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Sorry for the Stones reference. :wink2: I've been riding about 30 years, but 20 of that was mainly racing motocross so that doesn't really count. My first street bike was a 2009 Ducati 1199. I truly loved Isabella, but I got seduced by the 959 Panigale in 2016. Then, of course, the Supersport S came out and Isabella III is my current daily driver. A really great bike - just what I was looking for. Now I don't have to take a track weapon into the city. The Panigale wants to run fast, all the time, so the track is where I run it now. The Supersport S is the perfect bike for a daily driver and fast runs in the twisties. Anyway, happy to be here and look forward to hanging with this group.
 

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Welcome and congrats on the bike choice. Sounds like you have a had a couple really good ones already. Looking forward to your input, here.
 

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take a "like" for the reference ^^

welcome !
 

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Welcome! You have a nice collection there. I am also an "older" MX rider and I feel that it has helped my street riding tremendously!
 

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Welcome! You have a nice collection there. I am also an "older" MX rider and I feel that it has helped my street riding tremendously!
Have to agree with you there...
 

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Welcome! You have a nice collection there. I am also an "older" MX rider and I feel that it has helped my street riding tremendously!
Have to agree with you there...
IDK...I raced dirt (YZ-125) in my early high school days and I felt like the jump from the dirt to the street was huge. Maybe it would have been different if I'd transitioned as an adult instead of an adolescent.
 

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Welcome and congrats on the great stable. Looking forward to your input
 

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IDK...I raced dirt (YZ-125) in my early high school days and I felt like the jump from the dirt to the street was huge. Maybe it would have been different if I'd transitioned as an adult instead of an adolescent.
I have ridden friends 2 strokes but never really on a track. The modern 4 stroke is what I have mostly ridden. I know the purists will call it a cheater bike and it probably is when you compare it to the older 2 strokes. I had ridden some when younger but it was the 4 stroke
that got me and , i am sure, many others back into MX riding again. The throttle control / looking through a corner while sliding though a sweeper, I feel, really helps the transition to the street. IMHO.........
 

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For me, all my MX and enduro racing didn't transfer to the street. Like Hugg727, looking through corners was one skill that transferred. Nothing else for me, tho. The skill set was too different for me and it took awhile to get fast under control. For me, the corner techniques and throttle application were the big ones. The street requires opposite weighting and body position. I learned that quick. ;-) Had to read and watch everything, plus take a bunch of classes. Throttle application went from WFO essentially all the time to smooth delivery. Again, another quick lesson. ;-) Everybody's mileage varies.
 

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For me, all my MX and enduro racing didn't transfer to the street. Like Hugg727, looking through corners was one skill that transferred. Nothing else for me, tho. The skill set was too different for me and it took awhile to get fast under control. For me, the corner techniques and throttle application were the big ones. The street requires opposite weighting and body position. I learned that quick. ;-) Had to read and watch everything, plus take a bunch of classes. Throttle application went from WFO essentially all the time to smooth delivery. Again, another quick lesson. ;-) Everybody's mileage varies.
Have you given some advanced rider courses some consideration. Even if you only learn from 5% of the day, at least you learn something.
 

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Have you given some advanced rider courses some consideration. Even if you only learn from 5% of the day, at least you learn something.
Like I said, I took a bunch of classes, Total Control, Yamaha Champions School (twice), California Superbike School, etc. I had trouble when I first started. Now it's all good and I think I have some good skills. Was just saying that it was hard to reprogram in the beginning.
 
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