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speedfiend41
Two wheeled terror
 
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Location: South Australia

I'm back (almost...)

Postby speedfiend41 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:29 am

Hello all, I've been gone for a while, I sold my SDR and bought an RC8 - boo, hiss!

Sold it after a year and a bit, but not before I had a ball on it and took it to Phillip Island for a track day. A great bike with the amazing build quality of the SDR.

After that I bought another Aprilia - an immaculate Mk 1 Tuono in silver and red. Had to ride that one back from Bendigo to Adelaide but it was well worth it.

I also bought an original condition GSXR750 SRAD in blue and white - shipped over from Perth. That was my next Phillip Island track day bike and it was awesome too.

Then to scratch a lifelong itch, I sold both and bought myself an MV Agusta F4 in classic sliver and red. It's dripping with carbon and has a titanium Bodis exhaust. Seriously - the loudest fooking bike I've ever heard! But it's not an offensive loud, it sounds like nothing else. The closest I can think of is an atmo F1 car. It's amazing and scary fast. Build quality is insanely good too.

Another bike was added: a 2001 R1 which I had to drive 17 hours (non stop) on a transit van to pick up, but was well worth the effort. I've added an exhaust, Racetech suspension, K&N filter and a few other bits and pieces. I raced it almost bog standard (still in road fairings with headlights taped up!) in a three hour endurance race. Almost killed me (it was 39 degrees Celsius) but the bike lapped it up.

And then I got another v twin itch. I'm waiting to pick up an immaculate, almost standard 2009 SDR in a couple of weeks and I can't wait! I'll have to fly to get it and ride it back, but that's always been one of my favourite trips - getting to know a new bike.

I'll be hitting the search button to remember all the mods I did to my last one - lower bars, tuneecu, exhaust and air box mods.

The only thing that shits me now is how much exhausts have gone up - $1100 for a Yoshi when a few years ago I paid $550!

Anyway, I'm back. Can't wait to wheelie again!
Superduke 990R single seater, MIVV's, tail tidy, LSL bars
MV Agusta 2011 F4, dripping with carbon, titanium Bodis exhaust, sounds like Armageddon

Miff_UK
Minimoto racer
 
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Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:31 am

Re: I'm back (almost...)

Postby Miff_UK » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:14 pm

Welcome back, hope the SDR feels as good as you are hoping....

Miff

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CEREC1
Trackday hero
 
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Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:20 pm
Location: Bristol. UK

Re: I'm back (almost...)

Postby CEREC1 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:24 pm

Miff_UK wrote:Welcome back, hope the SDR feels as good as you are hoping....

Miff

How can you not love a 990 SDR :?:
Needs the usual mods though. I've owned my for almost 6 years now.
Couldn't part with it
2007 SDR Full Akra Evo
2017 SDR 1290. Black
1997 RGV 250(sweet)


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