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post #1 of 4 Old Jun 22nd, 2016, 8:52 am Thread Starter
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New BMW S1000 XR

so does anyone own one of these yet? the bike looks pretty interesting I've rode a S1000RR and that is ppne smooth powerful engine, so it has my interested with the riding position of the s1000XR

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post #2 of 4 Old Jun 22nd, 2016, 10:49 am
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Re: New BMW S1000 XR

Hey Tom, good to hear from you, my friend.

Some of the guys over at the K1600 forum have XR's, and are pretty happy.

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I've seen what a well-ridden GS can do in the tight twisty stuff, where that long-travel suspension just soaks up all the pavement irregularities and gives you never-ending lean angles.

Think of this like a SuperSport/SuperMoto hybrid, and you start to get the idea.

Give me that agility and reduced weight with a smooth Inline-4 motor, and I'm interested. Add the normal BMW comfort features, cruise control, and alphabet soup (ASC, DTC, ABS, ESA, etc.) and I'm going for a test ride...

After my test ride:

Very light and flickable, love the upright seating and wide GS-style bars, tons of power (although expectedly a bit more revvy than my massive Slant/6 GTL), and lots of fun to ride quickly. Biggest downsides are the minimal wind protection, and chain drive maintenance.

If you want a GS with a smooth Inline-4 and all of the advanced BMW comfort and saefty features, then this is the bike for you...

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Re: New BMW S1000 XR

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Hey Tom, good to hear from you, my friend.
it's been a while, good to see your still poking around here (well maybe poking isnt the right word )

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Some of the guys over at the K1600 forum have XR's, and are pretty happy.

S1000XR
S-XR
Owner review

I've seen what a well-ridden GS can do in the tight twisty stuff, where that long-travel suspension just soaks up all the pavement irregularities and gives you never-ending lean angles.

Think of this like a SuperSport/SuperMoto hybrid, and you start to get the idea.

Give me that agility and reduced weight with a smooth Inline-4 motor, and I'm interested. Add the normal BMW comfort features, cruise control, and alphabet soup (ASC, DTC, ABS, ESA, etc.) and I'm going for a test ride...

After my test ride:

Very light and flickable, love the upright seating and wide GS-style bars, tons of power (although expectedly a bit more revvy than my massive Slant/6 GTL), and lots of fun to ride quickly. Biggest downsides are the minimal wind protection, and chain drive maintenance.

If you want a GS with a smooth Inline-4 and all of the advanced BMW comfort and saefty features, then this is the bike for you...
I love my '07 GSA, and its upright seating position as you know, but its ready for a abs pump I'm pretty sure pulled a couple codes on it

anyhow an 07 isn't that old, but in bmw years it seems to be, Ive rode a s1000rr and that is one smooth engine, hanks, (your a bad influence you know )
im taking it, you like yours (grin)
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Re: New BMW S1000 XR

Don't have an XR at the moment, only test rides so far. Tons of fun, and I love the light weight, upright seating, long-travel suspension, and smooth power.

Awfully tempting though, especially if I can get Paige at AeroFlow to work out a decent screen for it.

Got a pretty big ride coming up next year that I have to prepare for...

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