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Other application than track days

I backed out of buying a S1000RR in August but I can't get this bike out of my head. One of the reasons I did not buy was that I will not use it for track riding but rather traveling. I would appreciate some input from any of you owners that have ridden the bike for say a couple hundred miles. trips...or am I totally delusional.
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Rique, I would think that with the DTC, the SRR would make you look like a pro out there. The bike has skills. You'd have to go "click mode" IMHO to develop your own. This is based on comments I hear Nate Kern talk about and not personal experience. And I totally didn't answer your question.

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Your are right on the money. The bike has skills! I am sure it makes anybody a better driver specially those of us that have them still under development. I have read so much about this bike that I feel it is a true revelation and its advanced technology makes it a safer bike. I am just wondering if a 400mile ride with it is not out of the question....
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It does have aftermarket bags and the Rain Mode makes it docile when loaded down. I'm just too old for the full tuck riding position.
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Right again. Its that tucked down position that has me thinking. Pretty cool for an hour or so. I have a riding buddy that has a Honda CBR1000RR. He tells me no problem, you get used to it....then again he is 27.!
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Here is some relief Rique.
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Just browsing the 1000RR forum & thought I'd upload 2 (of the many) pics I took recently at Moto Mader in Switzerland. This set up didn't look that pretty but was comfortable and gave lots of leverage. FYI




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Very interesting, any side shots to see how the bike looks?
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No side shots. It doesn't look as neat or original looking as the stock bars, but certainly felt practical.
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I am just wondering if a 400mile ride with it is not out of the question....
Not out of the question. I've done a couple of them, and I'm 63. It's no RT, but if you're in decent shape you'll be fine. My '09 CBR1000RR is noticeably more comfy.

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I'm 57, and I have done some 300 mile days on my RR, no problem, with stock bars, seat, and pegs. I'm planning on some 500 mile days this spring. To be honest, I find this bike more comfortable than the '99 R1100S I used to ride, plus it is way more fun.

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Risers.

I have put Apex risers on the RR and can do a 300 mile day without issues. It comes up 1 1/2" and 1" forward and 1"wider. I'm 6'-3", 48 chest. Now I need still learn to ride it with balls. I put Ohlins on and that should give more feedback from the front end. Stock sucked at 230lbs.
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