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Offline sipaldi

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Another newbie
« on: April 23, 2019, 09:42:52 AM »
  Hi All,
             Just sold my Ducati and looking to possibly buy an S1000XR.

            Looking to ping a few questions before I make a final decision please.

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Re: Another newbie
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 12:44:04 PM »
Welcome Sipaldi. I'm sure all your questions can get answered here.   :002:

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Re: Another newbie
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 09:34:42 PM »
 :400: to the forum sipaldi...
Which Ducati model did you sell and why, and what makes you consider the Beemer?
You will find answers on, I guess, most of the questions you might have on the XR, here  :028:
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Re: Another newbie
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 09:10:44 AM »
  I sold my Ducati 1098 which I have owned for 7 years.
  I need something which will take a pillion and luggage to the alps without giving up horsepower.
  At 6ft 5" I think the XR can provide this? 
  Had a test ride saturday, found the wind turbulence an issue and the footpegs rather high.
  I had a performance seat and vario pegs on my Ducati which provided some decent leg room.

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Re: Another newbie
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2019, 01:44:36 PM »
Having worked a bit for Ducati god knows how many 1098's I rode that would give anything between 145 and low 150's on the dyno you will get neither the bottom end grunt or the top end of the 1098 but a very effect bike with the X/R or be it buzzy.

My X/R has been one of the few bikes I've bought new and I ordered the high seat from scratch never had the stocker and somewhere on this site is the HeathRobinson set up I have so my toes are on the foot peg and my heal resting on a support which make life less stress full on the right leg at least.

Pretty it ain't work it does on a long day.

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