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Offline TheFrog

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Sold my RS. Six month wait for the Rocket now!
« on: July 16, 2019, 12:43:42 PM »
After 2 years ownership, I decided the time was right to move on. I thought I would get a better price at this time of the year, and did indeed sell the bike privately for only 1000 less than I'd bought it for. I had only done 1200 miles on it, but did enjoy owning it (and looking at it in the garage) for the 2 years.

I want a bike with more low-down torque...

I'm tempted by the new 1260 Diavel, which I tried a few weeks ago and loved, but there's the new Rocket coming out after Christmas and, although it will likely be ever so slightly OTT, the idea of a 2.5 litre engine and 230Nm of torque in a bike is hard to resist.

It's going to be a long 6 months!

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Re: Sold my RS. Six month wait for the Rocket now!
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2019, 02:22:44 PM »
Enjoy it.....when you eventually get it!

I can't quite get my head around how far the back wheel extends from the rear - 18 inches further back?

Suspect cornering will be very different and completely opposite to the Street.

Straight line speed will be impressive though.

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Re: Sold my RS. Six month wait for the Rocket now!
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2019, 05:56:34 PM »
Long wheel base- stability on straights, thing is a beast, enjoy
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Re: Sold my RS. Six month wait for the Rocket now!
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 07:29:00 PM »
Hope you get to do more than 1200 miles in two years. Waste of an RS imho. I've done 4500 since October on my RS and still learning it's capabilities.

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Re: Sold my RS. Six month wait for the Rocket now!
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2019, 08:14:45 PM »
Thought about test riding an XSR900 while you wait? I have a hankering for that engine in an RS chassis... Or an early R1 engine in an RS chassis....or....

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Re: Sold my RS. Six month wait for the Rocket now!
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2019, 09:04:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by Obiwanandahalf [+]
Hope you get to do more than 1200 miles in two years. Waste of an RS imho. I've done 4500 since October on my RS and still learning it's capabilities.

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Mines on 4500 since April!

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Re: Sold my RS. Six month wait for the Rocket now!
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2019, 10:39:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by XCDC [+]
Mines on 4500 since April!
Good work that man. I think the original poster should really have bought a fat arse Harley.

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Re: Sold my RS. Six month wait for the Rocket now!
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2019, 10:40:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by OuzoStreet [+]
Thought about test riding an XSR900 while you wait? I have a hankering for that engine in an RS chassis... Or an early R1 engine in an RS chassis....or....
A scooter? Seems like it'll spend most of the time in the garage anyway

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Re: Sold my RS. Six month wait for the Rocket now!
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2019, 10:44:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by Obiwanandahalf [+]
Good work that man. I think the original poster should really have bought a fat arse Harley.

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I'll never forget turning up at Brands with my mate for the first race of the year in '95. He was on a 916 when it was still a new bike in the UK. We'd ridden down from Norwich in filthy weather so it was a mess. The amount of people who told him he shouldn't ride it in the wet, or he wasn't looking after it and didn't deserve it, blah blah blah. Personally I think people should buy what they want and use it how they want, for as long as they want. I hope TheFrog enjoys whatever bike he buys next.

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Re: Sold my RS. Six month wait for the Rocket now!
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2019, 11:03:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by OuzoStreet [+]
I'll never forget turning up at Brands with my mate for the first race of the year in '95. He was on a 916 when it was still a new bike in the UK. We'd ridden down from Norwich in filthy weather so it was a mess. The amount of people who told him he shouldn't ride it in the wet, or he wasn't looking after it and didn't deserve it, blah blah blah. Personally I think people should buy what they want and use it how they want, for as long as they want. I hope TheFrog enjoys whatever bike he buys next.
Congratulations OuzoStreet. You just won Miss Congeniality. How on earth do you enjoy a bike only doing 600 miles a year?

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