Sat on the RC8, 1098R, 675 daytona

Discussion in 'Trucks and Motorcycles' started by Ron Simmons, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. and a standard 1098 modified to 173hp.

    Anyway coming from a k6 gsxr1000, the 675 felt like a freakin mountain bike. Very small, light and easy to move around. I loved the sound too but unfortunately couldn't ride it around. The person who owned it said that the only problem is the build quality which is not up to Japanese 600 standards and the shifter which is not smooth at all.

    Then sat on a 1098R belonging to a friend of my cousin. A LOT of carbon fiber everywhere, felt very light and small esp compared to the k6 1000. Sounds amazing and probably goes like hell.

    Finally got to sit on the RC8. Man, Pure numbers might say different but this is the lightest feeling bike Ive been on. It feels just so light and easy to handle side to side. Pure balance. The mass centralization can be really felt and how has made the bike so easy to handle. The bike is all plastic and it feels like a toy. Very good looking in real life, pictures just cant do it justice, I especially liked the tail. The white color is the one to get. The guy who owns it says that it does not have the power of a gixxer or ninja but its still pretty quick. Oh and it easily sounds better than the 1098R, the ktm sounds pure badass but that might be partly due to the full akrapovic system on it.

    I still like the Japanese bikes but seriously, the RC8 is my new favorite bike. Different is only a word until youve experienced the RC8
  2. You're making a thread that you sat on bikes?
  3. well more about the feel of them. Hopefully Ill get to ride the rc8 soon cause someone I know is getting one.

    Just came back riding a k6 gsxr1000 though and I dont think Im gonna turn it in anytime soon <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  4. The R1 is the GTR of motorcycles.
  5. KTM is the best bike company out there. They will soon takeover all forms of motorsport
  6. "The person who owned it said that the only problem is the build quality which is not up to Japanese 600 standards and the shifter which is not smooth at all."

    The build quiality statement has always confused me, When I was searching for a supersport the build quality of the 675 was one of the things that attracted me to it.
    The finish on the plastics and metals seemed to be of higher quality than any japanese bike I found. The thing that bothered me was that it was always hard to find nuetral especially at a stop. After I got about 10,000 miles on the bike that went away though. Now it just does it when its cold which I expect.
  7. ohhh ....I sat on ur mothers face today but I didn't make a thread about it ...
  8. commmmmoonnnnnnn
  9. Bits fall off them. Plastics and such. Apparently they picked up the build quality
  10. wait, you didn't ride them? you sat on them? not even pictures in an attempt to redeem yourself ?
  11. Well over the past weeks I got to ride the 675, 600rr, 2006 R6 with full leo vince system and a 2008 R1 with full termignoni race system (2000 dollars), ohlins rear shock (1000 dollars), brembo brakes (2000 dollars) belonging to my uncle.

    Of all of these, the 600rr is easily the bike Id love to own. Its so light compared to my k6 1000. Feels small but unlike the 675, its not uncomfortably small. The 675 feels like a mountain bike plus it vibrates too much at speed. The RR is just perfect, small and light but comfortable and pretty quick.

    The R6 is a looker and an amazing bike overall but after using a bike with a termignoni, the leo vince system seemed kinda quiet. The guy who owns it loves it so much that he doesnt want to sell it.

    My uncles R1 is a beast...loud, fast, AMAZING brakes. Dunno about the shock because didn't get to push its limits but straight line power is definitely more than my K6.

    I might end up buying the k6 though because Ive grown to love it over these months. Its one of the most amazing street bikes Ive rode, so powerful that it pulls in every gear at ANY speed, yes even from 40 in sixth. It changed my perception of speed. To me, its the perfect blend of power, handling, stability and ride quality.
  12. Ugh, Ron Simmonds is the worst japanese sport bike fanboy.
    A cheap 600 sports bike is "the perfect blend of power, handling, stability and ride quality."? <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/disappointed.gif"></A>
  13. 1000. and yes it is one of the best bikes ever made. And I didn't mention reliability because that will make the Italian bike fans really cry.
  14. italian bike fans don't cry because they have a small company in the middle of nowhere which is competitive against giants like Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki, also in MotoGP the Ducati is simply the fastest bike around, go cry about this on someone shoulder.
  15. I agree, i've ridden a K5 gixxer thou and it really was amazing, I went through sweepers at 150-180 that I wouldnt punt my CBR through at 120, and it felt like it was on rails. It has more pull in 6th from 100 than mine has in first from 0.

