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Old Feb 24th 2018, 10:17 AM   #31
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Freezing cold and wet roads. But couldn't wait. Very first ride with V4 base
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Freezing cold and wet roads. But couldn't wait. Very first ride with V4 base
Thank for sharing ..you wouldn't survive in most US city riding like that though, certainly not Charleston SC. They kill a motorcyclist here every single day :,-/.

Only time I get on my bike anymore is when I'm suited up and head straight for the back roads to shread. I don't commute, I don't even "cruise" here ...It's sad.
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Old Feb 26th 2018, 10:34 AM   #33
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Congrats Sergiomala. Enjoy your new toy

Sad situation you describe there, Ducenzo ...
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Thank for sharing ..you wouldn't survive in most US city riding like that though, certainly not Charleston SC. They kill a motorcyclist here every single day :,-/.

Only time I get on my bike anymore is when I'm suited up and head straight for the back roads to shread. I don't commute, I don't even "cruise" here ...It's sad.
I used to love flying over the Ravenel when I lived in Mt. Pleasant. That was several years ago now and I haven't been back. I'd imagine traffic is a bit worse.
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Old Feb 27th 2018, 08:32 AM   #35
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Freezing cold and wet roads. But couldn't wait. Very first ride with V4 base
Grazie Sergio!
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Originally Posted by DUCENZO View Post
Thank for sharing ..you wouldn't survive in most US city riding like that though, certainly not Charleston SC. They kill a motorcyclist here every single day :,-/.

Only time I get on my bike anymore is when I'm suited up and head straight for the back roads to shread. I don't commute, I don't even "cruise" here ...It's sad.
Italy/Sicily has little to no road rage, you just get on with it and that is why Sergio could ride that way. Once you have been there and driven/riden on the roads you would see its the norm and they have less accidents then we do in North America.
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Old Feb 27th 2018, 02:47 PM   #37
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Freezing cold and wet roads. But couldn't wait. Very first ride with V4 base
Sergio the roads you were on were a combination of smooth and rough? Did you adjust the suspension at all for the ride? Please tell me the Electronic Suspension of the V4 S is not needed for fun back road and mountain rides!
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Exciting times :-) ...I've never actually been there but this is one of my favorite dealerships to follow since I met them years back at an Indy GP. One of the main reasons, because they're Track oriented and very involved !!

Who's bike is this, are you on here? lol


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Sergio the roads you were on were a combination of smooth and rough? Did you adjust the suspension at all for the ride? Please tell me the Electronic Suspension of the V4 S is not needed for fun back road and mountain rides!
Hi Cavlino, I did not touch the original suspensions settings, as long as the trip has been cold and wet, and I donít like too much to look for performances in open traffic roads. Btw the fork is pretty good, and fast to copy rough asphalt. Rear dumper is a little bit hard for my tastes, but i guess a big power needs a stiff rear shock. I tested also a V4 S of a friend end of mine, and must say the feeling is so and so. This cause of me, of course, because o do prefer usual suspension on a fast street bike. In my opinion the semi active suspensions better match with a touring or cruiser bike.
Just my opinion.

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Originally Posted by Sergiomala View Post
Hi Cavlino, I did not touch the original suspensions settings, as long as the trip has been cold and wet, and I donít like too much to look for performances in open traffic roads. Btw the fork is pretty good, and fast to copy rough asphalt. Rear dumper is a little bit hard for my tastes, but i guess a big power needs a stiff rear shock. I tested also a V4 S of a friend end of mine, and must say the feeling is so and so. This cause of me, of course, because o do prefer usual suspension on a fast street bike. In my opinion the semi active suspensions better match with a touring or cruiser bike.
Just my opinion.

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Very interesting and informative, Grazie Sergio.
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