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Old 30-Jun-2005, 05:34 PM
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You could be right there but somehow the SPS seems more evocative even if it less efficient, and I guess that's what the collectors of the future will want?

Amen ...
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Old 30-Jun-2005, 05:35 PM
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Harv, when you gonna sell me that SP3 ?

Do I have to come round and cause trouble !
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Old 30-Jun-2005, 05:39 PM
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Christ, give you guys an inch.........as I said ...IF you want to keep it long term then blah blah.... For now I'll be stomping all over you in the bends AND on the straights......
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Old 30-Jun-2005, 06:31 PM
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David

welcome to the board.

Tough decision to make, i have owned a year 2000 SPS (with Ohlins front forks) same as the 99 SPS otherwise, and curently have a 996R which has essentially the same engine and running gear as the 998FE.

Its a very close call, the SPS is a bit more brutal, bit more character! the testastretta engine in the 998 is more powerful, smoother and refined, but certainly not bland. On balance i would go with the 996R (but only just, the difference isn't as big as you may expect in my honest opinion). Lot depends on your budget, the new bike will depreciate more, and how much you value 2 years warranty.

For a more detailed comparison do a search here on the board on a story i wrote recently comparing the 2 bikes
"996SPS vs 996R Performance Touring Test" complete with dyno graphs of both bikes.

By the way the 996R does have the 998 testasretta engine, just in case you don't know.

Good luck.
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Old 30-Jun-2005, 10:58 PM
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I must confirm what has gone before because it's all subjective - it's how you feel about it that matters. However, having owned a 916, 998BP, 998FE and now the 996R I'd say that the thing that matters most is the feel of the engine and whether you need to stand out from the crowd.

If you want character and exclusivisty then go SPS. If you want subtle but brutal power and non exclusivisity then go 998FE. If you want the best of everything then go 996R
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Old 30-Jun-2005, 11:11 PM
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When you tire of your 996R and sell it (another 6 months!) I have a very nice Aprilia that would suite you sir!
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Old 30-Jun-2005, 11:15 PM
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Mr Bob ... as I've said before - you'll sell that thing before I'll sell the 996R
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The FE wasnt in Daytona was it ? If its of interest I know where I can get my hands on a 1500 mile 998s Bostrom way under book...?

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Harv, when you gonna sell me that SP3 ?

Do I have to come round and cause trouble !

Beany boy...bring it on...

SPS ...paaah...I've seen more exclusivity in a mini metro

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Old 01-Jul-2005, 09:52 AM
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