No, but I am giving serious consideration to a home equity loan for one. Nothing like a tax deductible motorcycle paymenttsd345 said:Oh man, does anyone want to buy my R6 for $30K so I can get myself into a 1098s? You get extra forks with the R6!
Oh come on, get real! If you can't handle the radail/ Brembos, get a different bike, or learn to ride!Tam 212 said:Minor quibbles.
MD isn't the first to have stated this in their reviews. Other magazines and sites have printed similar statements.
If you've ridden any late model-radial Brembo equipped Ducati's, there is a grain of truth to this.
In an emergency stop situation, especially in poor traction/wet surfaces, the fierce initial bite can be too much of a good thing. Especially for newer riders or those unaccustomed to the power of the braking systems on modern sportbikes. I think one or two listers on this forum might have some firsthand experience with this. :-\
[thumbsup]Statler said:I've ridden a late-model radial-Brembo equipped Ducati and I think that's bullshit.
Yes, if you use four fingers and grab a handfull on the street then you're SOL. But that's not how these brakes were meant to be. I like one finger stoppies.
If I panic and lock the front then you can say "I told you so."
For years the magazines have said give us better brakes.. stronger with more feel.
The brakes on the s4rs are not overly sensitive and don't have a touchy initial bite but they are hell-for-strong and have tons of feel.
If the 1098 brakes feel the same or better then fantastic.
Mushier brakes to better suit the average rider? No thank you.