Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lebanon, MO, USA
1098R, what is it really like to own (for the street)
Overkill, I know, I know.
But what are these like to actually own? Some are tempting on price, less than a new 959, much less a 1299.
Keep in mind I have had an 851 for 20 years so I am no stranger to discomfort and ridiculous maintenance schedules.
The R just seems to have an intangible wow factor that an S simply doesn't. Although I assume a 1198S would be very similar to ride.
Curious if anyone has actually had one, or could argue an 1198S is actually a better bike to own on the street.
BTW, talking about '08 models. Personally don't care for the '09 Bayliss paint scheme.
Thanks in advance.