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Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 497,164
Posted By Croak
Akra full system headers look a lot like stock...

Akra full system headers look a lot like stock too:

http://www.yamahafz09.com/forum/attachments/269d1377753476-fz-mt-09-genuine-accessories-akrapovic-full-system-titanium-muffler-mt-09.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 391,948
Posted By Croak
What has been seen cannot be unseen. I'm going...

What has been seen cannot be unseen. I'm going to have nightmares tonight.
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,073
Posted By Croak
Repeating what I said on the other forum...get...

Repeating what I said on the other forum...get the Sprint, it's no contest. It's a motorcycle, not a lawnmower. Get what excites you, and as a bonus, it's a reliable, fun, easy to maintain,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 49,852
Posted By Croak
My local KTM dealer (and the only one in the...

My local KTM dealer (and the only one in the country) is saying north of 18k to start on the new SDR, VAT inclusive. By way of comparison, with 18% VAT, the Duke 390 is 5700, the Duke 690 is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 18,253
Posted By Croak
Just an FYI, Cycle Ergos ain't the bible, it's...

Just an FYI, Cycle Ergos ain't the bible, it's quite often wrong. Garbage in, garbage out.

And as the man said, you want a bit of lean on a naked. For that matter, most V-Strom guys are hiding...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 391,948
Posted By Croak
Jerry, if you're getting 20k miles out of a rear...

Jerry, if you're getting 20k miles out of a rear tire, you're not riding, you're just rolling. :)
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 49,852
Posted By Croak
First ride/press launch reports are starting to...

First ride/press launch reports are starting to come in:

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/ktm/2014-ktm-super-duke-r-review-first-ride.html
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 497,164
Posted By Croak
Crossover pipes in headers generally creates...

Crossover pipes in headers generally creates better exhaust flow, people and manufacturers have been doing it for ages.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 18,253
Posted By Croak
The streetfighter spec wars are going strong, and...

The streetfighter spec wars are going strong, and to be competitive you need more than 150 ponies. I'm willing to bet even Triumph will have to step up soon with a more powerful and larger...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 49,852
Posted By Croak
It'll be cheaper than that in the US..back out...

It'll be cheaper than that in the US..back out the 20% UK VAT, then back out another 10% or so, should give you a good ballpark of US MSRP.
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 165,075
Posted By Croak
Except for those funny looking things sticking...

Except for those funny looking things sticking out of the sides that are attached to the pipe that goes to the Akrapovic silencer. :)
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,415
Posted By Croak
Looks a lot better lit than when off, that's for...

Looks a lot better lit than when off, that's for sure.

http://www.af1racing.com/ted/photo-29.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,415
Posted By Croak
I say that because it's direct from the EBR...

I say that because it's direct from the EBR website, clear and unambiguous. Scroll down to the Dimensions section.

http://www.erikbuellracing.com/motorcycles/ebr1190rx/
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 165,075
Posted By Croak
EICMA hasn't even started yet. Hang in there a...

EICMA hasn't even started yet. Hang in there a few more weeks :)
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,415
Posted By Croak
Hate to repeat myself, but that's 419 wet (oil,...

Hate to repeat myself, but that's 419 wet (oil, water, brake fluid, battery electrolyte, blinker fluid) but without the 4.5 gallons of fuel.
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,415
Posted By Croak
Because in the superbike class, the Ducati 1199,...

Because in the superbike class, the Ducati 1199, BMW S1000RR, and Kawasaki ZX10 put out MORE than 185 crank horsepower and have similar or lower weight, while the Suzuki GSX-R 1000 and Yamaha R1 are...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,415
Posted By Croak
And from these slides...

And from these slides (http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?280015-AF1-Racing-is-officially-the-EBR-dealer-for-Austin-and-the-1190RX-is-coming-soon&p=3494448&viewfull=1#post3494448) it's...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,415
Posted By Croak
From the EBR website...

From the EBR website (http://www.erikbuellracing.com/motorcycles/ebr1190rx/):

Weight (Wet, no fuel)
419lbs. (190kg)

Add fuel and gain just under 30 more pounds. Though granted, all that extra...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 165,075
Posted By Croak
Woulda been nice to use the wethead on it,...

Woulda been nice to use the wethead on it, nostalgia be damned.
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,415
Posted By Croak
It's a little more porky than I expected, 419...

