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Offline robf8gt

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Hello from Vancouver
« on: June 10, 2018, 10:46:30 PM »
 Thank you for this forum. I don't actually have a S1000XR yet. I have a F800GT. This is the last season for my F800GT.  I have tested a S1000XR. I liked the bike but the seat height concerns me. When I order it I will order the factory lowered version. From what I've read the lowered version seems to ride about the same. Thanks. 

Offline SAVAGEFOX

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Re: Hello from Vancouver
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 11:19:47 PM »
I have a lowered one and test rode a standard height one, they ride exactly the same, if anything you feel like the lowered one has slightly more sporty feel as it’s not so tall and due to your personal comfort you’ll feel like it rides better for you.
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Previous bikes:
2016 BMW S1000R SPORT ABS
2015 YAMAHA MT-07 ABS

Offline otrp

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Re: Hello from Vancouver
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 12:37:02 AM »
Hello Rob, welcome to the forum. Let us know when you get your bike and how you are getting on.

Offline robf8gt

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Re: Hello from Vancouver
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 02:47:26 AM »
Thank you for the replies. I'm glad to hear your positive thoughts on the lowered version. If I run across a new lowered version at the dealership I would probably buy it ( hopefully in red ) I was told it would have to be ordered in though with a 3 month wait. Thanks again.

Offline Becksy

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Re: Hello from Vancouver
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 07:24:09 PM »
Welcome to the forum Rob, you must have some great riding around your way.

Offline ch2004

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Re: Hello from Vancouver
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2018, 08:14:06 PM »
Welcome Rob. I was there on holiday two years ago and loved it, just wish I was on a bike to enjoy it more!

Offline GabiM

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Re: Hello from Vancouver
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 03:48:55 PM »
I’m 5:10 and got the suspension and low seat. I can flat foot my legs. Get rid of that truck F800 u have and start having a real fun with the xr!!

Offline Low-Brau

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Re: Hello from Vancouver
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2018, 12:54:32 AM »
I love that fact that there is finally a motorcycle that fits me, (6'1") and the world is looking to lower it!!!  This just affirms my purchase of the XR. 

Hope you find a way to fit it!  It's a dang fun motorcycle.
-Erik

"...but the XR is a sports bike on stilts!"
  -- zbdmark