BMW S1000XR sports tourer.

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Paulvt1, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. trapperj

    trapperj Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'm all about it coming in as light as possible. Everything it seems is a trade off. I'd like a shaft, but don't want the parasitic loss. I owned a '07 Tiger. It did everything well.....except turn in. I spent several hundred trying to make it better.....but didn't know what I was doing, bought smoke & mirrors and made it worse. Still missed the bike when I sold it though.

    Have a camhead GS now as my main bike. Not tired of her .....yet, & it may be that the F pushes my buttons. I rode a RT just before the halt to sales. Liked it, but wasn't in love. The GTL did not push my buttons at all. Right now, if forced to replace the GS, I'd likely buy a new GS w/cast wheels. Keep my Woodies wheels from my Camhead and have them widened & reuse. I heard the latest GS will have the speed shifter and other hand me downs from the RT, all these things slowly add up to a better bike. My GS is still a star in my mind.
  2. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Pins & Needles

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    Just did five days and 1600 miles (60/40 paved/dirt) two-up on my Camhead GSA. It's a helluva motorcycle for sure. I can ALWAYS use more power though!! :evil
  3. optimum_malarky

    optimum_malarky Premium nonsense

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    Anyone have ideas on when this bike might show up in showrooms? Is it confirmed for the USA yet?
  4. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    The bike hasn't even been released yet, no one can have that information.
  5. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Scroll back in this thread. No new info since.

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  6. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer Supporter

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    Think there's any chance BMW will put a 19" on the front on it, or maybe offering one as an option or accessory?

    If they just want to target the Multistrada (most likely), than I suspect it will have a 17/17 setup. If they want to target the 1190 Standard, a 19/17 would be better.

    What I'd really like to see is, regardless of what is standard, having the other front be an accessory. But I suspect not, especially if the wheel size is tied in with the electronics package and they don't trust owners to make the necessary option changes if they change wheels.

    Regardless, I sure think providing a front 19" wheel would be a real boon for the type of riding some people like to do.

    Well, at least me anyway :lol3
  7. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Nah. 19 inch front would be too close to the GS. This will be a road ripper - pure and simple.
  8. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Definitely. BMW would be daft to put it up against the GS.:deal
  9. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    +1

    They won't go against their other bikes.
  10. guyfawkes

    guyfawkes Move along, nothing to see here

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    this


    also, BMW doesnt need to target anyone, its the other way round, just look at the number of units sold.
    what they would to with a sports tourer based on the S1000R* is simply fill the gap between the F800GT and the really big tourers.
  11. spacemanvt

    spacemanvt Adventurer

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    next year I will have to decide between this , the s1000r or a R nine T... :norton
  12. Podman

    Podman Rocketman

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    Why? Just buy all three!!!:clap
  13. guyfawkes

    guyfawkes Move along, nothing to see here

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    if you want an R nine T next year youll have to decide today methinks.
    around here the wait is stupidly long and for this year they are allready sold out.
  14. spacemanvt

    spacemanvt Adventurer

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    I think (hope) I would like to wait on the 2015 models... hopefully whatever small improvements need to be done to the bike will be already stock. :rofl
  15. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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  16. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Me too
  17. sleepyOwl

    sleepyOwl Long timer

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    The 1050 engine doesn't meet the new eu emissions laws I believe and it appears the 1050 Sport will be upgraded to the 1200 engine from 2015.
  18. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    I wonder if they'll ditch the shaft?
  19. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    one can only hope...
  20. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    What's up with the shaft?