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  • Offline RGVDave   gb

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    Bike delivered, I am officially allowed to be a member of the Forum!
    on: March 19, 2021, 08:30:46 am
    March 19, 2021, 08:30:46 am
    Morning / afternoon / evening all, so I had the bike delivered yesterday afternoon, I thought I would share some initial thoughts about my 2nd BMW bike I have ever owned (1st one being a quite old R1100S, that had a noisy shaft drive, still used it for work trips into Europe mind).

    Delivery from the dealer to the house was a bit underwhelming, the guy dropping it off was fine, but basically had no idea about the bike, he tried but admitted he wasn't with the company long (that was after he had to ring up to understand how to open the top box and I had to stop him from forcing the Nav 6 back on without doing it in the right way). Also the documents pack was a bit crap, its the small things that could make such a difference I think when you have spent decent car money.
    I quickly ushered him away as I was a bit embarrassed for him as it was clear while he was trying to toggle through the screen he really hadn't a clue.

    Suddenly I was left with my new toy that less than two weeks ago had no idea I was even going to get another bike, let alone it be a BMW (Multi 4 was the initial search on the web).

    The urge came quickly to go and buy a loaf of bread from a store that does a really nice one at the end of a nice little road from my house.

    My gear dragged out of storage, helmet smelling like it needs a touch of fabreeze, but getting excited as a teenager again to simply just try it out!

    First impressions after many reviews I watched on youtube as no test ride was allowed..

    1. After riding V twin Dukes for the last 5 years (2010 Multi S & very occasional use of my Panigale 1200S) I forgot how revy a four was.. took me by surprise for a while and wondered quickly if that would become a long term problem to me.
    2. After the initial few miles I then remembered that OK IL4's my be more revy, but they are also way more smooth and loved this part of it.
    3. It feels so light on the bars, I haven't ridden the multi for over a year now, but I cant remember it being as light on the bars as this.
    4. That quick shifter is so smooth, its really fantastic, just love it.
    5. TFT and Nav, I need to spend an hour in the garage to walk it through as again this all looks great, but no use just yet (couldn't find out how much fuel was in the bike for example).
    6. Seating position has being talked about a lot, so I was anxious to feel it for myself, initially its not as much as a concern as I was building up, but I was only out about an hour max, and usually its hour 2 when it will kick in, so this is still to be decided.

    Pulled up at a nice spot to have a walk around, and really like what I saw, I love these colours, the R1100S I had was a horrible yellow, it was all I could afford at the time, I really wanted the Boxer Cup version and couldn't afford that one, so its a bit of a look back at something I wanted from around 15 years ago as well I think.

    After the initial ride I know I will really like this bike, as always a few bits needed, longer front mudguard, radiator protector as there can be no doubt that would get a stone into it at some point.

    But all and all, happy to be back on the road in the UK, getting back in my mates group biker run out chats and its just before we hopefully open back up with some better weather around the corner..

    Sorry for waffling on, needed to tell someone!






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    Reply #1 on: March 19, 2021, 08:43:39 am
    March 19, 2021, 08:43:39 am
    Welcome to the club.
    Is that the BMW top box? What size in ltr is it.

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    Reply #2 on: March 19, 2021, 08:52:08 am
    March 19, 2021, 08:52:08 am
    *Originally Posted by Mab1067 [+]
    Welcome to the club.
    Is that the BMW top box? What size in ltr is it.

    Yes its the BMW one that came with it (negotiated in), not sure on the size, guessing around 30ltrs as my other one was around 50

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    Reply #3 on: March 19, 2021, 09:26:53 am
    March 19, 2021, 09:26:53 am
    Blimey Dave you’ve lost me  :001: RGV ? Blimey there’s a story, Ducati’s ? another, R1100s...i’ve Had mine 22 years and that really is a story,sorry i’m Rambling as well...welcome to the madhouse  :002:

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    Reply #4 on: March 19, 2021, 11:21:17 am
    March 19, 2021, 11:21:17 am
    RGVDave  :400:

    I hear you.... I too in started to look for a new toy back in November, searched the Multi V4 but wasn't here so couldn't, also kept getting drawn back to XR, got bored, dealer offered good deal in December, got deliver New Years having never actually riding one  :112:

    Been out on it a few times now, concerns where like yours especially the much discussed vibes, so far not felt them like others report, however with a 1000cc motor spinning at +10K I feel a tingle of excitement however more concerned of bumpy Lincolnshire roads . Summary so far... like what I got and makes me smile again.

    As a note my mate is about to get a MV4 for test ride as he is weighing up XR vs MV4, but for the a MV4 spec for spec as my XR with fully panniers my XR was £4K cheaper than what Ducati are offering. (Minus Radar)

    Enjoy !