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View Poll Results: Which 1199 do you plan on buying?
Standard 1199 240 39.80%
1199 S 267 44.28%
1199 Tricolore 96 15.92%
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Old Feb 13th 2012, 06:44 AM   #81
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Old Feb 13th 2012, 03:04 PM   #82
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Talking I went for the standard

I feel the standard model will be just fine for street use . I can't justify an extra 5 grand for the ohlins and different wheels .Trick yes but most people are not capable of riding hard enough to need the ohlins . A simple revalve will do just fine . Not to mention the base will be a little lighter without all the servos and electronics that the ohlins have . I can justify the cost of my procircuit a kit suspension on my mx bike though .
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Old Feb 16th 2012, 06:11 AM   #83
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Just got the reservation confirmation for my 1199 Standard ABS.

Thought about the S but at the moment the personal budget stretching doesn't make up for the overall advantage (for me!).

Excited!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old Feb 16th 2012, 07:01 AM   #84
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Originally Posted by wfoduck View Post
Trick yes but most people are not capable of riding hard enough to need the ohlins . .
I just don't get why people say this. What does riding hard have to do with a smoother, more compliant, and more refined ride?

Better suspension works all the time - not just when riding hard.
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Old Feb 16th 2012, 09:27 AM   #85
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Better suspension works all the time - not just when riding hard.
True, you get a better feel for the road and on the track a better suspension can prevent faster tire wear...

Still won't get it ;-)
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Old Feb 16th 2012, 12:04 PM   #86
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I have appointed the S because I use the bike 90% on normal streets.

It helps to set the bike to existing character of the road within one keypress
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Old Feb 20th 2012, 11:10 PM   #87
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Well I ordered a Tricolore, why ? If you work hard you can find that you can justify almost anything, my reasoning was:- Termi's, DDA, ABS and Tri Colour all standard kit add those elements up if they were extras on an "S" and then it makes more sense, plus the limited production run of the Tricolore. I hear the Tricolore is limited to just 4 months production only. How true that is and what that relates to in numbers terms I have no idea. Last point you only live once so live it.
So I've ordered the Tricolore ... same reasoning as Twobike.

Having mastered the art of being able to "justify almost anything" I'm also adding brownie points by telling the love of my life that with the adjustable suspension etc etc etc she'll be even more comfortable and safer on the back of the Tricolore than she is on our Monster S4Rs ... and that may take a while to gain traction BUT it's certainly gaining me brownie points ... So now I have the "if you want it darling, go ahead and buy it" seal of approval. And that's worth MANY bikes ... so why waste that sort of go ahead on just a standard.

For those of you under 40 years of age you may find this an odd approach.

Those reading over 50 are hopefully nodding wisely

Of course ... most 1199's will be delivered pillion pegless, just like most 1198's and 1098's .... but thats irrelevant just for now
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Old Feb 20th 2012, 11:13 PM   #88
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Any 1199 would be nice

And of course I should have mentioned ...

If Santa said I could only have the base model 1199, then I'd still be smiling.

So whatever you get it'll be great

Oh yes, it was my jammy mate on an 1198S that made me finally realise what I needed
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Old Feb 21st 2012, 07:25 AM   #89
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Originally Posted by peted View Post
So I've ordered the Tricolore ... same reasoning as Twobike.

Having mastered the art of being able to "justify almost anything" I'm also adding brownie points by telling the love of my life that with the adjustable suspension etc etc etc she'll be even more comfortable and safer on the back of the Tricolore than she is on our Monster S4Rs ... and that may take a while to gain traction BUT it's certainly gaining me brownie points ... So now I have the "if you want it darling, go ahead and buy it" seal of approval. And that's worth MANY bikes ... so why waste that sort of go ahead on just a standard.

For those of you under 40 years of age you may find this an odd approach.

Those reading over 50 are hopefully nodding wisely

Of course ... most 1199's will be delivered pillion pegless, just like most 1198's and 1098's .... but thats irrelevant just for now
hahaha! sort reminds me of this:

"Honey, can you do the laundry for me today while I'm out?" "awe sure babe"...

You pitch all of the cloths in together, wash on full hot and drop in a cup of bleach just for effect, and viola!
You're never asked to do the laundry again
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Old Feb 22nd 2012, 12:38 PM   #90
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Standard or S

What is primary reasoning why someone would buy S model over Standard model. I like the LED headlight, Ohlins, and Wheels for the looks alone but is that worth $5K more if I probably will never benefit from the suspension and tech upgrades. Just have sick feeling of dropping $5K on unnecessary upgrades but feel I will regret it if do not. Need to make decision soon as local dealers only have one of each left to preorder.

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