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Coast to Coast on a Panigale

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by yanokwa, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. DGA

    DGA Moderator Staff Member

    It makes me hurt just thinking about it...

  2. I have a buddy with an 04 zx10. He's the original owner, bought it new.

    He has over 60k on the odometer (odo quit working at 62k).
    Put in a new motor at 40k+.
    Is rebuilding the 04 motor as the 05 motor has 20k plus on it now..

    Almost all trackdays and st helens.

    I guess the impressive part about the duc is that someone actually rode it.. starbucks stock is hurting! lol
  3. I read to pg 5 and that big pack makes my back hurt just thinking about it.
  4. DGA

    DGA Moderator Staff Member

    I've not looked at it, but if he is wearing a backpack for the trip, I think he is in a huge world of hurt.

    I did this on a Speed Triple, which is a lot more comfortable and wearing a 50 lbs pack for 1,500 miles in three days was torture. I walked like a cowboy for days after the trip.
  5. Yeah...someone get that guy a tailbag.

    I'll do this someday. The nice thing about touring on a sportbike is you can knock down 400-500 miles relatively quickly (barring getting any performance awards), then have all afternoon to recover in a hotel room.
  6. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Moderator Staff Member

    You could do that, you could also take a Goldwing to a track day, but why would you want to?!
  7. I ride an '06 R1 (68K) and find it very comfortable for touring. I averaged 460 miles a day on mostly challenging back roads on the trip to Laguna. I find that sitting forward is very comfortable for my back. Wrist fatigue is a slight problem but really only because I shattered them many years ago in an accident. At 61, I plan to keep riding super sport motorcycles because no other type of motorcycle is as exciting, beautiful, and just plain cool!
  8. Juilin

    Juilin Captain Pubic

    Keep having children as long as you can and maybe a good portion of them will have your super sport anti-pain gene. You may single handedly usher in a new era of super sport touring!:mrgreen:
  9. The only people I've heard defend sportbikes and their "comfort", are people who have never actually ridden a comfortable bike. Hell I used to defend my R6 in this same aspect! :mrgreen:
  10. Juilin

    Juilin Captain Pubic

  11. I got to page 5 and lost interest. The "comfort and convenience are overrated; masochistic machines cultivate will and test mental fortitude" kind of sets the tone for this trip. The pictures are nice though. We're thinking of ride east next year. However, we don't have a jobs that allows us to imbed into an area for a prolonged period of time. Besides, we're not looking to socialize with or analyze the locals. We're just in it for the ride.

    Never heard a MC characterized as a masochistic machine before. That's a good one ... I'll be remembering this.

    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012
  12. Penal envy is so unattractive but it looks good on you.
    There are far more Cruisers and other sports at Starbucks than Ducs.

    Most of us ride our Ducs and do not bash others.
  13. Call me old, but that does not sound like a way to enjoy our sport...unless ego is the objective. Would have been more enjoyable for me to do that trip with that bike employing a trailer.

    Bitchin bike for a track though!
  14. I read/viewed the guy's blob through page 15 last night.

    Epic and cool. Wish I had the guys job and could do that. Instead, I'm obligated to travel 2-4k miles in a week or two every year.

    Trailer? Really. You don't belong on a bike and don't deserve one.
  15. He was riding for ~200 miles a day and was cruising around town between adventures.

    He didn't do this in a week.
  16. You mean like this? ...

    "Performance figures of BMWs S1000RR might be the stuff of adolescent male dreams--and if that's your thing (16 year old boys), look no further than the BMW dealer."
  17. That in some obscure manner was a response to do not bash others? Really?
  18. Hardly obscure (unless you haven't read any of it). It is a direct quote (page 3) of the Duc rider that authored the article/blog that was posted here. Looks like he is bashing BMW riders too me. But if you have another perspective ... I'm open.
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