+1. I have a 749R that I love on the track, but for the street, my SS1000 is much better. With a set of Termis and a 14t, it is the best street bike I've ever ridden.rz33v4 said:No, not as sexy as the 999, but infinitely more usable on the street. The lighter machine weight (about 30# less than the 999) and torquey powerband work very well. I've found the handling to be very close to my other bike (748R), including track days. The only trade-off is on the long straights at track days, where the superbikes will drive by on the top end.
If you're a street rider who is more interested in what you really need from a machine rather than the high-HP imagery, the SS is a great answer.
I also ride a R1200GS, and a SS1000, the contrast between the two are perfect for me, I love both for what they are good at.twotie4 said:Thanks for the info. This is really a tough decision. I have a great two up bike and my BMW 1200 GS is the best winter bike I have ever owned. Heated grips and seat option. I kinda want to fill that summer weather single up void of running the mountain twisties. Guess I'll have to wait for my trip to Denver and then just post the pictures.
holy poop!st2lemans said:Mine does. I get about 2500 miles on a rear, a couple hundred more on the front, same as my ST2.
Pilot Power, Diablo, Diablo Corsa, D208RR. 2500-3000 miles, depending on tire.JDuc said:holy poop!
what tires are you using?
on my 900 I get about 5-6000 miles and that's with heavy commuting on a Pilot Power....3k was on the crappy Metzler M1!
Good question. I figure that the normal Diablos heat up quicker, and therefore wear faster. My friends all get the same mileage.galaxy said:shouldn't you be getting BETTER mileage from the normal Diablo and not the Corsa??
what kind of pressure are you running? that's just insane!st2lemans said:Pilot Power, Diablo, Diablo Corsa, D208RR. 2500-3000 miles, depending on tire.
Diablo Corsa and D208RR lasted about 3000 miles, normal Diablo 2500, Pilot Power 2750.
No commuting as I walk the half-mile to work, 4x/ day (home for lunch, unless the weather's nice and then I go riding for an hour or so).
same here!galaxy said:I only run mine to the wear bars also...All I can say is you must be one helluva rider to be burnin up tires like that. I'm jealous. Heck, I would tend to think if 90% of my riding was canyons, I would get even MORE mileage out of my tires since I 100% always end up replacing tires due to wear down the center.