Me neither lol. The reviews are pretty good but honestly you probably won't ever see me on a 1000+cc sports bike. Would be cool to have but I wouldn't go out and buy one. Maybe in 20 years I'll be one of those fast old guys at the track. Then I can move onto a liter bike. Or the Tuono.That sucker is expensive. I hear Piaggio customer support is pretty weak.
I love the sound of that engine, but I doubt I would ever pull the trigger and take one home.
It's just not a good value.
You always talk about "track". Track track track.Me neither lol. The reviews are pretty good but honestly you probably won't ever see me on a 1000+cc sports bike. Would be cool to have but I wouldn't go out and buy one. Maybe in 20 years I'll be one of those fast old guys at the track. Then I can move onto a liter bike. Or the Tuono.
Triumph dealers usually let you test-ride.I'll ride the Thruxton like I stole it. The Bobber was so freaking comfortable and I know I'd be a little more behaved in that.
No decision made yet though.
This.He wants the limited edition Street-Speed Thruxton-Bobber T120 Triple-Twin Rocket Daytona-Scrambler! >
Yes and no. If they have a demo in house, they will let you ride it but the 3 dealers within 200 miles of me are not large enough to have a demo of each bike to ride. If you schedule a demo in advance, they will get a bike in for you to try but they will not have 5 different models to try out on the same day. Maybe the mega-huge dealers can do this but I don't have one of those near me.Triumph dealers usually let you test-ride.
Didn't you go all the way to San Diego to buy your bike? The way I see it, if you can go that far to buy a bike, maybe heading out to a track day isn't impossible? Have you ever gave it a try at all? Maybe it will change your mind. Plan for a weekend or something.You always talk about "track". Track track track.
Some of us don't get to play on the track. I'm sure what you say about the "track" is all true.
But it honestly won't ever apply to ME.
And I can tell YOU something: a literbike is the way to go for the STREET.
I've ridden alot of bikes. On the street. It's nice to have a big torquey engine.
It almost makes it easier to ride on the streets.
If all you did was cruise around on the streets, and roll-race ricer cars, I would say get yourself a 1000cc+ bike.
Out of all the bikes I have ridden, I keep coming back to my Fireblade. I think it's the best.
I have not found another bike anywhere that makes me want to sell my Fireblade to buy it. Not ONE.
Quite the opposite actually. Every bike I ride, makes me appreciate my Fireblade more and more.
I just feel comfortable on it. Like I belong on it. It saved my a$$ a few times too, so I feel like it knows me. :laugh:
Oh, bummer.Yes and no. If they have a demo in house, they will let you ride it but the 3 dealers within 200 miles of me are not large enough to have a demo of each bike to ride. If you schedule a demo in advance, they will get a bike in for you to try but they will not have 5 different models to try out on the same day.
let the clutch out a little in 5th or whatever gear you're stuck in till you feel it a little pull it back in and then down shift. or rock the bike back and forward while clicking down. all bikes do this occasionally if you come to a stop while still in a high gearI did have a panic moment though.. I did not down shift and came to a stop (with clutch in) in 5th and I could not get it back to 1st for the life of me.. I had to walk it to the side of the road and then it shifted to 1st. Any idea what happened here?
Also finding N tricky. It has been easier to just stay in 1st at a light. I assume it will come more natural in time.
This whole story reeks of "noobness".Well I finally got the bike out.. My only experience thus far was the bike as MSF course.
Practice being in the right gear all the time.noobness indeed.. thanks for the tips.. I think I just do my best not being in high gear before stop
This x10 -- downshift downshift downshift (rev match when you do it). Only thing i do differently is never downshift to 1st (I don't think CBR meant he downshifts to 1st and lets to clutch out. Probably does what I do). I downshift to 2nd, then clutch in from 2nd-stop while downshifting to 1st coming to a stop (keeping clutch in).Practice being in the right gear all the time.
This means, as you slow down for a stop, downshift and let the engine-braking help slow you down.
When I come to a stop, I am usually in 1st gear before I come to a complete stop. I am ready to go again
when the light turns green.
I NEVER leave it in 5th gear and just pull-in the clutch and come to a stop. I never do that.
I am always rowing through the gears... up and down.