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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by PeteN95, Nov 9, 2012.
I don't think anyone thought it would be $11,499.
Not that that would be a bad thing !
Haha you might be right! :)
Yeah...the bike seems awesome, but it's a play bike, not something to tour on and stuff. Not that you couldn't, but it's ignoring the real purpose of the bike. I just can't justify paying so much for a beater bike.
The S1000R is a real bargain and is probably a fantastic bike to ride, it just does not do anything for me
This on the other hand
The black looks great too
saw it at IMS today.
I think I am in love too. forgot about my lack of enthusiansm for naked bikes. for got about my need for ninja 1000 commuter/long distance bike.
The only problem. i have is color choice. our black version has black subframe and wheels. I would powdercoat subframe white and rear wheel white or orange. too much black
the orange is completely hooligan:eek1. too much attention for an introvert like me.
yes. $16999 but you cant help but buy carbon fender, mud guard and akra exhaust so $21k after all is said and done
It's still almost summer here ...............
This bike is just amazing to ride - loads of power but smooth and easy to ride. Very controllable and not intimidating at all.
But when you open it up a bit
Thanks for the pics , glad I went with Orange (but being Dutch that's a given I guess )
Winter has arrived here which makes the long wait less painful
German dealer already had the wheels painted like the prototype.
front wheel should be orange and back wheel white!
Nice pics, how does she hook up on the cobble stones?! :eek1
That is a VERY nive customer
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It seems that neither BIKE or Performance Bike is totally in love with the new 1290. "It simply doesn't have the same sense of invincibility and feel that made the previous Super Duke 990 so intoxicating- to cope with the extra power and torque it's just 3kg heavier, but more importantly longer and fatter tired." "...very sophisticated and easier to ride than a SV650." "Less bonkers than the 990 SD." Better brakes and improved fit and finish though. At the announced US price point KTM certainly won't steal sales from the $14,499.00 Aprilia Tuono. If BMW continues the very aggressive pricing strategy in the US on their new S1000R they may have the biggest seller of all the European brands- including MV and Ducati.
In my case, this statement is completely accurate.
I'm already considering the S1000R (as much as I can't stand the shitty quality of BMW motorcycles lately) as a contender vs being absolutely sold on the 1290 before the pricing was announced. If they would have priced it more realistically, I would have bought one for sure without even looking at other bikes.
Is that statement based on interweb whiners perception or first hand experience? Because if it is the former, then I would not worry about it at all.
I am not claiming that there have not been issues over the last decade (of course there have been, and a bit of a low point in the early 2000s) but as of the last five years *most* BMW bikes have been phenomenally reliable and impeccably built.
I have had 4 new BMW bikes from 2009 until now, all first series models (excluding the HP2 Sport) including the K1300S I still ride every day with about 40K miles done. I have used them track and street and pushed them all without reservations. The total number of issues so far has been a whopping ZERO. Not a single one (all right... one tiny thing was the blinker switch failed within the first 100 miles of the K13S - replaced as a recall and never had another issue since; the early batch of the revised switchgear had some fault that caused BMW to replace all of them).
The S1Ks in particular are totally bulletproof. Yes I am aware you can find someone, somewhere that had an issue with one, but I am telling you that in general it is one of the best sorted, most reliable superbike platforms on the planet.
Anyhow, I just wanted to reassure you that you will be very pleased with the S1000R should you choose to own one - I would have zero worries as far as build quality or reliability are concerned.
Unfortunately, first hand experience in my case.
However, not bikes made in the last 5 years and not the new 4cyl engine. But my blown final drive this summer on my 2007 GSA is the straw that has pushed me right to the limit with the brand. The good part of looking at a bike like the R however, is that I highly doubt that it would be likely to ruin vacation plans as the other bikes have, since it's more of a play bike than a travel bike. That really is important as I am fed up with having break downs that ruin plans.
For the most part, all makes are pretty reliable, but it sucks when you are one of the victims. That happened to me with my KTM 990 SMR. Failed immobilizer bricked the bike. I got it running with a 2008 ECU but went through 6 months of frustration trying to get the bike repaired and back to stock. Whether is was dealer or KTM incompetence I will never know, but when the new part came in and the dealer STILL could not get the bike sorted I was done with that bike. Got a good trade for it for a KTM 500 EXC, which has no immobilizer and no coded key. So at this point I still have a deposit down for a 1290 but am seriously considering deferring a year and see if there are major issues that crop up with the 1290 and if I really still want one, since now I have two dual sport bikes!
KTM bring the beast to me already...have a friend who has ordered the 690 E...dealer said perhaps before Christmas...I'm thinking maybe the SD too?
Saw the 1290 at the NYC bike show today.
LOVED the KTM. I'm 6'1" and found the seating position to be PERFECT.
Everything about that bike elicited excitement.
I'll take one in black, please.
Unpacking, setting up and starting the 1290
I need a cigarette ...