prob just a setup issue)

I guess we'll really see what shes made of when/if i get on the track this year.

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Carbon fiber wheels!

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No stock steering damper (though I haven't needed it yet)

Get one, it will be the best investment you will make for your every day riding and advanced riding. I don't like my stock damper, hate it in fact, compared to my Scott's, but I have a little better feeling knowing that there is something there when issues arise.

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the only thing i can think of thats bad about it is that it's a 954. They're not making them anymore...because of that, it will get harder and harder to find parts for it as the bike gets older. The aftermarket is limited. you can find anything you want right now for your 600rr or 1000rr, but the situation isnt the same for the 954.
I still have my 929 and it's not that hard to find parts for. Give it another 3-5 years and maybe, but there is still plenty out there.

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I still have my 929 and it's not that hard to find parts for. Give it another 3-5 years and maybe, but there is still plenty out there.
But can you get that sweet custom-wave windscreen anywhere? LOL
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