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I would love the Super Duke R but keeping my SF1098 though )



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To each his own. I grew up riding and racing I4's and I love them. I agree that some bikes are boring - For me its BMW boxers - they elicit a complete lack of excitement for me. I guess if you grew up in the 60's and had nothing but twins until Honda and MV came along and started dominating the GP's with their exotic 4 cylinder bikes you'd see things a little differently. It was a big deal back then. ('I'm not saying that was me - I'm not that old!)
Maybe I'm unfairly lumping all i4's into the same bucket. But the 4 I've owned had the least personality despite being fast enough to rip my arms out of their sockets. Agreed on the boxers though.

A big peak HP number isn't in my top 5 list of what makes a good, fun motorcycle.
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A big peak HP number isn't in my top 5 list of what makes a good, fun motorcycle.

Top 5? It isnt so much the HP number as it is power to weight, but I'd say a strong power to weight would definitely make my top 5... Acceleration is a rush!

Ride a DRZ400 and a KTM EXC350 back to back and you tell me which one you prefer... haha.
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After my SF was written off I couldnít find another one that I liked so I bought an S1000R which I still have. Iíve since found an SF and now have the choice.

Love both of them for different reasons.


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Top 5? It isnt so much the HP number as it is power to weight, but I'd say a strong power to weight would definitely make my top 5... Acceleration is a rush!

Ride a DRZ400 and a KTM EXC350 back to back and you tell me which one you prefer... haha.
Weight is in the top 3! So yeah I see what you're saying. If that DRZ was 80 lbs less there would probably be one in my garage right now.
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After my SF was written off I couldnít find another one that I liked so I bought an S1000R which I still have. Iíve since found an SF and now have the choice.

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Same. Insurance wrote off my SFS and I replaced it with a S1000R. The SFS has butt loads of character, and is beautiful to look at which can't be replaced by the S1000R. But the S1000R is just better at everything and does it with ease. I tour and the S1000R has more creature comfort.

If one wants more character and speed, a good middle ground between the SFS and S1000R is the Tuono. If it looked better I would have bought that instead.
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Same. Insurance wrote off my SFS and I replaced it with a S1000R. The SFS has butt loads of character, and is beautiful to look at which can't be replaced by the S1000R. But the S1000R is just better at everything and does it with ease. I tour and the S1000R has more creature comfort.

If one wants more character and speed, a good middle ground between the SFS and S1000R is the Tuono. If it looked better I would have bought that instead.

I didnt like the looks or finishes of the first gen Tuono v4 1000 and opted for the S1000R as well, but when the 1100 factory came out I was smitten with the new look, the better low-end, and the RSV4 bodywork. Yeah the S1000R still does some things better than the TV4 factory but the Tuono is so much better looking and that V4 engine is in a class of it's own.

From the seat of the pants I think the TV4 is the quickest of them all - if not its the most satisfying. Both bikes are worlds better than the SF in instilling confidence in the rider and ease of use.. The biggest downside to my first gen S1000R was the suspension; that Electronic suspension system was fine on the track but utter crap for normal everyday riding. Both the SFS and the Tuono factory with their Ohlins supensions are so much better.

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