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post #2321 of 2391 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2019, 7:22 am
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It's my number one pick to replace my beloved KTM. I don't trust any Ducati newer than ten years old anymore.
However, while the "Only 25" SA bike are cool for their exclusivity, they are kinda boring to look at, at least in the pictures. I think Mike has the best looking year.
Actually I just want his!

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It's my number one pick to replace my beloved KTM. I don't trust any Ducati newer than ten years old anymore.
However, while the "Only 25" SA bike are cool for their exclusivity, they are kinda boring to look at, at least in the pictures. I think Mike has the best looking year.
Actually I just want his!


Sounds like an Ape would be just what you need to reinvigorate your riding, Chuck! I personally like the special edition black finish more than the typical factory. Never been a huge fan of all the decals and bright colors of the factory. To each his own I suppose.


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I've decided I don't care that much about pretty (and it's pretty enough), it's all about feel, and it felt pretty perfect.

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Id rather not go down at all, but the Armco isn't as intimidating as this...


But I didn't pay to ride the Cherohala after I got there, either.

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I would love to see you on a track then. I followed you (few bikes back) on the Chero last year enroute to our excellent lunch at the Tellico Grains Bakery. I couldn't fathom 3x that.

FWIW I spent over $600 to go to ECM for extreme danger riding, the track day seems a bargain.

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We were going what - 65 or 70 on that ride? OK so I wouldnt be riding 3x the speed but I'd certainly be pushing myself 3x harder, and my risk with my limited skill would be much greater. I have a lot of years of riding - over 40 and for that amount of experience I'm a slow rider - especially on roads like the dragon. I'm not a fast guy on a track either but we all work within our own limitations.

I like riding behind Chuck because A: he has nothing to prove, B: his smoothness is calming, and C: I feel like I get better just trying to do what he does.

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It's my number one pick to replace my beloved KTM. I don't trust any Ducati newer than ten years old anymore.
However, while the "Only 25" SA bike are cool for their exclusivity, they are kinda boring to look at, at least in the pictures. I think Mike has the best looking year.
Actually I just want his!

Chuck there are bikes like mine out there for sale used and they dont hold their value so you could probably nab one for a relative bargain!
For now I'm keeping mine but I am scheming a way to acquire one of the new streetfighters. I'll probably have to sell at least one of my bikes (it wont be the Tuono) I have almost a year to figure it out.


(hey it looks like my post count is stuck at 9,999 - Cool!)
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(hey it looks like my post count is stuck at 9,999 - Cool!)
That is some kind of odd Voodoo
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But I didn't pay to ride the Cherohala after I got there, either.

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Us non locals paid quite a bit to get there (time & $).

Truth is in the NE, you gotta pay for good tarmac. It doesn't present itself in our backyard.

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I like riding behind Chuck because A: he has nothing to prove, B: his smoothness is calming, and C: I feel like I get better just trying to do what he does.
I've followed Chuck a few times, and I agree. I also nominate @Yorik as a great ride leader. Very predictable and smooth.

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For now I'm keeping mine but I am scheming a way to acquire on the of the new streetfighters. I'll probably have to sell at least one of my bikes (it wont be the Tuono) I have almost a year to figure it out.
The new SF looks to be a solid candidate to replace my 1299s, but probably not til 2021. That is of course if Euro 5 doesn't ruin that plan.

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Many thought Euro 4 would be the demise of fun. I don’t like the strict mandates on such low volume production vehicles like large capacity motorcycles (compared to passenger vehicles and scooters/mopeds churned out by the missions.) But manufacturers don’t seem to be slowing down the fun factor any w/big power bikes.


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