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Old 05-28-2015, 10:29 AM
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I would like to take a ride on one too! I checked out the S1000R but did not like the seating position, maybe the XR will be better.
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I would like to take a ride on one too! I checked out the S1000R but did not like the seating position, maybe the XR will be better.

I had been eager for a try on this one also; until I read "33 inch seat height"

That is problematic for a large demographic of riders as well as overall handling.

WTF was BMW thinking?
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I had been eager for a try on this one also; until I read "33 inch seat height"

That is problematic for a large demographic of riders as well as overall handling.

WTF was BMW thinking?

Competition with the MTS would be my guess.
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Already on sales, lucky guys

2016* MSRP starting at $16,350 (including ABS)
*Expected arrival at dealerships late spring 2015 as a 2016 model.

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Yes, too tall for me to enjoy. I have the S1000R and love it. Going to Oregon Friday to hit the great roads there. The engine fueling is dialed in well on the S bike. Smooth power and the transmission is what everyone would want in a bmw, best of any bike I have had, R or K series. Miles per gallon is my only issue, got to live with it and the 4.6 gallon tank. I understand small tank on my bike, it is not intended as a long range touring machine like the one above.
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I like it, think it will do well in the USA. Relaxed ergos, killer motor and good handling. What's not to like? "the chain" is a red herring. I actually have more confidence in one than the shafty. Only needs a little attention to go a long way.

I might actually have picked it over the RT, not for the wife's preference to join me a lot. Couldn't take the more aggressive position anymore either. Lower price too.
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The chain is just going back to our roots. No final drive failures, much lighter and transfers more HP, but the 500 mile maintenance of lube is needed. I'll be picking up a travel size can of chain wax or something. I do agree, two up, the RT can't be beat, roomy and that size of bike, weight etc. makes for a great two up touring machine.
I'm anxious to see how it goes this weekend with a 350 mile trip to Oregon, ride around a day and 350 home on the S1000R bike. I have the luggage issue worked out. I don't like tank bags and will be using Roc straps to hold on a medium Ortlieb bag, my favorite duffel.
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http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/05/25...d-states-soon/


I just traded my 09 k1300 s and my 2011 husky TE630 on a new s1000 XR red. I put 300 miles on it over the weekend and find it good except for bad handlebar vibes.i think it can be tuned out and I will get an 18 tooth countershaft sprocket, geared too low. Has great midrange and is got the 600 mile restriction on revs that will get removed when first serviced. I ride with. A guy that has had 2 s1000RRs with over80 k miles between them and we swapped Sunday on the ride and he loved it, said he may get one also. Very comfortable to ride. Don't like the downshift part of the auto shift, up is good but down feels stiff , and yes I am doing it with the throttle closed like it says.
It is tall, but so am I. 6'5" and 265 lbs. no problem for me. Hard to get my 74 year old leg over the tail rack. But I will learn.
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My local dealer has two. The red one is gone. They still have the white one. (only two colors, I need black) A little over $20K with out top or side bags. I know it's a BMW but that's a little to much for me right now. My GTL was only 27K and came with allot more.



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I really to try the new S1000XR (think it looks great!) but my dealer's sales rep couldn't fit me in to last Friday's BMWCA demo ride in Montreal... after buying four bikes from him in less than 8 years and telling him I was due for another (like right now)... his loss...

I just went and bought the newly redesigned V-Strom 1000 today... not the same at all but prolly better suited to my newer riding style... slower... :big grin2:



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Holy sit up and beg Batman; Those handlebars are tall!

The "R" bars are still to short/low for my taste, and these appear to have an inch or more taller bend than GS bars(which to me are about a perfect 2" rise ).
No matter which iteration of the S1 platform I choose I end up paying for alternate handlebars, and the handguards are still a $150+ option. All this and a 31 inch seat height for my 29" inseam. Where/who/how do they get their feedback on "ergos" in Germany these days?
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My local dealer has two. The red one is gone. They still have the white one. (only two colors, I need black) A little over $20K with out top or side bags. I know it's a BMW but that's a little to much for me right now. My GTL was only 27K and came with allot more.





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I really to try the new S1000XR (think it looks great!) but my dealer's sales rep couldn't fit me in to last Friday's BMWCA demo ride in Montreal... after buying four bikes from him in less than 8 years and telling him I was due for another (like right now)... his loss...

I just went and bought the newly redesigned V-Strom 1000 today... not the same at all but prolly better suited to my newer riding style... slower...



