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Offline SiRich

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If u hadn't bought the S1000XR what would you be riding?
« on: April 07, 2016, 11:48:57 PM »
Just wondered what other bikes we all considered before pulling the trigger on the best all rounder on the road today??!

I was originally going for a 2016 R1200 GS Adventure , after test riding a Ducati Multistrada DVT and enjoying the ride, but having a few reservations about the seat and the dealer back up.

Offline mickthesaw

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Re: If u hadn't bought the S1000XR what would you be riding?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 07:36:45 AM »
A fifth GSA it even had my name on it at AJ's for March 1st delivery, but was a bit bored of them and had an itch for the XR
So far so good

Offline RichS1000XR

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Re: If u hadn't bought the S1000XR what would you be riding?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 07:44:35 AM »
I considered a Multistrada DVT, but after hearing about ongoing issues with them, even the new model, coupled with dreadful residuals, went for the XR.

If I ever win the lottery, and can treat one as a disposable item, I'll buy one! :745:

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Re: If u hadn't bought the S1000XR what would you be riding?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2016, 01:01:31 PM »
Probably my old 1200GSA...

I originally considered an 800GSA & a 1200LC mainly cos I was struggling with the weight of the GSA
Not while riding it, just manoeuvring it in & out of garage & parking spot. Taking it off the side stand even...
Neither of those 2 bikes were available for a test ride at the turn of the year but they had an XR, which I'd kinda dismissed as I didn't think anyone needed 160hp  :164:
A couple of hours on the XR & I didn't want to try anything else

Tried an MS too before the XR but, other than the exhaust wail, I couldn't find anything I liked about it

Offline PJP

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Re: If u hadn't bought the S1000XR what would you be riding?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2016, 04:08:41 PM »
Probably another Triumph Speed Triple, bags of character and a cracking engine, the wife encouraged me to keep the old one Triple when buying the XR but the wallet said otherwise. Not one regret to date although the S3 was brilliant also.

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Re: If u hadn't bought the S1000XR what would you be riding?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2016, 05:03:39 PM »
My old RR .......
S1000XR SE Sport

Offline Binky

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Re: If u hadn't bought the S1000XR what would you be riding?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2016, 06:26:31 AM »
Almost went for MS DVT in White ....loved the noise but price, flimsy feeling around top panels, vibration in seat that made me put off buying it, tried XR, build quality was right and price was 2000 cheaper plus usual controls on the bars to last 2 bikes I have etc... And , of course, thing goes like a psychotic super model on Coke. Don't know why but I felt that I couldn't trust the MS to start in the morning...shame...great noise tho
S1000XR - 2016
R1200RTLE - 2015

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Re: If u hadn't bought the S1000XR what would you be riding?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2016, 07:48:38 AM »
I had the MS 1200s DVT for 11 months. It had some minor quality issues but was really nice. XR is nicer though. Better quality, easier to ride fast, a tad faster, has a QS and cost very little with the trade. The only thing I ll miss is the v2 soundtrack.

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Re: If u hadn't bought the S1000XR what would you be riding?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2016, 08:43:56 AM »
Triumph Tiger 800XC, cracking bike. In fact it's for sale if anyone is interested.

 


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