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Great. I was really thinking that euro 5 was it for this motor. Knowing my luck it'll have more power, better suspension, cost less and come with a voucher for $10,000- of 719 accessories 馃ぃ. I always pull the trigger on stuff at just the right time haha. I'm happy in any case though to be honest. On the plus side, if anything happens to mine I know i can buy a new one again.
 

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@Error Flynn - I also bought my new classic two months ago and it's been basically parked up for 6 weeks of that due to COVID lockdown in Melbourne. I too may be a tiny little bit annoyed if there is a significant enhancement to power output or the suspension. But only a tiny bit really - I hope.
 

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@Alligator I completely agree the HP of the 9T is fine and almost better that it isn't too high - you can use all of it on the road and that is satisfying. However, if when buying the bike it came with a free option for 10% more power - I don't think I could choose not to take the extra 10% - even if it doesn't need it :)
 

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I suspect the ride by wire was necessary to smooth out the throttle response of the euro 5 engine which perhaps would not have felt as nice with a mechanical throttle if they had to compromise the response of the engine to achieve euro5? The ride modes would have just been added in because it's effectively free at that point and is what many other manufacturers offer. Eg. Triumph.
 

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So according to motorcycle.com - "All four R NineT models receive a new rear suspension with travel-dependent damping (BMW-speak for a progressive shock) and a new hand wheel for adjusting spring preload"

So looks like a new rear shock after all.
 

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If they offered a version of the Standard nineT ex-factory with -

  • The existing 719 machined billet pack (belt cover, heads, rearsets etc)
  • Fully adjustable Ohlins front and rear with hydraulic preload adjust,
  • Kineo wheels (or equivalent in looks, tubeless, and light weight)
  • Lower bars
  • Rizoma Screen and bar end mirrors
  • Titanium exhaust with high rise muffler(s) that is pillion compatible and keeps the OEM sound - maybe just a touch louder and deeper.
  • 20% more torque at 4000rpm
  • More aggressive throttle (less turn closed-open)

I'd be a happy camper. It would be a lot cheaper just paying that up front than believing you won't end up there eventually :).

They can keep the ride modes and colours.

Maybe the 2022 model will have all of that...

Cheers, Dom
 

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...funny, that鈥檚 all available in the aftermarket. Just costs a few Benjamins. I鈥檇 guess roughly double in your config. But then, everybody would have the same bike, wouldn鈥檛 that be boring? These toys should slowly grow on you, step by step...
Yeah i know. But funny how if you were quoted for all the stuff you later buy, or want to buy, up front at even a 50% discount you'd be like - get outta here - but then you end up spending the full amount lol - and it would have to be a lot cheaper getting it all up front vs replacing parts and with the OEM's manufacturing efficiencies and economies of scale. Like the 719 parts - you pay about 3x the price buying after the fact!

I am not that worried about customising for the sake of making it different - just to make it how I want it - if everyone else had the same it wouldn't bother me. Like if I had a stock Ducati 996s - visually needs nothing and if others have the same that's fine by me.

Cheers, Dom
 
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