Speed Rr Comfort.

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by BT81, May 26, 2023.

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  1. Marco Wikstrom

    Sep 28, 2023
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    Yeah, the guy I talked to today spent more to raise his handlebar than I have on some bikes. Some people's wallets are better endowed than their brain.
     
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  2. Dickie

    Dickie Active Member

    Jun 8, 2016
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    So he's ended up with a 1200RS with electronic Ohlins!! The bike a lot of people would like (but not the cost)
     
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  3. Marco Wikstrom

    Sep 28, 2023
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    Exactly what he ended up with. He even said that he wanted an RS with electronic suspension. Nice looking fairing and headlamp though, but looks a little out of place with the handlebar instead of clip-ons. I should have taken a picture.
     
  4. TRIPLE X

    TRIPLE X Senior Member

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    I am surprised Triumph don't do an RS with electronic suspension. It seems that is what most would prefer.
     
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  5. Marco Wikstrom

    Sep 28, 2023
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    #25 Marco Wikstrom, Nov 13, 2023
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    Yeah, even my old 2006 BMW had electronic suspension, but I don't prefer it, and sold it as soon as I got a Speed Triple. With the various modes and suspension settings at the push of a button you kinda have a different bike every time, which I'm not sure I like. I rented a bike in Europe a few months ago with the various modes and didn't care for it much. From 45 years of riding when conditions change my brain changes the way I ride the bike - maybe I'm old-fashioned and don't see the advantage. The only "rider aid" on my 2012 is ABS.

    I suppose however, that "rider aids" are becoming more essential on bikes approaching 200 hp. I test rode a Panigale when they first came out on a very twisty mountain road and noticed that it refused to power slide out of the corners like my old Ducati, and seemed to lose power. The dealer told me that traction control was the culprit. I guess It's needed when these bikes are sold to anyone with the money regardless of experience.
     
  6. Baza

    Baza Elite Member

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    We saw a RR with the electronic Ohlins at the factory on Saturday evening. So you shouldn’t be waiting long. And on the Striple? now that would be a temptation to swop mine in.
     
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  7. Blue1

    Blue1 New Member

    May 2, 2023
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    Cycle World says the Panigale all topped up with fuel is 436 lbs, I wouldn't call that a lot lighter...maybe four pounds?
     
  8. Iceman

    Iceman Crème de la Crème

    Apr 19, 2020
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    Ah but what you mention is a standard Panigale, my son's Panigale, has a full Akro Titanium exhaust fitted new by Ducati at a cost of 4.5K, it has full carbon lower fairings again fitted from new, it also has numerous other weight saving mods and carbon fibre, it has magnesium wheels as well, different sprockets and chain, Translogic Quickshifter, all the mods add up to a massive weight saving, the engine was re mapped at the same time, it is putting out 220 BHP on the dyno, topping out at just shy of 200mph, it is now significantly lighter, the complete package came in at an eyewatering price, however he is a single person with his own home and no Mortgage, he can indulge himself, although personally I would not spend as much as he did on a single bike. My own STRS is also significantly lighter than a standard machine, and have upgraded an awful lot on the machine, there are some photos on the forum of both the Panigale and STRS, hope this explains the comment re the weight saving. Ride safe all from an ageing Rocker.
     
  9. Blue1

    Blue1 New Member

    May 2, 2023
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    Understood, appreciate the response.
     
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