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Re: Back to an S1000R?
Reply #10 on: January 24, 2022, 05:14:28 PM
Wishing you luck getting the deal you want. Riding season is almost here so perfect time to get a new bike!
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Re: Back to an S1000R?
Reply #11 on: January 24, 2022, 07:16:33 PM
*Originally Posted by Billbott [+]
Well, discussed a deal on Saturday, just needed to agree a part exchange price.
Said theyíd ring me this morning....... still waiting...
The reason I defected in 2018 was because despite me going in to the dealer three times I could not get anyone interested in selling me a bike!
Iíve bought two previously in 2015 and 2017 so itís not like Iím a window shopper. Iíve bought two new bikes since 2018 plus two classics!

Thats pretty poor, this a BMW main dealer as well?

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Re: Back to an S1000R?
Reply #12 on: January 24, 2022, 07:27:13 PM
*Originally Posted by podders [+]
Thats pretty poor, this a BMW main dealer as well?
It is mate.
This is why I bought a new Z900RS in 2018, hated it, tried for another BMW, was ignored so bought a new MT10 😳
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Re: Back to an S1000R?
Reply #13 on: January 24, 2022, 08:47:38 PM
*Originally Posted by Billbott [+]
It is mate.
This is why I bought a new Z900RS in 2018, hated it, tried for another BMW, was ignored so bought a new MT10 😳

Not good enough..Name n shame em..

Have to say, when I was looking for my replacement, the ones I did contact(Wollaston, Bharnstormer and Cotswold ) where absolutely first class communication wise.

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Re: Back to an S1000R?
Reply #14 on: January 24, 2022, 10:02:29 PM
The majority of bike dealers these days are awful. I test rode the ZH2 last year and would have had one but that dealer was honest about the servicing costs so I decided against it.
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Re: Back to an S1000R?
Reply #15 on: January 24, 2022, 10:08:26 PM
*Originally Posted by Billbott [+]
Hi all, not been on this forum for a while since trading in my 2017 S1000R back in October 18.
Still donít know why I did it and have regretted it ever since.
Currently riding an MT10, but after a lengthy conversation with the owner of a 21 model last Sunday, and having a good look around his red one, Iím going to run round a couple of dealers in Manchester and Preston to see what they come up with.
MT10 has been great for 3 years, but itís time for a change. Iíll probably miss the riding position but having had two S1KRís Iím sure I can live with it.
Anyone done the same, MT10 to new model beemer and got any comments to make?

I had new mt10 in 2018 ,, then a new 2019 s1000r , I got a 2020 rr , thatís irrelevant to this tho lol ,,,, then I got a 2021 s1000r
So I can comment on them ,,, the mt10 is a fun bike and itís comfortable more so than the s1000r ,,, the bars are higher and pegs lower ,, I would often get them scraping , great bike tho I liked it a lot ,,, now the 2019 s1000r was totally different to ride ,, not as comfortable and the suspension was abit more harsh but apart from that still a great bike ,, I went to Germany on both and the Nurburgring ,, and about 8k on both ,,, Iíve done about 5k on my new s1000r and I think itís a better bike In every way than previous model , looks are personal preference but I think it looks better ,, it rides better ,, ,, itís lighter ,,the dash is mint itís got loads more options for adjustment ,, I like the rear lights within the indicators ,,, the brakes are very good ,,, some people just like the name Brembo and donít see the whole picture,,,thatís about it ,,, this is just my opinion .

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Re: Back to an S1000R?
Reply #16 on: January 24, 2022, 10:15:27 PM
*Originally Posted by ED30GTI [+]
I had new mt10 in 2018 ,, then a new 2019 s1000r , I got a 2020 rr , thatís irrelevant to this tho lol ,,,, then I got a 2021 s1000r
So I can comment on them ,,, the mt10 is a fun bike and itís comfortable more so than the s1000r ,,, the bars are higher and pegs lower ,, I would often get them scraping , great bike tho I liked it a lot ,,, now the 2019 s1000r was totally different to ride ,, not as comfortable and the suspension was abit more harsh but apart from that still a great bike ,, I went to Germany on both and the Nurburgring ,, and about 8k on both ,,, Iíve done about 5k on my new s1000r and I think itís a better bike In every way than previous model , looks are personal preference but I think it looks better ,, it rides better ,, ,, itís lighter ,,the dash is mint itís got loads more options for adjustment ,, I like the rear lights within the indicators ,,, the brakes are very good ,,, some people just like the name Brembo and donít see the whole picture,,,thatís about it ,,, this is just my opinion .

Thanks for the comparison. How does the new one feel compared to your MT10? I rode my 17 model S1KR to Krakow and it was fine, but my MT10 is definitely more roomy which is great as I am 6í3Ē. Due to lockdown, Iíve only managed Switzerland and Scotland on the MT.
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Re: Back to an S1000R?
Reply #17 on: January 24, 2022, 10:46:34 PM
The new model s1000r if definitely a more sporty riding position than the mt10 I fitted the bmw bar risers itís only 10mm but it did make a differenceÖ. You wonít be as comfortable but itís still a great bike ,, itís not uncomfortable itís just not as roomy as the mt10

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Re: Back to an S1000R?
Reply #18 on: March 09, 2022, 03:46:37 PM
Sorry guys, the new S1000R just wasnít for me. Itís a great bike but Iíve decided to stick with yamaha and bought another MT10, but the SP model. Rather than go back on the pcp job with a new one Iíve got a 19 plater which also means I can maintain it myself.
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Re: Back to an S1000R?
Reply #19 on: March 09, 2022, 04:02:29 PM
*Originally Posted by Billbott [+]
Sorry guys, the new S1000R just wasnít for me. Itís a great bike but Iíve decided to stick with yamaha and bought another MT10, but the SP model. Rather than go back on the pcp job with a new one Iíve got a 19 plater which also means I can maintain it myself.



Now the SP model is finally going to be sold in the US, I am a bit interested, but I have some questions that I haven't been able to find the answers to.
Namely, the ECU- all the info says that custom settings can be configured, but the one that's really important to me is to reduce engine braking. The engine braking on the Mt10 is brutal compared to the R, and really ruins the ride for me.
Can it be adjusted out via the ECU's menu?
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