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Offline Jetta

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2015 model vs 2017 model
« on: January 31, 2020, 07:38:56 PM »
Hi All,
Just about to buy a s1000r and I have it down
To 2 bikes, 1 is a 2015 and the other is 2017,
I am just wondering what peoples opinions are on
The 2015 vs 2017?
Are the extra bits on the newer bike worth the extra few euros/pounds?
I can get a good trade in on my current bike against  the 2015 bike but must buy the 2017 privately and try shift my bike on then,
« Last Edit: January 31, 2020, 07:41:05 PM by Jetta »

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Re: 2015 model vs 2017 model
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 08:04:42 PM »
2017 has a few extra ponies(5hp) and should have the QS-Pro (up and down blipper).

if the 2015 is a premium model it will have DDC with the 3 settings(soft/road/hard) as opposed to DDC with 2 settings (road/dynamic).

Guess it depends on the price difference between the 2, and whether you want the hassles of selling your current bike yourself.

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Re: 2015 model vs 2017 model
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 08:38:40 PM »
The 2017 also gets ABS-Pro (cornering ABS) standard, which can be retrofitted on some 2016 and earlier bikes (which I've done to my 2016). 2017 also gets more sophisticated traction control, wheelie control, and adds auto blipper for downshifts. 2017 does add a few extra peak hp and tq, but the major difference is the mid range. 2017 power wheelies noticeably easier due to increased mid range.

The only real upgrade for me on the 2017 would to ABS-Pro.

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Re: 2015 model vs 2017 model
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 10:21:58 PM »
Not sure when BMW changed it, but the front brake master cylinder was changed from a Brembo (2015) to a Nissan (2017). Brembo was better IMO.  The 2017 also had an option for forged vs cast wheels.  When I totaled my 2015, it took me a month or two to come around to the 2017.  Handling is a bit different (I think they changed the frame in 2017.) The dynamic suspension system(spring damping setting, not ride mode) also lost a setting (2017-Road, Dynamic; 2015 soft, med, hard).

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Re: 2015 model vs 2017 model
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 11:11:35 PM »
Thanks for the replies all,
I should have said the 2 bikes have similar mileage and the difference in price will be approx 1,000.
Hard to know what to do really,
I'm thinking I'll go see both and it should help me decide....

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Re: 2015 model vs 2017 model
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2020, 12:53:55 AM »
for that price difference I would go for the 2017 hands down(I own a 2014 with 30k miles with no issues.) I think the ABS-Pro and QS-Pro are worth the price difference, plus the bike is 2 years newer despite the mileage being the same.

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Re: 2015 model vs 2017 model
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2020, 09:39:22 AM »
Its worth riding both to see which one you like. Ive only ridden my 2015 R, so dont know what the newer bike is like. However, a friend has ridden both and greatly preferred the older version (to the point that he didnt upgrade).

I guess the relatively small price difference is because the older bike is from a dealer whilst the newer bike is from a private sale. At that point, its also worth factoring what warranty cover the dealer is offering.

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Re: 2015 model vs 2017 model
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2020, 09:40:55 AM »
*Originally Posted by gb_rider [+]
Not sure when BMW changed it, but the front brake master cylinder was changed from a Brembo (2015) to a Nissan (2017). Brembo was better IMO.

Are you sure? My 2015 R had a Nissin master cylinder.

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Re: 2015 model vs 2017 model
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2020, 11:02:44 AM »
The 2017 bikes got a new frame from the RR too.

Given the same choice as you, I personally would go for 2017 bike.

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Re: 2015 model vs 2017 model
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2020, 11:09:35 AM »
The 2015 R model I own does have indeed the Brembo and although I try to use it as min as possible  :001:, Im pleased with its performance. Having said that, I never drove any other S1kR model ...

 


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