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Hi All,
I was busy over the weekend so could not pick my bike up but collected it today from my dealer Riders in Bridgwater Somerset.
What a great looking bike, very pleased that I ordered a White Supersport S. Dealer showed me all the controls which are all quite easy but plenty of permutations so I will have to get the handbook out later. The dash looks very nice and has all the info you need, revs, speed, fuel level, miles left in tank, trips x 2, air temp, time, heated grip levels,
riding modes ( I only ride in Sport mode). When you start it the standard exhaust has a nice burble to it and it pops and bangs a bit when riding. Within a couple of hundred metres of leaving my dealer I new I had made the right decision to order one back in November with out a test ride, it just feels right. Now to the best bits, the quick shifter work well both up and down the box. It will change up at low medium and full Throttle but will not or does not like changing up on a closed Throttle. Down shifts are smooth on a closed Throttle and the blipper works well. It will change down on a constant unloaded Throttle but firm pressure is required, it did not want to change down on full Throttle. Exhaust noise is acceptable with pops and bangs when changing down and on over run. You also get lots of induction noise from the air box when accelerating hard. The Suspension is what you would expect from Ohlins and the factory setting was ok for my 89 kilos. The bike handles extremely well it is very stable the slightest push on the bars or pegs and it drop into corners and follows a constant line even when push into a corner fast and trailing the front brake. The 112 horses work extremely well, you will all be very surprised at how fast this bike is. I run my bikes in fast ish but never go over 6000rpm till after the first service. 5000 rpm is 80mph and 6000rpm is 90mph in 6th gear so you can still have fun and it has bags of low down grunt to fire you out of corners. This is a Sports Bike a Supersports bike and then a Sports Tourer if you want it to.
If you have any questions fire away and I will try to answer them.
Yours still with a smile on my face.
 

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Thank you for the great write-up and pics of your new ride, PeteBoo! Congrats! Like Neshotosam and JaggerCat, I'm curious to hear your opinion of the sound comparison between the stock exhaust cans vs. the Akra slip-on.
 

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Many thanks for your report ,

could you give your feeling about torque / power with akrapovic slip ?
 

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Peteboo, thanks so much for your write-up. You have pitched right where we needed. Feeling quite relieved because I like many others ordered the bike on faith and hope that we have made the decision. You and I are a similar weight so mentioning the factory settings on the ohlins is a big plus. Happy and safe riding for you. Cheers.
 

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Great report. I'm interested too in the change in sound. I think the dealer may fit mine.
Have been out this morning with the Akra on and I feel that it is overall a little quieter than the standard. Less pops and bangs but a much much nicer rumble from it, than the burble from the standard when coming down the box and running at low speed. At high speed you can tell no difference what so ever. It's possible it will get a little louder as the wadding gets burnt in.
Hard to tell if it makes any difference to the torque or BHP but I very much doubt it. It is only a slip on.
I bought it for the looks, not the noise, treated myself for my birthday and Christmas. It cost in the UK £853 but you should be able to get up to 15% discount if you shop around.
 

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Thanks, i too am appreciative of a report from someone who was prepared to hand over there hard earned cash for this bike. I have asked this elsewhere but it may have slipped through the cracks and was not answered. Where the fairing joins the fuel tank does it hinder clamping on to the tank with your knees?
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Thanks, i too am appreciative of a report from someone who was prepared to hand over there hard earned cash for this bike. I have asked this elsewhere but it may have slipped through the cracks and was not answered. Where the fairing joins the fuel tank does it hinder clamping on to the tank with your knees?
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I spent 90 mins on a test ride last Friday - had no problems with the join - knees clamped fine for me.
 

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Thanks for the report, looks like I am going to have to pre order the exhaust as well, I traded my 2015 FJR1300 back in January for this bike sight unseen. I feel much better now that an actual owner has given his impressions. My delivery date is May here in Ottawa Canada it seems, can't wait now.
 

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Thanks, i too am appreciative of a report from someone who was prepared to hand over there hard earned cash for this bike. I have asked this elsewhere but it may have slipped through the cracks and was not answered. Where the fairing joins the fuel tank does it hinder clamping on to the tank with your knees?
Thanks,
Bane.
No problem with the fairing, although you can feel the frame 'black caps' when you tighten your legs and it is not pleasant.
 
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Have been out this morning with the Akra on and I feel that it is overall a little quieter than the standard. Less pops and bangs but a much much nicer rumble from it, than the burble from the standard when coming down the box and running at low speed. At high speed you can tell no difference what so ever. It's possible it will get a little louder as the wadding gets burnt in.
Hard to tell if it makes any difference to the torque or BHP but I very much doubt it. It is only a slip on.
I bought it for the looks, not the noise, treated myself for my birthday and Christmas. It cost in the UK £853 but you should be able to get up to 15% discount if you shop around.
Appreciate your knowledgeable evaluations and comments.
Agree that the riders should not expect a performance increase with a slip on. Agree that it definitely good looking! Any chance that it has a removable DB killer? Akra usually retains them with a screw located on the inboard side covered with a rubber plug.
And I appreciate that you understand negotiating prices. :smile2:
 

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Appreciate your knowledgeable evaluations and comments.
Agree that the riders should not expect a performance increase with a slip on. Agree that it definitely good looking! Any chance that it has a removable DB killer? Akra usually retains them with a screw located on the inboard side covered with a rubber plug.
And I appreciate that you understand negotiating prices. :smile2:
Sorry no Removable DB killer to take out. Picture shows the centre of the can.
 

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