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BMW S1000XR sports tourer.

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

  1. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Lovely looking bike. Now, get the mudguard off, and treat it to some lovely rearsets!:D
  2. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    So tell me how to do that and where to buy the rearsets.
    Can I reverse the shifter?
    I like the "GP style" of shifting for my street bikes.
  3. Gompie

    Gompie Been here awhile

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    Yes it does, check out Real OEM, the XR is on there. I take the real question is would AF-Xied have a product for it, would it work, and then 2 sensors for 4 cylinders is not the same as 2 sensors for 2 cylinders.
    I'm still in between the XR and GS for my next bike. XR goes great, but the BWAP-BWAP sound of the akraprovic is just great on the GS. Shift Pro is great, but works better on the XR. I don't feel it upshifts much faster than I can, and defo on the downshifts I prefer to manage that myself, slipper clutch or not.

    I've got few months to decide..
  4. bmac

    bmac Long timer

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    The stock exhaust on the XR sounds great!

    Both bikes are excellent. The XR is a comfortable sport bike while the GS is a great all around bike. If it is too close to call there is only one thing to do...... Buy em both, and sort it out later. Or, do like Rich did and keep them both.
  5. filterwrench

    filterwrench Been here awhile

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    GS for rides over 1000 kms ......and a s1000r for day rides.....the best of both bikes at the lowest cost....
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  6. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Knowledge is horsepower...

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    Saw a discounted one today and the dealer. :eek7

    Yeah, don't see that very often. $2 large off the retail price. No kidney to donate so I didn't buy it. :(
  7. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    There's a $1,000 rebate from BMW on the S1000XR if you get the Dynamic Package, it's a credit against the MSRP.
    There's more here under promotions - http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/index.html

    The S1000RR has a $1500 rebate, add in one of the other programs and there's a possible $2250 off the price of the bike.
  8. mkviz

    mkviz Been here awhile

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    Damn how wide is your ass. That seat looks like it was made for Kim Kardashian
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  9. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    The mudguard is held on by 4 bolts. You'll need some shorter ones to attach the licence plate holder to the rear fender (the large plastic part that holds the rear light).

    The rearsets are available from any BMW dealer. I'm not sure what you mean by reverse the shifter though.
  10. Iron Rey

    Iron Rey Wingnut Extraordinaire

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    Hey, always said I was a fat-ass, but NEVER use me and Kim Kardishiodt in the same sentence ever again! lol, besides, I outride most people, fat-ass and all...
  11. PaveMint

    PaveMint precious bodily fluids

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    I am sooo glad that I live nowhere near you, else I would spring on that deal!
  12. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    GP shift, 1 up and 5 down.
  13. jeffreytucker

    jeffreytucker Adventurer

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    2016 S1000xr vs 2014 ktm 1190 s (its a S in R clothing

    1190
    Positives
    smoother clutch
    Easier foot shift
    More torque
    Handlebars vibrate 25% less

    Negatives
    U sit on the bike (s1000xr u sit in the bike)
    All of them have air box leak and oil leak when new
    Heat from engine cooks your butt(leakes and heat are easy fixes)


    S1000xr
    Positives
    Better in corners (WINS THE FUN FACTOR!)
    Shift assist (don't have to use clutch)
    Cruise control factory
    Heated grips factory

    Negatives
    25% more vibration but never bothered me

    Equalities
    power same just different delivery Ktm has torque vs BMW has horsepower.
    Standing position same ergonomics

    So now I have a Ktm 1190 for sale. I just don't want the hassle of fixing it's problems and adding stuff like cruise and heated grips when the XR is ready to go. Next bike purchase will prolly be the 1290 gt if Ktm can fix a few things. If the s1000xr did not dive into corners so well I would have stuck with the 1190 and put some work into it.
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  14. sailer

    sailer trained Cirus Bear

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    A wide seat it a comfortable seat !
    I want one.
    How long was the turn around time from Russell
    How much $$?
  15. MotoMachines

    MotoMachines Been here awhile

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    Hepco & Becker just finished up several of their luggage options for the S1000XR.
    Available now: C-Bow carrier for their Street Soft bags, Lock-it Side Carrier for any of their hard side cases, and the Alurack and Easyrack to fit any of their hard top cases.

    It looks like they're also working on finishing up the engine guard, center stand, skid plate, and rear enlargement rack.
  16. ARiderX

    ARiderX Long timer

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    FlyingFinn Long timer

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    ARiderX Long timer

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  19. PaveMint

    PaveMint precious bodily fluids

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  20. num1husker

    num1husker Been here awhile

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    Well it looks like they all agreed on one thing about the xr, and now I know I am not crazy and just looking for something to complain about if all these professionals feel it to.