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Old Oct 31st 2013, 12:04 AM   #1
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Finally!

Finally! After over a month of dealing with U.S. Customs and shipping my bike arrived in Saudi unharmed. During this time I rode my RC8R around and started thinking ah maybe I didn't need to buy an 1199R. Got on the bike after putting a little gas in it and re-hooking up the battery, my next thought was FUCK THAT! I completely forgot what it felt like...it was like holding on to Superman's cape!

Now I just got to go thru the hassle of plating the bike so I can take it to the tracks in the region.

As far as the RC8... Well next time I want to buy a tractor I'll get a John Deere...lol.

Pics to follow.

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Old Oct 31st 2013, 07:56 AM   #2
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Old Oct 31st 2013, 08:09 AM   #3
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Old Oct 31st 2013, 08:14 AM   #4
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Congrats! How does the RC8R ride compared to the 1199? I've never been on an RC8 but the shape makes me curious...
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Old Oct 31st 2013, 12:43 PM   #5
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Congrats! How does the RC8R ride compared to the 1199? I've never been on an RC8 but the shape makes me curious...
Well not having tracked the 1199 yet I can't say definitively. However, the RC8R is nice, well manored and the power, (what little it has) is buttery smooth. It definitely feels heavier than the 1199, but it's a great street bike. On the track you have to ride the shit out of the RC8, but it rewards you...very stable, can make you look like a hero. Kind of nice not having all the electronics....easier to work on it yourself.

The bad: parts are a bitch to get. Hardly anyone make aftermarket stuff for it. You have to really, really upgrade the engine and suspension to get it "Ready to Race". Gear box is a LRCH better than a Harley. Resale sucks.

When I think about it the 899 is probably more comparitable to it, power wise. I think that the RC8 could compete if KTM was serious about the bike.

In the end I can't go back to it after riding the panigale. The power, the gear box is way better, and it's a Ducati!
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Old Oct 31st 2013, 12:54 PM   #6
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Finally! After over a month of dealing with U.S. Customs and shipping my bike arrived in Saudi unharmed. During this time I rode my RC8R around and started thinking ah maybe I didn't need to buy an 1199R. Got on the bike after putting a little gas in it and re-hooking up the battery, my next thought was FUCK THAT! I completely forgot what it felt like...it was like holding on to Superman's cape!

Now I just got to go thru the hassle of plating the bike so I can take it to the tracks in the region.

As far as the RC8... Well next time I want to buy a tractor I'll get a John Deere...lol.

Pics to follow.

Cheers!
Thanks, bro....just made my day.

Lil brother owns an RC8R and thinks the world of it. Myself I have owned potato diggers that had me more enthused.
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