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kawasixxer 3rd January 2019 08:00 PM

S1000R opinions
 
As above folks looking at a few s1000r across the pond. All clean low miles with history and much cheaper than here too. Whatís the owners opinions on them for fair weather fun use only. Wonít be commuting itís just for fun. Are they reliable and comfy enough or are they 💩💩. Havenít had the opportunity to take one for a spin yet but hoping to soon. Then Iíll know for sure.

dec c 3rd January 2019 08:03 PM

Re: S1000R opinions
 
Did you see the one in cc's

Owen2737 3rd January 2019 08:58 PM

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I have the 2015 model.If you're going for 1 make sure it has the "sport" pack(qs,led's,active suspension etc).Bought mine in Hursts in Belfast in July and have done about 2000 trouble free miles since then.More than enough power for road use and great handling.Lot of people recommend the comfort seat but I find the standard seat dead on.As with any naked,a screen is a good addition and some people fit bar risers but again I don't find a need for them(I'm 6ft btw).If you want peace of mind,Hursts have 1 in at the minute being sold with 2 years warranty and 2 years breakdown cover.Anything else you need,let me know.:thumbsup2:

kawasixxer 3rd January 2019 10:08 PM

Re: S1000R opinions
 
[quote=Owen2737;3561078]I have the 2015 model.If you're going for 1 make sure it has the "sport" pack(qs,led's,active suspension etc).Bought mine in Hursts in Belfast in July and have done about 2000 trouble free miles since then.More than enough power for road use and great handling.Lot of people recommend the comfort seat but I find the standard seat dead on.As with any naked,a screen is a good addition and some people fit bar risers but again I don't find a need for them(I'm 6ft btw).If you want peace of mind,Hursts have 1 in at the minute being sold with 2 years warranty and 2 years breakdown cover.Anything else you need,let me know.:thumbsup2:[/quote].

sounds good thanks for the advice :thumbsup2:

kawasixxer 3rd January 2019 10:13 PM

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[quote=dec c;3561075]Did you see the one in cc's[/quote]

If itís the 17 reg I did indeed. Itís way outside my budget. I can buy a 14 for half that. Itís a big difference for 2 or 3. They have low miles too. Iíd rather shop here but Iím not going to with the price difference

Owen2737 3rd January 2019 10:54 PM

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[url]https://www.charleshurstgroup.co.uk/bmw/used-bikes/8750858-bmw-s1000-r-s1000-r-sport-abs/[/url]

They have a used bike sale coming up over the next week or 2.They had mine reduced in a sale and still dropped another £200 when I went to view it.

kawasixxer 3rd January 2019 11:04 PM

Re: S1000R opinions
 
I shouldíve added Im liking the looks of a white one at the minute in England. Still over a grand sterling cheaper. Mint with nice extras and low miles. Thanks for the info though.

corkgsxr 3rd January 2019 11:17 PM

Re: S1000R opinions
 
Buy a 15 or up. There a major step forward.

Get the sport spec.

I've a 17. There Abit hard sprung but that's my only fault. Retarded power. Everything works Soo well.

Heated grips means I can wear a one piece when I shouldn't.

It does everything in a smooth way. It fixes stuff it shouldn't be able.

Going 70 mph on a dirty wet road and you need to stop in a hurry. Might as well be dry on hot tires.

Hit a slippy surface leaned over on the power. You'd barely know

orribleHorne 3rd January 2019 11:34 PM

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[quote=corkgsxr;3561087]Buy a 15 or up. There a major step forward[/quote]
You on about the RR? Think he's looking at an R ..

kawasixxer 4th January 2019 07:17 AM

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[quote=orribleHorne;3561089]You on about the RR? Think he's looking at an R ..[/quote]

Yes indeed itís the r Iím after not the rr

Owen2737 4th January 2019 07:26 AM

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[quote=corkgsxr;3561087]Buy a 15 or up. There a major step forward.

Get the sport spec.

I've a 17. There Abit hard sprung but that's my only fault. Retarded power. Everything works Soo well.

Heated grips means I can wear a one piece when I shouldn't.

It does everything in a smooth way. It fixes stuff it shouldn't be able.

Going 70 mph on a dirty wet road and you need to stop in a hurry. Might as well be dry on hot tires.

Hit a slippy surface leaned over on the power. You'd barely know[/quote]

Changes made to the r in '17.

Owen2737 4th January 2019 07:31 AM

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If you decide to decat the exhaust,you WILL need a power commander or the like.All the noise damping is in the cat so changing the end can alone doesn't make much difference.Removal of the cat gives it a lovely note and more volume but very lumpy low down.You'll be dropping to 2nd/3rd gear round town.:-)

menapia dude 4th January 2019 08:11 AM

Re: S1000R opinions
 
thinking about one myself,i have a 2006 cb1300 sa just fancy a change,let us know how u get on,a 2015 across the pond for 7200 to 7500 sterling is about the going rate and about 600 to clear it,

Kaos Theory 4th January 2019 10:05 AM

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Epic machines, I'm on my 2nd one, had a 2016 and switched to a 2017 to get the RR electronics package.

The only place it'd fall down is on the motorway as there's no protection, but you can get screens that will let you do 100mph no bother, make the bike look a bit shit IMO though so I've left mine standard.

Did a 6,000km tour of Europe in 2016, on the twisties sporting a set of stickey M7RR's it was simply phenomenal.

They're savage on track as well, wide bars give you so much leverage,

As mentioned, make sure you get the Sport version with the quickshifter etc.

kawasixxer 4th January 2019 11:24 AM

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[quote=Kaos Theory;3561100]Epic machines, I'm on my 2nd one, had a 2016 and switched to a 2017 to get the RR electronics package.

The only place it'd fall down is on the motorway as there's no protection, but you can get screens that will let you do 100mph no bother, make the bike look a bit shit IMO though so I've left mine standard.

Did a 6,000km tour of Europe in 2016, on the twisties sporting a set of stickey M7RR's it was simply phenomenal.

They're savage on track as well, wide bars give you so much leverage,

As mentioned, make sure you get the Sport version with the quickshifter etc.[/quote]

Have a naked bike already so Iím well aware of the wind issue but it doesnít bother me. Will definitely be going for the sport version :thumbsup2:

corkgsxr 4th January 2019 11:54 AM

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Sorry lads missed the single r my bad

johnny1 4th January 2019 12:08 PM

Re: S1000R opinions
 
Sorry for Hi-jacking your post but im thinking of buying a 2019 one.. anyone know when the new version is being released ??

Owen2737 4th January 2019 03:36 PM

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[quote=johnny1;3561119]Sorry for Hi-jacking your post but im thinking of buying a 2019 one.. anyone know when the new version is being released ??[/quote]

Last update was 2017 and probably won't be another update till at least 2020. The rr has just been updated so it will take a while for the updates to trickle down to the r model.

menapia dude 4th January 2019 03:44 PM

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what changes were made on the 17 model from the 14 ?

Owen2737 4th January 2019 04:53 PM

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[quote=menapia dude;3561132]what changes were made on the 17 model from the 14 ?[/quote]

Far as I know it got the rr electronics package with autoblipper etc and few engine tweaks and slightly different riding position.No huge changes...


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