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Offline PaulS1000XR

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MY NEW 2017 XR SPORTS SE
« on: March 01, 2017, 08:15:36 PM »
Collected the bike today from Blades BMW at Rednal, Birmingham. All well prepared and my previous panniers from my 2015 XR re-keyed to the keys for the new bike. A good service and ready on time as originally agreed.

Rode away and put 5o miles on the bike then home to re-fit my previous accessories - carbon fibre longer front mudguard, larger rear hugger and my HP seat - now all good to go tomorrow.

Looking at the bike there does seem to be a number of minor improvements, and the engine certainly runs smoother in traffic, and yes no significant vibrations at 80 mph on the motorway. Haven't tried the heated grips to see if they are better than the poor versions on my previous XR.

So far very happy - I need to put some more miles on the bike then I will report back with a better comparison of the 2015 and 2017 XR's
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Re: MY NEW 2017 XR SPORTS SE
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 09:34:45 PM »
Nice one, Paul. I came very close to getting a 2017 XR, but have a new KTM 1290 Super Adventure R on the way instead.

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Re: MY NEW 2017 XR SPORTS SE
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 10:01:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by RichS1000XR [+]
Nice one, Paul. I came very close to getting a 2017 XR, but have a new KTM 1290 Super Adventure R on the way instead.

Traitor!   :001:


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Re: MY NEW 2017 XR SPORTS SE
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2017, 07:29:44 AM »
*Originally Posted by Troppo [+]
Traitor!   :001:

I'm sure I'll be back one day. The XR will be a very tough act to follow.

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Re: MY NEW 2017 XR SPORTS SE
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2017, 08:19:18 AM »
That Katoom will be a rocket, for sure.   :028:

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Re: MY NEW 2017 XR SPORTS SE
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2017, 02:08:19 PM »
Health to ride it Paul  :152:

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Re: MY NEW 2017 XR SPORTS SE
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2017, 09:34:48 AM »
*Originally Posted by RichS1000XR [+]
Nice one, Paul. I came very close to getting a 2017 XR, but have a new KTM 1290 Super Adventure R on the way instead.

KTM seems a good bike but I don't think the residuals will be anything like as good as the XR
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Re: MY NEW 2017 XR SPORTS SE
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2017, 11:13:01 AM »
All depends on where you are trying to part ex your bike and who that dealer has to take it off their hands,the Jap stuff is fairly consistent but anything European is as bad as each other.

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Re: MY NEW 2017 XR SPORTS SE
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2017, 11:17:53 AM »
I was pleased that my XR had only depreciated around 30% in 2 years, when traded in, much better than the Triumph I traded in previously to buy the XR, even though the BMW dealer group sold mostly Triumph's
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Re: MY NEW 2017 XR SPORTS SE
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2017, 12:18:17 PM »
I wouldn't go holding your breath taking your XR to a Triumph or Ducati dealer and that is assuming they can get the bike under written because I can assure you away from the free coffee and duffnut mentality modern day BM's do not have a great reputation.

Which is getting away from the £3600 vibe fix  :002: