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Just got a 2011 ninja 1000 with only 1900 miles on it. Traded a ducati hyperstrada in on it.miss the big inline fours. Love the way this bike rides and the engine is awesome. Only complaint is that it wants to flop into turns and has to be fought to prevent it. That said, its an amazing bike.
 

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Congrats and welcome. Tires maybe the flopping issue and maybe the suspension needs a little tuning. Let us know what you find out.
 

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Congrats and welcome. Tires maybe the flopping issue and maybe the suspension needs a little tuning. Let us know what you find out.
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If it's still running the stock tires ditch those and get some quality rubber on it. That will make a good starting point for you suspension adjustments. I prefer Pirelli Angel GT's. Love them but they are pricey.
 

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Got the red/black. Previous owner put a sargeant seat on it and its plenty cushy. Will put the new tires on in about two weeks. Looking at the tires closer noticed theyre flat in the middle which would explain handling issues.
Already ordered the rear seat bag and a v-stream windscreen. Really cant find anything wrong with the bike at all. Its just one cool bike. Dont know why its taken me so long to get one.
 

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The 190/55 replacement of the 190/50 should help. I had good luck with the Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires for my style of riding. Others rave over the Pilot Power for sportier and track riding.

So how did you like the Ducati and how does the Ninja compare to it?
 

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How long do the Pilot Road 3's last you? Im a fan of the Angel GT's too. I think any handling issues would be cleared up with new tires.
The Duc Hyperstrada was a cool bike. Built more like a motard with taller risers on the bar, windscreen, and touring bags. You sit bolt upright. It scoots and has 110hp and was a blast to ride in urban settings. Out on the open road it was a bit sketchy- probably the short wheelbase and lightness caused this. What soured me on it was that it was brand new and it left me stranded for three and a half hours because it wouldnt start- the relay to the fuel pump burned up for some reason- they didnt know why. I decided to take a hit and trade it in on the ninja 1000 and I dont regret it at all. On the road the ninja is solid and stable. The engine is designed so well- I like how it will pull hard in almost any gear at any speed.
 

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My Michelin Pilot Road 3s have 4500 miles on them and honest to ... they still look almost new. My Bridgestone Battlax tires showed wear after just 1000 miles and the front flatted wear at 3000 to the extent they needed replacing (unstable handling) and the rear had reached the wear-indicator.

The Battlax were suppose to be more sport yet the grip on the Pilot Road is way better and give me more confidence on aggressive riding.
 
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