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Sport Touring on a S1000XR

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highbeam

I recently went to a S1000XR and think it is a great sport touring machine.

I'm 70 years old and it was my birthday present to me last month. I'd ridden a friend's XR a couple of years ago and was so very impressed with it I couldn't get it out of my mind.

Previous bikes I've had include, latest first:

2014 BMW K1300S

2011 Ducati Multistrada S

2014 BMW R1150GSA

1999 BMW R1100S

1984 BMW K100

1975 BMW R75/5

and a few more

 

Anyway, the S1000XR doesn't seem too popular here but I hope I'm still welcome.

 

All the best!

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chrisolson
... Anyway, the S1000XR doesn't seem too popular here but I hope I'm still welcome.

Most anyone who rides is welcome, regardless !! Although I have had many BMW's and still ride a 99 R1100S, my current touring bike is similar in orientation ... 2003 Yamaha FZ1

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Enjoy the site and attend some events to meet some of the great folks who are here.

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sardineone

Welcome to the board Wayne. The S1000XR is a fine platform in my eyes as I like lighter bikes. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of yours.

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randy

shoot I am just as rare as you, I attend BMWST events on my S1000r (yes the single R)

attend all the events you want. shoot come out to New York for this years UN.

 

we can ride the "odd ball" bikes together :-)

 

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Wild Bill

Kind of ironic, that this board was founded around sport touring, and with your S1000XR , you and I are the rare birds...   I truly think my XR is one hell of a bike. Relatively light handling and ungodly powerful, upright sitting comfortable bike.  Love it...

 

It is the Ferrari of motorcycles where my Motus is the Hellcat...

 

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TEWKS
On ‎2‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 9:21 PM, Wild Bill said:

where my Motus is the Hellcat...

 

 

Tough market to live in but quite a shock when the plug was pulled so abruptly (outside looking in anyway) on the brand. What's the future parts & service plans & demands look like with the M?

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Wild Bill

We have a pretty tight online community. A couple of dealers have stepped up to fill in the required gaps.  A detailed maintenance  manual has been made available. A clearing house has taken over the parts distribution.  Most major parts  olins, sargent, BST, etc still supply our needs. Not much maintenance ever needed on these bikes.  Frame parts, heads, etc are available. Lots of info sharing among owners..

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