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Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Electroshadow, May 21, 2010.

  1. Shimmy

    Man of Honour

    Joined: May 30, 2007

    Posts: 5,493

    Location: St A

    I did test the MT-09 when they were doing a tour of their new lineup. I loved the engine but found the suspension a bit too bouncy, also at the time the throttle had a bit of play. But I think that since got resolved. Lovely sounding bikes too!

    Reevu looks really interesting, I want to try one on though before committing which may be an issue. The KTM already feels like a big beefy mountain bike as is, so might as well get rid of the mirrors too :p
     
  2. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,668

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Used to get passed by one of these, when driving to work - sounded amazing!
     
  3. khemist

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 4,759

    Location: Scotland

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    Just passed yesterday, bike is now covered in salt and crud but i just had to get out riding.
     
  4. CGrieves

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 1,771

    Location: Clapham Junction

    That's what it's for! Go and find some BOAT/Green lanes!
     
  5. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2005

    Posts: 5,093

    He’d have to cross the border have access to those, would be worth it though!
     
  6. Karl

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 23, 2002

    Posts: 3,144

    Location: UK

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    Bought from a dealer - 2001 Sprint RS.

    It's in good condition, except the first application of the back brake (literally the first time I touched it!) has seized it immediately. Need to service the calliper, clean the crud out.

    I'm surprised they got it through a brand new MOT with that problem....
     
  7. djjuk

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 13, 2006

    Posts: 975

    Location: South West

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    Just got this after passing my Mod 2 last week. Great deal on a pre reg that will keep me going until a Speed Twin :cool:
     
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  8. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 11,272

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Nice, my big bro has one. Isn’t the Speed Twin out shortly?
     
  9. djjuk

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 13, 2006

    Posts: 975

    Location: South West

    Thanks. Yes anytime now I believe. Saw one at my local dealer last week. Looks fantastic!
     
  10. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 11,272

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    The rear suspension will still be **** though!
     
  11. Malt_Vinegar

    Underboss

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 14,805

    Location: In a house

    My new project 125 :)

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    Lots to do, should be fun!

    its the 2005 CBR 125 R RS5 apparently.. Some of the best fun you can have with under 15hp, or at least I hope :D
     
  12. Monkey Puzzle

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 13, 2006

    Posts: 6,447

  13. khemist

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 4,759

    Location: Scotland

    Looks fantastic!, been out much lately?.
     
  14. Monkey Puzzle

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 13, 2006

    Posts: 6,447

    Thanks :) No, not really. Have a street triple for commuter duty, though used the tuono for a few weeks or so in January when the street triple was in for MOT and came back with a loose clutch cable for some reason!
     
  15. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,633

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    That's beautiful, bet it's a lot of fun to ride!
     
  16. Shimmy

    Man of Honour

    Joined: May 30, 2007

    Posts: 5,493

    Location: St A

    Jesus that Tuono is pure porn, absolutely love the wheels and the other trinkets are tastefully done too.
     
  17. Monkey Puzzle

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 13, 2006

    Posts: 6,447

    It's a hell of a lot of fun - although tbh it comes with the quirks of an Aprilia (no dealers near, it drinks like a fish and valve jobs are tear-inducing). It's not fantastic under 30mph really - the fuelling's a bit weird and can be a bit jerky at low speeds, which it seems can't be cured with remapping as it seems it shuts off injectors with minimal throttle decrease at low speeds (presumably to meet euro 4 emissions targets). The engine is a gem though, it picks up anywhere and in any gear, the grunt is grin-inducing, and the electronics, quickshifter and blipper on it are brilliant.

    I was a bit sceptical about the claims of how much carbon wheels affect the handling, acceleration, suspension and braking, but the wheels have absolutely transformed the handling. It already handled really well, but the bst wheels (plus lighter rotor and sprocket) have taken 1.5kg rotating mass off the front wheel and 3.5kg off the back, and it's now quicker to accelerate and feels very nearly as flickable as my street triple despite still weighing around 15-20kg more. :)
     
  18. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 1, 2006

    Posts: 3,570

    Pics look like Theatford forest.
     
  19. Rossi~

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 18,570

    I know it's made for hooning, but that would bug the hell out of me. Get it remapped somewhere reputable, you'll benefit all-round, except your wallet of course.
     
  20. Monkey Puzzle

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 13, 2006

    Posts: 6,447

    It's not as bad as I perhaps made out, it's fine for city riding or commuting potentially, but the throttle response/fuelling under 30 is not anywhere near as good as my street triple.

    It's got the aprilia race map done atm, but from what I can gather from owners forum members experiences remapping doesn't 100% fix it. I've got a spare ecu that I'll send off to a very well-regarded tuner to flash his map to swap over to when the warranty's coming to an end.