Very nice! Very impressed by that graph! So what are we thinking here, 125-130 hp and 80-85 ft lbs at the crank? Maybe more? I'm curious how much more power we can squeeze out of it with mods and tuning.
It also MIGHT mean the 790 is more durable longer term. A plus for those of us who don't and cant "update" as often.
I would also add a wee bit of a caveat emptor here. One of the things that many 1290SDR owners say is that it is over powered/torqued for the weight. Somewhere the will be a frontier twixt "extasy" and "terror". - I have a natural wont to desire "more" , but confess it's fun having something I can really thrash without feeling I'm on the edge.
If somebody wants to ship me their 890R (and 1290SDR of course) for a damn good thrashing on my commute - I will proffer pure unbiased opinion.
Said opinion will be provided by my missus based on the smile to skid-mark ratio.
Damn it I really need to gear this blighter down. What is the point of 6 gears if you only need 3?.
I invested enough in the bike to keep it a little longer. As much as I like the additional power, I think I will wait. It's really a very enjoyable machine, at this point.
Looking to get another bike as a two-up tourer. Had it in another post. Looking closely at 1290 ADV or Ducati MTS. Both have enough power, great suspension and electronic aids and brakes. Both handle very well.
I only have about 165 miles on my 890, but it's enough to form an honest opinion... finally, and I'm all in. First off, I can never leave anything completely stock, so right off the bat I installed a new Wings exhaust, same as my 790, added the hi-flow airbox lid, and went with the Booster Plug...
You're the owner of a very sweet ride!
Not that the 890 needs much updating, (aside from tidy tail, 'zorst, and a lil' personalization), but clue us in:
Is there anything you don't love about it? (other than temporary, easy-to-fix snafu's).
This thread isn't meant to be a...
BECAUSE MINE DIDNT!!
The dealer filled the fuel tank but did not put oil in the engine. The below picture is the bike standing upright (off its stand) on flat ground with the engine sitting for about fifty minutes. It looks like only the oil the machine shipped with (post drain before it leaves...