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    Baby Twin
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    what was i thinking??

    After having my rsvr for nearly 2 years and done 2 European trips on it ,assen motogp and nurburgring in 2010 and estoril for moto gp this year and it has never missed a beat for some reason i thought about a change?
    So today I went for a test ride on the only other bike in my price range that floats my boat KTM RC8 OMG what a let down
    comfy enough but horrible throttle response really snatchy at some stage dangerous delivery not smooth and linear like my ape
    gear box straight out of a tractor i think
    on the test ride 2 false neutrals and cut out completey between 2nd and 3rd through town
    Maybe this was just a wrong un but getting back on the rsvr was just gorgeous
    So to conclude
    I LOVE MY RSVR and will not be changing

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    Superbike Twin Red Mille's Avatar
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    I thought exactly the same,test rode the RC8 and the RSV4, thought they were okay but got back on Mille and couldn't believe I ever contemplated trading her in, I think i'm gonna be buried with her!!!

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    Funnily enough, a few weeks ago i also test rode an RC8, very comfy almost supermoto like riding position compared to my01 mille, very light to the point that it felt like a bike that had the engine removed, snatchy throttle, no low down torque to the point i stalled it the first couple of times i tried to pull away, very revvy ( almost il4 ish in its power delivery, not always a bad thing but i prefer the low down torque of a big V twin), was out for 1 1/2 hrs, felt like i had a fast but uninvolving ride, not fun. got back on mine and it felt heavy, but from the moment the twistgrip was moved you could feel the power and torque, weighty but stable in the bends, much more involving and fun in fact i took the long way home to enjoy it more,
    Oh well i'll just have to keep mine for a bit longer yet then.

    gordy.

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    lol guys how can you say the ape is heavy my last bike was a thunderace i owned for 4 years and when i purchased my 2000 mille last year i found it very light more like a 600 cc bike and not heavy in any way.as for the RC8 yuk what a ugly bit of shit no way i would even sit my ass on one of them .

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    Hey Biff ,guess wot i went flying past knockhill at the weekend yip a gen1 just like yours......lol...Guys i'm afraid ive just got rid of my ape and to tell you the truth i don't miss it one bit noo after knockhill this weekend

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    Evil Twin mad biff's Avatar
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    well the guy on the gen 1 must have been a noob bryan no way you would fly past me in the bendy bits lol
    Last edited by mad biff; July 31st, 2011 at 02:57 PM.

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    Theres a lad I know went from the RSV and the Tuono to the RC8 and he loves it. Not my cup of tea, I like the predictability of the RSV

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    Biff m8 get yourself booked up in two weeks,you'll love it got my first sub minute laps at the weekend and used half the amount of petrol the ape would of used oh and i might need a new set of knee sliders .......lol

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