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Offline Kenko

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2014, 07:33:59 PM »
I rode a S1000r demo today for around 80 miles and at no point anywhere did I experience slow steering or flighty handling, I did however experience the front wheel lifting several times but then I was giving it a handful. :008: Maybe there was something wrong with the bike you tried out ie tyre pressure low...   
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Offline Cei1973

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2014, 07:30:53 PM »
Each to their own, I prefer my K7 gixxer to my RSV4 factory, shall I ask more crappy news their opinion? lol :001:

Offline Sammy

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2014, 09:17:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by dogdoghowl [+]

It is as I feared after my test ride. The bike is slow to steer yet flighty at high speed. I had hoped the single R would set the world on fire like its double R cousin but alas, it isn't the case. The motoring press isn't lauding the bike with praise in unison. The press' opinion isn't the most important thing to me but the fact it coincided with my impressions are enough for me. Order cancelled. Shame, had high hopes. Tuono is still the king.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YUt4ur4ixc&feature=youtube_gdata_player


LMAO, well off to the Tuono forum with your limited range on the fuel..... Just make sure you have a servo every 150k'S you ride  :745: Oh and you think MCN has an unbiased review of bikes! Those twats are for ever contradicting themselves, oh did i mention they are payed reviewers  :112:

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« Last Edit: March 31, 2014, 09:10:36 AM by Sammy »

Offline SILVERK5

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2014, 05:21:57 PM »
Ahhh the elusive search for the perfect bike... My heart was swinging between the Tuono and the Beamer. Of course the best bike has the growl of the V4, the Dynamic suspension of the BMW, the fairing of the aprilia, the heated grips, the cruise control and the gas range of the S1000r...
Those heated grips man.... they closed the deal. The deposit is on the Beamer !!! Gotta have warm hands to handle those flighty handle bars at 200km/hr.

I had whish for the handling of a GSXR, the look of the 1199, the top speed of a ZX14, the passenger confort of a GoldWings... short falls ... short falls ...BMW....

Finally... proud owner of a blue S1000R

Offline Jong

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2014, 10:47:33 PM »
I don't think there is such a thing as the 'perfect' bike, hence the need for more than one steed in the shed if finances permit. Unfortunately I had to sell all my current stock to upgrade to the S1 to avoid finance.
This bike does tick a lot of boxes though and is as perfect as you are going to get in the real world on our roads in Oz for an alrounder.
1. Comfort level is high
2. Decent fuel range with touring capacity
3. Great suspension package
4. Great bike in the twisties
5. Nice inclusions - heated grips, cruise control, power shifter
6. I could go on but you get the picture so add your own observations.

And after 800 km no negatives to report, except that unadjustable clutch needs to go.

Offline les96

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2014, 11:17:53 AM »
The first thing I noticed when I picked my S1R up was the front seemed very light and a bit odd, when I got home I checked the tyre pressure and 42psi F dropped it back to 36psi and now its on rails - I suspect the bike likes the pressures to be correct.

If anyone has a demo ride ask the dealer to set the tyre pressures FIRST or you may be disappointed  :151:
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Offline ElipsesCorter

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2014, 10:08:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by les96 [+]
The first thing I noticed when I picked my S1R up was the front seemed very light and a bit odd, when I got home I checked the tyre pressure and 42psi F dropped it back to 36psi and now its on rails - I suspect the bike likes the pressures to be correct.

If anyone has a demo ride ask the dealer to set the tyre pressures FIRST or you may be disappointed  :151:

Thanks.  Never even thought about checking them but seems okay.

Offline WhiteKnite

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2014, 06:17:42 PM »
Why were they riding so slow on the track test? 

Offline inspirikus

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2014, 03:59:53 PM »
If you liked S1RR and you have doubts in S1R so much check comparison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qKejhpit7o

PS: Turn on sub if you dont understand German :)

Offline WhiteKnite

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Re: S1000r Fails....
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2014, 04:25:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by inspirikus [+]
If you liked S1RR and you have doubts in S1R so much check comparison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qKejhpit7o

PS: Turn on sub if you dont understand German :)

Oh I didn't know there were subtitles.  I like those guys, I watched the English videos but didn't know I could watch the German ones too  :062:

 


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