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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by TBR, Jun 25, 2016.
Yes, it would be interesting to know
I'm not sure 'lowered' suspension ever works that well as it limits the amount of travel, which if you go off-road on more than gravel/flat trails could be a limiting factor. As it is, the stock suspension on the Enduro is way too soft for my liking. But if you are mostly road riding then it could work.
Depending on the Dealers skill/knowledge they may be able to help by lowering the front by dropping the front forks a little. There will also be some general adjustment through the menu and settings, you will have to experiment. Failing that an aftermarket new rear shock or spring maybe the answer. A lot of people are keen on the standard Sachs unit, but I'm not one of them.
I have a 30 inch inseam and manage just fine with the Enduro. Though I am used to tall KTM dirt bikes (with seat heights of 97 cms/38 inches) so will always shift a bit off the saddle if I need to put one foot fully down. If you can cope with just putting the balls of your feet down, or shift and put one foot fully down you will be fine. Just watch the camber on some roads, or you'll be testing your crash bars
If you like the look of the bike and are getting a great discount it might be worth going for, just test ride to make sure.
Let us know how you get on.
Depending on how much height you need to lose, wouldn't the cheapest easiest option be to re-sculpt the seat, so it drops off more at the sides of the seat?
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Or, just drink more beer and wait for gravity to take effect.
As a coffee vender and motorcycle nut. That is a perfect description.
Got the factory low seat FOC when i bought the bike...i believe its 1" lower.
Comfort wise it seems ok, i do have 21,000m on it
Anybody with the Ducati high mount for the GPS know if a smartphone mount can be attached to it, specifically the Perfect Squeeze mount? I don't want to attach the phone to the handlebars and not sure where else I could attach it other than going with the Ducati GPS mount.
Check out the Engimoto mount. It has a plethora of mount options.
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So riding through central London this week, trying to make progress through the heavy traffic when I come up behind three marked Police motorbikes all dressed up with no where to go. They were obviously testing their brand new bikes and I couldn't overtake with solid white lines and too much traffic, so I was stuck behind them. So far so bad.
Oh well, just go steady, act normal (not sure what normal is on a bike - but I guess no speeding and definitely no wheelies) and hopefully they won't give me any grief.............
Only problem was........................my Termignoni full race exhaust is kinda a little bit on the noisy side. Not too much you understand, everyone likes the Ducati rumble and the burble and pop on the overrun don't they? But it is certainly loud enough to warrant the attention of the boys in blue, or in this case all fluorescent. Every time we stopped in traffic I can see them looking at me in their mirrors and chatting to each other.
The traffic started to move and speed up. Knowing where we were, I knew then it was going to get worse.............much worse. Now we all love tunnels right? I mean who doesn't like to drop a gear and hear your bike howl through a tunnel with Italy's finest V twin (or is it an L twin?) bouncing off the walls courtesy of Mr Termignoni?!?
So imagine trying to accelerate through said tunnel keeping with the flow of the now speeding up traffic with not one but three Police bikes in front, as in just off my front wheel. Sod it I'm just going to have to ride my bike, accelerate and take the consequences. Will I get arrested, will it be a fine, or perhaps points on my licence or maybe I will get let off with just a warning? I didn't have to wait too long to find out.
As we all exited the tunnel together with the sound of my race exhaust bouncing off the walls, the traffic came to a halt again. We sat there for a second and I thought here it comes. Sure enough the rear police rider turned round, pointed at me, raised his visor, pointed at my exhaust, and then................................................................................................ gave me a massive thumbs up with a smile and said "great bike, lovely sound, fantastic exhaust", his Police mate next to him nodded in agreement.
I couldn't believe it, I faintly smiled back and nodded some thanks. With that, the traffic started moving again, they all turned off at the next junction and were gone.
Leaving me to reflect that the Police are actually alright, I have a great bike and Termignoni make some great exhausts!! Now where is the next tunnel?!?