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Old Mar 31st 2012, 12:09 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by 92GTA View Post
Make sure to take a rider safety course before you even think about getting on your 1199 though.
This is a 100% required option of course!!!

Originally Posted by 92GTA View Post
I will be riding my 1199 in wet mode while I get used to her.
What is it "wet mode"!?
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Old Mar 31st 2012, 12:14 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by skontakt View Post
This is a 100% required option of course!!!



What is it "wet mode"!?
It means you shouldn't buy this bike.
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Old Mar 31st 2012, 01:10 PM   #33
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They are talking about the riding modes, the Race offers full 195 horsepower with direct RbW, and on the "S" versions an instant track-oriented suspension set-up.

The Sport mode offers a full 195 horsepower, but with a smoother RbW, and on the "S" versions a sport-oriented suspension set-up.

The Wet mode provides 120 horsepower delivered with a "smooth" RbW throttle response, increased DTC system intervention, and on the "S" versions, a suspension set-up optimized for low grip conditions.

Be careful and ride within your limits.

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Old Mar 31st 2012, 01:19 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by zaster View Post
They are talking about the riding modes, the Race offers full 195 horsepower with direct RbW, and on the "S" versions an instant track-oriented suspension set-up.

The Sport mode offers a full 195 horsepower, but with a smoother RbW, and on the "S" versions a sport-oriented suspension set-up.

The Wet mode provides 120 horsepower delivered with a "smooth" RbW throttle response, increased DTC system intervention, and on the "S" versions, a suspension set-up optimized for low grip conditions.

Be careful and ride within your limits.
@zaster, thanks. Don't know about it...
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Old Mar 31st 2012, 01:50 PM   #35
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Man this is a disaster waiting to happen....at least research what you're getting. More money than brains.
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Old Mar 31st 2012, 05:06 PM   #36
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[QUOTE=skontakt;4737]I have no experience riding a motorcycle
But this bike is impressive to me.

My friend has a Ducati 999 and I can imagine what kind of beast this bike, though inferior to the characteristics of the 999 1199.

What will advise:
Take 1199 and the first year of driving very carefully
Perfected in the second year.

Or take something simpler, like evolution, 848. (Or is it a hard for beginner, too)

Give expert advice for the beginner in motorsport, please.


Thanks in advance for your opinion[/QUOTE


Privet....My wife is from up your way and I have been teaching her how to ride, by starting on the farm on a old dirt bike. All ready she has thrown it down about 5 times, mostly due to a fist full of front brake, but these are things you can do on a cheaper bike without the worry.
Next is a Honda CBR 250, something light and managable and again she can afford to put it down either at the track or during lessons without the worry of having a expensive bike to repair and it will teach all the things you need to know before moving to something like a Panigale.

This is just my way of thinking, but of course the main decision is up to you, but what ever you do I hope all goes well for you.....Riding a motorcycle is one of the best things you can do in your life.
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Give him a break...he is just getting info and feedback and if he is a responsible person he will be OK.
I got my drivers license on a 250 Honda in Germany which is a step or two above the rider safety course in the US. My first motorcycle experience was taking my friend's 1200 Laverda through the Alps to get it overhauled in Breganze Italy. Riding with caring and experienced friends taught me a lot and I decided to get back on a superbike many years later in the US.
And I have to agree with Wallaroo when he says: .....Riding a motorcycle is one of the best things you can do in your life.

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Old Mar 31st 2012, 05:26 PM   #38
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And I have to agree with Wallaroo when he says: .....Riding a motorcycle is one of the best things you can do in your life.
If you're still a live for more than a week after getting it.
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Old Mar 31st 2012, 05:35 PM   #39
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If you're still a live for more than a week after getting it.
Oh I'm still OK after riding my S4RS and 1098S for a combined 35K miles.
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Old Apr 1st 2012, 01:46 PM   #40
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Oh I'm still OK after riding my S4RS and 1098S for a combined 35K miles.
Yes, I know that some people have successfully ridden a powerful bike without anything happening to them, but that is NOT the majority.

That's like saying texting and driving is okay because I haven't crashed myself yet.
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