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Old 01-17-2012, 01:30 PM   #1636
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Not strictly mine but I got to play on this today - just 10 miles on the clock when I picked it up ................

Ducati 848 Streetfighter


That's a beauty. Please say something about it.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:06 PM   #1637
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My Griso

This is my 2007 Griso 1100 at Swanage in Dorset.



And with the luggage while touring Devon last September.

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Old 01-17-2012, 02:31 PM   #1638
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That's a beauty. Please say something about it.
Difficult to come to any real conclusions - it is one of our demo bikes on brand new tyres with temperatures (despite the sunshine) only just above freezing when I rode it ..........

Seems to have plenty of power even though I was not revving it hard. Enough to lift the front wheel with ease in first and second gear on the throttle. Much smoother feeling motor than the 1098 Streetfighter and easier to ride at lower speeds. Partly due to the smaller engine and I suspect the wet clutch helps as well.

Handling OK but really needs a warmer day before pushing it any harder.

Comfort - good. Quite high seat but that means plenty of room between your backside and the footrests. Bars are a good reach in front - sporty riding position but not too much weight on wrists - I broke both writst a few years back (on another of our demo bikes ) and normally anything that puts weight on the wrists is a pain (literally) after half an hour or so. This one was fine after two hours.

All round nice bike - dealers in the UK should all have demos now - worth a visit and a test ride !
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:45 PM   #1639
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This is my 2007 Griso 1100 at Swanage in Dorset.



And with the luggage while touring Devon last September.


Nice "luggage".
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:56 AM   #1640
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Did you switch out the stock windscreen on yours?
Original owner did I got it with 2400KM on the clock and it had the MRA windsheild on it
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:54 AM   #1641
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Difficult to come to any real conclusions - it is one of our demo bikes on brand new tyres with temperatures (despite the sunshine) only just above freezing when I rode it ..........

Seems to have plenty of power even though I was not revving it hard. Enough to lift the front wheel with ease in first and second gear on the throttle. Much smoother feeling motor than the 1098 Streetfighter and easier to ride at lower speeds. Partly due to the smaller engine and I suspect the wet clutch helps as well.

Handling OK but really needs a warmer day before pushing it any harder.

Comfort - good. Quite high seat but that means plenty of room between your backside and the footrests. Bars are a good reach in front - sporty riding position but not too much weight on wrists - I broke both writst a few years back (on another of our demo bikes ) and normally anything that puts weight on the wrists is a pain (literally) after half an hour or so. This one was fine after two hours.

All round nice bike - dealers in the UK should all have demos now - worth a visit and a test ride !
Thanks! Looks like they are making the Streetfighter more mainstream. Nothing wrong with that. I will have to test ride it as soon as it is available here, a month or two from now.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:00 AM   #1642
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Mitch,

What kind of mods have you done to your Supersports?
The (red) bike pictured is the '97 SP.

Most of the mods to this bike are fairly normal:
520 chain conversion w/ 40 tooth rear
Ohlins rear shock
Re-valved / re-sprung stock SP forks
Old DP slip ons
LW Flywheel (Nichols)
Factory Jet kit with Ti emulsion tubes on the stock Mikunis (still trying to get it jetted right..)
Dyna coil / new wires set up from CA Cycleworks
K&N Air Filter w/ drilled airbox lid
Nichols Engine Bolts
Shorai battery to reduce weight

That's abt it.

I was planning on putting this back to 100% stock and selling to make room. I don't really need two 900SSs. But, it's the only bike I currently have w/ a passenger seat at the moment, so I thought I'd keep it for a few months... The carbs and forks were both leaking, and upgrades seemed prudent. Then, I had a few of the above extra goodies laying around, they somehow got installed...
Suddenly, stock was no longer stock..

It's just a nice bike, and for what they are selling for, it's silly to sell it. Just need to finish the Bevel then finish the suspension setup and get these Mikunis to run optimally.

Now the other 900SS/SP...? See post #1345. That's another story.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:33 PM   #1643
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:16 PM   #1644
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New scoot

That's a very cool photo.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:30 PM   #1645
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:35 PM   #1646
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:27 PM   #1647
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I like that Blue. Pretty reserved for an Aprilia. No gold frame either, nice.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:38 AM   #1648
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I like that Blue. Pretty reserved for an Aprilia. No gold frame either, nice.

Thanks, Aprilia calls it "Planet Blue" and I like it quite well too. I was never a fan of loud flashy paint jobs, hence the choice I made.

Although, hang out at the Aprilia forum and go through the member's galleries for a while and the gold bits start to look pretty good. The gold frame identifies the the higher end "Factory" model and comes with some nice bolt on parts.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:30 AM   #1649
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Not a common blue.

I also like it a lot.

My Futura`s blue is also pretty but not as pretty as this one.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:57 AM   #1650
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Nice Breva. What windscreen is that? How is it mounted?

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