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Hi All,

Just got back from one of the local dealerships. Today is the official launch date in the UK for the XR. When I was in the showroom a chap and his pillion wife/gf came in after a back to back test ride on the XR and the new R1200. I asked him what they thought (he rides a ZX10 two up). They said the XR was 'rough and clunky', not confidence inspiring because he (the rider) couldn't feel what the front was doing, and not enjoyable, soulless, so much so that they cut the demo ride short after only 30 minutes. Also the seating position made it difficult to move around the bike in the corners. By comparison the R1200 was a joy to ride, had loads of character, engine pulled well and the front felt great and safe (even on a wet day here today). He said they would have gone back out on it for the rest of the day without a second thought.

So not first hand, but thought you'd be interested in a real world opinion.

Personally, neither did it for me looking at the them in the flesh. Maybe its me but the design and fairings look so 'busy' it all comes together as a bit of a mess on both bikes, the XR a little less than the R.

Bit disappointed, really in the market for something touring - maybe a GS test ride beckons?
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Here's a sticker on a US bike.




Here's the sticker on a RS
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Thought I would chime in with my XR experience. I have never owned any other BMW bike and only been riding a few years but hopefully something I say will be useful to someone ( or at least create some amusement). The bike works for me and while there are a lot of things it is not (like adventure/dirt capable) I think it hits a sweet spot for guys like me. Let me explain. My lifetime Harley-riding brother calls it he "sensible-grandpa version of the death-wish S1000RR". I laughed but I think he meant that it's still sporty and fun to ride but more tame and comfortable to ride for old guys like me with 5 grandkids. It's light, good commuter, ok light tourer with upright posture and luggage capability. I think (maybe you don't)it looks much cooler than a GS or the hummer- like adventure version of that bike so if you really don't see any dirt in your path (which I think is a pretty big chunk of folks) but like upright position it works. if you compare it in the other direction to the classic sport touring machines of BMW I have no direct experience but my simple take was I liked getting a more upright riding position than the lighter ones and a lot lighter sportier every day bike than the heavier ones. So again it works for me and I think it might work well for some more fun loving sensible grandpas who ride to work everyday and ride longer on weekends , want to be comfortable and still want a bike that can get a giggle out of you when you roll on the throttle. I think BMW is targeting us. They got me anyway. If you're not a grandpa yet maybe you're better off with 1300s or a pure sporty. Maybe upright bars don't suit you and you're an RT guy. Maybe you need more comfort at lower rpm and you ride a GT/GTL. Whatever works for you is fine and I don't want to argue about it but rather just explain how this bike out of the whole fleet was the one that got my wallet out. Who knows- maybe next year I'll trade it for the one you have! One last comment - I am 6'6" so the 33 inch seat height is not a problem - I could see at some height/ inseam my comments would not apply.
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Anyone know if the XR in the USA includes ABS pro? Perhaps part of the Ride Modes Pro like in the MSRP image Lee posted above?

The BMW USA http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/index.html does not specifically refer to ABS pro whereas the BMW UK site does, http://www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk/uk/en/...html&notrack=1

The one I saw had the same MSRP sticker as the image Lee posted.
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ABS pro is part of Ride Modes pro. I'm looking at owner's manual and it only describes ABS pro after stating "with Pro riding modes-OE"
I believe the other elements of ride modes pro are dynamic and dynamic pro riding modes.
If you have ride modes pro then ABS pro is fully active in rain and rode modes, less active on dynamic mode and minimally active in dynamic pro mode per manual.
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Bike magazine over here absolutely loved it. Gave it a 5* rating which they hand out rarely. I saw the bike in the flesh at the Milan show last year and saw it again yesterday at my local dealer. Looks good and they are selling like hot cakes, whereas the new R1200 RS isn't.
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I stopped in my dealer on Saturday to specifically look at this bike. They are not allowing any demo rides because as soon as they get the XR's into the showroom they are sold. But I did get to sit on it and compare the ergo's to the GSA and the Ducati MultiStrada. It appears this bike feels right in between the other two I mentioned in size, a little bigger (more comfortable) than the Multi, a little smaller than the GSA. I told my dealer to call me when he gets one available to demo.
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People complaining about the driveshaft... Really? I blew mine at 125,000 miles. Changed the crowm bearing once. How many chains and sprocket would have I changed in 125,000 miles? If there's one thing I hate on a long haul is to grease that chain and adjust it. So, far, the only two drawback I see with a driveshaft is the extra weight and the non-choice of gear ratios. Everything else is a benefit. So, that 100XR is a gorgious "adventure touring" bike, but it is lacking what makes a great touring bike : a driveshaft.

The way I see it is that BMW is simply trying to attract non-BMW riders, because to me, all I see is another Japanese cookie cutter bike.
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People complaining about the driveshaft... Really? I blew mine at 125,000 miles. Changed the crowm bearing once. How many chains and sprocket would have I changed in 125,000 miles? If there's one thing I hate on a long haul is to grease that chain and adjust it. So, far, the only two drawback I see with a driveshaft is the extra weight and the non-choice of gear ratios. Everything else is a benefit. So, that 100XR is a gorgious "adventure touring" bike, but it is lacking what makes a great touring bike : a driveshaft.

