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I purchased the XR a year and a half ago and is the only new bike I have ever purchased...it is spectacular....
Maybe I should get one!
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Take a test ride Craig....you just might like it....the suspension is telepathic!
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I was already committed today...


I did tell them I'm interested in one of those too!


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This is a bike I am seriously considering. Anybody on this forum have one?

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That guy looks stoned...
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That guy looks stoned...
He is seriously stoned thatīs why he stopped and got of the bike until the high passed.
Responsible bikers donīt ride stoned.
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Looks like I'm part of the majority here. I had started with a new 71 T125 Suzuki, traded on a 72 DS7 Yamaha then a 72 CB450 then a 74 CB750 then the 75 Z1. It seems as a new rider my income was growing with my need to go faster and motorcycle manufacturers had the right products. I then bought a 59 R26 for restoration. Great project and it fueled my appreciation for fundamental motorcycles. I also appreciated motorcycling a a different level. Well that Z1 was the last new bike and a progression of older English, Italian and German bikes (as well as the need to go a little slower) has brought me to my current 04 S. I don't need a bike that interfaces with my iPhone or fitbit or has mind control suspension/engine/traction options although I appreciate the technology as time marches on. As I approach 50 years in this sport the S fills the bill perfectly.
Not a R26 but a R25/3. It seems we've had/have some of the same bikes. I also own a CB750 K6. I still have both.




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I bought my first new bike this year (technically end of last year)...bought a demo 2014 Ducati Hyperstrada...been modifying it since I bought it...
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This is a bike I am seriously considering. Anybody on this forum have one?

I've a friend who sold his SuperDuke R to buy a GT and complained that the motor was nowhere near as good despite the logic that they have the same engine after 12 months has sold it and gone back to The new SuperDuke R.
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Maybe I should get one!
You should at least try one and long enough to get used to the fly by wire which is a cultural experience for those used to a life time of a throttle cable already fitted the Dymags just need a Wilbers for the rear.



My concession to the past is my 1100s I'm nudging 47 years biking on the road but have no wish to go any further back than my old tractor.
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I've a friend who sold his SuperDuke R to buy a GT and complained that the motor was nowhere near as good despite the logic that they have the same engine after 12 months has sold it and gone back to The new SuperDuke R.
Maybe its because the GT is heavier than the Duke R.
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Nothing to do with weight just how the motor ran,it was interesting really because he complained from the day he had it be it internal differences or different fuel map the bike ran great but just didn't have the 'Gung Ho' attitude of the R and hence why he sold it.
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You should at least try one and long enough to get used to the fly by wire which is a cultural experience for those used to a life time of a throttle cable
Well, the bike I just bought is not fly by wire. I could have had it with the 2017 model, but I received a pretty big discount on the 2016 I bought. Next time...
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I have been riding my 1290 SuperDuke R for a while now. It is an amazing bike. In sport mode and traction control on, there really isn't any corner that you need to back off the throttle for. With almost twice the power of R1100S and about 80 lbs lighter, the fun factor is more than triple. I put on a set of KTM panniers and a tail bag, it can be a mini GT without the windshield and added weight.
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This review is quite telling about all three bikes. I am getting the Duke GT instead of the BMW.

What's the Best Sport-Touring Motorcycle of 2017?
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Just down to personal choice but if you carry a pillion the XR is way kinder the big twins either the Katoom or the Multi can be really agressive at the bottom end of the power range expecto be grabbed by the passenger or see their boots up around your ears as their about to be ejected off the back.

Quite how BM have managed to get an inline 4 to produce that much bottom end I have no idea oh and ignore the vibe thing there is reams on the subject but nothing that 3000 miles on the motor doesn't cure.
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Interesting topic. I've never bought a new bike and for that reason I hope that one day (maybe retirement) I'll treat myself. But as others have pointed out, I find it hard to justify the cost of the new bikes that I'm interested in when for half the cost you can buy used and still have 90% of the technology and life left in the bike etc. I also like different bikes for different types of riding and simply can't afford everything I'd like new - I'd rather have a few bikes to enjoy rather than one brand new one. I also enjoy the maintenance of the older bikes with less of the modern electronics. Not knocking the new advancements in tech as I know they add safety and performance etc, I'm just not crazy about the fact that it's often another potential problem to fix that I can't fix myself.
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Quite how BM have managed to get an inline 4 to produce that much bottom end I have no idea oh and ignore the vibe thing there is reams on the subject but nothing that 3000 miles on the motor doesn't cure.
Yep, to me the vibe thing is a non issue but but there are plenty of people willing to niggle on that one point. Maybe because of coming from a boxer, what little if any vibe I could detect didn't even hit the radar when I test rode the XR.

I came pretty close to purchasing a Multistrada after riding one for a week in Northern CA. It took a few miles to get used to but it was a lot of fun. Had one on the hook here is CO and another buddy pointed out the XR so went for a test. Uncanny how the thing handles and the quickshift is a hoot....dropped the Multi and purchased the XR on spot. Love it.
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well, the bike i just bought is not fly by wire. I could have had it with the 2017 model, but i received a pretty big discount on the 2016 i bought. Next time...
xr?
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