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Re: 3 years with my S1000R
Reply #20 on: September 30, 2021, 11:31:32 AM
*Originally Posted by podders [+]
Yep, I made sure it was all set up, dynamic pro, no interfefence wheelie, no ABS..Its just that much weaker than the Triple or KTM anywhere below a zillion revs..Have you tried one of those?

Yes, I tried the 1290R 2019 and the Speed Triple 1050 2019 but I had the Benelli Tnt 1130 Cafe Race, and on the 3 cylinders I consider the Benelli much better than the speed in the Low and Medium ... unfortunately being Euro 3 I had to give it inside ... but if I could I would take it back instantly

Obviously a 4-cylinder will never have torque like a three-cylinder or two but compared to other 4-cylinders I see it full-bodied ...

have you set value 1 on the engine that gives full power in all gears including 1st and 2nd gear? because in Pro it is set to Dynamic as default which limits the power in the first 2 gears

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Re: 3 years with my S1000R
Reply #21 on: September 30, 2021, 11:48:14 AM
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MCN have basically said the same in a group test this week but have also praised what a good all round bike it is.

Have you not considered a Tuono Factory?

I guess your referring to this video mate?  His summary of the BMW at 16:30 is spot on, ridden in isolation they are all brilliant but back to back, the BM is less engaging and fun , if you want a daily rider it makes more sense but that isnt a priority for me...His summary of all the bikes is pretty spot on id say.


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Re: 3 years with my S1000R
Reply #22 on: September 30, 2021, 11:59:38 AM
No this weeks MCN

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Re: 3 years with my S1000R
Reply #23 on: September 30, 2021, 12:02:24 PM
If you want a super naked with a greater sense of occasion then you’re right to consider the KTM.

Two of my pals own them, one with a 2021 GT and another with the latest limited edition RR. The both absolutely love them.
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Re: 3 years with my S1000R
Reply #24 on: September 30, 2021, 02:26:30 PM
Glad to hear you came away both physically and financially unscathed. Lucky on both counts!

Best of luck with the SDR.

I test rode the latest gen last month. Torque anytime, anywhere throughout the revs. I found the low end fueling greatly improved over the previous gen. Happy enough now to putter through town as needed.
 
I'm considering a swapping my s1k in the spring and the duke is one of the front runners for me. Looks being the most polarizing features amongst family/friends. (do I really really care!) Personally, I find it unique. They all chimed in on the 'terminator' looks of the s1k when I brought it home.




 

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Re: 3 years with my S1000R
Reply #25 on: September 30, 2021, 04:31:54 PM
*Originally Posted by leomaxi [+]
Yes, I tried the 1290R 2019 and the Speed Triple 1050 2019 but I had the Benelli Tnt 1130 Cafe Race, and on the 3 cylinders I consider the Benelli much better than the speed in the Low and Medium ... unfortunately being Euro 3 I had to give it inside ... but if I could I would take it back instantly



The 1050 Triumph is old nothing like the 1200 and SuperDuke.

As I say, in isolation...and as you see it, the S1000R feels fine but as in the video below, Vs those bikes, the engine really is quite dull and uninspiring, as Micheal Neeves concludes...you can debate modes and settings all you like but its not a match on those engines or fun either.

Go ride your bike to a KTM dealer and try one ...you will be shocked...


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Re: 3 years with my S1000R
Reply #26 on: September 30, 2021, 04:33:35 PM
*Originally Posted by Hooligan [+]
Glad to hear you came away both physically and financially unscathed. Lucky on both counts!

Best of luck with the SDR.

I test rode the latest gen last month. Torque anytime, anywhere throughout the revs. I found the low end fueling greatly improved over the previous gen. Happy enough now to putter through town as needed.
 
I'm considering a swapping my s1k in the spring and the duke is one of the front runners for me. Looks being the most polarizing features amongst family/friends. (do I really really care!) Personally, I find it unique. They all chimed in on the 'terminator' looks of the s1k when I brought it home.
 

Thank you, was a lucky escape on all counts I think.

Hardest thing im finding at the moment is a dealer with an orange one in stock ...only a handful of the black bikes around the country it would appear.

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Re: 3 years with my S1000R
Reply #27 on: September 30, 2021, 05:31:08 PM
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Thank you, was a lucky escape on all counts I think.

Hardest thing im finding at the moment is a dealer with an orange one in stock ...only a handful of the black bikes around the country it would appear.

So, it would appear orange really is the new black  :084:
Best of luck to you!

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Re: 3 years with my S1000R
Reply #28 on: October 01, 2021, 01:55:24 PM
I have to say I'm concerned with how Euro 5 is affecting mid-range torque of BMW's inline 4s.  I'll be keeping my Gen1 (Euro 3) for a while  :431:

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Re: 3 years with my S1000R
Reply #29 on: October 01, 2021, 02:35:00 PM
Me too, the gen 1 is a great bike. Does everything I need