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Thread: Riding/Handling differences between in-line fours and twins?

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    Moderator/RiderCoach We've stopped counting... Missy B's Avatar
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    What Teri said!! When do you pick it up?
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    Yes, I bought it. Yes, there will be photos (I know the requirements! )

    I'll pick it up on Saturday morning. I'm already ... anticipating? getting to ride that sucker on the freeway.

    Guess I should take things easy; the cost to put the bike on my insurance was already a bit stunning.
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    You will love the smoothness and acceleration of it. I test rode one during a Kawasaki demo event in 2010? And really loved riding it!

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    Finally -- I was able to take a break from data requests and upload some photos to Flickr.

    Ninja 1K photos at Flickr

    It *is* very smooth, and handles very well. I haven't had a chance to ride it much yet (too busy at work), but am looking forward to a long ride soon.
    steph moore | New Mexico, USA
    2009 V-Strom 650 ABS (for now....)

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    Enjoy your new bike. Don't be surprised if it has the "patented" warp drive at about 7500 rpm. Just don't do it in first. And since you're light, you will want to make sure you're arrow straight with LOTS of runout when you pull the trigger. (You may "spin it up.")
    Before you go ride this bike, you might want to do a top to bottom inspection of it. Go beyond the T-CLOCS inspection.
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