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Blackal
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Postby Blackal » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:38 pm

I'd want this paint scheme................ :love4:

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Postby herrman » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:16 pm

Blackal wrote:I'd want this paint scheme................ :love4:

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Not for £8k Al :lol: :lol: New 2012 list is nigh on £13k. Think I would "make do" with a 2010 and £5k in the bank.

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Postby slparry » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:47 pm

me too Peter :)
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Postby Blackal » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:52 pm

It was only the paint/decal combination I meant - I've no idea if it is a 2008 or a 2012 bike :?

(I like the orange rim-tape too.......... :thumbup: )

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Postby jeznewsome » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:32 pm

the Akra LE was just that, a limited edition fitted with an akra pipe as standard.

The RC8 (non R) was built between 2008-2010. In Orange, Whtie and Black. Early ones were stiff as hell and had some recalls.

The RC8R (Orange not Black frame) was I think 2009 onwards. The 2009 model is the one to have as beyond that I think that the lightest weight wheels were replaced (for cost saving). The R is still available at £13K

Having ridden both the R and normal RC8 I saved the £5K. The differences : slight power increase (at top end), twin plug heads, 95 and 99 RON mapping, gear shift indicator, forged wheels and a paint scheme rather than plain colour are not worth the £5K .
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Postby Blackal » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:02 pm

Ah-hah! Hadn't realised it was a special edition - I just liked the look :D
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Postby Daveg2812 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:23 pm

I think I've commented on here before about the adjustability of these bikes. A neighbour had one til recently, and when I was riding behind him (as I usually was) :wink:, the riding position for him was much more RT than RR, and he's about 6' 5".
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