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Hypermotard sold, RSV4 sold, Superduke is serviced, new tyres and ready to rock, just got to get the powerparts triples fitted on 14th April then off we go . . .
Gen 3?

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No mate, I’m not sure about them, not too keen on the subframe, exhaust or wheels. Hopefully they revert back to the trellis subframe on the Gen 4
Hmm I need a test ride as I don't know what to do with my SE

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Hmm I need a test ride as I don't know what to do with my SE

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Its no better than your bike, anyone who says it’s night and day is just a disappointed new owner who thought the new model was a massive step change, it just isn’t at all. If it was it would be in my garage now
 

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Don’t get me wrong, if you jumped off a 2012 Speed Triple R and had a go on a gen 3 it would blow your mind, but so would going on a stock gen 1. For me the difference between the 3 generations are negligible and when you mod your own bike you bridge any perceived gaps and actually improve upon the bike anyway.

I’d love a go on a proper sorted gen 3, full Akrapovic, Motohooligan, blah blah blah, but I ain’t spunking £22k to get marginal gains, I’m past all that now. That means I’ll probably get one soon 🤣🤣🤣
 

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I was looking for a cheap SDR, any Gen but can’t find one. They must all be good.
 

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😁 the sun is out again , I have all three generations of the SDR in my garage , don't ask why or how , anyway , the bike I always seem to go for on a ride out first is the GEN 1 , if there was a bike I would sell tomorrow , it would be the GEN 3 . the GEN 1 is the absolute essence of what I think the 1290 SDR should be . I remember picking the GEN 1 up new from Colwyn Bay and instantly fell in love with it . that was before it had the Akra fitted , after that , well what can I say 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
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😁 the sun is out again , I have all three generations of the SDR in my garage , don't ask why or how , anyway , the bike I always seem to go for on a ride out first is the GEN 1 , if there was a bike I would sell tomorrow , it would be the GEN 3 . the GEN 1 is the absolute essence of what I think the 1290 SDR should be . I remember picking the GEN 1 up new from Colwyn Bay and instantly fell in love with it . that was before it had the Akra fitted , after that , well what can I say 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁 View attachment 38628
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😁 the sun is out again , I have all three generations of the SDR in my garage , don't ask why or how , anyway , the bike I always seem to go for on a ride out first is the GEN 1 , if there was a bike I would sell tomorrow , it would be the GEN 3 . the GEN 1 is the absolute essence of what I think the 1290 SDR should be . I remember picking the GEN 1 up new from Colwyn Bay and instantly fell in love with it . that was before it had the Akra fitted , after that , well what can I say 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁 View attachment 38628
All 3! 🤤
 

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Rode back straight into the City and out. Will probably get no end of points from Bus Lane usage 😂
 

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Rode back straight into the City and out. Will probably get no end of points from Bus Lane usage 😂
Back in 2008 they were carrying out a trial of bikes using bus lanes and as I entered the trial, near Croydon on a Saturday morning, I rode every bus lane to Brackens off the Old Kent Road to buy my 950SM and then back down towards Bromley and the A21 back to Hastings.
A few days later I found the trial was only for about 2 miles.
No tickets got issued though.
 

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How was the screen Terry?
 
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