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Re: BMW official launch of the 2021 S1000R
Reply #60 on: November 21, 2020, 07:32:28 PM
I like my 2018. Still makes me smile out on a spirited ride. More than enough grunt/hp "as is" for the road imo.  Not enough there for me to consider the change. Curious to see see what Aprilia has instore for the Tuono in the coming years though.

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Re: BMW official launch of the 2021 S1000R
Reply #61 on: November 22, 2020, 01:52:29 AM
Anyone heard anything about when the journalists might get their hands on the bike for testing? Is there going to be a launch event for the press any time soon or will we have to wait until spring at the earliest before we get any impressions and riding videos?

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Re: BMW official launch of the 2021 S1000R
Reply #62 on: November 22, 2020, 02:47:42 AM
*Originally Posted by SimonS1KR [+]
Im thinking some kind of screen is going to usurp the rad and oil cooler guards as the must-have accessory for the new R. Otherwise, Id guess youd be handing about 1000 to your dealer the first time that a sizeable stone catches the back of the TFT unit  :005:

Its hard to see how someone is going to make an aesthetically pleasing screen though...

The optional sport screen didn't look too horrible when looking at it in the configurator in my opinion. And the tiny carbon flyscreen from the carbon pack that covers up the back of the dash and nothing else looks pretty cool and understated in the promo pictures. But it's hard to tell for sure without seeing it in person. The bike in the spy shots had the sport screen equipped and in those pictures it really doesn't all that great so who knows. But I think you're right -- It's going to be a challenge for the third party manufacturers to create something nice for it.



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Re: BMW official launch of the 2021 S1000R
Reply #63 on: November 22, 2020, 09:39:20 AM
Anyone heard anything about when the journalists might get their hands on the bike for testing? Is there going to be a launch event for the press any time soon or will we have to wait until spring at the earliest before we get any impressions and riding videos?

In the UK the bike is not due in dealers till, and I quote, "late spring". So I wouldn't expect any journo "road tests" for quite a while yet, I'm guessing around Feb/March at the earliest but could be later.

Not sure about the US but for Canada and Australia it's not hitting dealers till the second quarter of '21.

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Re: BMW official launch of the 2021 S1000R
Reply #64 on: November 22, 2020, 10:30:14 AM
*Originally Posted by Admin [+]
In the UK the bike is not due in dealers till, and I quote, "late spring". So I wouldn't expect any journo "road tests" for quite a while yet, I'm guessing around Feb/March at the earliest but could be later.

Not sure about the US but for Canada and Australia it's not hitting dealers till the second quarter of '21.

Yeah, I think I heard "May" from somewhere -- might have been the live stream even. I guess it was just wishful thinking (dreaming) on my part since the Aprilia RS 660 got a press even pretty damn quick. But I guess that makes sense since the RS 660 also hits the dealers in December already. So there's a need to get previews and reviews out early for it.

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Re: BMW official launch of the 2021 S1000R
Reply #65 on: November 22, 2020, 03:22:42 PM
*Originally Posted by SteveS1000R [+]
I have the M sport colour 2018 and am thinking about going for this new one in M sport as well, but now I am thinking red looks really nice.

Not sure which dealer this video was filmed in


I was totally unimpressed until I saw this video, still not going to order one but thinking it may look ok in the "flesh", we'll see next year..... It will be nice to do some miles on my existing bike never mind a new one!!

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Re: BMW official launch of the 2021 S1000R
Reply #66 on: November 25, 2020, 01:29:18 PM
Was at the dealer today, and we couldn't place a order yet.
But we managed to put together a M spec bike without the ugly M colors and not keyless.

I see now my old carbon parts won't fit the new model :(
They should appear in the for sale thread soonish

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Re: BMW official launch of the 2021 S1000R
Reply #67 on: November 25, 2020, 04:53:15 PM
I wonder if they revised the clutch microswitches ? 
They have been the flakiest part of the current bike for me. 

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Re: BMW official launch of the 2021 S1000R
Reply #68 on: November 25, 2020, 06:00:46 PM
*Originally Posted by VARRAKK [+]
Was at the dealer today, and we couldn't place a order yet.
But we managed to put together a M spec bike without the ugly M colors and not keyless.

I see now my old carbon parts won't fit the new model :(
They should appear in the for sale thread soonish

Now thats what I call commitment... already at the dealer and trying to order the new model!  :152:

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Re: BMW official launch of the 2021 S1000R
Reply #69 on: November 25, 2020, 06:20:46 PM
No offence to anyone who likes this new front light set up but i just can't bring myself to like it no matter how much I try to convince myself it's ok.
I just don't get why BMW fitted the RR and the XR with twin symmetrical lights and in their wisdom decided to slap the lamp off an R1250R on to the S1000R.

 



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