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  • Offline Desperado   ch

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    Offline Desperado

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    New old 950
    on: May 01, 2022, 08:04:24 am
    May 01, 2022, 08:04:24 am
    Hi everyone

    I'm a swiss who's crazy enough to ride almost all year long, just snow makes me stop,
    in 2017 I started travelling around Europe so I got a CRF1000, that started to fall apart
    after 36'000Km so much for the Honda Quality.
    I then bought a 2019 Tiger 800 XRT, did 16'000Km on that but in the end felt a bit of a
    lack of power especially 2up.
    Call me crazy or over-adjusting, I then got a 2019 used Scrambler 1200 XC, plenty of
    fun and torque, rode another 16'000Km on it, but in the end my cervical vertebraes did
    not like all the highway speeds, also burned a jacket, panniers and pants on the high
    exhaust, so I thought even though it was amazing fun, needed to go back to something
    as convenient as my Honda of 2017.

    So last wednesday I was ready to sign for a brand new V2S, as my Triumph dealer also
    sell Ducatis and in the meantime I had bought my dreambike, a matt black SF848.
    But loving the older SF Testastretta, I was tbh a bit underwhelmed with the V2... but it
    so happens they had an older 950, that I took for a spin and was sold !

    Might shock a lot but I'm now the very happy owner of a 2017 white 950, I just cannot
    do with the S suspensions, I'm very anal about rebound settings  :164:, the bike had
    somehow 3800Km and is absolutely pristine, paid just 1K with my Triumph buyback,
    best swap ever !

    Sorry for the long blabbering hehe  :763:
    Last Edit: May 01, 2022, 08:06:32 am by Desperado

  • Offline Burnsey   gb

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    Re: New old 950
    Reply #1 on: May 01, 2022, 08:33:05 am
    May 01, 2022, 08:33:05 am
    I did the same.

    Came away with an 'interim' bike due to the long wait times for new bikes.

    A 2019 950S.

    At the end of the day, it's just an older V2S anyway...

  • Offline Desperado   ch

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    Re: New old 950
    Reply #2 on: May 01, 2022, 06:47:19 pm
    May 01, 2022, 06:47:19 pm
    Yes indeed, but with all the motorcycles I've tested lately, seems I do not like the recent ones
    that happen to all be EURO5...

     



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