    Still, im not goin to say it was the best bike ever, waiting to ride something else.
  16. You forgot to mention how they cheat in sbk with their unfair 200cc advantage. And the fact that they already make a 1000cc 4 cylinder motor but hide behind excuses to not use it in sbk because they know that they will be owned in a level playing field.

    Go take your blind ducati fanboyism somewhere else. They are cheaters and their bikes get owned by those from Japan at half the cost and 20% less motor sizes.
  17. it's a choice, having 200cc is not only an advantage, and the rules let them doing it, so if others doesnt, it's because they think it's better for them, theres not a rule that says "ducati can run with bigger engine" and how do you pretend to know why they don't run SBK?
    no one is cheating, it's just that you wish so, the only advantage of having a jap bike is the price.
  18. Holy shit you are dense. You're telling me ducati didnt bully sbk into changing the rules?

    Tell me, if they already make a 1000cc V4, why do they insist on using primitive twin technology? Because they know that with the twin they can get an unfair torque advantage over the competition.

    And the Japanese four are forward looking companies who give their customers technologically advanced bikes at a price that makes them affordable to most of their fans. That's why they dont make and race a shitty V-twin that barely makes 140whp, vibrates the shit out of the bike and runs out of steam top-end. Hell my lightly modded k6 makes more power than the latest 1098R (1200cc LOL).
  19. you are the dense one here, like i already said it's a choice they made, it has pros and cons, it's not unfair, and you are the only one complaining about ducati performances, you may prefer japanase bikes, i'm ok with that, i also may buy a jap bike over a ducati for the price factor, so i like them too, but this doesnt automatically means that ducati it's shit, and it's funny how japaneses makes high techology products when it's something you like (jap bikes) and they make crappy stuff when you don't (GTR).

    Ron, this is being a FANBOY, seriously.
  20. the only pro of a vtwin is that it enjoys an unfair displacement advantage in sbk. ducati should use the 1000cc V4 they already make.
  21. All I can say is, these arguments about which sport bike is the fastest in racing and around a track is a waste of time and the people that participate on both sides are retarded.
  22. Ok, lets clear some things up here.
    Ducati has traditionaly put V Twins in their bikes. So all their road bikes will always have v twins. Super Bike (SBK) Racing is based of production machinery that you can buy off the showroom floor. They race in SBK With very minimal changes to the road bike, usually a different exhaust, harder springs and bodywork with no lights.

    The advantages of a V-Twin engine (as opposed to an inline 4) are that they make alot of torque from idle and in the mid range, and run out of puff in the top of the rev range. This works well on the street, as you dont spend all the time revving the guts out of the engine, you usually like to keep it in the mid range.

    Inline fours however, make all the power and torque high in the rev range, so you have to rev them to get the most out of them.

    On the racetrack, the fours work their best because they are always revving high, whereas twins will suffer because of the inherant tourque and power characteristics. The reason they increased the limit of twins displacement to 1200 CCs is to level the playing field off in SBK

    Moto GP bikes are all prototype bikes that are made for racing, and have no concessions to road use. This is where manufacturers trial new technology on the bikes before it filters down to the street. Eg. Honda is only just fitting ABS to its sport bikes and traction control in street bikes was unheard of 2 or 3 years ago.

    Ducati knew a V-twin wouldnt be competitive, so they went for the next best thing, a V-4. It still keeps the image of V configuration motorcycles while being competitive with the other 4 cylinder machines from the big four japanese makers.

    Ron simmons, know something about your topic before you try to make an opinion on it.


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