Welcome to NESR! Most features of this site require registration, including replying to threads, sending private messages, starting new threads, and uploading files. Click here to register.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 49 of 49

Superbike for the Street?

  1. #26
    TWINS! xrocket21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Central Maine
    Age
    41
    Posts
    6,555

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by nick5446 View Post
    Probably best described as "wildly inappropriate for most situations". I sold it after getting chased by a helicopter. It was kind of amazing because it had all of the power and chassis of a modern euro superbike, but absolutely none of the tech assist, so you are totally on your own when it comes to controlling it. If you get the chance to ride or own one, I would take it! I feel like they can be had for like $7k
    $7k?

    A friend just sent me a facebook marketplace link to one for sale in MA, a 2012, for $12k

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  2. #27
    rides bikes
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    1,111

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    $7k?

    A friend just sent me a facebook marketplace link to one for sale in MA, a 2012, for $12k
    Good deals and bad deals everywhere. I think I paid $6k for mine and sold it for $10.5k

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  3. #28
    TWINS! xrocket21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Central Maine
    Age
    41
    Posts
    6,555

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by nick5446 View Post
    Good deals and bad deals everywhere. I think I paid $6k for mine and sold it for $10.5k
    I checked my PM's, I posted that bike here that you bought! I should have friggen bought it then....

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  4. #29
    Lifer OneCheekRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    LA
    Posts
    1,372

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by jhawley View Post
    everyone that rode that 1200F got off of it like what planet fucking is this thing from.
    Holy crap I had no idea they had 170hp! Now I'm looking at used ones...

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  5. #30
    Your Father csmutty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pomfret Center, CT
    Age
    31
    Posts
    11,602

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneCheekRider View Post
    Holy crap I had no idea they had 170hp! Now I'm looking at used ones...
    That thing was a crazy ass sleeper. It just pulled...

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    -Christian LRRS/CCS HasBeen ECK Racing
    2011 Pit Bike Race CHAMPION!

  6. #31
    rides bikes
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    1,111

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    I checked my PM's, I posted that bike here that you bought! I should have friggen bought it then....
    https://iconicmotorbikeauctions.com/...-2008-ktm-rc8r

    Bet you this one goes cheap

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  7. #32
    Jamnuts jhawley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Southern CT
    Age
    39
    Posts
    1,180

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Get a red one, the paint work on that bike was amazing. also look for an -12 up, as they got TC and a larger fuel tank as the range was kinda shitty.
    https://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/ho...jhawley/360247

    I never needed the TC, but on a cold morning it I would be not upset having it.
    Pulled like a freight train till it smacked a HARD limiter at 157.

    I routinely ran down squids on liter bikes on I91 in new haven on my commute home with a top case and high viz knockoff aerostich suit.

    And it has a the most insane brake set up, a pair 6 pistons up front with abs. If you can get one with the factory luggage would be the way to go, as the mounts are hidden so if your not using them you would never know it had the capacity for it.

    As much as i want to get another bike next year (something different,) i would not toss the idea of another v1200 in the garage, For all the crazy merits we've mentioned above, it was docile enough that my wife routinely would take it to commute on down the merit parkway.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Last edited by jhawley; 12-23-22 at 11:48 AM.

  8. #33
    BMW track whore e30addict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    I93/495
    Age
    46
    Posts
    8,974

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Good luck. You're a better man than I.
    Same. I have no restraint and would end up in a situation like this in no time.

    Quote Originally Posted by nick5446 View Post
    I sold it after getting chased by a helicopter.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    2012 Tiger 800 XC

  9. #34
    Your Father csmutty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pomfret Center, CT
    Age
    31
    Posts
    11,602

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    Same. I have no restraint and would end up in a situation like this in no time.
    I feel like this helicopter quote is one of the best things to ever be posted on this forum. It makes me smile EVERY TIME I read it.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    -Christian LRRS/CCS HasBeen ECK Racing
    2011 Pit Bike Race CHAMPION!

  10. #35
    TWINS! xrocket21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Central Maine
    Age
    41
    Posts
    6,555

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I feel like this helicopter quote is one of the best things to ever be posted on this forum. It makes me smile EVERY TIME I read it.
    cliffs?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  11. #36
    Your Father csmutty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Pomfret Center, CT
    Age
    31
    Posts
    11,602

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    cliffs?
    The one Nick posted on the first page about the RC8..

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    -Christian LRRS/CCS HasBeen ECK Racing
    2011 Pit Bike Race CHAMPION!

