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About Mikey777

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  1. Spent the weekend with the GF up in Monterey for the WSBK races again this year. Some solid performances by the Ducati team and Chaz Davies who won Race 1, but Jonathan Rea and the Kawis are still dominating the points standings. RC Cup racing is fun to watch... boys in their early to mid teens bombing it on KTM 390's. Bike nite on Saturday night on Cannery Row is a fun people watching spectable. A few pics. All and all...a fun weekend. Going through the manf. display area View of Turns 1, 2 and 3 looking down from the Corkscrew. Hoofed up this hill a few times. Pits RC Cup bikes in the paddock after their race. At the Ducati Aruba.IT pit The Corkscrew Bike nite photos...pic for LB People watching on Cannery Row I want one of these... Reserved parking She said "Yes."
  2. Also, the new Ducati superbike for 2018 will have a V4, MotoGP inspired motor. So this is the last year of the 2 cylinder. The 1299 makes crazy power. I cannot imagine what a V4 will do...at 220+ HP.
  3. Alyeska: Regarding the 1299 v. 1299s, the major differences are the much better Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes. If you have any desire to get onto a track, I would go with the S model. The upgraded suspension along with the dynamic traction control makes a big difference and you will wish you had it. For normal everyday canyon carving, the base model would be just fine. If you have a chance, try to go on an extended test ride. There are two things you will discover. The bike runs very hot due to the underseat exhaust routing. At a stop light in traffic, your inner right thigh and nut sack gets very toasty. Not a big deal if you wear leathers when you ride, but in jeans it is dang hot and your boys will probably be shooting blanks for a couple days. Second, the seating position is failrly agressive and if you plan on riding for more than two hours it can get uncomfortable (depending on your age and how good of shape you are in). One thing I will say about the Pani, the power is unreal and raw. It is a hoot to ride for that reason. This is not a bike you want to ride around town or commute on and when you do that you will not like it and wish you had not spent the money on it. It is track bike or blasting through the mountains on. If you want it for that, you will love it. If you want something more comforable with a very similar look, I would go for the new Supersport. Great bike also, but dialed back a couple notches for comfort. http://www.ducati.com/bikes/superbike/1299_panigale/index.do http://www.ducati.com/bikes/superbike/1299_panigale_s/tech_spec.do
  4. And constantly falling over at low speeds and then picking up. No thanks.
  5. Looks like Moto Forza will be back in business soon. They posted some pics on their FB page of the new location but have not identified the adress yet.. Looks like it will have a sweet shop set up. Maybe we do a meeting there. <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpermalink.php%3Fstory_fbid%3D10154986059312950%26id%3D89927537949&width=500" width="500" height="665" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>
  6. I have a regular Multistrada Touring Edition. It is by far my favorite bike in the stable for all around riding. Got a chance to sit on Moto Forza's decked out Enduro demo before it went up in flames. Sweet bikes. However, they are very tall and top heavy. Easier bike for taller guys. It is not just a dressed up Multistrada either, the Enduro was beefed up with lots of new parts for dirt abuse.
  7. This is a sweet bike..RS makes some nice stuff.
  8. So LB texted me that he is out. Something about his wife won't let him go to Hooters.
  9. Thanks Dano! That is a 900 Super Sport Desmo. Pretty sure CiD is correct on the year too. Cool bike and in good shape. Very collectable.
  10. She kick you in the ballz as the reminder?
  11. They forgot to mention it is lighter than the 990.
  12. Securing your hood might be a good idea. I've had friends have their batteries ripped off. I guess that is what happens when stick your Optima battery sticker on the back bumper and you have crappy hood latches. https://www.quadratec.com/categories/jeep_body_frame/hoods_accessories/hood_locks