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I put my bike up for sale a few weeks ago and listed it at several places. To make a long story short, I took a deposit on it tonight. Now I can seriously start thinking about what I want for next season. in spite of the problems the S2R1000 is having that is the bike I am leaning towards. ;D
 

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Be sure to check out the 800 too. As we were discussing in another thread, there is something to be said about the 800 motor over the 1000.
 

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At least give the 800 a test drive. You might be surprised at the usable power that little motor has for street riding. Alas, it's always a little sad saying goodbye to the old bike, eh?
 

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My s2r1000 is amazing, simply put. You will not be disappointed. The 800 is fine, but really, the 1000 is better engine and has much better
parts on it. (sorry all you 800 dudes). The 1000 is a bit more $ , but its su fun!!!!!
 

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duc_748 said:
My s2r1000 is amazing, simply put. You will not be disappointed. The 800 is fine, but really, the 1000 is better engine and has much better parts on it. (sorry all you 800 dudes). The 1000 is a bit more $ , but its su fun!!!!!
Gotcha. But there are those of us that chose the 800 motor over the 1000 because of the great power curve and snap that it has. And it seems that most new buyers out there dont realize that the s2R800 provides a different riding experience than the 1000. You give up adjustable forks and radial brakes but for many of us, it was worth it. I'm not putting down your 1000, and wasn't suggesting that anyone would be disappointed with that choice - I just want to make sure people dont overlook the 800 thinking it's simply a smaller 1000.

Chris (A DML Sponsor) said it best:

"I prefer the grin factor that the S2R800's power delivery has. It has a LOT of torque from idle on up. You open throttle, bike goes. It's really entertaining. S2R1000 has more power, yes. But it feels slower. Open the throttle with the revs below 4500 or 5000 and you're greeted with lots of vibration and not inpressive thrust. Then it pulls from 5000 to 7000 really hard. But it's kinda lazy... Sure the speed happens, but it doesn't make me laugh until you're going waaay too fast. Clutch pull is insane, even with Yoyodyne clutch slave installed."

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Recone Helmut said:
S2R1000 has more power, yes. But it feels slower. Open the throttle with the revs below 4500 or 5000 and you're greeted with lots of vibration and not inpressive thrust. Then it pulls from 5000 to 7000 really hard. But it's kinda lazy... Sure the speed happens, but it doesn't make me laugh until you're going waaay too fast. Clutch pull is insane, even with Yoyodyne clutch slave installed."
And Randall's 620 did 150mph...

Seriously, if you rode a 1000 and it ran as you describe, it was poorly tuned. I've ridden an 800, and I've ridden a 1000, and it doesn't matter if you're reving low, medium, or high, the 1000 spanks the 800's bootie. Not to say the 800 is a bad motor, 'cause it's not. There just isn't anyplace on the power curve where it's going to have any advantage over a properly running 1000.
 
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