I was a bit sad to realize that the Super Duke’s engine cannot support any kind of quick shifter. There have been reports of engine blowouts once these have been used with quick shifters, and the warranty is voided once you fit one on your SDR. BMW, Ducati, and MV Agusta have models that come with quick shifters that will do up and down shifts without needing to use the clutch. BMW started it on a S1000R, then they disseminated it amongst the models of their line, including the S1000RR and the R1200 GS. The Ducati Panigale 1299 also comes with one, as does the MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800 RR.
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I was completely out of it last night. I spent about an hour painting with watercolors and then moved on to bed after falling asleep on CSI Miami.
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One of the reasons why I enjoy the scooter so much is the fact that it gets to places fairly quickly.
The main reason why I enjoy going fast is that when I do I stop thinking. All I do is react. It’s almost an epiphany. No longer worrying, thinking, mulling things over or giving my opinion, teaching or doing. Justs being. It’s Zen-like in it’s perfection at times. Sometimes I wish I had a sensory deprivation tank at home and could just float in it for a while each day.
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