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Old Apr 30th 2018, 07:14 AM   #1
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I wasnít bike shopping but Old Ugly followed me home after I tossed out a smartass offer. Sheís going to be my touring bike while my R has become a pure trackbike.

Iíve only done 145 miles so far and my one complaint is that the brake pedal is really low and thereís no height adjustment.


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Old Apr 30th 2018, 07:21 AM   #2
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I wasnít bike shopping but Old Ugly followed me home after I tossed out a smartass offer. Sheís going to be my touring bike while my R has become a pure trackbike.

Iíve only done 145 miles so far and my one complaint is that the brake pedal is really low and thereís no height adjustment.


That exact same old ugly 2017 color scheme and all followed me home last year.


Actually even though ducati is my favorite the s1000rr is a do all machine and the one I ride the most. Careful not to use you heated hangrips too much...it drained my battery.

Here is mine....I swapped out the front fender color and gas tank fairing for red and black.

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Old Apr 30th 2018, 07:36 AM   #3
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That exact same old ugly 2017 color scheme and all followed me home last year.


Actually even though ducati is my favorite the s1000rr is a do all machine and the one I ride the most. Careful not to use you heated hangrips too much...it drained my battery.

Here is mine....I swapped out the front fender color and gas tank fairing for red and black.

Great minds think alike lol
That combo looks great on your bike. I was thinking of black for the tank cover. I love my R for the track. Perfect bike for me. But I was wanting something more street friendly for longer street rides. Maybe some overnight runs. I took one out for half a day last year and found it perfectly boring. Qualities of a streetbike lol.
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Great minds think alike lol
That combo looks great on your bike. I was thinking of black for the tank cover. I love my R for the track. Perfect bike for me. But I was wanting something more street friendly for longer street rides. Maybe some overnight runs. I took one out for half a day last year and found it perfectly boring. Qualities of a streetbike lol.
Ya it's so good it's kind of boring. Kind of a weird thing lol.
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congrats on the bike. no secret im a huge fan of the bmw s1000rr. does everything well. for you twisted it may be boring but for me i love it. i have the hp4 with the ugly huge akra can but that was changed this weekend for the sc project crt can.
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Old Apr 30th 2018, 11:19 AM   #6
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congrats on the bike. no secret im a huge fan of the bmw s1000rr. does everything well. for you twisted it may be boring but for me i love it. i have the hp4 with the ugly huge akra can but that was changed this weekend for the sc project crt can.
Mark I say sheís boring because she does everything so well. The fueling is the smoothest Iíve felt on an injected bike.
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Mark I say sheís boring because she does everything so well. The fueling is the smoothest Iíve felt on an injected bike.
i ment by boring and this is from others on this forum not me has no character. i know your a big track guy and its very easy to ride at the track compared to the ducati. i didnt actully mean it was boring or suggested you ment anything bad.

i think you will love the bike.

funny story like you my friend went and looked at an R1 and he threw out a stupid low number and they took it. he felt so bad he didnt really want the bike but he you know what the guy called me on it and i had to take it.

these 2 stories is why i stay out of the dealerships or at least say only looking
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i ment by boring and this is from others on this forum not me has no character. i know your a big track guy and its very easy to ride at the track compared to the ducati. i didnt actully mean it was boring or suggested you ment anything bad.

i think you will love the bike.

funny story like you my friend went and looked at an R1 and he threw out a stupid low number and they took it. he felt so bad he didnt really want the bike but he you know what the guy called me on it and i had to take it.

these 2 stories is why i stay out of the dealerships or at least say only looking
When I was looking at a new bike with my friend, the local BMW store only had a HP4 in the store. it was old model and they had dropped the price alot as they wanted it gone. I made a silly offer and salesman had a laught and we went on our way.
I got my ducati and about 2 weeks after the BMW dealer rang me saying he would give it to me at that price. I msg my mate about it and he ended up going in that afternoon and getting the HP4 a little cheaper than my offer.

the HP4 was a nice bike. There are times I regret not buying it.
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Old Apr 30th 2018, 12:29 PM   #9
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i ment by boring and this is from others on this forum not me has no character. i know your a big track guy and its very easy to ride at the track compared to the ducati. i didnt actully mean it was boring or suggested you ment anything bad.

i think you will love the bike.

funny story like you my friend went and looked at an R1 and he threw out a stupid low number and they took it. he felt so bad he didnt really want the bike but he you know what the guy called me on it and i had to take it.

these 2 stories is why i stay out of the dealerships or at least say only looking

Lol, a friend said I donít have to buy it. I told him joking or not I tossed out the offer. When it was accepted I had no choice but to buy it. When everything else is gone, Iíll always have my word. It didnít help that Iíve know those guys since 2004 and he enjoyed getting the last laugh.
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Old Apr 30th 2018, 01:01 PM   #10
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It really is a great bike. I just picked up a new 2017 in black and grey and so far I really love it. Ergos are great and the engine is smooth and powerful. I was considering the V4S but I decided to give Ducati another year or two to work out the kinks on the new model. Also I got a great deal on the S1000RR which made the decision even easier Enjoy your bike!
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