Excellent write-up. I think that you have done a wise thing hanging on to the EVO. There is even a formula to justify that;
How many Bikes are you allowed to own?
is the amount of Bikes that you already own.
Originally Posted by Mean Mr Mustard
I can't speak for anyone else but my datum is my time up Palomar Mountain, which is all twisties and in which I ate my EVO's time alive. That's just a real world scenario from somebody who owned both though, not some academic postulation about the perfect situation where the older bike might just beat the newer one. Whatever fractions of a second you can gain in a corner with quicker tip in is annihilated when the power comes on after the apex - the EVO literally does not have a chance.
And sure, there are faster bikes out there - unless you're on a SuperLeggera there always are. A SuperDuke is faster than me, oh well, I can live with that - it seems that you're having quite a hard time dealing with me being faster than you though! If you really care about speed so much why did you buy a Monster in the first place?
Oh yes, re. the mud catcher, I find my 45 extra hp carries that 2 oz's of unsprung weight quite well!
Touché. My KaTooM (1190) pulls like the proverbial Bat-out-of-Hell out of corners. I’ll be doing some work on the EVO to address that penalty – weight mostly. That Diavel Mud-catcher is probably more than two ounces, and an ounce of Unsprung Weight equates to eight ounces of Sprung Weight. It does not belong IMHO.
A new Bike will forever ride nicer (or seem to at least) than the old one. You will physically need to rubbish an EVO through the twisties to know for sure that it would not whip your @ss right there
. I am not too worried about speed – I bought my EVO after I saw the first photos of the 1200/S. It’s a Keeper. I cannot come to terms with Liquid-cooled Nakeds, SuperDuke R included. They carry too much clutter. A proper Naked needs to look great and
go great and
sound great – no if’s, yes-but’s or other tradeoffs. Somehow Ducati dealt much better with that on the S4R/S than Ducaudi
have managed to on the 1200/S. If you need your Naked to have more Power, you could get a Hellcat; X132 Hellcat Benchmarks | Confederate Motorcycles
I’ll probably say this again. I do not dislike the 1200/S per se – in fact I think that it is a great Bike, but I do dislike it being called a Monster.
And on the topic of esthetics, didn't the 1200 win the EICMA 2013 "Most Beautiful Bike in Show" award
Perhaps the same phenomenon that saw your Obama and our Zuma succeed twice in a row; Groupthink - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia