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Offline Speedy

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Brand New Here...
« on: June 18, 2018, 05:12:02 PM »
I just sold my beloved 2012 Concours 1400 and now my hunt begins for the perfect 2016 or 2018 XR. 

Trying to learn all that I can so I get a bike that fits what I'm looking for....Hopefully something nearly as fun to ride as my FZ09, but that's much better on the highways that get me to the fun parts of north Georgia/North Carolina.  I think the XR is what the Dr. ordered.

Look forward to participating and learning here!

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Re: Brand New Here...
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 05:29:46 PM »
I too, followed my doctors advice and prescription!
All of my ailments were cured except for the twitchy right wrist  :005:   :008:
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Offline Bree

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Re: Brand New Here...
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 08:18:28 PM »
You really will not be disappointed. The XR is a bike for all riders. welcome to the club.
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Re: Brand New Here...
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 10:17:30 PM »
Hello Speedy and welcome to the forum.   :002:

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Re: Brand New Here...
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 10:39:48 PM »
Thanks all.

I test rode one of these things 10 days ago and I'll say that it doesn't feel as fast as my FZ-09.  But then I looked down at the speedo and the 60 mph I thought I was doing was actually 90 mph, and I realized this damn thing can move!! 

Out the five previous bikes I've owned, my FZ for the first time has made riding a ton of fun for me.  I'm very hopeful that an XR will take that and expand on it....but I'm not giving up my FZ any time soon.

Look forward to getting to know some of you folks over the coming months and thanks for all the good info here.
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Re: Brand New Here...
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2018, 11:13:24 PM »
Welcome to the forum buddy
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Re: Brand New Here...
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 10:40:40 AM »
Welcome & Greetings from the UK :-)

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Re: Brand New Here...
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2018, 12:52:23 AM »
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And I think you'll find the XR will eat an FZ-09 for breakfast....the XR is a seriously quick motorcycle.

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Re: Brand New Here...
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2018, 03:36:15 AM »
While I can certainly appreciate the pace of the XR from my recent test ride, I did only pay $5,500 for my FZ, brand new.  For what these darn XRs cost (new anyway), I could have a fleet of FZs....not to mention I've never ridden a more entertaining bike than the FZ around town.

Anyway, looking forward to actually joining the club when the right XR deal comes along.

I am a bit surprised by how little activity there is online for the XRs though.  I guess the higher cost of entry keeps the ownership numbers down.  The FZ online following is extremely active,as is the Concours forum. 

Hope to meet some of you fine folks soon...
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Re: Brand New Here...
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2018, 09:18:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by Speedy [+]
While I can certainly appreciate the pace of the XR from my recent test ride, I did only pay $5,500 for my FZ, brand new.  For what these darn XRs cost (new anyway), I could have a fleet of FZs....not to mention I've never ridden a more entertaining bike than the FZ around town.

Anyway, looking forward to actually joining the club when the right XR deal comes along.

I am a bit surprised by how little activity there is online for the XRs though.  I guess the higher cost of entry keeps the ownership numbers down.  The FZ online following is extremely active,as is the Concours forum. 

Hope to meet some of you fine folks soon...

Speedy - I'm confident that if you spend a good day (100 to 200 + miles) on the XR, then go back to the FZ, you'll really notice the difference and appreciate the sum total of parts of the XR, and why it's more expensive. However, the FZ  or similar type/ size motorcycle(s) will be better/ more entertaining in the city than typically bigger motorcycles like the XR,  (if I mainly rode a motorcycle in the city the XR would not be my 1st tool/ weapon of choice!)

When I got my 2016 demo (1 1/2 years) I and various people got great deals because the XR was IMO not really accepted with the "general" riding community, adding to that was overblown press/ journalism about the XR's handlebar buzz (the pen is/ can be mightier than the sword). However, today the XR is very well accepted/ appreciated. Here in Southern California, dealerships are getting full, or close to full price for "new" 2018 XR's. I have no intention of selling my 2016 XR, but if I did, I bet I could sell it "private party" for about $2K +/ - less to what I paid for it.


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