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Old April 23rd, 2018, 08:03 AM   #1
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A fool and his money

You know how it goes. I clearly have some sort of stockholm syndrome. Despite all the, ahem, quirks with this bike I went out and bought another one this weekend. I will of course be selling the 2015 once the dealer gets to the bottom of it's occasional limp mode issue.

Maybe it's just me, but breaking in a motor seems like a surefire way to highlight one's shortcomings as a rider. Bad lines in a corner are exaggerated by needing to downshift to ensure things stay above 3k. A lack of precision when up shifting quickly at 5k results in a blip over 6k for moment here and there. In short, it's reminding me frequently that I did not need this much bike. I do like it though.

Overall impressions, suspension is set from the factory quick firm. It's nice to have less front end dive, but I'd never been bothered by that on the base model. Engine is just as jerky as the 821, probably more so as it's being broken in so I haven't really gotten on the throttle that aggressively. I do notice the weight difference picking it up off the side stand, more so by my garage since it's on a steep hill. Otherwise the ride characteristics are, unsurprisingly, very much the same.
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Old April 23rd, 2018, 08:46 AM   #2
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Looks pretty! Definitely the best livery they've put on the motard to date.
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Old April 23rd, 2018, 12:17 PM   #3
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Oh man it's so beautiful.

I like how you admit it's a bad decision but did it anyway lol. These bikes certainly do appeal to our emotions!
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Old April 23rd, 2018, 01:08 PM   #4
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Yeah not rational at all, and way more bike than I'm likely to fully utilize. First order of business is moving the tail tidy, hyperlights and mirrors over from the 821.
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Old April 23rd, 2018, 11:13 PM   #5
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How about the clutch? Can't remember if the 2015 had the better clutch pack but if not, you should notice a dramatic difference.

I just put the Andreani inserts in my 2013. What a difference over stock Strada tubes. I'm jealous of that big Ohlins reservoir hanging off the rear shock...Cheers
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Old April 24th, 2018, 10:10 AM   #6
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How about the clutch? Can't remember if the 2015 had the better clutch pack but if not, you should notice a dramatic difference.

I just put the Andreani inserts in my 2013. What a difference over stock Strada tubes. I'm jealous of that big Ohlins reservoir hanging off the rear shock...Cheers
2015 didn't have the clutch issues so no real different there, save for cable stretch which resulted in the bike dying on me as I rolled up to a light this morning. A few turns on the barrel adjuster seem to have sorted that out. This whole break-in period has been harder on my ego than expected :-)
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