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    Just about to buy the XR - late Gen 1 or early Gen 2?
    on: March 14, 2022, 10:47:53 am
    March 14, 2022, 10:47:53 am
    Hello all,

    I'm on the verge of trading in the V-Strom 1050XT for a used XR, but have seen the odd mint, late Gen 1 XR and am wondering, if it's still a good buy, considering an early Gen 2 is only fractionally more to buy?

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Re: Just about to buy the XR - late Gen 1 or early Gen 2?
    Reply #1 on: March 14, 2022, 11:25:20 am
    March 14, 2022, 11:25:20 am
    Read this and it'll be as clear as mud...  :008:

    Coming from a V-strom to any XR is a big leap forward (in my opinion) but I guess that's tempered with what it is you want from a bike :187:

    https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,6087.0.html

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    Re: Just about to buy the XR - late Gen 1 or early Gen 2?
    Reply #2 on: March 14, 2022, 11:55:56 am
    March 14, 2022, 11:55:56 am
    *Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
    Read this and it'll be as clear as mud...  :008:

    Coming from a V-strom to any XR is a big leap forward (in my opinion) but I guess that's tempered with what it is you want from a bike :187:

    https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,6087.0.html

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    Cheers. The V-Strom does everything well and I trust it completely; it's faultless, it just gets out-handled by Tridents and out-gunned by 765's.

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    Re: Just about to buy the XR - late Gen 1 or early Gen 2?
    Reply #3 on: March 14, 2022, 12:18:43 pm
    March 14, 2022, 12:18:43 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ed. [+]
    Cheers. The V-Strom does everything well and I trust it completely; it's faultless, it just gets out-handled by Tridents and out-gunned by 765's.

    Yep, an XR will solve your problem, either one.  :028:
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    Re: Just about to buy the XR - late Gen 1 or early Gen 2?
    Reply #4 on: March 14, 2022, 12:25:00 pm
    March 14, 2022, 12:25:00 pm
    *Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
    Yep, an XR will solve your problem, either one.  :028:
    From the thread you posted, The Gen 1 is perfect for me, Gen 2 is good for her.

    Think I've decided.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Just about to buy the XR - late Gen 1 or early Gen 2?
    Reply #5 on: March 21, 2022, 10:08:29 pm
    March 21, 2022, 10:08:29 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ed. [+]
    From the thread you posted, The Gen 1 is perfect for me, Gen 2 is good for her.

    Think I've decided.

    Thanks.

    Excellent choice, you won't regret it !!!!
    If your not going to thrash it leave it in the garage !!

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    Re: Just about to buy the XR - late Gen 1 or early Gen 2?
    Reply #6 on: April 02, 2022, 01:26:33 pm
    April 02, 2022, 01:26:33 pm
    Hi Ed I've recently moved from a Honda crosstourer to a 2018 xr se sport largely because I needed to get a bike that was lighter and more agile. The fact that it goes like stink is a welcome bonus.
    My 2018 is immaculate and has the benefit of a few more horses plus some anti vibe measures.
    I have also added bar ends which stopped the mirrors blurring and fitted a mra screen. Would highly recommend both mods.
    Other than that the bike is fabulous. Quickshifter is ace, gearing and engine simply astonishing.
    If you haven't bought yet have a thorough test ride and include some bumpy roads because the suspension will be a lot firmer than your current bike.
    Have fun

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    Re: Just about to buy the XR - late Gen 1 or early Gen 2?
    Reply #7 on: April 02, 2022, 01:34:03 pm
    April 02, 2022, 01:34:03 pm
    *Originally Posted by scribbler [+]
    Hi Ed I've recently moved from a Honda crosstourer to a 2018 xr se sport...
    Thanks Scribbler, I've already picked it up. It's a Gen 1 2020 Sport SE Triple Black. It's BMW Approved, came with crash bars, Evotech bar ends and rad guards. I fitted a Shad SH39 top box as well as removed the satnav cradle and fitted a Garmin Zumo XT.

    It's fantastic 👍

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    Re: Just about to buy the XR - late Gen 1 or early Gen 2?
    Reply #8 on: April 02, 2022, 02:49:48 pm
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    Sounds brilliant Ed...triple black looks ace and you have some nice extras too. Roll on summer!

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    Re: Just about to buy the XR - late Gen 1 or early Gen 2?
    Reply #9 on: April 02, 2022, 05:46:54 pm
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    *Originally Posted by scribbler [+]
    Sounds brilliant Ed...triple black looks ace and you have some nice extras too. Roll on summer!