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Old Jul 15th 2017, 09:40 PM   #51
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Like many of you, I bought my SL to ride it, not to let it rot away in a garage. Never been a fan of the "buy it to look at it" mentality. That's also why I bought my GT3 RS with a few miles on it so I'd have no reason not to drive it. Just about 30k miles on that one now.
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Old Jul 15th 2017, 11:32 PM   #52
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Which date did you choose? CASTRO and I will be there on the 3rd of Aug for the track day and at the Ducati factory on the 2nd.
I"ll be the track part on July 26. All the bike will be reverse shift which I haven't ridden in over 10 years
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Old Jul 15th 2017, 11:47 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by Ara View Post
Like many of you, I bought my SL to ride it, not to let it rot away in a garage. Never been a fan of the "buy it to look at it" mentality. That's also why I bought my GT3 RS with a few miles on it so I'd have no reason not to drive it. Just about 30k miles on that one now.
nice toys man!

How you like your bikes? what you think about all of them? comparatively speaking
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Old Jul 16th 2017, 07:57 AM   #54
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nice toys man!

How you like your bikes? what you think about all of them? comparatively speaking
Thank you. They're all very different from each other. When I had the 1199R and the RF, I used to say one was like riding an 800lb silverback that wanted to rip your arms off and beat you with them, and the other was like a scalpel. I'll let you guess which is which . The SL takes it to the next level of rawness. It feels like a true race bike in the way that a P1 GTR feels like a true race car. Vibration, lightness, stiffness, all on the next level.

The V4 is probably the perfect motorcycle if you want a bike that does everything better than you can. It's predictable, fast, smooth, and easier to ride fast than anything else I've ridden.

The R1 I bought to convert to a track/race bike, but the bike impressed me right out of the box. My first bike was an R6 which was converted to a race bike within 6 months, and I had the pleasure of owning one of Jason DiSalvo's 2006 R1 LE Superstock bikes after the AMA season, so Yamahas are very familiar feeling to me. The new bike is no exception. The motor is an absolute gem, the chassis is what I'm used to, and the ergos fit me better than the V4. It lacks the Italian character we've all become accustomed to, but of the Japanese bikes I've ridden, it's by far my favorite.

So in short, they're all very different in terms of character and riding pleasure. I just feel lucky that I get to experience them all and appreciate them for what each manufacturer has accomplished with that particular bike.

And with that, I think it's a good time to take the SL up the crest...
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Old Jul 18th 2017, 08:18 AM   #55
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Who else is going to Italy in a couple weeks for the 1299 SL track day?
I'll be there. I got the 3rd 1299 SL in the US a few weeks ago. Been too busy to ride it but I plan to get it out this week before heading to Mugello...
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Old Jul 19th 2017, 02:35 PM   #56
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Thanks for sharing. For others wanting to know competitive lap times at CoTA....when I was there for the MotoGP weekend back in June of 2017 these were the benchmark times.....

2:12.6 for Gerloff in MotoAmerica SuperSport Qualifying
2:08.1 for Hayden in MotoAmerica SuperBike Qualifying
2:02.7 for Marquez in MotoGP Q2
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