  12. #37
    TWINS! xrocket21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Central Maine
    Age
    41
    Posts
    6,555

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    The one Nick posted on the first page about the RC8..
    I was hoping for a little more to the story....

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  13. #38
    Senior Member Crconnor18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Woburn MA
    Age
    30
    Posts
    363

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I feel like this helicopter quote is one of the best things to ever be posted on this forum. It makes me smile EVERY TIME I read it.
    I feel that story deserves an explication or a link to the news article.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  14. #39
    TWINS! xrocket21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Central Maine
    Age
    41
    Posts
    6,555

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crconnor18 View Post
    I feel that story deserves an explication or a link to the news article.
    that's what im sayin....

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  15. #40
    TWINS! xrocket21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Central Maine
    Age
    41
    Posts
    6,555

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by nick5446 View Post
    Good deals and bad deals everywhere. I think I paid $6k for mine and sold it for $10.5k
    There are literally zero of them on cycle trader

    Did I mention I should have bought that one when I saw it?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  16. #41
    rides bikes
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    1,111

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by nick5446 View Post
    This sold for $5885 by the way…

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  17. #42
    rides bikes
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    1,111

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crconnor18 View Post
    I feel that story deserves an explication or a link to the news article.
    It wasn’t actually that crazy of a story. I didn’t even realize I was being chased for what must have been a while. It was in the Catskills.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  18. #43
    Senior Member Crconnor18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Woburn MA
    Age
    30
    Posts
    363

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Well looks like it’s going to be a long winter now that this is in the garage. Good god is this a lot of bike for the common man like myself. Just a few 1st & 2nd gear pulls with old rubber had my pants tight and it does not like to be ridden below 20min. The Rotax power plant is just so nice and has torque for days.

    Looking forward to get this back to some TTD spaghetti dinners this season as I dwindle out of racing. The spare wheel set was a huge plus for some slicks on one and street rubber on the other.

    Any Aprilia junkies around? Looking to find resources for an evo6 full pipe, some OZ wheels and a lower intake plastic that the front directionals mount on to make this thing even more of a weapon.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Superbike for the Street?-bbb346fc-1366-4b57-8776-dade548292a0  

    7 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  19. #44
    I hardly know ‘er Spooler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Worcester
    Age
    42
    Posts
    873

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crconnor18 View Post
    it does not like to be ridden below 20min.
    I test rode a V4 1100 at Americade a few years ago. They put me at the end of the group, behind all the Moto Guzzi cruisers and V7’s, and right behind a guy riding a touring bike, with a passenger, who didn’t really seem like he had ever ridden a motorcycle before. That was a rough, slow ride. I rode it again the next day and ended up right behind the group leader, awesome ride that time.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE
    2022 Husqvarna fe501s

  20. #45
    Awesomeness, Inc. MattR302's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    New Haven-ish, CT
    Age
    38
    Posts
    1,427

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Regarding “evo6 full pipe” - if that’s an exhaust, the Palmer track (maybe others too?) has really been cracking down on loud exhausts the past couple seasons. Less obnoxious is better for keeping tracks open.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  21. #46
    Senior Member Crconnor18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Woburn MA
    Age
    30
    Posts
    363

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    Regarding “evo6 full pipe” - if that’s an exhaust, the Palmer track (maybe others too?) has really been cracking down on loud exhausts the past couple seasons. Less obnoxious is better for keeping tracks open.
    The evo6 is a very rare full ti exhaust system but supposedly it’s not much louder than the Leo pipes that I have on now and the PO was a frequent TTD rider who had 0 qualms with the dB’s at Palmer or other places.

    If it’s really a problem I’d probably take my 790 or the RS125 which both have stock pipes on them. First world problems I guess?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  22. #47
    Backwoods lobster boy number9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Waltham, MA
    Posts
    5,232

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Quote Originally Posted by nick5446 View Post
    This sold for $5885 by the way…
    The graphics scheme is horrific but at that price it's a bargain...

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    '02 Ducati 998, '08 Ducati HyperMotard 1100S, '14 Subaru XV Crosstrek

  23. #48
    Super Moderator TheIglu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Royalston, MA
    Age
    42
    Posts
    21,321

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Is that Jeff's old Tuono?

    2 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    -Clayton
    2021 KTM Duke 890 R
    2017 Ducati Multistrada 950
    1982 Honda CB750F Super Sport

  24. #49
    Senior Member Crconnor18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Woburn MA
    Age
    30
    Posts
    363

    Re: Superbike for the Street?

    Sure is!

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •