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Author Topic: 2020: No time for regrets  (Read 278 times)
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« on: October 04, 2020, 04:44:22 AM »

Well, I finally sold the first-year MTS 1200S Touring in July. My feeling about the sale was more of shame than of loss, since, after 9 years of aimless farkling and fettling, I never managed to use the damned thing for an adventure ride. It was a great bike on the road, and in the rough, too, from what little I could tell, but I felt silly and annoyed commuting on it, so I stopped even doing that. My regret was quickly dispelled, though, because in April I picked up a 2018 Monster 1200R with slip-on and 4600 on the clock, and the sale price of the MTS put a nice dent in that price tag.

I had an S4RS for a year in ‘09-‘10, but that was basically a 998 race bike without a fairing. The 1200R’s 11° Testastretta that I loved in the Multi is much more tractable than the old firebreather DesmoQuattro mill, and ABS and DTS delivered through 3 riding modes are welcome refinements that will help me keep the Sausage Creature from making a ghastly appearance. I hope.

So, now I’m a Monster-riding hooligan again, I suppose....
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 10:55:55 AM »

Nice, congratulations!! I've felt much the same way, I'd LOVE to have a FJR1300 or Concours 14 but I do ABOSLUTELY no type of riding that would justify a purchase like that at this point in my life!

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2020, 04:16:08 PM »

Congrats! We moved to sports cars. Haven't ridden in several years, but I am strongly considering a Panigale soon.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2020, 04:34:32 PM »

Whoa! Slag...well, now, if you ain't a blast from the beast o' twobacksin' past! Great to hear from you and good luck on the panigale! chug

I almost expect Muskrat to post next, to tell me I either need to provide pictorial proof of my new acquisition, or admit I'm lying.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2020, 05:31:33 PM »

OK, here's the proof of life. It's the best I can do with the halogen work light. I can't believe I've had the bike since May 7 and this is the first pic I've taken of it. Of course, it took 120 days for the Dallas County DMV to send me a plate and registration, so it has spent the whole summer under a cover on the charger. bang head


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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 06:08:08 AM »

Nice!

See... I'm the opposite... after getting a Monster, I realized what I really want is a Multi.  Maybe.  I'm not sure.  Maybe... deep down inside... I want both.

Unfortunately, like Mark suggests... the likelihood I'd ever use a Multi for what it was intended is pretty iffy.  But I can dream, can't I?

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