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Old 06-18-2019, 09:33 PM   #1
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Hello Guys,

I recently moved from Ireland (but im Italian) to CA and im very close to get back on 2wheels soon after a break of 4years

I started riding scooters at the age of 13 and at 15 I was already illegally street racing.
The upgrade to the CBR600F arrived quickly and also quick was the move to the 600rr

Also have been a proud owner of a cbr1000rr for track purposes, pity the dream didnt last much

Im going to get a new baby next week hopefully (one of the reasons i decided to move to CA from the rainy place called Ireland) and im still VERY undecided:
1. go for something a bit slower like a Ducati Monster 1200r/s
2. get back to sport bikes and there my choice would be the 959 Panigale Corse. (not a fun of 190+ bhp for mixed street/track use)

I'm a bit in need of suggestions, I'm worried the Monster may results to be feel boring but I cant image myself going around at 55mph with a Panigale either . Consider i come from a place where going to 80mph is considered to be in the norm.

Hope to catch up with some of you on weekend rides and so on.
Ciao

PS. I live you with a video my favourite riding location in south Italy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-vBz8kHnUU

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Old 06-18-2019, 09:45 PM   #2
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Hehe I would have never thought you could call the M1200R a bit slow and boring!

So is it mainly for weekend riding?
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:14 PM   #3
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I think that the my first year (maybe less?) ill be more focused on street considering that for track I need a butload more budget equipment and space. not talking about trailer or van to to bring the bike around as tracks here look to be quite far from bay area.

well monsters have a lot of power at low revs, great fun on mountains.. but at higher speed they are not that comfy as they have no wind protection whatsoever. Also riding position is quite different from a sport bike. TBH I didn't try the R version, yet

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Old 06-19-2019, 05:51 AM   #4
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welcome beje, i enjoyed your video! are you only considering ducati or are you open to other brands? bmw s1000r/rr can be had for around $10,000 and are much more composed on the street (and have cruise control, heated grip)
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:42 AM   #6
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:04 AM   #7
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:19 AM   #8
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:25 PM   #9
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welcome beje, i enjoyed your video! are you only considering ducati or are you open to other brands? bmw s1000r/rr can be had for around $10,000 and are much more composed on the street (and have cruise control, heated grip)
Hey Allen,
i was thinking about the S1000rr, in the italian racing community all talks are about v4 vs s1000rr vs rsv4 and it's known that s1000rr (and rsv4) best handling with no after market components and s1000rr stands out for engine smoothness.

I even went to BMW SJ to ask about test rides on track but i have been told nobody organises such events CA/USA... is that true?
(How can you buy a bike for 20k+$ without trying it on track is a mystery to me)

My favourite use, especially at the beginning, will be on group rides possibly on mountain twisty roads (i hope)... and my understanding is that speed limits here are enforced like crazy (police every mile, prison, insurance costs, etc etc) so buying a 1000 (v4, s1000rr,etc) to ride 55mph (at best) is just a waste; not talking about the heat and confort. So the result of the equation is that ill skip on bikes so powerful.

I would like to buy an MV Augusta but they have worse reliability of Ducati so i dont want to end in a loop home->mechanic->home; alternative is that I go back to the cbr600rr that is nothing to to me so 0 surprises.

If I go the naked route ill get the M1200R for sure... different riding stile but the sound is amazing and the bikes is crazy sexy looking (and would be fun on slow tracks too), Brutale Dragster is even better but... reliability.

If you have more insights or want to share some wisdom to a newbie ill ping you on a separate channel; i'd be happy to talk to somebody that knows the area from a sportbike owner prospective.

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Heila! Bello vedere non il solo qui Grazie per il benveuto!

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