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    My new (to me) XR

    Just purchased a 2015 XR, picking it up Thursday.

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    You'll enjoy that!

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    Yep you will have a great deal of fun once you get to highly illegal speeds which is where it works best !

    Brilliant bike but a definite license loser if you dont keep on top of your enthusiasm

    Best bike BMW have ever made IMO
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    Loopy quick after coming from an old GSA
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    Great, you'll feel like a 17 year old with an RD250 in the seventies and become a total hooligan. Enjoy

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    I changed to a GS to increase my chances of keeping my licence! Wonderful airbox noise at full chat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommac View Post
    Great, you'll feel like a 17 year old with an RD250 in the seventies and become a total hooligan. Enjoy
    Yes I know what you mean having tried the demo I just had to have one it's just what the GS is missing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ibgarrow View Post
    I changed to a GS to increase my chances of keeping my licence! Wonderful airbox noise at full chat.
    I will try and keep my right hand under control oooer. I also loved the 'burble' at tick over, just sounded great.


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    Nice one Nevsey, I hope the weather stays fine for you,

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    I had an XR for 6K miles. Great bike but terrible fuel range when used hard esp. 2up. Changed back to GS lc which felt as flat as a witch's for a while!

    Both great machines but the GS is better for me.

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    Ultra-performance will always require more fuel, but like for like speeds - I reckon the inline 4 will be more efficient.

    200 miles on a tank - easy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackal View Post
    Ultra-performance will always require more fuel, but like for like speeds - I reckon the inline 4 will be more efficient.

    200 miles on a tank - easy
    Agreed

    Going way faster than i would have on the GSA i was getting better fuel consumption !

    Mine had been re mapped and was giving 50MPG plus on a brisk tour although i was happiest when it was sub 40 on a sunday scratch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackal View Post
    Ultra-performance will always require more fuel, but like for like speeds - I reckon the inline 4 will be more efficient.

    200 miles on a tank - easy
    Out with the 'boys' and really ragging it I ran out at 160 miles exactly. I don't doubt your 200 figure but ........we are a fast group.

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    its also smaller tank than the gs.... looking at one today :-)

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    I love mine, best bike I've ever owned.

    Range varies I found, but I've also found I don't give a toss, pin it and hang on for dear life, suck up go-go juice as required
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    Well it's home after an extended ride back. Definitely got some go and a lovely smooth gearbox compared to that tractor box I was used to



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