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Off to test the MY18 Brutale 800 RR

Weather permitting Saturday off to see if worth changing from the DragsterRR to the new B3



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Weather permitting Saturday off to see if worth changing from the DragsterRR to the new B3



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Please do as I have just purchased the MY17 DragsterRR
Have I made a mistake by being too impatient
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Please do as I have just purchased the MY17 DragsterRR
Have I made a mistake by being too impatient
Probably not its a brill bike

However now I don't see any advantage in the new Dragster over the new Brutale
I've had wire wheels for three years and tbh all they seem to do is attract HD owners for some bizarre reason !!!!


Not sure if the extra 3/4 inch seat height will be an issue - will depend on the seat width - gets harder over 50 (to get your leg over) - I'm digging a hole here -




Or should I really be waiting for the V4 Ducati Naked that's just been leaked


Will I regret not waiting for this
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Bought a B3 RR 2018 last Saturday and its a pleasure to ride...
Coming from a Z1000, the ride is a lot lighter and its agility makes it the perfect commuter.
It took me a day or two to get use the the up/down shift but once in hand, it is fantastic especially the down shift.
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Well, you should notice that the handling with the dragster RR wheels is slow. Looks great and does fine for dragster'n but in the turns it takes more force. So, it will behave very differently.
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Weather looking rubbish will probably have to delay


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Hope not, I've got my first MOT saturday for my B3

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With temperatures promising to nudge 10 degrees , dry roads and even the possibility of sunshine I ventured out this morning on a 23 mile ride down a quiet A30 to Moto Corsas new showroom now called Mirrus55, in Gillingham Dorset.

The roads turned out to be damp in places and full of potholes waiting to be filled. Car drivers had long forgotten about those annoying motorcycles and dour faces peered back at me but I was smiling.

My hands were starting to chill when I arrived - I never did get round to fitting those heated grips ..
But a warm welcome and a cup of freshly brewed coffee from Cafe Newt, which was doing a brisk trade, was quickly rustled up by Jeremy.

Soon warmed up I trotted off the latest Euro 4 Brutale RR with the promise of ‘improvements’ . That extra 1/2” seat height felt more, the seat is probably wider, this could cause me problems on dodgy cambers , I’m already on the balls of my feet on the Dragster but that doesn’t bother me as the Dragster is so well balanced.

I feel perched up high, my elbows don’t bend without leaning forward and that doesn’t work, the mirrors annoy me as the get in the way of my forearms and are far worse that the Dragster even if the do flap about on occasion - . the new engines vibrations are smoother but someones taken all the character away and & with it the response - like wise a lovely smooth gear change up and down with the new box but it’s hardy a revelation.

It’s like someone’s turned the power down on my vibrator and I want it back on full

I’m not apologising for not wanting to take Mr Whippy out of my garage on a Sunday morning - I want Vinnie Jones grabbing my crouch and telling me what a naughty girl I am.

I want hooligan not polished edges - so what if I miss a gear, my Dragsters done 8000 faultless miles and she’s going nowhere soon

The new Euro 4 dragster? given the right pipe and ecu to breath might be worth checking out - maybe but I’m not a Brutale kind of girl

Bruce you made the right decision








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Probably not its a brill bike

However now I don't see any advantage in the new Dragster over the new Brutale
I've had wire wheels for three years and tbh all they seem to do is attract HD owners for some bizarre reason !!!!


Not sure if the extra 3/4 inch seat height will be an issue - will depend on the seat width - gets harder over 50 (to get your leg over) - I'm digging a hole here -




Or should I really be waiting for the V4 Ducati Naked that's just been leaked


Will I regret not waiting for this
Very much doubt it, for it will probably be a couple of thousand pounds more
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