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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Paulvt1, Oct 16, 2013.
Lighten up Francis... Your post above was even more annoying than all the previous ones.
And exactly who appointed you the judge?
And where is your list of motorcycles? The way I see it you don't have much credibility.
Why don't you email us a list of things we are allowed to say here!
it pains me to spend that on a good cage
+1 on that, the older I get the tighter I get with my $$$.
Put my deposit down on one yesterday.
When do you expect to see it?
Dealer mentioned around April/May 2014?
I was going to say great just in time, then I realized where you were.
I assume 'just in time' was to mean just in time for northern hemisphere summer? It's almost Summer all year round where I am. Cheers
Checked out the NineT at the NYC bike show today.
After months drooling over it, I came away disappointed. I'm 6'1" and found the bike wayyyyy too small. Too low, and the way my legs hit tank was meh..
And the GF hated the pillion accommodations.
Sitting on the NineT and the R12R back-to-back (and factoring in the luggage options on the R12R) made the R12R way more appealing.
Granted, the front end of the NineT is still gorgeous, but overall it just didn't feel right.
Hell, the KTM 1290 was more comfortable.
But, of course, YMMV.
I checked it out yesterday too... boy there was a lot of attention around this model. As a R12R owner I was looking forward to feeling the differences. I really liked the overall feel, and I liked the narrowness of the tank - felt my knees tucked a bit more comfortably. The bar sure felt wide ... but it could have just been the slightly different lean to the ergos.
My opinion of the look in person - good, but not great. I love the front end, but the air intake piece, though covered with the shroud and better then it looks on my R was still a bit goofy IMHO.
I really wanted to see the S1000R but it wasn't shown. Chatted with Max a bit about price, but no dice...
I'll wait until spring and ride them both. Problem with the 9T is that it really only replaces what I have now so it will all come down to the ride.
The rep I spoke to said, "Under 14k".
I sat on this last week at the NYC bike show. I loved it for the most part. It looked awesome - raw but refined somehow.
I waited my turn and sat in it; my buddy took a picture if it for later. When I poked at it I realized that the bike looked like a toy I'm a fairly decent sized guy, at 6' 259, but i looked like I had just climbed down the beanstalk on it.
I still like it and will give it another shot. I'm hoping it was just the angle.
Interesting that it's so small. Having lived in Germany for a couple of months, I think it's safe to say, on average, that the locals are pretty damn tall.
My wife really liked the looks of it and put a deposit on one. This is all good news to her because she's 5'3".
Wow! I was quoted 17k. We will have to wait and see.
A&S still has it listed at $14.1k:
Price for it here in the UK (including VAT) has been posted at £11,600 - see link below:
Using today's exchange rate that's just under $19,000 USD!! It will of course be cheaper in the states as everything is over there.
BMW UK is smoking some good stuff. S1000R with every option still ends up being cheaper than the bare bones 9t.
Anybody know if it has the linked brakes?
No, it doesn't have linked brakes. ABS is standard in the UK though.