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    1st Dorsoduro 1200 in the Philippines, I think...

    New member...

    Just got it from the local dealer... Definitely from the 1st shipment... I think I was the 1st guy at the warehouse... After trying the various bikes, I couldn't bear to go home without the Dorsoduro 1200... Immediately took it home...









    RSV4 Factory was a close 2nd... negotiating with the wife to take her home too but it seems like a losing battle...




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    Welcome! And nice looking machine.
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    Welcome and congratulations boylit! Hope you get around the wife soon enough and get the rsv4.. I'm working on it too! Enjoy the new 1200

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    the 1200 will be more fun in the city , WAFO boylit and enjoy. The smile on your face already gives it away, fun ahead. LOL
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    congrats man! lets ride soon!

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    Hey, Zach. Sms me when you grt yours. Let's ride.

    Thanks for the welcome.

    It is fun in the city. Was only able to do a 50km city loop playing with the settings. Happiest at T mode + ATC1. The tires get to the shoulder too soon, I think. Not even turning hard and I've edged out the right side of the rear tire...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boylit View Post
    The tires get to the shoulder too soon, I think. Not even turning hard and I've edged out the right side of the rear tire...
    Its a 180 tire on a 6 inch rim, that gives a flat outline of the tire. You should go for a 190 on the 6 inch rim.

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    Well done BOYLIT and welcome to the forums. See you and your bike on the road soon!
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    Skipped work to ride out with a couple of buddies... Life is good...












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    Notes on the DD1200, consumption and range (S mode + ATC 1)
    On the highway going a near constant 150kph : 5.8 l/km
    In the mountain passes : 6.6 to 7.1 l/km depending on how playful I get
    In the traffic hell of Metro Manila : 10.8 to 11.2 l/km
    Fuel light comes on around 10 liters from full.

    Does this improve after the 1000 service???

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    not much i don't think. the new maps available are meant to to improve fuel consumption, not sure by how much

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    Keep an eye on tire pressure! My fuel eco goes down considerably with the lower pressure.
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    That should read liters per 100 kms...
    Tire pressure is up to spec. I check every Saturday...

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