From 990R to 1290R

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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby SDSmurf » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:38 pm

Why the hell not have a pic with both bikes on the front page. How hard is that?
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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby scamb66 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:43 am

SDSmurf wrote:Why the hell not have a pic with both bikes on the front page. How hard is that?

Does anyone see the front page anymore? There have now been 4 iterations of the SD so far, with more to come. Where do you draw the line. Never forget your roots.
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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby KevinA » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:12 pm

Can someone comment on the agility/flickability of the 1290 v 990? That is all I care about really. I know the 1290 has a slighly larger rake/trail stearing head angle and wheel base that on paper would indicate slightly less agility in the really tight stuff. Asking because my sport riding is almost exclusivly on very tight roads with speed limits of 45mph but most normal riders can only go about 25-35 mph before they crash. case in point, my riding friend on his RSV4TF LE or what ever comments on how I change directions so fast and Im always slamming on the breaks frantically when entering corners when I am behind him.

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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:28 pm

I’m going to say the 990 turns quicker than the 1290.
In my case, I did have the 990R with the handlebar set in the most forward position and the 1290 is in the comfort setting. Also the suspension was a lot stiffer in the 990R than on the 1290 (I have it set up to standard, not soft or hard).
Maybe if you made those changes to the 1290 it would quicken its flickability. I’m enjoying the comfort for now instead trying to tame the bike every ride like the 990R was for me.
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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby Spike_africa » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:11 am

Sarasota_Steve wrote:I’m going to say the 990 turns quicker than the 1290.
In my case, I did have the 990R with the handlebar set in the most forward position and the 1290 is in the comfort setting. Also the suspension was a lot stiffer in the 990R than on the 1290 (I have it set up to standard, not soft or hard).
Maybe if you made those changes to the 1290 it would quicken its flickability. I’m enjoying the comfort for now instead trying to tame the bike every ride like the 990R was for me.



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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:21 pm

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