BMW S1000XR sports tourer.

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  1. Paulvt1

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    If they'll keep the weight down, that'd be awesome. 'Bout time, if it comes through.
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  3. WAP

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    Fingers crossed for this one.
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  4. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Looks like a CBF1000....
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  5. Deuce

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    At twice the price most likely :1drink
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    Like the idea and concept.
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  7. Paulvt1

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    Makes sense really. The naked bike is largely all new by all accounts - so give it a half fairing and decent tank range and those that fancy something practical and fast have another option.
    It might spur other manufacturers to give the sports touring market a look..
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    If they'll do it right, I'll gladly pay. Well, I'd pay, anyway. "Gladly" may be a bit strong...
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    There was a rumoured crossplane crank FZ1 a while back. Might be this project might give Yamaha a nudge..
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    Or the FZ-09 ST/AT bike. Light, torquey, and fuel efficient is nice. A lower price and Japanese convenience is too. Things to come...
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    Indeed. Good times ahead.
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  12. babble

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    It looks like it could be a fantastic combination of speed/fun and practical/comfortable. lets hope they have gone for the pricing model of the s1000r, which is relatively cheap.

    Looks great in the picture.
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    If it keeps the electronics package from the s1rr, it will be worth the premium price.
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    I know I'm in the minority, but I don't care for all the electronics stuff on the new bikes. It's cool, though.
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  15. Volfy

    Volfy Fava beans & a nice Chianti

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    My sentiment exactly.

    I wonder why more mfrs haven't cranked out half-faired (or abbreviated full fairing) ST versions of their naked bikes. It is the next logical step and will sell a whole lot better here in the States. As of now, the Ninja 1000 is the only player in the litre class lightweight ST category. Most others are either defunct or very nearly so from being out-dated.
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    This may turn out to be the bike I have been waiting for. I wanted the tiger sport, but triumph didn't import it, so I bought a vstrom for now. I've been looking at an n1k, but something about the looks and the bike in general turns me off. This BMW could check all the boxes for me, if we get beautiful modern euro styling, power, agility and comfort, In my book, it doesn't get much better! I've been waiting for something like this for a while. *Like*

    Can't wait to see it in flesh. :D

    This engine is water cooled, i hope...
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    I wonder if the new LC Boxer motor will find a home in a new sport tourer as well.
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  18. Naked Rider

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    :eek1 Do I see SYMMETRICAL HEADLIGHTS?!! Please let it stay that way, I really like the S1000R naked but my OCD won't let me get past its headlights. This looks like exactly what I want in my next bike. A relatively naked bike with long distance capability.:clap I was thinking about either the Tuono or the S1000R and modding whichever to make it better for distance but if this is real I just may wait.
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    I HATED the asymmetrical headlights of the s1000rr for a long time. I forgot about it soon as I saw how well the low and high beam work. form follows function in this case.
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  20. mokosai

    mokosai Been here awhile

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    BMW's own K1300S is pretty competitive with the Ninja 1000. Would BMW really have two I4 lightweight (relatively so) super-sport tourers? I imagine the S1000_ platform is physically smaller than the K1300_.

    The K1300S costs $2.5k more, and weighs 100lbs more, than the S1000R. How much cost and weight would a half fairing and some luggage options add?
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