- Dec 22, 2006
If buying today I'd look at the RS too.The Thruxton RS would be the version I’d get if I were wanting a Thruxton. More hp. Less weight. Better components. But I already have a Commando SF and a Dominator Naked. I realize the 961 doesn’t have the power of the Thruxton, But I kinda want a two up bike, even though some of what I like are not 2 up and the few that I like that are 2 up wouldn’t be comfortable for a passenger.
My mind is scattering all over.......
Ducati Monster 1200
MV Agusta Superveloce 800
MV Agusta Brutale 1000
Aprilia Tuono 1100 V4 Factory
It does have few more hp from revving 500 rpm higher. In spite of the hype about different components, it looks to have the same suspension and brakes as the R, which is fine, they are good items.
Not crazy about the colour so I won't need to trade.
Cat delete and Tec cam gives the old version 110 bhp, but then I can't fully use the stock power most of the time. The TC light flashes quite often.
It's the old game of the slight rearrangement to create early obsolescence and desirability. Rapide and Black Shadow deja vu. It often works!