Are the heat issues worked out for 2017 on the 1290SA-R?

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by GrayRat, May 27, 2017.

  1. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Newly-Clothed Explorer

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    Last year my buddy and I went out on a day long ride in 95 degree northeastern summer weather. When moving, even slowly, the heat coming off my 15 1290SA was not that noticeable wearing mesh pants and adv boots. When stopped in a traffic jam, it was definitely noticeable, but not unbearably scalding like some other bikes I've been on.

    Yesterday in 85 degree weather, the engine heat was just noticeable when stopped, but not noticeable at all when moving.
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  2. TakSD

    TakSD Been here awhile

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    I also think the 1290 SAR has more heat that the 1190 R I used to have... seems to be different for each bike but in any case not a del breaker, just unpleasant. Summer here is 30-40 Celsius, even more some times.
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