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View Poll Results: Which series?
996/998 1 25.00%
1098/1198 3 75.00%
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Old Sep 6th 2019, 05:09 AM   #1
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Bike choice advice - 996/998 or 1098/1198

As I said in my intro... I am planning on buying another bike in the spring with my annual bonus, and like to fully research purchases. I'm looking at either a 996/998 or a 1098/1198, mostly for mountain runs, and a few track days. So, I came here for info and maybe a bit of advice. I like the classic 916 styling of the 996/8 bikes a little more, but not enough difference to be a deciding factor. Outright power isn't all that important, but response, tractability, and rideability are. I'm an older, bigger, used-to-be-pretty-fast guy. I'm spoiled on good suspension. Both the Strom and the Hawk have Penske double-clickers and reworked forks, and the TL is up for suspension work soon... so if either series has notably better suspension, that's important. I do have a $10-12k budget to work within, so any R models are gonna be a no-go. I've ridden a 916, 996, and a 1098... but not enough to really have a strong opinion either way. So... anyone who has done a good bit of riding on both series, please chime in.
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Old Sep 6th 2019, 10:32 AM   #2
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