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Offline benp1

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Re: New R
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2010, 02:56:46 PM »
Ha, graphite is the fastest colour, black is in my shadow...

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Re: New R
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2010, 03:38:11 PM »
 :008: Ahhh but it doesn't matter if he got Orange, Black or Graphite, he choose the faster option R, lmao.
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Re: New R
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2010, 06:50:43 PM »
Its Graphite guys .....

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Re: New R
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2010, 08:36:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by bark3138 [+]
Its Graphite guys .....
Which just goes to show ... nobody's perfect  :001: :001:

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I pick my nearly new phantom black str up tomorrow, after selling my standard triple after 12 months.  I sold my standard triple cause of the suspension, it's so soft on the front.  I test rode the R and could not believe the difference, it's like a different bike and that was on standard settings as well.  I had so much more confidence on the fast bends than I ever had on the standard bike. 

I've got a 3 month old str with arrow slip ons, front screen and visor, bellypan, oxford heated grips, seat cowl for 6800

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Re: New R
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2010, 11:32:51 AM »
Strange, everybody should know by now that the fastest one is the Phantom Black R  :305:
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Re: New R
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2010, 11:53:20 AM »
*Originally Posted by Steven1145 [+]
Strange, everybody should know by now that the fastest one is the Phantom Black R  :305:
So many misconceptions.....
1. The "r" is pricier, not faster
2. Phantom Black is potentially as quick as Jet Black but Gold wheels are flashier but lose a small amount of speed. (slowing down to admire the reflections)
The fastest possible combination would probably be a phantom black with sports wheels rather than show wheels.
3. Graphite, because of the extra aerodynamic drag from the use of primer as a topcoat, looks faster than it is.
4. white is beautiful but too like old police T110s
5. Green is not quite a Kwaka,and a little "last year"
6. Red is nice and bright, speed not yet established.
7. Mustard is not right
8. For orange see graphite.
Bel, I suggest this definitive explanation should be made an FAQ. :028:
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Re: New R
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2010, 08:23:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by jcp [+]
So many misconceptions.....
1. The "r" is pricier, not faster
2. Phantom Black is potentially as quick as Jet Black but Gold wheels are flashier but lose a small amount of speed. (slowing down to admire the reflections)
The fastest possible combination would probably be a phantom black with sports wheels rather than show wheels.
3. Graphite, because of the extra aerodynamic drag from the use of primer as a topcoat, looks faster than it is.
4. white is beautiful but too like old police T110s
5. Green is not quite a Kwaka,and a little "last year"
6. Red is nice and bright, speed not yet established.
7. Mustard is not right
8. For orange see graphite.

Bel, I suggest this definitive explanation should be made an FAQ. :028:

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« Last Edit: July 17, 2010, 09:56:52 PM by Bel »

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Agreed, nikko. It's not about straight line speed but how you handle the twisty bits. Even then its about having the most fun, not the shortest ride time - for me anyway.
The colour is not important, its the striple growl and induction roar. The bottom line is colour is bling, like Rizoma levers or carbon covers.  While they are nice (must... resist... carbon!) we can all agree its the striple first, last and always

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Curses!!! Why do Nikko and Tollemache have to post so sensibly while I was trying to prolong the longstanding and pointless colour argument?
You are of course both right, drat drat drat.
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