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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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The RR is not a "beast"

So, having read the thread(s) about what a "beast" the RR is, I finally understand why that term bothers me. It's inconsistent.

The RR is a "motorcycle", and one that is capable of (1) beauty and precision, or (2) chaos and destruction.

Logically it makes no sense to call the bike a "beast" if it is capable of both beauty and bestiality, since the difference in these two cases is...

The rider...

So...who is the beast, really?

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I'd agree...with the caveat that the engine CAN be a beast....or a kitten, all in response to your throttle hand.

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Not a beast, but a willing partner that responds well to the whip. lol
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It's a beast for sure. Bestiality is in the eye of the beholder. Try joining >10RPM club and you will start to see the beast for what it's

At idle it makes little kids and grown men alike cover their ears. At 13k RPM it makes everything around you pause while it makes it harder for your flying guardian angels to keep up.
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Logically it makes no sense to call the bike a "beast" if it is capable of both beauty and bestiality . . .
There is no conflict. There are many things which embody dichotomy.

Domestic cats and their larger wild brethren; elegant at rest or play, yet vicious killers.

The theory of relativity, beautifully transforming theoretical physics as well as ushering in the nuclear age.

The obvious: the two opposite yet complementary energies of yin yang.

There are a nearly infinite list of examples, perhaps including how parallel lines meet at infinity.

Too much naval gazing accomplishes nothing - aside from giving you a stiff neck. A motorcycle is simply a machine.

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I stand corrected...some excellent answers here.

16" of snow here, but a beautiful day, so a walk was in order. It put my head back on straight...

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The Beast is a KTM Super Duke R.

That's what they call it, and in my eyes I agree.
I rode a GT a few months back. I wanted to love it. The RR is so much more refined.

The GT (granted not the R) has an oversprung suspension and twitchy throttle. I presume the R is similar, hence why I agree with the Beast moniker.
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Beast or not, the Super Duke is an amazing machine. Perfect for non-stop hooning.
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Not a beast, but a willing partner that responds well to the whip. lol
Dunno, when the wheel shoots skyward just under throttle at THIS elevation (5,280'+), I'd say it at least has beast MODE!

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The Beast is a KTM Super Duke R.

That's what they call it, and in my eyes I agree.
I rode a GT a few months back. I wanted to love it. The RR is so much more refined.

The GT (granted not the R) has an oversprung suspension and twitchy throttle. I presume the R is similar, hence why I agree with the Beast moniker.
The Pre - 2017 R's were undersprung for bigger fellers. They've upped the front spring rates on the '17, (think rear is same, could be wrong).
For sure the 2nd gen and 3rd gen RR are more refined, to a point - where the duke is "done" and the RR goes from refined to "mental", especially on the 3rd gen.
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