Not a problem, just WOW!

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Not a problem, just WOW!

Post by Clogan » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:03 am

I have a bit over 2600 miles now on my 2016 SDGT, and got the chance to really open it up today...on a long, long entrance ramp to an interstate. And I just have to say WOW! I have never had a bike with such acceleration! I'm not going to confess to breaking any traffic laws, but traffic in other lanes just became a blur as I hit 10,000 rpms. A blur!

Gotta be careful with this thing; it could get dangerous.

Love the SDGT!

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Re: Not a problem, just WOW!

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:54 am

Yeah, the WOW factor is huge.. :D I keep forgetting to try mine out with the Lectronics 'off' - err just to see what it's like without all the anti wheelie, anti skid, anti etc....... not that I'm all that crazy, just want to calmly see what's going on behind the scene's ........but the thing goes so good in full standard trim I haven't thought to test the dark side of the beast yet...... :mrgreen:

Ps that 'Blurrrr'......I call it warp 9......fekin outrageous feeling......you'd think a rider would be unaffected after decades of high powered sporty contraptions.....but the 1290 is awesome 8-)
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Re: Not a problem, just WOW!

Post by RDKLL » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:25 pm

Might have been in another thread...but I did my first to the redline and beyond 1st and 2nd gear run....OMG

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Re: Not a problem, just WOW!

Post by Clogan » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:02 pm

RDKLL wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:25 pm
Might have been in another thread...but I did my first to the redline and beyond 1st and 2nd gear run....OMG
It's a bit like having a rocket engine strapped to your arse.

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Re: Not a problem, just WOW!

Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:04 pm

You guys using the quick shifter yet? Bugger me that leaves challengers behind......you think you're good on the gear lever.....then you use a QS........wow :D
Current delights...1290GT-2017, CBR1100XX-2005

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