New ‘blade for 2020?

Discussion in 'General 1000RR Discussion' started by hitch, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Maad

    Maad New Member

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    Great info @RC45!
    Quick question which some might find useful: I've seen some videos where the air intake vent has a mesh to stop debris entering through to the airbox but I've also seen videos where there is nothing at all (and the person recording can actually put their hand all the way down to the box). Is the mesh standard on road registered models or maybe only on the base spec instead of SP?
    The UK is very rainy most of the year and obviously want to avoid any excess getting in there if I can
     
  2. RC45

    RC45 Active Member

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    This is how the service manual addresses the intake tube. Don't see any mesh grill ahead of the air filter.
    I just see a perimeter seal at the end of the intake tube.
    Honestly, as with the SC77 I think an aftermarket air filter will just be good money thrown after bad/
    Even my Redbull motor runs the recommended stock air filter.

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  3. Maad

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    Hmmm strange. Maybe it's based on region?
    Potentially US?
    I've uploaded the image here but in case it doesn't work, the YouTube video is from the US
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  4. derchef

    derchef Well-Known Member

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    Situation is stalled , also if they were open , no one is allowed to drive a 2020 bikes .
     
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  5. cbrbadboy

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    Any news on deliveries ? P&H last time told me they would have bikes in April
     
  6. Wozza

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    Lucky if you see one in June........they reckon lockdown unti 26th may now as 2 bank holidays to keep everyone in
     
  7. cbrbadboy

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    Isnt it supposed to end on May 7 with a gradual easing ?

    I have Donny booked on 26th, can't miss that.
     
  8. CharlieR85

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    26th May? Very unlikely to be going ahead I'd have thought.

    Yes we should see some changes next week, I'm not expecting them to be particularly fast or wide ranging.
     
  9. Barstewardsquad

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    Depends what you mean by end. Back to normal is a no way, big groups as in double figures is a very very unlikely, more people back to work and some kids back to school is possible.
     
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  10. Stuish

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    I can see it being that you will be able to visit family homes, and slowly returning to work, so long as you can keep your distance to others
     
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  11. cbrbadboy

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    UK tracks already prepared for social distancing. There is plenty of space in pits.
    Considering that half of NHS hospitals are empty anyway, don't see why tracks can't reopen may 11
     
  12. CharlieR85

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    I tend to agree with you, I've got a bike trip planned to Scotland at the end of the month so I certainly want that to happen too. But I just think the easing will be happening very slowly. A track day would probably be considered a "large gathering" so I can't see them happening in May.
     
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  13. Maad

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    Last I heard from my dealers was that they'd have some demo units in mid-April with mine expected to arrive mid-May.
    They were still going back and forth between home and the dealership when needed (new bikes/servicing for key workers, etc.)

    I haven't followed up for an update yet as they're going to call me once mine arrives anyway but obviously waiting on a test ride first!

    I still see some companies starting to ease up (see "Ducati Cares" initiative) but they won't be able to do test rides if the government still deem it as unnecessary travel.
     
  14. Mattie660

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    An interesting road test in the Performance Bikes section of Practical Sportsbikes magazine.

    Something about it not being ideal for lazy leave it in a middle gear and expect to ride it around like that - something about it having to be ridden differently. And something about the riding position being very racy.

    Worth a read if you are in the market for the new bike and intending to use it some of the time on the road ?
     
  15. cbrbadboy

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    Using supersport that comes alive at 8-9k on a road is the peak of retardness
     
  16. Paul Longstaff

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    I love being up the rev range on any bike.
    Early mornings in the countryside just me, the stone walls and sheep plus of course a nice bike...happiness.
    Granted the litre bikes from the last 15 years do make it more difficult to chase the red line :D
     
  17. Jez

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    I would be quite happy to sacrifice some top end horses for low down horses, But that does not sell bikes
     
  18. cbrbadboy

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    Harleys sell well
     
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  19. derchef

    derchef Well-Known Member

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    That´s is only up to how much bikes are affected , and for those one how fast honda will correct the issue. Still delivery stop and in case you have one (i know a guy....) you are not allowed to use it
     
  20. Ritchierich

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    Have you heard anything about when the delivery stop maybe lifted?
     

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