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Old 02-Jul-2004, 05:20 PM
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Jumped from a Gixer 6 to 998Bip to the 749R I couldnt tell you what is like as im running it in. It took me some time to get use to the new shape but after seeing the 749R in JHP showroom i fell in love
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Old 02-Jul-2004, 05:27 PM
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I got a 749R from DLS, traded in an '03 R1 for it. It's been to snetterton and Rockingham. Just keeps getting better
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Old 02-Jul-2004, 05:40 PM
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How did the 749S you tried compare to the 999S you own?

from an interested 749S owner and potential 999S buyer!

Strictly from a road standpoint (and IMO), the 749S has more than ample performance from the engine and suspension standpoints. I suppose the main thing that sold me on the bigger bike (and has subsequently been borne out by experience) is that I can be lazy regarding gear selection at times. Not having to change down (as did on the 749S) is a big bonus for me during the times I am bimbling and not attempting to nail it

Plus, I really wanted the Ohlins suspension, rather than the Showa - not that my abilities as a rider demand it, it's more to do with snobbery really!

I suppose, too, I wanted the bigger bike on the off-chance that maybe, just maybe, I might have been eventually become disappointed with the comparative lack of horses and all-out grunt of the 749S. As my sensei, Barry Stokes, used to say, there's no substitute for cubes

Just my two cents of course.
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Old 02-Jul-2004, 05:50 PM
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Old 02-Jul-2004, 05:51 PM
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Old 02-Jul-2004, 08:40 PM
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Sent the 748R back after it turned out to be a shed.....

Took delivery of the new 749 Dark on Tuesday night.....36 miles on the clock so far......

I am still to be convinced by the new shape, but it is growing on me by the minute.
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