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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Funny thing......I love the Street 3 but the Bonnie gets pulled out 9 out of 10 times. it's more fun to ride. The S3 is like driving an F1 car but there's the rub-everything turns into a race!
I definitely feel like that everytime I take the S3 out as well. It begs you to thrash it and it's very hard to control your inner hooligan. The bonnie is just so much more tame, but it allows you to have so much fun doing it. You don't feel like you have to double the speed limit and test your lean angles around every turn in order to have a good time.
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Thanks for the comparison. As the saying goes, Less is More.

More power and speed does not always mean more enjoyment.

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Thanks for the comparison. As the saying goes, Less is More.

More power and speed does not always mean more enjoyment.
Well said! It took me 2 Ducatis to figure that out.

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I definitely feel like that everytime I take the S3 out as well. It begs you to thrash it and it's very hard to control your inner hooligan. The bonnie is just so much more tame, but it allows you to have so much fun doing it. You don't feel like you have to double the speed limit and test your lean angles around every turn in order to have a good time.

I. Couldn't agree more. Every time I get the Striple out I want to take it to it's full potential. It is going to get me in so much trouble one of these days.
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I definitely feel like that everytime I take the S3 out as well. It begs you to thrash it and it's very hard to control your inner hooligan. .
Why I moved from the Sprint RS. My licence couldn't handle the abuse anymore.

The Thruxton is more fun and you don't have to chase everything that flashes past you. With suspender mods you can still keep up in the twisties but I can't pull the speeds anymore - which has been a good thing really.

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