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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:10 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 47,103
Posted By Paulvt1
It's a looker for sure. Congrats.

It's a looker for sure. Congrats.
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 159,765
Posted By Paulvt1
Swung by my local dealer and there was a white XR...

Swung by my local dealer and there was a white XR - plated and all ready to go.

It's going to be on the demo fleet soon - but all the punters who have ordered one get first dibs.

Felt quite...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 100,766
Posted By Paulvt1
Dealer had sold the bike by the time i got there....

Dealer had sold the bike by the time i got there. Ah well..probably for the best..
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 100,766
Posted By Paulvt1
There's an '07 plate with 16k on it turned up at...

There's an '07 plate with 16k on it turned up at a local dealer. Insurance have quoted me 85 to swap from the GS to this missile..tempted..

Any known issues with the first gen - other than prison...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 128,079
Posted By Paulvt1
I'm about 5 ft 11. 30 inch inseam. The screen was...

I'm about 5 ft 11. 30 inch inseam. The screen was a bit noisy - but i didn't have any earplugs - but there didn't seem to be too much buffeting.

Great feel from the front end BTW..ace braking too.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-21-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 167,784
Posted By Paulvt1
You guys will love this bike. Best thing i've...

You guys will love this bike. Best thing i've ridden for a very long while..:D
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 128,079
Posted By Paulvt1
Just spent 2 hours on the new RS. Very nice...

Just spent 2 hours on the new RS. Very nice indeed. Fast enough and very smooth. Riding position is excellent (for a Sport Tourer). Does everything required of it without complaint. A cracking road...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,296
Posted By Paulvt1
It cheers me up that in an age when most of the...

It cheers me up that in an age when most of the world is run by sour faced nanny state shills that someone at a big corporation like Kawasaki Heavy industries can say "Fuck it - lets just go mad".
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,296
Posted By Paulvt1
Wow..:D

Wow..:D
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 99,918
Posted By Paulvt1
Bump time. I currently run a 2009 GS - like...

Bump time.

I currently run a 2009 GS - like it, but feel the itch for more power.

Local dealer has a FZ1, ABS 2008 MY, in red in stock. Bike has a criminal 1665 miles on it!!

I seem to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 127,235
Posted By Paulvt1
If i buy this bike to replace my GS, i'll...

If i buy this bike to replace my GS, i'll probably never take it off road.

I buy these kind of bikes for the riding position, which suits my frame / age / needs to a "T".

It'll probably be a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,793
Views: 236,022
Posted By Paulvt1
That will be mental.

That will be mental.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 127,235
Posted By Paulvt1
What's a 21 inch wheel feel like on the road?...

What's a 21 inch wheel feel like on the road? Biggest i've used is a 19 inch..
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 127,235
Posted By Paulvt1
It's a handsome beast for sure.

It's a handsome beast for sure.
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 128,079
Posted By Paulvt1
Damned good looking bike. Congrats.

Damned good looking bike. Congrats.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 127,235
Posted By Paulvt1
Early 2016 release for us in the UK. Mind you -...

Early 2016 release for us in the UK. Mind you - that's from the dealer that told me there was no way it would get the Africa Twin moniker.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 127,235
Posted By Paulvt1
Indeed.

Indeed.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,373,663
Posted By Paulvt1
Good idea!

Good idea!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,373,663
Posted By Paulvt1
Hmm. I was under the impression that DCT...

Hmm.

I was under the impression that DCT modes are controlled from the right bar and shifting is controlled from the left hand bar paddle shifters.

The reason i asked was that big square...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,373,663
Posted By Paulvt1
Anybody else see cruise control buttons on the...

Anybody else see cruise control buttons on the left bar in that video?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,373,663
Posted By Paulvt1
I'm trying my hardest to pay the house off. ...

I'm trying my hardest to pay the house off.

Stuff like this doesn't help...:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,373,663
Posted By Paulvt1
That exhaust note sure sounds aggressive. Very...

That exhaust note sure sounds aggressive. Very rippy.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,373,663
Posted By Paulvt1
Hoo - fucking - rah! Let the tyre / oil...

Hoo - fucking - rah!

Let the tyre / oil threads commence..
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 66,729
Posted By Paulvt1
Top paint scheme. Saw a black one a while back....

Top paint scheme. Saw a black one a while back. Looked great.
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 159,765
Posted By Paulvt1
I'm on the local dealers list for a go when they...

I'm on the local dealers list for a go when they turn up in June. Will be interested to see how it fares against the Kwak Versys 1000 that impressed me last month. Reckon it'll be way more sporty -...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 159,765
Posted By Paulvt1
2 very positive reviews. ...

2 very positive reviews.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/first-rides-tests/2015/may/first-ride-bmw-s1000xr/
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 47,103
Posted By Paulvt1
How's that screen working out?

How's that screen working out?
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 159,765
Posted By Paulvt1
Looks like it's going to be one quick tool..

Looks like it's going to be one quick tool..
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 262,264
Posted By Paulvt1
Love that blue scheme. Very nice..

Love that blue scheme. Very nice..
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 47,103
Posted By Paulvt1
Looks ace. :D

Looks ace. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-03-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,032
Posted By Paulvt1
Had a go a couple of weeks back. Not bad. Just...

Had a go a couple of weeks back. Not bad. Just think VFR with high bars. Bit too cramped and busy for me. I reckon i'd go for a Versys 1000 instead.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,296
Posted By Paulvt1
Do you reckon it'll fit in a Versys Thou ? ...

Do you reckon it'll fit in a Versys Thou ? ...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-28-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 167,784
Posted By Paulvt1
I haven't been able to get the test ride i had on...

I haven't been able to get the test ride i had on the SA out of my head. Just a brilliant bike. Last time i had that much fun on a demo i was on a Tuono V4 for half a day.
Great times..
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 528,321
Posted By Paulvt1
What year did the big V get fuel injection?

What year did the big V get fuel injection?
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 47,103
Posted By Paulvt1
On the subject of screens - Givi do an Airflow...

On the subject of screens - Givi do an Airflow screen for the 15 Versys.

I have one on my GS and it's an excellent bit of kit.
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 262,264
Posted By Paulvt1
Ace bike shots. :D

Ace bike shots. :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 128,079
Posted By Paulvt1
First press review i've seen so far of the RS.. ...

First press review i've seen so far of the RS..

http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-bmw-r1200rs-review/26597.html
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,275
Posted By Paulvt1
Had a go on one the other day. Interesting. Very...

Had a go on one the other day. Interesting. Very solid feeling bike. More hardcore than i thought it would be. You seem to sit on it, rather than in it. Responds well to a good thrashing - but i...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-22-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 167,784
Posted By Paulvt1
Test ride this morning. A couple of hours. Urban...

Test ride this morning. A couple of hours. Urban sprawl and open country roads.

What a weapon. Best big ass trailie type bike i've ever ridden. Everything falls to hand easily. Clocks are superb....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,373,663
Posted By Paulvt1
Had a test ride of a Crossrunner 800 this...

Had a test ride of a Crossrunner 800 this morning.

Got chatting to sales guy about the upcoming Adv bike. Area rep told him last week that said bike will be out later this year and will be...
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