what he said MT-10!!!!!!!!!
-20hp on the normal R1, but all the fun...
FZ-10 would be my target.
Also the new Ducati Supersport S would be on the short list as well. Supersport styling with comfy ergonomics! So sexy, I'd have sex with it! LOL
Ducati SuperSport S - Ducati
Salesman at the dealer I saw the Duke brought it up. Its too bulky around the midsection for me. Gas tank felt big. Fairings felt like they stuck out 3 feet on either side. Just wasnt my cup of tea. Also would like to take a shot at a different engine configuration, the V4 or Twin instead of I4s that Ive had all my life. Not that its a bad suggestion, its just not what Im looking for.
I will look into the Ducati though.
Bro id be happy to see you own either of those bikes. That said, ive had a serious drool over the KTM for a while now...im right there with ya - i go back and forth all the time myself. I too am looking for something with more power down low and have been looking at triples, deuces and twins a while now. On paper only though. Unfortunately havent ridden any of them. Want something a bit more torquey though. Always been curious how a V4 rides. Im looking hard at a Daytona triple as a next bike and had a thing for the Street Triple for a while, but ill probably get something with less than 4 cyl whatever it is. I think those supermotards look like a blast!
Dont give up the 10! Hell i still cant give up my 03 636! You can never have too many bikes - just IMO. I too am starting to want different rides for different reasons. What will the insurance and maintenance be as well as parts availability? Surfed either of their forums?? Reliability? They are both pretty exclusive bikes - dont think youll see another of either but your area may be different.
Shame you cant get a test ride on either. If not just read read read as much as you can, everywhere you can. I like to look at the spec sheets too on ergo's/height/reach,etc.. and where things make power, weight of each, all the detail/fine print shit, measurements and what not. Then you get down to the fine details and the bells/whistles and see what tickles yer fancy, if anything stands out. Ok, ive rambled enough, take yer time, cant wait to see what you choose eventually. Maybe some other forum mem's will chime in with actual real life experience instead of my paper jockey .02.
We share the same tastes in bikes!
Yeah, I think we definitely have the same taste here. Theyre damn sexy. I havent seen a Duke in the wild, saw a Tuono V4RR 2 weeks ago though on a ride. So sexy. I love them. My biggest thing is that the Duke has that very odd sexy to it, that you just kinda like. Plus a 1.3 liter motor. Even thought the Tuono will pull it on the big end. Such a sexy beast.
KTM seems to be a bit hit or miss on the reliability, with no glaring provlems. Same with the Ape. Ive veen all over Aprilia forums for a couple months now. Theres a lot of neat shit for them, obviously part availability could be a problem because theyre both smaller size manufacturers. The nice part though, I have 2 Aprilia and 2 KTM dealers within 40 miles of me, so Im not too worried there. Plus i do a lot of maintenance stuff myself. And mod stuff. Lol.
Im pretty excited. I dont know what to do about the 10R. I really.love it, been through a lot. But would not mind a change. Just difficult to get back to one after Id imagine. And 2 bikes at once, thatll be kinda funky. I do want to have both though. Well see soon I think. I may hold off till I finish the school semester in May, nut I want to score a deal.on a 16 while I can.