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Offline blackal

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Hello from the Scottish Borders
on: January 30, 2016, 12:56:55 PM
Hi there,

Found this site, after (perhaps) narrowing down my search for a replacement for my R1200GSA.   Keen to try the XR, and see if it fits the bill.

Just need the weather to improve and get a test-ride over a weekend.

Al  :158:

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Offline grnmtvt

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Re: Hello from the Scottish Borders
Reply #1 on: February 02, 2016, 03:33:46 AM
Welcome to the forum!  Think you'll find the test ride quite interesting   :005:
Many people ride.....but for a select group of people it's more than a ride....it's one of life's great passions.

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Offline Jockser

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Re: Hello from the Scottish Borders
Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 09:11:01 AM
Hi Al  :400:

Just about to complete the transformation myself. I've always fancied a sports bike but the riding position is a killer on me old back. Now there's 'sit up & beg' sports bike  :152:

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Offline fgdriver

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Re: Hello from the Scottish Borders
Reply #3 on: February 02, 2016, 07:43:39 PM
Had the same problem due to an earlier injury not bike related.  But the bike is  :007: and after 9k i am still loving it fast comfy and can cary enough for a 7 day trip with a wife who likes to pack the kitchen sink.

S.
As Always Ride Safe.

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Offline alecg1

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Re: Hello from the Scottish Borders
Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 08:49:14 AM
I think a lot of us are in that bracket. Would be interesting to see the average age of riders. What with the cost and the appearance, not as "sexy"; I would imagine the younger market will be sticking with sports bikes. However the older and sometimes wiser of us who can afford the outlay realise the comfort issue and vision in fact let you go faster, especially on British roads.