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« on: May 05, 2014, 02:25:43 PM »

Stopped by SS BMW this morning to take a longer look at the S1000R...

At $16,448 OTD the bike is a bargain*.  The S1000R at South Seas is equipped with a very sophisticated electronics package that includes ABS, ASC, change on the fly ride modes and includes an optional quick shifter and DDC (similar to the electronic suspension on the HP4).

That said, I alternately sat on the bike, dismounted and walked around the bike checking out everything for about a half an hour.  It feels big and bulky to me in the showroom and at this point in time I just can't see myself hustling this thing up/down Tantalus...maybe I need a test ride... Evil

*Note:  A Speed Triple R with Ohlins suspension, ABS and no other rider aids will run you approximately the same money and it's no where near the bike that the BMW is...maybe it's more of an older gentleman's ride... Grin

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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 08:39:34 AM »

See, I thought the opposite. Sitting on the BMW in the showroom & moving it around I thought is was much lighter than mine & more compact. It's easy to ride the S1000RR up on Tantalus so I imagine the R would be too. Watched a few Street Triple test videos last night but they were all from 2007-2010. The press liked them then but that was before the last wave of streetfighter types. It used to beat the old Tuono V2.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 10:55:45 AM »


not the latest, but probably the most inclusive of the naked bike comparos...



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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 12:25:50 PM »

Sleight kink in my plans...with the SF almost sold, I find out that Cycle City has only one Speed Triple in stock (actually landing tomorrow) and it's an R ( waytogo) in black ( boo)...options at this point are to special order a white R* (takes about 3 weeks to get here), or buy the S1000R...decisions, decisions... Grin


*Note:  sales guy is checking on the price.
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 01:53:54 PM »

I wish I were in your position.   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 02:13:04 PM »

Stopped in to talk to Bill this morning...he says he needs to sell the 1000R today!... laughingdp
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2014, 06:01:13 PM »

Stopped in to talk to Bill this morning...he says he needs to sell the 1000R today!... laughingdp

He needed to sell it last Saturday!  We are probably driving him nuts.
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2014, 06:53:07 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2014, 08:54:34 PM »

The Army doctor was just here, rode up on an S1000RR, and offered $8250...called the Navy guy and he countered with the asking price of $8450...SOLD!   Grin

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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2014, 10:23:17 PM »

The Army doctor was just here, rode up on an S1000RR, and offered $8250...called the Navy guy and he countered with the asking price of $8450...SOLD!   Grin



Damn Hot!!   or Hot Damn!!   waytogo waytogo      Now what?   Want a good R1200S?
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2014, 11:27:14 PM »

Damn Hot!!   or Hot Damn!!   waytogo waytogo      Now what?   Want a good R1200S?

Your R12S is a beautiful bike dRB, but just not my cup 'o tea...

I'll be test riding the S-Triple when they have it ready (trying to get them to expedite picking it up and putting it together)...and, oh yeah, weather permitting, meeting Bill at 7:30 Sunday morning for a test ride on the S1000R... Grin
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2014, 11:22:01 AM »

Congrats FP.  Now comes the harder decision of buying... Maybe Bill can loan you the S1000r for a day?
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2014, 12:24:29 PM »

Maybe Bill can loan you the S1000r for a day?

Bill wouldn't do that for his mother on Mother's Day... Wink
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2014, 02:02:00 PM »

Bill wouldn't do that for his mother on Mother's Day... Wink

And you might be buying a new bike on Mother's Day. I bet that goes over real good.   laughingdp  Then again, if you've been extra good & nice lately, then that might be just fine.   waytogo
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2014, 02:33:57 PM »

And you might be buying a new bike on Mother's Day. I bet that goes over real good.   laughingdp  Then again, if you've been extra good & nice lately, then that might be just fine.   waytogo

My wife is out of town... Evil
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