Bike of the year you've ridden

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masterdave
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Bike of the year you've ridden

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What's your favourite bike you have ridden this year? Can be test ride, borrowed, owned whatever?
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not this year, but the maddest bike i've ever test ridden was a tuono v4. totally bonkers but i cant afford one. crowd funding welcome....
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KTM Duke 790. Seriously considering the 890 R.
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I forgot to add mine, this year I've ridden:
R1 2020
1299 panigale
KTM 1290 super Duke
Indian FTR1200
Aprilia tuono 660
BMW s1000r
Energica Eva Ribelle
Zero srs
KTM 390 duke
Plus a smattering of older bikes owned by friends and me, and my absolute favourite was the aprilia 660 tuono, such a good bike, I'm a big fan of bikes around the 100bhp mark anyway and this just blew me away with how much fun it was and how easy to ride it was when you just wanted to get from a to b. Really didn't want to take it back to the dealership as enjoyed it just so much! Special mention to the electric bikes, especially the Energica for its nearly shoulder dislocating roll on performance!
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masterdave wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:59 pm I forgot to add mine, this year I've ridden:
R1 2020
1299 panigale
KTM 1290 super Duke
Indian FTR1200
Aprilia tuono 660
BMW s1000r
Energica Eva Ribelle
Zero srs
KTM 390 duke
Plus a smattering of older bikes owned by friends and me, and my absolute favourite was the aprilia 660 tuono, such a good bike, I'm a big fan of bikes around the 100bhp mark anyway and this just blew me away with how much fun it was and how easy to ride it was when you just wanted to get from a to b. Really didn't want to take it back to the dealership as enjoyed it just so much! Special mention to the electric bikes, especially the Energica for its nearly shoulder dislocating roll on performance!
That's amazing, you've road tested some bikes this year 8)
Interesting to hear about the Aprilia 660 tuono :thumbup:

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I test ride as many bikes as I can, love to experience different engines, chassis, dynamics, etc. Also, I have an outstanding claim that when is settled will let me treat myself to a nice bike, but haven't found anything modern I like enough to actually spend on yet, the 660 tuono was the closest though. I think if I really bought what I wanted it would be an oil cooled gsxr1100, or maybe restore my newly acquired firestorm. I definitely couldn't have a modern bike as my only bike, I find the older stuff has something about it for me that I enjoy more, don't know why. It's nice being back on a storm again, has a real character about it! I have a real want for a vfr800 pre VTEC to go alongside it though
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Also my claim could take a long time to be settled so gives me plenty of time to think and test ride and enjoy my new storm
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masterdave wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:59 pm I forgot to add mine, this year I've ridden:
Energica Eva Ribelle
Special mention to the electric bikes, especially the Energica for its nearly shoulder dislocating roll on performance!
I did an "Instruction only" track day yesterday on my 390 Duke. It was interesting. On a dinky track (Croft) the 390 has no problem staying with the big boys. Secondly, modern tyres are amazing. I was on S22s and in the rain after lunch there was barely any loss in pace. I was in the same garage as an Energica Ribelle. Heavy but fast as feck. We only did about 70 miles on track and a lot of that was not at racing speeds. The only way he (just) got it through the day was by plugging it in whenever it wasn't running.

On a different note, there were some very beautiful bikes on show. In the same garage was an immaculate Aprilia RSV SP Factory along with an equally clean RC8 but the real beauties were two Ducati 1100 Hypermotards. I wanted to have their babies.
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I really rated the 390 Duke, so much fun to ride. Also really rate the s22, very confidence inspiring tyres!
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