|August 9th, 2012, 10:21 AM||#1|
Joined: May 2012
I Ride: Panigale S/Abs Honda CBR1000RR Repsol
150 mile ride, few comments
I'm not big on reviews, not so great with words, however after my ride yesterday I just had to share.
Not often I get to take the bike out and let it breath. Wife and I took our bike (hers is a Repsol) from Fort Lauderdale up 27 and around lake Okeechobee and back. Nice stop at a Tiki bar in Clewiston.
Well, having owned many bikes I can say hands down this bike makes me LOLIMH (laugh out loud in my helmet)
As sexy as it looks, it is matched in performance. You really know when you ride it this is a racing bike. A few times I just had to open her up. From 50mph is just screams, I run out of balls before she runs out of power.
From a dead stop I took off, have to love the QS, hit forth and felt the back end wobble and TC kicked in. So much confidence is given you don't even let up off the gas.
What is a whole lot different than lets say my Hayabusa is if you find yourself in the rough air turbulence of a truck 40 feet ahead, the bike wobbles all over the place. I just trust in the bike and it passes but it will make some freak out.
Riding heat? What riding heat? It was 101 degrees not a cloud in the sky and I just didn't notice any engine heat at all.
At night the headlights are amazing. My wifes bike gives off such a yellow looking light in comparison.
Anyway, like I said I'm not much for reviews but have to say it again, amazing, worth every penny. NOT for sale ever, and the bike too.
some pics later
|August 9th, 2012, 10:38 AM||#3|
Joined: Aug 2012
I hear you on the so called negative write ups. I have four othere Ducs, from MOnsters to 999S. Ducs give off some heat and maybe a lil more on the Panigale. That is only if I am sitting still and not riding the Superbikes. I dislike all the negativity about the Panigale, and all I say to those people are don't buy it. Its a stock trim race bike, not a commuter to sit in traffic and only do 25 MPH. Good on you MadeinItaly for your choice comments.
|August 9th, 2012, 12:07 PM||#4|
Joined: Mar 2012
From: Washington, DC
I Ride: Panigale Tri-Colore
Way to go my friend! So glad you decided to share your enthusiasm and had the chance to feel what it's like when truly stretched out! I can hear the smile on your face!
|August 10th, 2012, 12:26 AM||#5|
Joined: Jul 2012
I Ride: 1199
|August 10th, 2012, 05:00 AM||#6|
Joined: Jun 2012
From: south florida
I Ride: 2012 1199 S
|150, comments, mile, ride|
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