Soon to be newbie...or not?

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kosterific
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Soon to be newbie...or not?

Post by kosterific » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:28 pm

Hi!

Greetings from the Netherlands! I’m Rene, 30 years old and planning to buy the gorgeous SMT.

I’ve been in love with the SMT ever since I’ve started taking my driving lessons and when I finish my exams, I’m planning to buy the SMT, MY2011 with ABS. However...do you guys recommend the SMT for a beginner? I’m currently driving a Honda CBF500 for the exams and lessons.

In the Netherlands we have to pass 2 exams to get your drivers licence, first one is like an obstacle course, second is driving on the streets. In total you do about 20 hours of obstacle training and 10-14 hours on the street.

If the power is too much for a beginner, can I downgrade the powerband with the ecu programming tool?

Thanks for helping me out here!

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Re: Soon to be newbie...or not?

Post by Newjerseyduke » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:17 am

i dont think you will have too. I rode just over 1 year and bought a SDR 1290. Its nice having power when its needed, and your wrist is the best throttle limiter. enjoy.
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Re: Soon to be newbie...or not?

Post by Magic Wand » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:35 pm

Newjerseyduke wrote:i dont think you will have too. I rode just over 1 year and bought a SDR 1290. Its nice having power when its needed, and your wrist is the best throttle limiter. enjoy.
Words!
+1 !!!

/M

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Re: Soon to be newbie...or not?

Post by Cozakdenni » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:33 pm

Newjerseyduke wrote:i dont think you will have too. I rode just over 1 year and bought a SDR 1290. Its nice having power when its needed, and your wrist is the best throttle limiter. enjoy.
pretty much agree, that beiing said, it is quite a snappy bike, and having some 'less then optimal' reaction to situations may result into something you dont want to. If you decide to go for it, just keep that in mind and enjoy!

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Re: Soon to be newbie...or not?

Post by Newjerseyduke » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:34 pm

The Sdr in rain mode is very tame. Not a bad way to start out if your nervous. Sport mode with traction Mtc and anti wheelie off is a whole other ball game.
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