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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-26-2015, 10:27 PM
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Monster 821 & 1200

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Am I the only one who finds the 821 and this new 1200 to be the ugliest Monster ever? Something about the short (non-existant) trellis frame and all the extra hoses really turns me off of this bike.
I really like these bikes and need to ride one. Water pumpers are better for emissions and the way all the mfgs. are going. We're all going to be seeing a lot of plumbing on most all bikes! Also, I like the way they brought the wheelbase out a bit. Have the 696 now, but would like something just a bit less darty in handling.
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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-27-2015, 07:00 AM
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Note that the 1200/1200s models have 1.2" more wheelbase than the 821. It's not just the difference between SSSA and a dual-sided arm.
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post #33 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-27-2015, 04:04 PM
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What is people's thoughts of this latest monster vs the streetfighter s? They appear to be close in specs so my question is which is the better one to get. I just ask because I can buy a used streetfighter s for $8000 and the 1200 R looks like it will be $18900. If they are that close in performance it would only make sense to buy the cheaper one.
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