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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiss Mike View Post
    Going to test ride a s1000r next week
    Anybody got one ?
    Thanks

    Mike
    I had one for a couple of years. Used it a lot, including several European jaunts. Just the standard screen and a bit of soft luggage. It went like the clappers but nothing like as fast as the RR. Enjoy

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    I've just sold my GSA, and ordered an S sport I had an Xr previously so thought I would give the S a go

    Terry

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    I loved my test run and would order one today but the dealer does not want my 2 year old r1200r with 28000km.

    He said it would never sell. ��
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    Had an S1r for 6 months, did a Pyrenees trip on it. Blisteringly fast, superb handling on smooth roads. Gearbox and quick shifter great. Quickly realised it lacked character.
    Now on 1290 Superduke gt. Handling not as pin sharp but as quick or quicker with a bit rider input. LOADS of character.
    The S1r only seemed happy when going hard. Riding steady and vibes made hands go numb. MRA touring screen a good addition to reduce wind blast.

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    I've owned my 2017 s1000r since may. Just had it's running in service and the 9k rev limiter has been removed. What a missile only done 800 miles so far but enjoying the power and handling. I p/x'd my 2015 s1000xr for it as I just couldn't bond with it in the 18 months I owned it. The r on the other hand revs me up every time I swing my leg over it. Haven't noticed any handlebar vibes (and I've been looking for them having suffered with them badly on my XR until I fitted heavy bar end weights)
    I've added a few after market parts as well as a tomtom satnav mount hard wired in. I don't regret the purchase and think I'll be keeping this for a good few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiss Mike View Post
    I loved my test run and would order one today but the dealer does not want my 2 year old r1200r with 28000km.

    He said it would never sell. ��
    There are plenty of other dealers out there dont let that put you off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiss Mike View Post
    Going to test ride a s1000r next week
    Anybody got one ?
    Thanks

    Mike
    Yes, and I'm really enjoying it. Much more so than the XR I had.
    Getting on my S1000R after a longish two up with full luggage hol on my GSA makes it feel sooooo agile!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byronavitch View Post
    There are plenty of other dealers out there dont let that put you off
    He's right, the average over here is 3000 km per year.
    He has still got my last bike in the the showroom and that's been there over 2 years.
    And my gs took 5 years to sell.
    A lot of dealers will not take anything over 30000 km.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentrapide View Post
    Yes, and I'm really enjoying it. Much more so than the XR I had.
    Getting on my S1000R after a longish two up with full luggage hol on my GSA makes it feel sooooo agile!
    That's good to hear, I sold my XR and went back to a GSA the bar vibes were a real let down for me on an otherwise perfect bike. I see the vibe issue has been resolved but I think I shall be enjoying the R, pick it up in two weeks 24-07-17

    Terry

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    Quote Originally Posted by telbenj View Post
    That's good to hear, I sold my XR and went back to a GSA the bar vibes were a real let down for me on an otherwise perfect bike. I see the vibe issue has been resolved but I think I shall be enjoying the R, pick it up in two weeks 24-07-17

    Terry
    It's a funny old game! I traded my air cooled GS (that I had loved for 9 years) for a new GSA in March. 2 months later, I had slight 'buyers' remorse' and felt like I had bought it on auto-pilot, without really checking out the alternatives.......and had a craving for something more 'sporty' (even though in many respects, I loved it)! I tested a KTM Superduke R, the Superduke GT and the 1290 Super Adventure S, then another go on a S1000 XR and S1000R Sport. I was instantly seduced by the power and lightness of the R and traded the GSA for one in June. I have now just had the first 600 mile service done (feels like ground hog day!) and would you believe it, I have even more buyers' remorse! I have the comfort seat, taller screen and factory luggage (tail pack and tank bag) (approx £700 worth of accessories) with the plan to use it as a Euro / holiday tourer (as I always did with my GS) and (even with bar risers/backs) I just can't get comfortable on it! The comfort seat is fine and the screen is fine, but the riding position and the harder suspension (compared to a GS) makes me really miss a GS (with the wide bars, relaxed riding position and long travel on the suspension). When you change bikes, you realise what you had! I am now looking to switch back to a GS (non adventure), reason being that in hot weather, I prefer some wind on my legs and the GSA blocks all wind to the lower body. The question now is which model. Standard GS or 'Rallye'. Also, the announcement in the last few days of the new models coming in September adds another variable! I also need to ride a R1200 R before committing. I miss the Boxer engine and the shaft drive. Not as exhilarating to ride BUT I reckon I can cover ground much faster on a GS than I can on a S1000!

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    That's the waiting over, pick my S 1000 R up in the morning, pics to follow

    Terry

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    Just got it back home, love it

    Took the side fairings off to wire up the navigator and there is 2 plugs on the left hand side but only one that the connector fits the plug with the two wires doesn't fit the plugs. Sat Nav powers up but don't think the bike data is working?




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    Quote Originally Posted by telbenj View Post

    Took the side fairings off to wire up the navigator and there is 2 plugs on the left hand side but only one that the connector fits the plug with the two wires doesn't fit the plugs. Sat Nav powers up but don't think the bike data is working?




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    Bike integration with the Nav units don't work on this bike

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    I had one for about 18 months.

    Great. I remember the first time I rode a demo....the first adjective that came to mind was "nasty"..... heh.

    Magnificent engine, stupendous brakes.

    I loved the engine so much I bought an XR.

    Handles even better, and the QS is fantastic.

    A gentleman's sport bike....


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    Quote Originally Posted by fredaroony View Post
    Bike integration with the Nav units don't work on this bike
    Sat nav powers up, fine so that's ok and it plays my music too so not to much of an issue. Thank you for the info

    Terry

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