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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-26-2015, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Standard TV versus Lusso

Looking for some opinions.

Still haven't ridden either version due to weather/work/holidays.

But maybe next week.

In the meantime, I am doing some thinking and it seems to me that the Lusso is a biggish premium over the standard for:

-heated grips (I want)

-centre stand (I don't want)

-semi-active suspension (I'm sure it's nice but I don't need...I think)

-body-coloured extra painted bit on the front fender (cool) and the chance to choose the lovely white paint job but I'm going for red/silver so that's not a factor. (they all look fab btw )

Bags are extra for both (why?), here in Australia anyway.

Have I missed anything?

I expect the standard bike will be a huge improvement on my lard-ass old CB1300S (which I love but it's had it's day in the sun). I'll be riding the TV solo 90% of the time on short day jaunts.

So, lemme hear it.



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And the Lusso also has the "Integrated GPS sensor". Anybody have a clue what that does? Maybe it gives data to the "semi-active suspension"?

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The GPS sensor tracks your rides with speed and lean angle and stores them in the bike until you download them to the app.

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Thanks for that Steve. And then your team analyses the data and changes your setup for the next practice session? Oh wait, that's only if you're Valentino...

I must be getting old but I don't really see the point of that...people are really getting home from a ride and downloading their ride to an app and watching that? Sorry to abuse that emoticon but it seems appropriate...

Again, I must be getting old if I don't get this. Feel free to flame away!

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Hi lowflying. I agree with you, which is why I bought the standard version and added the heated grips and the bags. I do kind of like the idea of adaptive suspension, but I'm still not clear if the Lusso has that in the same way as the Multistrada or BMWs do. Having seen EvilSteve's screenshots of the app to change the settings, it looked complicated to me, and most of the time I'm riding solo without luggage, so I'm sure I can get the stock suspension adjusted to suit me.
I can't understand why the bags are an option, the bike is designed around them and a major part of the appeal. Originally in the UK it was rumoured the Lusso would come with the bags, which made the 2,000 price premium sound like good value, but it doesn't, so I couldn't justify the extra money on the suspension.

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The Lusso I looked at, here in the USA, came with the bags....

The dealership told me there will be an ala-carte kit offered to add the grips, stand and bags

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I agree. If the Lusso came with the bags it would seem like a pretty good deal. As it is, it seems like the Lusso is on a par, moneywise, with a MultiStrada, different bike I know, but more bike if you get what I mean.

Anyway, my emotions might take over after my testride this week...

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If you don't want the centrestand and don't need the skyhook suspension, I'd go the standard.

I test rode the standard and loved it to bits - wanted one within about 1km of leaving the dealer. I wound up buying the Lusso because I have a screwed up shoulder and every little bit of smarts I can squeeze into the front forks helps me ride longer... but you won't fall in love with the bike because of the suspension, you'll fall in love with the engine & the fact it's comfortable to ride. Either variant puts your license into dangerous territory however
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Thanks for the opinions guys. Maybe I was a bit judgemental with the emoticon. After all, these bikes are for our amusement and different people get amused in different ways. Hence so many good bikes out there equipped with all sorts of "want" and not "need" features. We are indeed lucky...

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In my opinion(I have ride 2,800km LUSSO from Oct. 2015)

GPS sensor and it's recording function's not a good value for me.
About 6 hour tour, it takes more than 10 minutes moving data from my Lusso to iPhone.
Moreover, after data transfer complete, application could not handle massive data(lean angle, amount of throttle open, speed data + GPS loging) effectively.
I agree it's nice function, nice try but not a practical function yet.
pros. FUN
cons. NOT Practical, takes too much time for data transfer. also application does not optimized


On the other hand,
the reason why I suggest LUSSO, is SEMI ACTIVE SUSPENSION.
Like "EvilSteve" mentioned on other thread, It is REAL MAGIC.
I can not go back to normal suspension after all.

Try it if you could and it will makes you easy to make decision.
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