I really miss my SuperDuke

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I really miss my SuperDuke

Postby urdrvideo » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:56 pm

I screwed up and sold my SuperDuke 990 about two years ago.

I think of her all the time.

Id love to find her again.
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2014 Honda CB1000R
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2012 Yamaha FZ1
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Re: I really miss my SuperDuke

Postby scamb66 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:21 pm

990's are so 2013, have you tried the 1290 yet?

I must admit I always had heaps of fun on my 990, probably more so than the 1290. Pretty tough to beat 180HP but.
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Re: I really miss my SuperDuke

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:37 am

urdrvideo wrote:I screwed up and sold my SuperDuke 990 about two years ago.

I think of her all the time.

Id love to find her again.


There is a 990R for sale in FL in immaculate condition. ;)
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Re: I really miss my SuperDuke

Postby RichUK » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:52 am

Ditch the CB1000R and replace with a 990, you know it makes sense.... :)

You have a lot of nice bikes in your garage, I'm surprised you find time to miss the 990.

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Re: I really miss my SuperDuke

Postby SuperDoopa » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:48 am

My 990 SD was the only bike I've ever regretted selling. My 2017 SDR is a great bit of kit, but I do crave my old 990. If I were to get another stable mate now, I did test the new 790 and was impressed enough to ( if I had the money) buy one.

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Re: I really miss my SuperDuke

Postby urdrvideo » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:25 am

I just ordered a Super Duke GT. I pick it up on the 10th

I still really miss my 990 though... I want it back or find another suitable replacement.

Your white R is very tempting Steve...
My Garage:
2016 Ducati Pikes Peak Multistrada
2016 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce
2014 Honda CB1000R
2012 Ducati Pikes Peak Multistrada
2012 Yamaha FZ1
2009 Buell XB9SX
2008 Ducati 1098S
2006 Honda Interceptor
2001 Kawasaki ZRX1200

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Re: I really miss my SuperDuke

Postby urdrvideo » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:28 am

RichUK wrote:Ditch the CB1000R and replace with a 990, you know it makes sense.... :)

You have a lot of nice bikes in your garage, I'm surprised you find time to miss the 990.


The CB1000R is just such a friendly bike, easy to ride fast. economical, doesn't ask anything of you.

The SuperDuke is the only bike over ever owned that I never really figured out. Like every time I rode it it was trying to kill me.

Sad part is I think my bike is still local. I just never see it. Would love to know who had it
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2016 Ducati Pikes Peak Multistrada
2016 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce
2014 Honda CB1000R
2012 Ducati Pikes Peak Multistrada
2012 Yamaha FZ1
2009 Buell XB9SX
2008 Ducati 1098S
2006 Honda Interceptor
2001 Kawasaki ZRX1200

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Re: I really miss my SuperDuke

Postby RichUK » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:01 pm

I test rode a CB1000R, and really liked it.
Very friendly & wide power range, pulled from 35 mph in 6th.... for a while I still wanted one even after buying my SD, but TBH how many bikers don't want almost every bike they've ever ridden, or seen..., or heard about... :mrgreen:

For me the CB seemed a fraction too small, which I only realised once I sat on the SD.
Also I was getting a lot of wind noise in my lid from the CB, probably caused by the headlight & cowling.
And finally I just couldn't live with the looks of that headlight, well just the chin really.

I do really like the looks of the new one though.
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Re: I really miss my SuperDuke

Postby Black Out » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:37 pm

urdrvideo wrote:
RichUK wrote:Ditch the CB1000R and replace with a 990, you know it makes sense.... :)
The SuperDuke is the only bike over ever owned that I never really figured out. Like every time I rode it it was trying to kill me.

Still figuring mine out too. I had a breakthrough last weekend tearing up some back roads with friends. On my Triumph I can downshift through a corner if I need to. I've got a very smooth downshift that does not upset the chassis. Not so much on the KTM. The back wheel will step out on me. Caused me to crash a few months ago. I'll just stick to applying the brakes from here on out.
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Re: I really miss my SuperDuke

Postby drkwng » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:47 pm

Black Out wrote:
urdrvideo wrote:
RichUK wrote:Ditch the CB1000R and replace with a 990, you know it makes sense.... :)
The SuperDuke is the only bike over ever owned that I never really figured out. Like every time I rode it it was trying to kill me.

Still figuring mine out too. I had a breakthrough last weekend tearing up some back roads with friends. On my Triumph I can downshift through a corner if I need to. I've got a very smooth downshift that does not upset the chassis. Not so much on the KTM. The back wheel will step out on me. Caused me to crash a few months ago. I'll just stick to applying the brakes from here on out.


Yeah? One of the things I loved most about the 990 was banging into turns and dropping down into third, then second. The bike’s manners were always spot on for me as long as I whacked the throttle when downshifting.
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Re: I really miss my SuperDuke

Postby PBRnr » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:23 pm

Roads, tyres, suspension settings, rider technique...hard to compare those factors or blame “just the bike”
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