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Who went 1290 to 790? Talk to me.

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by Roadhawg011, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Scourge

    Scourge Long timer Supporter

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    What is "warp" speed? I am coming from an S1000XR and while I rarely use all that insanity... I do have occasion to be north of the ton for a while when conditions warrant being somewhere else in a hurry. Can this bike cruise slab at that kind of pace? I am planning a 10 day loop from PA to Glacier and back with some "fast forward" opportunities (like all of Kansas). Obviously, I don't expect anything close to the S1000 power or grace - just hopefully a comfortable 95-100mph without being totally WOT the whole time or pogoing around on the forks in the wind.

    *edit* I can't actually find any performance numbers for acceleration or reasonable top cruising speeds on the googles - it's all just clickbait results taking me to another list of rake/trail and displacement specs.
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  2. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz fap:hoon Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    In the bay area, I notice my usual freeway speed is 88 mph. I've had it up north and doing a long stint at 95++ :augie on roads where it was safe to wick it up.
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  3. OhDuh

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    3.6 seconds 0-100 km/h and around 215 km/h top speed.
    Wobbling depends hugely on your tyres and how the weighting was done. Also the handlebar position seems to have quite a bit impact on high speed stability.

    Anyway the heavy buffeting between 130-160 km/h makes me drive faster or slower than that.
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  4. Roadhawg011

    Roadhawg011 Been here awhile

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    I also noticed quite a lot of buffeting on the highway. The Stock R screen was raised pretty high, I figure it might be better in it's lower setting?
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  5. mickd

    mickd crash test dummie

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    For me its better in the low position @ 5ft 9
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  6. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Gives cleaner air to the helmet at speed in low position for me as well. In the high position the buffeting at speed was tiring.
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  7. Roadhawg011

    Roadhawg011 Been here awhile

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    Why am I such an indecisive little bitch?

    I've done the "Fuck it, I'm gonna get a 790." decision in my mind like 10 times now, and each time I start doubting it and go back to "You idiot, the 1290 is the best bike in the world, just keep it!".

    Why am I like dis?




    (2 people are looking at my 1290 on Saturday morning. Im also meeting them at a dealer so hopefully I can organise a decent long 790 test ride. I need to bang it down some dirt to really know I think.)
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  8. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Nemophilist

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    Precisely! You DO need to bang it down some dirt to really know. Because after that you'll drive back and slap a deposit down clear of conscience, and powerful in your resolve.
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