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Re: Is the '21 comfortable to ride ?
Reply #10 on: June 06, 2021, 12:24:58 PM
I would very much like to ride one but demonstrators are difficult to find here.  Mind shipping me yours so I can give it a go  :001:
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Re: Is the '21 comfortable to ride ?
Reply #11 on: June 10, 2021, 03:24:30 PM
*Originally Posted by ED30GTI [+]
I find it really comfy to ride ,,, I’ve also got the bar risers fitted

I took the new S1000R demo out for a ride last week and my wrists were aching after just 15 minutes in the saddle. I was riding in a built up area and haven't ridden regularly since I sold my last S1000R five years ago. This didn't put me off though and my new bike is being delivered next Thursday. I recognise I need to get bike fit again and being an old git, I might need those bar risers! Where did you get them from?
Cheers
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Re: Is the '21 comfortable to ride ?
Reply #12 on: June 10, 2021, 04:55:23 PM
The bar risers are a bmw part and we’re just shy of £100

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Re: Is the '21 comfortable to ride ?
Reply #13 on: June 10, 2021, 07:01:25 PM
Thanks, that's useful to know. I'll see how I get on first. Are they easy to fit?

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Re: Is the '21 comfortable to ride ?
Reply #14 on: June 11, 2021, 09:07:00 AM
*Originally Posted by SimonJ [+]
Thanks, that's useful to know. I'll see how I get on first. Are they easy to fit?

Yes really easy ,, just undo the 4 torx for the clamp , lift the bars off and rest them at the front , then it’s a torx on the top and a nut underneath the top yoke undo that and swap with the risers and bolt it all back up ,, prob took me 10 mins

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Re: Is the '21 comfortable to ride ?
Reply #15 on: June 11, 2021, 09:23:15 AM
*Originally Posted by SimonJ [+]
I took the new S1000R demo out for a ride last week and my wrists were aching after just 15 minutes in the saddle. I was riding in a built up area and haven't ridden regularly since I sold my last S1000R five years ago. This didn't put me off though and my new bike is being delivered next Thursday. I recognise I need to get bike fit again and being an old git, I might need those bar risers! Where did you get them from?
Cheers

Simon I’m a 61yr old git and also found it a bit sore on wrists coming from a gs you do have a small amount of adjustment in the bars which helps but the more I ride it The better it gets.I’ve always got the option to fit risers at a later date
                     George r

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Re: Is the '21 comfortable to ride ?
Reply #16 on: June 11, 2021, 09:43:43 AM
*Originally Posted by Georamage [+]
*Originally Posted by SimonJ [+]
I took the new S1000R demo out for a ride last week and my wrists were aching after just 15 minutes in the saddle. I was riding in a built up area and haven't ridden regularly since I sold my last S1000R five years ago. This didn't put me off though and my new bike is being delivered next Thursday. I recognise I need to get bike fit again and being an old git, I might need those bar risers! Where did you get them from?
Cheers

Simon I’m a 61yr old git and also found it a bit sore on wrists coming from a gs you do have a small amount of adjustment in the bars which helps but the more I ride it The better it gets.I’ve always got the option to fit risers at a later date
                     George r

That's good to know George r. I will certainly give it a go first and adjust the bars if necessary before investing in the risers. I am a 67 yr old git!!!

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Re: Is the '21 comfortable to ride ?
Reply #17 on: June 11, 2021, 09:59:10 PM
Regarding the missing rubber bushing between the bars and top triple clamp that was on the prior version bike -- I snapped the attached photo from a youtube video (see link below) that shows the gap between the bars and the triple clamp. I saw this same gap on the bike I sat on at a local dealer.  I wonder if this is a new method for damping vibration or what the design purpose is ??

Source youtube video:


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Re: Is the '21 comfortable to ride ?
Reply #18 on: June 12, 2021, 09:13:43 AM
I have just fitted the optional risers to my 21 model (a bit of a faff but not beyond the ability of an average wrencher) and they make a discernible difference.  They move the bar up about a centimetre and back a couple of millimetres.  When sat on the bike they don’t feel very different but the change to the ‘reach’ to the bars means that I can sit a bit further back on the seat (I’m 5’11”) where it is broader and therefore more comfortable.  I am probably also slightly more upright (although it doesn’t really feel that different) which makes the riding position slightly less ‘wristy’ at lower speed.  I have the sports screen fitted and the wind protection given doesn’t seem to have changed with the more upright position ( no real reason it should - it’s still a naked). I find cruising comfortably at 85 perfectly ‘do-able’ for longer periods!

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Re: Is the '21 comfortable to ride ?
Reply #19 on: June 13, 2021, 02:48:58 PM
Some interesting feedback in this really informative overall review of the bike (by an owner) including his thoughts on comfort.

Last Edit: June 13, 2021, 02:49:33 PM by windyrun

 



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