New Wethead RS!

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New Wethead RS!

Post by The Veg » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:23 pm

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Re: New Wethead RS!

Post by Major Softie » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:38 pm

Luckily, I hate the dash, so I think I'm going to be able to resist.
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Re: New Wethead RS!

Post by SteveD » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:03 am

Major Softie wrote:Luckily, I hate the dash, so I think I'm going to be able to resist.
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Re: New Wethead RS!

Post by Rob » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:03 am

Don't most bikes (that have a hybrid display) usually have the tachometer on the analog dial, and the speedometer is digital?

Oh well, doesn't matter. I can't get past the huge fuel tank/airbox. And as far as the fairing goes, when I think "RS", I think of a aerodynamic work of art. This bike doesn't do that for me.
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Re: New Wethead RS!

Post by Major Softie » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:19 am

Rob wrote:Oh well, doesn't matter. I can't get past the huge fuel tank/airbox. And as far as the fairing goes, when I think "RS", I think of a aerodynamic work of art. This bike doesn't do that for me.
But it IS an aerodynamic work of art. It's just not one that appeals to you.

Owning an Oilhead RS myself, I can so how, art-wise, mine sits squarely in the middle between the original and this incarnation.
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Re: New Wethead RS!

Post by Steve in Golden » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:45 pm

I bet it's an absolute blast to ride. I'd rather have a GS though.

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Re: New Wethead RS!

Post by The Veg » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:40 pm

Steve in Golden wrote:I bet it's an absolute blast to ride. I'd rather have a GS though.
Me too, if for no other reason than leg-room. Of course the other reasons are good too.
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Re: New Wethead RS!

Post by hal » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:27 am

It reminds me of the R more than RS.
Great bike! If money were available that would have been my choice I think. Or the 9T offcourse, but that's another bag..

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Re: New Wethead RS!

Post by SteveD » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:40 am

http://www.motorradonline.de/vergleichs ... -rs/684106

Summary: New bike 10kg heavier but 78% more power and better ecconomy. Although they believe the new bike far superior the owner of the airhead is content with his bike.

Of course he is!
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