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I am new to riding and was thinking of getting a S2R 800 and realized that the bike may have to much power for a person new to riding. Does anyone know of any kind of power limiter that is available for motorcycles. I am currently getting some training before I even consider getting the bike and will most likely rent/buy something before I buy to build up my comfort level.

Thanks in advance for the help.
 

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Other than a patient and controlled right hand, I know of nothing that will safely limit the power of the bike. In all reality, the S2R doesn't have what I would consider an extreme amount of power. It comes on higher up in the rev band, and the midrange torque is quite flat, so it's very easy to control. The fact that you're concerned about too much power means you should be dilligent enough to show some self control. Take the MSF course, get an S2R (or 695) and prepare to have some fun.
 

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Thanks for the info if anything it will help build my confidence. I will be sure to take the MSF course. [thumbsup]
 

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Hi, kvocal and welcome to the board. Good decision on MSF. The down side to buying the Monster for your first bike is dropping it is expensive. As long as you are comfortable with this jut follow superjohn's advice.
 

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the 695 you will outgrow fast and then have to go buy a new bike.
What do you base this on? I highly disagree on this statement.
 

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howie said:
Hi, kvocal and welcome to the board. Good decision on MSF. The down side to buying the Monster for your first bike is dropping it is expensive. As long as you are comfortable with this jut follow superjohn's advice.
Thanks for the welcome. I own a VW Jetta so I know all about repair costs ;)
 

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You are the 1st person i know that wants decreased power....

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isn't there a sort of throttle stop that only allows the throttle to be turned to 50% of the max rotation? i think i remember it being required for beginners in austalia... maybe they'll chime in soon. maybe that's the ticket for you until you get used to the right hand subtleties?
 

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What do you base this on? I highly disagree on this statement.
Me too. I have a M620 and it has more than enough power for the street. 0-60 in 4 seconds and exceptional handling is perfect for riding on public roads. If you plan on doing track time, I agree that the 600/620/695 may be somewhat lacking, but for public riding where you're not going to go over 100mph very often, a smaller displacement bike is a fine way to learn to explore riding smoothly and confidently to be quick.
 

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the 800 is good starter bike, the 695 you will outgrow fast and then have to go buy a new bike.
i'd have to disagree as well
my 620 was my starter, and although i would like a bit more power, this still has plenty to have a blast on

a ninja 250 however... i would get tired of
 

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Best power limiter is a device called a "WRIST"

They come standard with one to each of your arms. The one on the right arm is the Power Limiter and the one on the left is connected to devices called fingers. They are useful if you use the one on the right arm unwisely because they connect to the brakes.

All devices mentioned need to be connected to a good brain(in working order) which unfortunately does not come as a standard package to all people.

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The S2R is DEFINETLY NOT too much bike for a beginner. It will not get away from you, unless you are really reckless. It is a tame beast, until you get aggressive. I actually find it extremely easy to ride compared to alot of other bikes out there. I do however agree that Ducatis are very easily damaged if dropped, which may be a real possibilty. If you drop it, it will cost alot to repair, make no mistake.

If you love the Monsters like we do, I think you may want to start off with a cheaper used Monster. Most of these bikes are easy to ride, but Ducatis are Italian, finicky, and expensive. You're gonna have to really want one.

Good Luck

rich
 
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