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Old 3rd January 2019, 08:00 PM
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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.
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Old 3rd January 2019, 08:03 PM
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Did you see the one in cc's
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Old 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.
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Old 3rd January 2019, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Owen2737
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.
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sounds good thanks for the advice
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Old 3rd January 2019, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by dec c
Did you see the one in cc's
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
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Old 3rd January 2019, 10:54 PM
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https://www.charleshurstgroup.co.uk/...0-r-sport-abs/

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.
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Old 3rd January 2019, 11:04 PM
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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.
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Old 3rd January 2019, 11:17 PM
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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
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Old 3rd January 2019, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by corkgsxr
Buy a 15 or up. There a major step forward
You on about the RR? Think he's looking at an R ..
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Old 4th January 2019, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by orribleHorne
You on about the RR? Think he's looking at an R ..
Yes indeed itís the r Iím after not the rr
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Old 4th January 2019, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by corkgsxr
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
Changes made to the r in '17.
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Old 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.:-)
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Old 4th January 2019, 08:11 AM
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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,
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Old 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.
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Old 4th January 2019, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Kaos Theory
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.
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
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Old 4th January 2019, 11:54 AM
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Sorry lads missed the single r my bad
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Old 4th January 2019, 12:08 PM
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Sorry for Hi-jacking your post but im thinking of buying a 2019 one.. anyone know when the new version is being released ??
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Old 4th January 2019, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by johnny1
Sorry for Hi-jacking your post but im thinking of buying a 2019 one.. anyone know when the new version is being released ??
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.
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Old 4th January 2019, 03:44 PM
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what changes were made on the 17 model from the 14 ?
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Old 4th January 2019, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by menapia dude
what changes were made on the 17 model from the 14 ?
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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