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 Post subject: 1125CR competition
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 4:16 pm 
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Any ideas on other bikes to compare it against. At 7k ish it seems well spec'd and I'm sure there'll be a few bargains around this winter to make it more appealing in the bang-for-buck stakes.
I commute 110 miles a day so any competition needs to cope with this factor.
My 'bolt 9 is still going strong at 50k+ miles, but I had a go on the CR and WANT ONE :D especially after a new 'blade ripped the piss out of me last night :oooops:

Not interested in CBR's/GSXR's and the like - been there done that.

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 Post subject: Re: 1125CR competition
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 4:21 pm 
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N9WTY wrote:
My 'bolt 9 is still going strong at 50k+ miles


Crikey, has it blown up twice, needed 10 sets of wheel bearings, 5 sets of headraces and 3 belts?

This really is a feel-good post...

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 Post subject: Re: 1125CR competition
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 4:26 pm 
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Superduke?

Tuono?

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 Post subject: Re: 1125CR competition
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 6:40 pm 
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SideshowBob wrote:
Superduke?

Tuono?

SHHHH

Buy a CR, you'll thank yourself in the long run!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1125CR competition
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:06 pm 
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Hmmm - Tuono is a possibility, have fancied them for a while. I think the Superduke is a bit too upright for bombing down the motorway for 30mins??? Maybe wrong.

Might have to get out and ride a few demos - bummer ;)

The bolt has had 3 sets of wheel bearings (though I did ride a set to destruction!) and a set in the jockey wheel, it's on its 3rd belt (only one snapped, t'other was replaced cos I fancied it), and it's only had on set of headrace bearings (just the other day!!!) but they were well-fecked. A few minor niggles, but nothing expensive or that I couldn't sort out myself (and I'm a mechanical numpty).

Dirt does a great job of keeping the crap out! :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: 1125CR competition
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:49 pm 
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Not far wrong then... I hope my Bolt lasts as long as yours... Best bikes in the world...

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 Post subject: Re: 1125CR competition
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:27 pm 
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Fazer 1000. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 1125CR competition
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 9:11 am 
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Be interested in your view on the Tuono. It's certainly quick and beautifully made, and I loved mine (the earlier model, not the current one). But, after three years on assorted Buells, I had a day on the newer one last year and found it cumbersome and top-heavy. I wouldn't go back there now. The V4-Tuono will be a bit special, though.

Also spent a day each on a Superduke, Superduke R, and 990 SM. (The joys of having a friend who owns a Guzzi, Aprillia, KTM dealership!) IMHO it was amazing just how superior the 990 SM is. The Dukes have snatchy fuelling and are even twitchier than a Lightning. The SM was the absolute business, though. Couldn't reallt fault it. The new SM-T is supposed to be even better, and more of an all-rounder.


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 Post subject: Re: 1125CR competition
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 9:21 am 
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Raiderfan wrote:
Also spent a day each on a Superduke, Superduke R, and 990 SM. (The joys of having a friend who owns a Guzzi, Aprillia, KTM dealership!) IMHO it was amazing just how superior the 990 SM is. The Dukes have snatchy fuelling and are even twitchier than a Lightning. The SM was the absolute business, though. Couldn't reallt fault it. The new SM-T is supposed to be even better, and more of an all-rounder.

Get out of my head, RF! :lol:

What he said, verbatim. :yup:

(Other than I don't have a friend with a Euro bike dealership but I think I could make space for one in my address book)

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 Post subject: Re: 1125CR competition
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 6:07 pm 
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Norm wrote:
Fazer 1000. :lol:


Nah! It's got to be a Vee twin, they knock spots off a straight 4, even if they are not so quick!


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 Post subject: Re: 1125CR competition
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 6:16 pm 
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That's why I was laughing, chap. :D

IMO, if you want power, buy rice, unless you have silly money and want to spend over 10g on a scoot.

The 990 Duke may appear to be down on power but, if you want soul and character and aren't worried about the not-so-quickness, then get a ride on one of them against the 1125CR.

I'd still go with the 990SM, though. 8-)

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