The way I see it is that BMW is simply trying to attract non-BMW riders, because to me, all I see is another Japanese cookie cutter bike.

Completely agree.
I hope that BMW does not alienate the existing customer base attracting new buyers. I guess, if the new buyers outnumber the existing customer base, the case has been made...

That's a Japanese bike alright.

The tele-lever suspension is genius. That's being taken away also.
As long as they keep making the bikes everybody has come to love, and the new ones for new customers we should be okay.
Making the R12R and the R12RS old-school front suspension, was not cool BMW. Not cool.
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I stopped in my dealer on Saturday to specifically look at this bike. They are not allowing any demo rides because as soon as they get the XR's into the showroom they are sold. But I did get to sit on it and compare the ergo's to the GSA and the Ducati MultiStrada. It appears this bike feels right in between the other two I mentioned in size, a little bigger (more comfortable) than the Multi, a little smaller than the GSA. I told my dealer to call me when he gets one available to demo.

Joe: Ever watch Bonanza as a kid? Remember how Hoss Cartwright looked like he was riding a pony when he was riding a horse? That would be either one of us on a S-bike; the RR (for sure!), the R, or the XR. I am so happy with my black-on-black-on-black K1300S, the big R1200GS Adv, and the occasional blast around the Valley on my '50 Pan.

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Joe: Ever watch Bonanza as a kid? Remember how Hoss Cartwright looked like he was riding a pony when he was riding a horse? That would be either one of us on a S-bike; the RR (for sure!), the R, or the XR. I am so happy with my black-on-black-on-black K1300S, the big R1200GS Adv, and the occasional blast around the Valley on my '50 Pan.

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Joe: Ever watch Bonanza as a kid? Remember how Hoss Cartwright looked like he was riding a pony when he was riding a horse? That would be either one of us on a S-bike; the RR (for sure!), the R, or the XR. I am so happy with my black-on-black-on-black K1300S, the big R1200GS Adv, and the occasional blast around the Valley on my '50 Pan.

K-bikes rule!

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Like a circus bear on a tricycle!

I agree on the S1RR but I didn't feel out of place on the XR. It was completely different ergonomically. And the 160 ponies sound very appealing. The GS I sat on was lowered and didn't feel that much different from the XR, just wider. I asked the dealer to call when they get a demo bike available for me to take out on an extended ride.
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I test rode the S1000XR today. It's a very impressive bike. The bike I rode had the quick shift assist both up and down. I was used to the up shift with my K1300S and my S1000RR before that. The quick downshift was just as good and so useful in the twisty roads I was riding.

Riding position was very comfortable using the standard height seat. Suspension was beautifully compliant. Fuelling is spot on. I could trickle through town in 5th gear at 20 mph without any snatching.

There is a load of mid range grunt so overtaking was a breeze, even in 6th.

Screen could do with some improvement and the bars got a little vibey at certain points but overall this is a great bike.

So much so that I pulled the pin and will be part ex'ing my K1300S for a new SE arriving next month. Photos to follow.
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Unable to find my 'comfort zone' on the K1300S I recently purchased I looked at BMW's new bike inventory for a more upright position without giving up a lot of power from the KS....and spied the S1000XR. Tried one out in Troy NY and was extremely impressed....even tho the Dynamic Mode was restricted it still seemed to have a ton of power.....handled like a cat and actually felt that the bike was made just for me....it fit that well!

Soooo...Saturday I went to Brookfield CT and picked up a brandy new white one! Currently going thru the long, tedious run-in procedure but will have info & pics very soon.
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BMW is running a factory incentive on these (maybe all new bikes ) ....$1000 off. Got this one for $18,465...lower suspension, low seat, tinted shield (being shipped) and some other goodies I can't remember. Also got 25% off on the bags, (which are also being shipped)

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that is a beauty Danny.

I like that bag as well. Is that part of package or you bought your own ?
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Nice wheel; Danny. I didn't know they made a "low" suspension as well as seat. Hmmmmmm.

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Thanks guys.

asshu...the bag is an old Nelson Rigg Can Am Spyder bag, I've had it on a half dozen (or more) bikes since selling the Spyder....had it on 'our' KS also!

FR1956....Just checked my line setting sheet to be sure and yes, the lowered suspension was a $220 option and the lowered seat was $0....so may be part of the 'lowered' package

I really like the combination of the upright seating position but still being 'down in the bike' it gives lots of flat footed leverage at red lights & stop signs and even tho the bike is somewhat tall it never feels tippy. The bars are wide which probly helps also.
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Someone noted he looked like a monkey f***ing a football

How come Pete wasn't laughing his a$$ off?

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