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Re: MCN video review of Gen 3
Reply #10 on: August 08, 2021, 07:00:27 AM
Although Iíve been riding for 40 years now and like many see myself as a road rider with average ability. The S1K has always been bike you can jump on in any conditions and itís easy to ride fast. Perhaps it does lack a bit of drama, but for most normal road riders perhaps thatís not a bad thing.

BMW have just optimised and improved what was already a brilliant bike. Triumph however have tried to move the Speed Triple on with the 1200 and I donít think the result is entirely convincing.

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Re: MCN video review of Gen 3
Reply #11 on: August 08, 2021, 08:13:45 AM
*Originally Posted by Colberki [+]
Several independent tests put the 21R on par or better than the Tuono, V4S, SDR and Speed Triple in the 0-200kph times. All these other supernakeds have more cc than the 21R to produce the extra power.  So, what we are missing in the 21R is just the headline peak power at very high revs and the brutal torque of the twins or V4.  The 21R has the smoothest power delivery and best road handling.  if I needed a track bike, I would just get the RR. And the 21R still have the edge in price at 14,000, one can get a bike with all the electronics weighing 199kg. So Michael Neeves rightly points out that the 21R is still the best value and his favorite naked bike for most days on the road.

 :0461:  Good posting that.

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Re: MCN video review of Gen 3
Reply #12 on: August 08, 2021, 09:50:29 AM
Unfortunately I find the new S1r soulless, shapeless and undesirable. No doubt itís a great bike just like my Ď16 but looks nowhere near as imposing and surely thatís what a Supernaked is all about, just my opinion. Iíll get my coat!

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Re: MCN video review of Gen 3
Reply #13 on: August 08, 2021, 10:23:10 AM
*Originally Posted by StandrewsX [+]
Unfortunately I find the new S1r soulless, shapeless and undesirable. No doubt itís a great bike just like my Ď16 but looks nowhere near as imposing and surely thatís what a Supernaked is all about, just my opinion. Iíll get my coat!

I agree, but Iím not someone who feels they have to own the latest thing, so Iím quite content with my 2014 bike

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Re: MCN video review of Gen 3
Reply #14 on: August 09, 2021, 07:00:45 AM
I respect all those members on this forum and outside who have put their money where their mouth is and purchased or rented (PCP in the UK) the new S1000R. Good on them and it's their choice.

I, on the other hand tend to buy the last of the old model (whatever it is) as usually all the gremlins have been sorted. A new model of anything usually have a few hiccups which normally gets dealed with as time goes on. It is what it is.

I've not test ridden the new S1000R so I can't comment on it's abilities, but it looks a great bike.  :028:

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Re: MCN video review of Gen 3
Reply #15 on: August 09, 2021, 07:49:49 AM
 :0461: I bought the 21R but I also bought the last of the previous model in the 18R.   :001:

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Re: MCN video review of Gen 3
Reply #16 on: August 09, 2021, 12:11:32 PM
One benefit of being the 3rd of 3 to get updated designs and tech is you benefit from the "debugging" the RR and XR suffer through before the new features filter down to the R. Remember the frame and brakes (its chassis) have been debugged with the RR rollout and the engine is taken from the current XR so is not really "new"
Oh ... and the headlight that so many have doubts about (I actually like it but granted its not distinctive) is actually taken from he R1250R albeit in LED form  :046:

I believe the new bike is a winner



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Re: MCN video review of Gen 3
Reply #17 on: August 09, 2021, 06:33:08 PM
If it had face like this Iíll be knocking on the dealer door to trade in my 18



But whilst it looks like this Iím not sure


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Re: MCN video review of Gen 3
Reply #18 on: August 09, 2021, 07:41:42 PM
Hi all i get what you are saying For me it's about real world riding are we saying 0/60 3 ish sec 150plus mph isn't enough . I swapped my 19 plate Honda cb1000r  for a20 s1000r sport to me the Honda was a great bike very well built quick enough .However for me being a lump the rear shock was like a pogo stick. so the BM is better. Just think we get carried away with the tests day to day none of us will out perform  anything over 600  .They are all good it's just what you fancy . Me a cb1000r with electric suspension would be fantastic. Ride fast be safe. 

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Re: MCN video review of Gen 3
Reply #19 on: August 09, 2021, 08:00:46 PM
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