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No it's the GP1R and the 170mm. I ended up going with the homologated option and actually really happy with the sound. Just a little bit louder than stock but a nice crackle to it, and quite a bit lighter as well :)
 

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Enjoy the bike and the summer. It's moving into winter here. 10c, grey, overcast and with damp patches on the roads, especially under the trees. Not ideal biking weather. Still, a good coat of ACF50 and some thermals and we'll be ok.
 

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Welcome from Tasman and enjoy the forum and the 890.
Thought about a change up to the 890 from my 790 (had the option on one from Boyds in Hamilton) but the 790 puts such a grin on my face I don't see the point yet.:) Running out of room in the garage too.
 

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Welcome from Tasman and enjoy the forum and the 890.
Thought about a change up to the 890 from my 790 (had the option on one from Boyds in Hamilton) but the 790 puts such a grin on my face I don't see the point yet.:) Running out of room in the garage too.
Cheers mate, yeah it's always a dilemma when you have a great bike already and a new one comes out. Personally I think the 790 is better value, when I ordered the 890 the price difference wasn't that much but they started discounting the 790 pretty hard a couple of weeks later. But no regrets at all, loving the 890 and have first long ride this weekend to bed her in
 

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Excellent. The reviews of the 890 have been fantastic but I find it hard to believe it can be that much better than the 790 (because I think the 790 is so good). I have a few other bikes in the garage but nothing puts a smile on my face like the 790. Where are you heading for this weekend?
 

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Excellent. The reviews of the 890 have been fantastic but I find it hard to believe it can be that much better than the 790 (because I think the 790 is so good). I have a few other bikes in the garage but nothing puts a smile on my face like the 790. Where are you heading for this weekend?
Go ride an 890 you’ll be amazed I would’ve swapped my 790 there and then but I’m still smarting at trade in price.
 

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Wow. They must be awesome.
Even if I could get one (second shipment of 8 bikes are all sold) I can't really justify it at the moment. Probably best I don't ride one :)
 
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