Author [ES] [CA] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [NO] [GR] [TR] Topic: Greetings from Chile  (Read 1601 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Chileansurg

  • XR Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Country: cl
  • Bike: S1000XR white
  • Town: Santiago
Greetings from Chile
« on: July 20, 2015, 02:27:56 AM »
Hi folks

I've put a deposit for 2016 white S1000XR and I'm waiting eagerly to have the bike delivered by the second week of August (first batch of XRs sold in Chile) after reading the comments in the forums.

I'm coming from a 2013 KTM SMT 990 which is a great bike specially on the tight and twisty stuff, but is clearly "technologically challenged" by today standards plus poor range and terrible fuel economy. Having said that, after owning the SMT a lightweight bike with long(ish) travel suspension is a must.

Cheers!

Gabriel
Previous rides:
2006 Honda CBR250, 2008 Yamaha TDM900, 2008 Honda VFR800, 2002 Honda VTR1000, 2013 KTM SMT 990

Current ride:Eagerly waiting for a 2016 White S1000XR

Offline fasttrak

  • XR Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 138
  • Country: us
  • Chasing sunsets at 90 MPH.
  • Bike: BMW S1000XR
  • Town: Morgan Hill
Re: Greetings from Chile
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 03:54:00 AM »
Welcome aboard, Gabriel.

Not that the XR gets much better gas mileage, a bit better and a bit larger tank to help. The electronics packages should help you out quite a bit on those secondary roads around Chile, I sure find them fantastic on roads in crap condition.

Offline Chileansurg

  • XR Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Country: cl
  • Bike: S1000XR white
  • Town: Santiago
Re: Greetings from Chile
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 06:38:07 AM »
Cheers fasttrak

 That's pretty much the reason for going for it,  plus the expected increase on smiles x miles from the extra grunt and speed!
Previous rides:
2006 Honda CBR250, 2008 Yamaha TDM900, 2008 Honda VFR800, 2002 Honda VTR1000, 2013 KTM SMT 990

Current ride:Eagerly waiting for a 2016 White S1000XR