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Old Jun 18th 2016, 06:25 PM   #11
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Mmmm I took one out a week ago looked amazing but wasn't for me I just didn't get it! I would love the hypo motard SP but a tad too tall for me. Thanjs for sharing enjoy
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Old Jul 8th 2016, 04:55 AM   #12
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Over the past 5 years I have owned the 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 Evo, then 1199 Panigale, and currently own the 2014 Multistrada S Pikes Peak. I test road the Monster 1200 R last weekend and loved it. Seating position was more comfortable than my 2012 Monster 1100 but I was most impressed with the power delivery. Super smooth acceleration with zero hesitation. The 1200R engine smoothness reminded me of a V4 engine but with the tourque of a freight train. It's been hard to describe the acceleration of my previous, Monster, Panigale and my current Multistrada. Well, the word I was looking for to describe the initial acceleration of those 3 Ducati's is "Lumpy". I shouldn't have rode the new Monster because I now it's all I can think of, but I have way too much money invested into my 2014 Multistrada S Pikes Peak.
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Old Jul 8th 2016, 07:21 AM   #13
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so for daily bike, if you had to pick one, would it be the pani or the monster 1200r?
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Old Jul 8th 2016, 08:34 AM   #14
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Daily?? Monster, I love my panigale R but the monster is a better bike for day to day riding
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Old Jul 8th 2016, 08:56 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by VAST View Post
so for daily bike, if you had to pick one, would it be the pani or the monster 1200r?
Hands-down the Monster. The Panigale was amazing when you could go fast as hell but brutally uncomfortable and freakn lava hot when stuck going the speed limit.
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Old Jul 10th 2016, 06:37 AM   #16
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This is Highside49. I bought a 2016 Monster 1200R from Sebastian at Melillimoto about a month ago. I had a Rapidbike module installed, MWR air filter, the Termi pipes and the NRC fender eliminator. This bike runs like a dream. I rode it before installing the rapid bike and Termis, and the difference is night and day. I also had the quickshifter, via rapid bike, installed. Back in 2001, I raced a GSX-R 750 with a built motor. It had around 150 rwhp. I would compare the power of that 750 to my 1200R. I realize one is a twin and the other a 4, but from a horsepower standpoint, they seem comparable. No comparison in the torque grunt, though. The 1200R is a beast on the torque side.The 1200R sits high with the OEM seat. I'm 6'3" and barely sit flat footed. The difference with the RapidBike module is how smoothly the bike pulls. There are no flat spots. By the seat of my pants, the grunt increased and it just wants to wheelie, wheelie and wheelie. Once or twice a year I go ride in the mountains around Deal's Gap and Hiawassee, Georgia area. The 1200R rode like a cream puff. I've broken both collar bones and sometimes sport bikes give my shoulders fits if I ride on the street for extended periods. Not the Monster 1200R. Also, I still haven't set the suspension other than via the computer on the dash and the bike handled great for the mountains. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my 1299S and love racing that beast. It is awesome. However, I'm sure having fun just riding around the streets on my new 1200R. I was going to get a 1200S and Sebastian told me to wait for the R. Wow, that was great advice. Peace guys. Happy riding.
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Old Jul 11th 2016, 03:00 AM   #17
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On the 1200R the suspension isn't settable on the dash...
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Old Jul 11th 2016, 05:35 AM   #18
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On the 1200R the suspension isn't settable on the dash...
You also can't on Panigale R either
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Old Jul 11th 2016, 06:22 AM   #19
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You are correct. My bad. I was drinking my coffee when I posted. I was thinking about the other variables on the dash and had a brain fart. There is also NOT an OEM quickshifter like the 1299S. Regardless, it still handled great even with no adjustments and actually, it was a tad on the stiff side even though I weigh 215. But, that may have more to do with a lack of miles on the suspension and break in.
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Old Jul 11th 2016, 06:44 AM   #20
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I really missed the quick shifter on my 1200 R demo ride. That, and a Termignoni, and you have the perfect bike. On-board ride impressions -



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Originally Posted by highside49 View Post
You are correct. My bad. I was drinking my coffee when I posted. I was thinking about the other variables on the dash and had a brain fart. There is also NOT an OEM quickshifter like the 1299S. Regardless, it still handled great even with no adjustments and actually, it was a tad on the stiff side even though I weigh 215. But, that may have more to do with a lack of miles on the suspension and break in.
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