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Old 05-29-2013, 08:33 AM   #5011
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Brought this beauty home last week.



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You have impeccable taste - congrats.

Picked mine up about a month ago, and just got through it's first service.



Don't have enough seat time to decide whether an upgrade from the stock comfort seat is required or not. Have done a couple of day trips, but planning a 10 day tour shortly so may want to do something prior.

Safe travels.

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Old 05-29-2013, 09:09 AM   #5012
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I'm OK with noise, just don't want buffeting, although I know this kind of thing varies a lot from rider to rider. Over here the bike is already mucho expensivo, to the tune of 25900 Euros for the touring and 28900 for the GT... Those are list prices of course. I will buy the topcase and crashbars anyway, am wondering if 3000 euros for the GT is worth it.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:41 AM   #5013
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Meff, bike looks great, how was the first service?

Dultanur, For me, I added up the cost of the extras you get with the GT as things that i would have done anyway and it was cheaper to buy the GT. The topcase, windshield, touring seat, engine guards, larger side bags, etc. quickly added up to the cost increase from the touring to the GT so I had no problem justifying it to myself.

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Old 05-29-2013, 11:31 AM   #5014
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Meff, bike looks great, how was the first service?
Thanks Mike -

No issues on the first service - had the shift linkage adjusted up a bit to accommodate my Sidi Adventure boots - the toe is a bit thicker than what the stock setting allowed to fit under comfortably. Also had the 20mm handlebar risers removed along with the rear hugger - better.

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Dultanur, For me, I added up the cost of the extras you get with the GT as things that i would have done anyway and it was cheaper to buy the GT. The topcase, windshield, touring seat, engine guards, larger side bags, etc. quickly added up to the cost increase from the touring to the GT so I had no problem justifying it to myself.

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I agree on the extras justifying the $$ for the GT - I may not have added the massive 73 litre panniers, but they will be nice to have for longer trips. All the other gear and the unique colour made it an easy decision for me as well.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:31 PM   #5015
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I personally don't like the color, always thought that ducs should be red
How about the center stand vs. left foot issue? Any grounds for removal of the said stand? Put in a scottoiler and you don't much need the center stand, I think?
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:40 PM   #5016
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I personally don't like the color, always thought that ducs should be red
How about the center stand vs. left foot issue? Any grounds for removal of the said stand? Put in a scottoiler and you don't much need the center stand, I think?
I cut and welded my center stand. Simple. I do like having the stand on the bike.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:45 PM   #5017
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I cut and welded my center stand. Simple. I do like having the stand on the bike.
Good idea!
Do you also get inner bags with the GT? The more I look at the above 2 pics, the more I like the color. Are the red wheel stripes standard?
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:10 PM   #5018
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Do you also get inner bags with the GT? The more I look at the above 2 pics, the more I like the color. Are the red wheel stripes standard?
Yes - inner bags come with it and the red wheel stripes are stock. There is red stitching on the seat and a few other red accents. I'm adding some SpeedyMoto stuff with some orange/red accents as well shortly. It's not shout it from the rooftops Ducati red no, but I like it.

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Old 05-29-2013, 02:51 PM   #5019
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:39 AM   #5020
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How are you guys liking the new Pirelli Angel GT's & how are they wearing?
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:14 AM   #5021
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At the time of purchase I ordered the GT screen and had it installed on my S Touring at around 1K miles.

So, I have quite a few miles on both screens now. The GT screen is better than the touring screen in every respect. It keeps more wind off of you, works really well in the rain, and is great in the cold. It is "slightly" quieter but is still noisy, and lessens the buffeting a bit.

In short, for me (5' !0") its well worth the money.

My next mod will be the comfort seat, because its quite considerably cheaper than a Sargent.

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:27 AM   #5022
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At the time of purchase I ordered the GT screen and had it installed on my S Touring at around 1K miles.

So, I have quite a few miles on both screens now. The GT screen is better than the touring screen in every respect. It keeps more wind off of you, works really well in the rain, and is great in the cold. It is "slightly" quieter but is still noisy, and lessens the buffeting a bit.

In short, for me (5' !0") its well worth the money.

My next mod will be the comfort seat, because its quite considerably cheaper than a Sargent.
I'm considering the GT screen...how much was it?
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:12 PM   #5023
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How are you guys liking the new Pirelli Angel GT's & how are they wearing?
I like them just fine, both more compliant and better confidence than the Scorpions they replaced. One thousand miles, so too soon to comment on wear except to say they still look virtually new and the embossed "GT" in the center of the tread is still clearly visible.

I have not ridden them in the wet yet, so no comment on wet grip, but overall so far,
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:26 PM   #5024
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Hmmm the GT is starting to look like a better deal...
Has anyone used their GT (and with it the angel GTs) off road? I am wondering how they will fare on gravel etc.

A friend got a 2009 Hyper 1100s today... What a bike!
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:53 PM   #5025
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The original tires are fantastic on the road and fine on the gravel, but when the road ends it is time for TKC 80s!!!
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