Nice Day Ride, Including a Spin on an S1000RR - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old Feb 13th, 2010, 9:37 pm Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
DavidTaylor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Posts: 7,565
Nice Day Ride, Including a Spin on an S1000RR

We have the first dry weekend in over a month out here so I got together with a couple of friends and we took our collection of new toys out for a spin.

I rode my new (to me) Ducati HyperMotard


Tony rode his new (to him) Suzuki SV 650


And Yannick rode his new BMW S1000RR


We left mid morning and did a 220 mile ride out to King City and back via Uvas Canyon, Gilroy, Hollister, Cienega Rd., Highway 25 and Bitterwater Rd. The weather was perfect, the roads were clear, and traffic in the twisties was virtually non-existent. Damn near perfect!! We all had a great ride down, and when we got to the restaurant for lunch another friend of mine, Fabio, had flown his plane down from Fremont to surprise us! He was originally going to ride with us but couldn't today, so it was great that he got to meet up for a bite a lunch time BS session. The ride back was equally awesome with even warmer temps.


The kids out for a play date



The Ducati was an absolute blast to ride, and with the Comfort seat it was a joy to be in the saddle all day (stock seat was less than stellar after about 70 miles). Loads of torque and power, flicks into corners, braking is right now, and those Termignonis sing the most beautiful song!! I would be buzzing along through the corners and look down and surprise myself as I was pulling 90 - 100 mph; and it was just happy and stable as you could want. I'm really happy with this bike and am looking forward to having lots of fun with it. And the guys at the Ducati shop were already enticing me with some bling like open clutch covers, custom pressure plates, etc. You know what they say, loud clutches save lives!

On the way back Yannick was nice enough to let me ride his S1000RR for a while. OMFG!!!!!!!! That thing is amazing! I had to keep it below 9000 rpms since he was breaking it in (I think redline is out around 14,000) but the power up to that point is just insane. I ran it up to 9Gs in 3rd and flicked through 4-5-6 with the help of the speed shifter and it was like being launched on a rocket. Cornering was practically telepathic; I just looked at the corners and I was through before I knew it. In 6th I was cruising around 80 mph (~6500 rpm) and gave the throttle a light, small twist. WOOSH! 120 mph. I was shocked, so I played with that for a bit, 80-120-85-110-80-130; it was effortless and immediate. And all this in top gear between 6500 and 8100 rpms! I can't remember dispatching 15 miles of rolling hills and sweepers so quickly before; I covered this stretch in 9-10 minutes, no lie. Can you imagine what this thing will be like when you get up in the meat of the power band between 9000 - redline??? It's scary to think about, but in a very, very good way.

So all in all an absolutely wonderful day riding with good friends and having a ball on motorcycles. AWESOME!!!

David Taylor
San Jose, CA
2010 R1200RT Polar Metallic
AMA, BMWMOA
Booze Brother #4

The shortest distance between two points is for people who don't ride!



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by DavidTaylor; Feb 15th, 2010 at 9:21 pm.
DavidTaylor is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old Feb 15th, 2010, 1:13 pm
Ted
Senior Member
 
Ted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
Posts: 1,988
Re: Nice Day Ride, Including a Spin on an S1000RR

Hey David -

I've been meaning to post - congrats on the Duc! I almost got one back in 2008 - loved the bike but couldn't get past the small gas tank - just felt I needed a little more range. Was wondering if its size impacted your 220 mile ride at all.

Also, do you know how much it is to insure the S1000RR?

Ted

Camarillo, CA
2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S - Red
2007 R1200S - Black - Sold
2003 K1200LTC - Silver - Sold
IBA# 16554

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ted is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old Feb 15th, 2010, 2:16 pm
Senior Member (ret.)
 
RaffyK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Sacramento,, CA, USA
Posts: 10,857
Re: Nice Day Ride, Including a Spin on an S1000RR

He has the 6.4 gallon aftermarket gas tank. Easy on the throttle and you can get 200 miles out of it.



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!

Raffy
RaffyK is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 Old Feb 15th, 2010, 2:33 pm
Senior Member
 
hschisler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Rushville, OH, USA
Posts: 7,768
Re: Nice Day Ride, Including a Spin on an S1000RR

Very cool.

It's ride reports like these that keep me hanging in there for Spring... especially in light of today's 4"-9" of additional snow, falling now and piling up on top of the other snow we've had the past few weeks.

Thanks for brightening our day.

Howard Schisler
2015 BMW K1600GTL
2009 BMW K1200LT - 60k miles
2012 BMW F650GS (sold)
2005 BMW K1200LT - "Gray Ghost", traded at 120k miles
2005 Honda Shadow 650 (sold)
AMA, IBA, BMW MOA. CCRs: Braselton 2006, Osage Beach 2007, Duluth 2012


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
[/URL]
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
hschisler is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old Feb 15th, 2010, 3:53 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Spotsylvania, VA, USA
Posts: 311
Re: Nice Day Ride, Including a Spin on an S1000RR

Nice report on the S1000RR. I've talked to one of BMW's riders about that bike and he is positively giddy about the handling. He's a friend and I didn't doubt him, but its great to hear about real world use. Your experience is exactly what Nate predicted.
cliffy109 is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old Feb 15th, 2010, 9:20 pm Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
DavidTaylor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Posts: 7,565
Re: Nice Day Ride, Including a Spin on an S1000RR

Quote:
Originally Posted by RaffyK
He has the 6.4 gallon aftermarket gas tank. Easy on the throttle and you can get 200 miles out of it.
Easy on the throttle, what's that??? I'm averaging 34 MPG so that's a theoretical 218 mile range to bone dry. And the Comfort seat is a huge improvement over stock.

I've put about 400 miles on this weekend and am having a ball with this thing. Did another 140 or so in the Santa Cruz Mountains and on the coast today. It LOVES the hill.

Downside - the front tire is pretty much toast.

David Taylor
San Jose, CA
2010 R1200RT Polar Metallic
AMA, BMWMOA
Booze Brother #4

The shortest distance between two points is for people who don't ride!



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DavidTaylor is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nice day for a ride garry_kramer Canada 5 Mar 7th, 2009 9:29 pm
Interesting test ride: Victory Vision , how does it compare? Shriker K1200LT 7 Oct 26th, 2007 9:32 am
Az to Co ride musings, long desertlizard Ride Tales 5 Jun 2nd, 2007 8:33 pm
Another nice ride tale SilverBuffalo Ride Tales 0 Feb 11th, 2007 5:14 pm
Ain't Going on No Stinkin' Boat! jhowdy Ride Tales 5 Dec 31st, 2005 8:17 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome