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Offline DonVulpes

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Hi from Leicester, UK
« on: September 03, 2017, 06:19:16 AM »
Hi

I'm not actually an XR owner, just doing a little resaearch to see what my next bike will be. The XR is on a short list of three and I loved the test ride.

Hoping to pick up a few gems of info to help with the decision.

In case you're wondering the other bikes are:

Tiger 800XRT ( more touring focused and not a huge change from the Tiger Explorer I'm trading in )

Ducati Multistrada ( seems to sit between the Tiger and the XR in that is more comfy, but can hustle well too ).

Anyway, this round is on me :)

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Re: Hi from Leicester, UK
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 07:50:08 AM »
 :400: If you like it, buy it, only gets better the more you ride them, Enjoy  :002:
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Re: Hi from Leicester, UK
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 09:16:17 AM »
Welcome. I you have a look, you will find a thread on XR v Multi.

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Re: Hi from Leicester, UK
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 10:14:01 AM »
*Originally Posted by Becksy [+]
Welcome. I you have a look, you will find a thread on XR v Multi.

Thanks

I assume it's for the 1200, it's the 950 I'll be looking at.

The XR would be my choice for bonkers replacement for my old Blackbird, so I don't need the full mental 1200 on the Duke.

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Re: Hi from Leicester, UK
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 10:33:47 AM »
The full mental on the Ducati doesn't have as many horses as the XR.

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Re: Hi from Leicester, UK
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 10:44:47 AM »
*Originally Posted by Becksy [+]
The full mental on the Ducati doesn't have as many horses as the XR.

I thought they were the same @160 ? Or close enough to not be important ?

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Re: Hi from Leicester, UK
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2017, 11:07:42 AM »
*Originally Posted by DonVulpes [+]
I thought they were the same @160 ? Or close enough to not be important ?

Yeah, I thought so too. But numerous reports I've read state the Ducati hp lower than 160. I think Ducati over claim it or its measured in a different way. Not sure. There are people on this forum who probably know more than I do. However, having owned both, the XR is the better bike.

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Re: Hi from Leicester, UK
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2017, 11:16:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by Becksy [+]
Yeah, I thought so too. But numerous reports I've read state the Ducati hp lower than 160. I think Ducati over claim it or its measured in a different way. Not sure. There are people on this forum who probably know more than I do. However, having owned both, the XR is the better bike.

Either are a good 50 over the Tiger  :007:

I have a Thruxton R for playtime, so the one I choose has to be a day to day bike and able to carry panniers for shorter tours. I did enjoy the XR when I tested it at Woolaston, just not sure it's all all day bike as I'm 50 and 6'2" ( read old and creaky )  :164:

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Re: Hi from Leicester, UK
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2017, 11:23:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by DonVulpes [+]
Either are a good 50 over the Tiger  :007:

I have a Thruxton R for playtime, so the one I choose has to be a day to day bike and able to carry panniers for shorter tours. I did enjoy the XR when I tested it at Woolaston, just not sure it's all all day bike as I'm 50 and 6'2" ( read old and creaky )  :164:

I did 280 miles on mine last weekend up to the Peaks no problem. I am 46 and 5'11". However, I did find that my legs got a little achey over that run and have considered some HP footpads to give a little more room. Its a little cramped in the leg department compared to a GS for example. There might be a higher seat option?

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Re: Hi from Leicester, UK
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2017, 02:56:47 PM »
Hello Don, welcome. Let us know your final choice whatever the outcome.