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SB8R vs SB8R Special

 
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djk



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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:58 am    Post subject: SB8R vs SB8R Special Reply with quote

My local importer is bringing in 2 SB8's in a few months time, one is a standard SB8R and the other is a SB8R Special. Besides the carbon bodywork and different rear sets is there any other differences between the two?
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

6th gear ratios (8R 22/22 8RS 24/24)

Final drive ratio (8R 17/38 8RS 17/42)

wheelbase (8R 1395mm 8RS 1390mm)

width (8R 870mm 8RS 860mm)

height (8R 1190mm 8RS 1140mm)

dry weight (8R 179kgs 8RS 176kgs)*

fuel capacity (8R 24 ltrs 8RS 20 ltrs)

* the 8RS will be another 4kgs lighter than the 8R when fully-fuelled.

Unless they have been fully sorted, both will be equally as bad as each other Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the information.

The R has about 2500kms and the RS has 17000kms, i'd hope that the bike with higher kms would be sorted. Won't know for certain though until they get into the country and can road test.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

look to see if either bike has a Dynojet Power Commander or such type of module fitted - if so, it's a sure sign that someone has tried to address the inherent fuelling issues.
SB8R tuner should be along any time - he has great knowledge of these bikes. Mine is from ownership of a SB8R.
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Beta Techno trials iron. Project bikes:- Suzuki V4 500, TS185 cafe racer, XR11/71, Kettle/Katana, TDRGV250, OR50, Gag125,Triumph T595 and a Triumph X75 Hurricane replica.
Too many projects...............
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2bims



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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certainly sounds like one has been sorted...and the one with 2500kms on it , the owner(s) have probably spent more in spark plug renewals than they have on fuel during that 2500Kms..... Laughing

Either that or the clocks have been changed several times.....
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djk



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent, thanks for the advice.

The bikes will land in New Zealand either October or November. The importer is pretty good in that he will hold a bike for you and if it is what you want you buy it and if not he will sell it to someone else.

The RS is on hold for someone else but the importer says they normally only buy crash-damaged or missing parts Bimotas and the RS will probably be too much money for them(15000nzd) so thinks they will pass on it. I said i am interested in that one but if it sold i would look at the R that is also coming in, that one would be about 12000nzd.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let us know how you get on.
And if you do purchase one of them, pm me and I will arrange a forum-member discount on my special SB8R swing arm sponge.................. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will do and again thanks for the information.
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