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Art....get your MV suspension set up at the track by a specialist. It should turn telepathically too.
 
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I have not. My plan was to as soon as I bought it but I have been having problems with the engine not running properly and just found the problem last week so I have not been focusing on suspension. Once the problem is sorted I'll focus on getting her to turn as easy as your 916.
 

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The 999S claimed dry weight is 410 pounds and the MV 312RR is 423.
The MV carries its weight higher....higher COG
I really didn't think they were that close in weight! My 999s felt so much lighter, but as you say, the CoG makes a big difference. I found the 999s handling effortless. But I really like riding the 312RR.

There's a brilliant series on YouTube by a couple of Brits, channel is called 44 teeth. One buys a 999s and the other a 312RR. They ride around Europe and eventually take the bikes round the track at Misano. Excellent series and sums up both bikes perfectly! The 312RR comes out on top overall.
 

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My 916 is so effortless around the turns that I forgive it's lack of top speed on the straights. It literally turns as soon as I think about it. I bought it about a decade ago from a racer about the same height/weight as I. The only other bike I've felt as comfortable on was my 749S. Have you set up your 748 suspension-wise?
Interesting, my 916 fees a lot more tossable than the 750 F4, even though the latter is supposed to be good 20 lbs lighter. On the F4 I have to put weight on the inside peg to have it turn in, where as the 916 I fling with just steering input. Marvic magnesium wheels on the ducati do help quite a bit though.

We'll see if the right sized tires for the 750 will improve things, along with oro mag wheels.
 

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I have mag wheels on the 916 and mag or carbon on all my F4's. The F4 requires more effort. You might feel a slight difference once you have the Marvics on but it's not a seat of your pants difference.
 

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I've actually had the mag Marvics on the 916 for a couple years now, the difference was notable versus the stock 3 spokes. The weird thing is the 750 is shorter wheel base than the 916, so I would've expected sharper turn in. Couple other people also mentioned that the 1000 sized tires make the 750s pretty slugging on the turn in; gonna get the proper sized set for the oro wheels.
 

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I felt the same way as you initially, I also like the traditional look of the 750's scheme, though I also really like the 1078 scheme when the wheels are in silver.

The good news is, you only need to get hold of silver side fairings and remove the cowl decal, paint the wheels silver and you are largely there with the look!

Here is my own 1078 :)

 

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def need to do that.
Then what do you do when you ride it on the street?
Then what do you do when your riding skills improve or you change tires?

Learn to adjust your suspension yourself.
Besides, what's good for a professional is not the best setup for every rider.
 

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I adjust the sag and rebound and usually drop the front about 5mm from fatlctory settings. I'm far from a pro suspension tuner. My commuter is not setup for the track and vice versa.
 

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Then what do you do when you ride it on the street?
Then what do you do when your riding skills improve or you change tires?

Learn to adjust your suspension yourself.
Besides, what's good for a professional is not the best setup for every rider.
My commuter bike is NOT my track bike.
 

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That book is in my library....
 
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And mine !!
 

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Just ordered it!
 
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