Corse To Tricolore
I must admit that this was one of the toughest choices I've made on my bike stables!
Had a super tricked out Limited Edition 1198s Corse w extremely low miles and upgrades which I had a total blast riding- especially with all the awesome low end grunt known from the older model Superbikes.
Had the ability to obtain the new 1199s Tricolore at my usual price - cost, and didn't have much as far as offers went on sale of the Corse for a long while. About as soon as I decided to keep the Corse with its beautiful raw aluminum tank, I received a full pop offer on it from a guy in LA who was the middle man for some rich dude in Thailand who wanted a hot bike over there!
Did the deal and ended up dumping approximately 8-10k into the Tri right away with everything that was pretty much available on the market at that time. Unfortunately, the poor bike doesn't get ridden as it should due to my personal disabilities and barely has 1200 miles on it now!
In the end I do love the looks and high tech features of the 1199, but though I went up in the rear sprocket and all it still doesn't put out that wheelie machine capability as the 1198 did. So if asked if I regret the move, I truly don't know what to say.
Have a lot hotter pics of a more tricked out 1199 but not on cell where I'm typing this now.
In a perfect world I'd have both but my world is anything but perfect! For what it's worth I'm very content w the move and after owning two of the previous style Superbikes I can personally state that their heat issues were twice as bad as what others claim the 1199 puts out with the first year w an exhaust down below! I personally don't see it anywhere as bad as what's claimed and everyone who owned the previous platform should be able to attest to this- I've actually read it both ways though. I will say this- the riding position is ALOT more comfortable to me anyway and I can spend much more time riding the Tri than Corse! But that's just me.
So there ya have my opinion!