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Great video. I can always count on OC Moto for good entertainment.   :7:
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"UNOFFICIAL" Rides / Re: Ride Around Malibu - Sunday, 10/15
« Last post by Rogue on Today at 01:04 PM »
I care!!

@rogue - wow! Slabbed the Dr to Malibu and it still canyon carved on the mixed use tires!

What about Malibu suits it?

Me too I want to see video!!

BD, the Bridgestone Trailwings are awesome for the way I use it:  90% paved/10% Dirt.  But I shall refrain from commenting on how it performs in deep sand or rocky terrain as I have NOT tested it there other than hard packed dirt/gravel.  On pavement these tires stick.  Taken it to Palomar, ACH, and Ortega up to 70 mph on those smooth sweepers with no worries or issues with traction. 

I was telling the guys how the DR functioned wonderfully on Malibu's roads, which most of them are tight, technical roads with a lot of bumps--not necessarily potholes, just bumps and moguls associated with the ground underneath the pavement moving around normal usage/weather patterns/and terrain.  On a firmer suspension sport bike it can get tiring on the rider with a hunched over riding position due to so many elevation changes, and some of the bigger bumps WILL move you around on these bikes unless you set the suspension on soft, then you have to deal with suspension wallow.  But when you have 10.5" wheel travel, it just soaks it all up and I can focus on my lines and apex points.  The upright riding position also helps A LOT especially coming down Tuna Canyon road, which is one narrow, snaky, and steep SOB of a road!  But the views to the Pacific were fantastic!  It also ends in a section with potholes and more dirt on the edges of the pavement so the DR or any DS bike just shrugs these off.  Your DL650 will do really well in Malibu's roads. 
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"UNOFFICIAL" Rides / Re: Ride Around Malibu - Sunday, 10/15
« Last post by OOTV on Today at 11:12 AM »
got some decent vid from the helmet cam. will try to upload later if anyone cares
My rear camera didn't seem to work too well but the front one did capture stuff. I still need to edit it down to view-able lengths. @Breakdirt, the roads in Malibu are twisty and bumpy, the DR has the suspension to soak up the bumps and plenty of ground clearance to handle the curves.
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"UNOFFICIAL" Rides / Re: Ride Around Malibu - Sunday, 10/15
« Last post by breakdirt916 on Today at 11:01 AM »
I care!!

@rogue - wow! Slabbed the Dr to Malibu and it still canyon carved on the mixed use tires!

What about Malibu suits it?
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"UNOFFICIAL" Rides / Re: Ride Around Malibu - Sunday, 10/15
« Last post by 1fastrider on Today at 10:41 AM »
got some decent vid from the helmet cam. will try to upload later if anyone cares
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The S1000RR is sooo friendly to ride on track, I loved it!  Feels like a Ninja 300 with 200hp.  I rode one with CA Superbike school.  I wish they were a bit more affordable because it's easier to ride than my R6.



The S1000RR or S1000R are a good compromise and would not hesitate to take either on a road trip especially with cruise control.  It might be too much bike for the track, but the riding modes can keep things in check.

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Tuono FTW :D
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I test rode the Daytona a couple of years ago, and knew it was not going to be a comfortable daily mount, it's aggressive attack position of ass in the air/weight on your wrists is great for Chuckwalla, but not for the 405.  The S1000RR or S1000R are a good compromise and would not hesitate to take either on a road trip especially with cruise control.  It might be too much bike for the track, but the riding modes can keep things in check.  Having owned the Speed Triple, they are great bikes, all-day comfortable, and you're looking at new, the newest Street Triple RS updates the Triumph to the 2010's with its TFT display, also the RS features a track mode which the lesser models don't.  Another model to consider, FZ-09 or FZ-10, the literbike, I also test rode is comfortable and the sound of that crossplane I-4 is addicting. 
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Tuono or Street Triple would both be great choices.  You won't be faster on a sport bike unless you are Expert group pushing the limits. 

There was a guy out at Chuck on a STR last month; he was going at a good clip.
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Aprilia RSV4 and get the higher bars from a Tuono. Ride there in the Tuono setup and switch to RSV4 setup once you get to the track.
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