It's a little more porky than I expected, 419 pounds without fuel puts it at 450 fully fuelled (17.5 litre capacity).
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 49,852
Posted By Croak
Looks like it's the battle of the Indian-backed...

Looks like it's the battle of the Indian-backed superbikes from 3-letter acronym companies.

Bajaj/KTM vs Hero/EBR.

New stats on the EBR 1190RX:
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 497,164
Posted By Croak
Yeah, at that price, and assuming it fits you and...

Yeah, at that price, and assuming it fits you and has enough gumption to suit you, jump on it.

Even if it turns out you don't like the more revvy, less-torque rich, smaller package, there's a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 391,948
Posted By Croak
Dude, I think you overestimate the desire for...

Dude, I think you overestimate the desire for shafts. Other than maybe a Guzzi for giggles, I have not and will never have the desire to own a bike with an overweight, cost-adding, power-robbing,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 246,210
Posted By Croak
That's why I find the FZ-09 interesting, despite...

That's why I find the FZ-09 interesting, despite being a Triumph fan and not a fan of anything that ever came out of Japan (bikes or otherwise).

Besides the extra power and lower price, it's...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,131
Posted By Croak
You can find well-cared for Triumph Sprint ST...

You can find well-cared for Triumph Sprint ST 955's for that kind of money as well, often with factory panniers.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,594
Posted By Croak
Posted this in the other thread, but it sure...

Posted this in the other thread, but it sure looks good with less orange:

http://www.1290superduker.com/cms/typo3temp/_processed_/csm_1290_R_Superduke_black_90Grad_dunkel_95541937ec.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 49,852
Posted By Croak
Another shot of the black one, for those of us...

Another shot of the black one, for those of us that are a bit repulsed by excessive orange. :)
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 391,948
Posted By Croak
Read the red. To many, it's something of a...

Read the red. To many, it's something of a failure right out of the box. :)
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 497,164
Posted By Croak
That probably means the tank bag is also a...

That probably means the tank bag is also a SW-Motech/Bags Connection piece as well, which bodes well for the quality (and it's tank ring system too). On further inspection, the frame sliders and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 497,164
Posted By Croak
Ride By Wire mean anything to you? The throttle...

Ride By Wire mean anything to you? The throttle tube is essentially a rheostat connected to the ECU via a wire, there ain't no cable. :)

Also, here's the EU MT-09 accessories site...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 497,164
Posted By Croak
Here's the UK MT-09 Accessories page...

Here's the UK MT-09 Accessories page (http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/uk/products/motorcycles/mt/mt-09.aspx?view=accessories). Note the Flyscreen...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 497,164
Posted By Croak
Yep, those numbers are nearly identical to what a...

Yep, those numbers are nearly identical to what a Speed Triple 955 was putting down on a dyno ten years ago.

That's not a indictment, the 955 Speed has more displacement, its over 50 pounds...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 49,852
Posted By Croak
Just in case you haven't seen it yet: ...

Just in case you haven't seen it yet:

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Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 497,164
Posted By Croak
That blank is where the headlight on/off switch...

That blank is where the headlight on/off switch would reside in markets that don't mandate DRLs.
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 497,164
Posted By Croak
Nothing not made in Milwaukee sounds that bad. :)

Nothing not made in Milwaukee sounds that bad. :)
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 497,164
Posted By Croak
I've been out cross country touring on my Tuono...

I've been out cross country touring on my Tuono for weeks at a time, with a fair amount of sustained "over 80" speeds, and rode it year-round Vancouver. Granted, it's got a bit of a fairing and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 497,164
Posted By Croak
Screw wind coverage. After years of big...

Screw wind coverage. After years of big windscreens or full fairings, coming back to a mostly naked bike a couple years ago was a revelation. Don't like the wind, buy a car, is my thinking. :)
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 49,852
Posted By Croak
I don't think they'll try to compete with Aprilia...

I don't think they'll try to compete with Aprilia on price on the Tuono's 5 year old RSV4-based engine, chassis and electronics platform at first. It'll likely be priced closer to the Ducati...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 49,852
Posted By Croak
Just in case you missed it, the KTM site is live:...

Just in case you missed it, the KTM site is live:

http://www.1290superduker.com/cms/
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,594
Posted By Croak
Obviously, the KTM website is now live. ...

Obviously, the KTM website is now live.

http://www.1290superduker.com/cms/#techspecs
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