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    S1000XR Pro vs Multistrada V4
    on: July 05, 2022, 07:49:32 pm
    July 05, 2022, 07:49:32 pm
    I'm a big fan of the I4 engines BMW uses on their superbikes. I just got rid of my 2018 Multistrada 1260s. It was a two cylinder and tons of fun, but I miss the Hp4 inline engine of my old s1000XR. In looking at a specs comparison between the S1000XR and Multistrada V4, the S1000XR blows the doors off the Multistrada in every category, and is cheaper. It seems like between the two its a no-brainer. Does anyone feel differently?

    https://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/ntvl7dhe2v0e
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    Re: S1000XR Pro vs Multistrada V4
    Reply #1 on: July 05, 2022, 08:35:33 pm
    July 05, 2022, 08:35:33 pm
    Strange comparison....surely you are going to compare the Ducati Pikes Peak.

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    Re: S1000XR Pro vs Multistrada V4
    Reply #2 on: July 05, 2022, 08:58:54 pm
    July 05, 2022, 08:58:54 pm
    Just curious as to what an S1000XR "Pro" is..??

    As an aside, since the beginning in 2015 the XR has always outperformed the Multistrada on a drag strip etc...but that's not what most people are after.

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    Re: S1000XR Pro vs Multistrada V4
    Reply #3 on: July 05, 2022, 09:05:43 pm
    July 05, 2022, 09:05:43 pm
    I’d be more than happy to take my chances on a Pikes Peak against an X/R assuming I could get one cuz currently they are unobtainium and that’s assuming one can afford such in the first place.....

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    Re: S1000XR Pro vs Multistrada V4
    Reply #4 on: July 06, 2022, 01:18:31 am
    July 06, 2022, 01:18:31 am
    Having ridden both bikes (although the Duc was a 1260 Enduro with the big tank and 19 inch front wheels) There isn't even a comparison in terms of power and handling. The Duc is a boat compared to the XR in every way. way more vibey too. It does have more refined suspension electronics though but that's about the only thing it has on the XR, brakes are about the same, and everything else the XR does better. Maybe the only other thing is the Enduro Multi has a really wide tank that provides tonnes of wind protection.

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    Re: S1000XR Pro vs Multistrada V4
    Reply #5 on: July 06, 2022, 06:56:47 am
    July 06, 2022, 06:56:47 am

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    Re: S1000XR Pro vs Multistrada V4
    Reply #6 on: July 07, 2022, 07:04:35 pm
    July 07, 2022, 07:04:35 pm
    *Originally Posted by Winger [+]
    ........and Italians!!!
    Just kidding. I test rode both bikes before purchasing the XR and I have to say it came down to the price. I couldn't justify the significant price difference for not much more bike. To me it was the allure of the Ducati brand that had me even considering the Multi over the XR, and then I came to my senses. The multi is a great bike and I'll probably own one one day, but not for a while as the XR is SUCH A GOOD BIKE. By far the best bike I have ever owned.

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    Re: S1000XR Pro vs Multistrada V4
    Reply #7 on: July 07, 2022, 07:49:28 pm
    July 07, 2022, 07:49:28 pm
    Also the opportunity to pronounce your bike as ‘Dookaaaaatie’ would be appealing (like ‘Jaagwar’)  :062:

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    Re: S1000XR Pro vs Multistrada V4
    Reply #8 on: July 18, 2022, 04:05:32 pm
    July 18, 2022, 04:05:32 pm
    I had gotten my final 2 down to these wonderful bikes.  Coming from a Ducati, I was leaning toward the MS and the V4 motor was very fun to ride. After riding both I had a friend buy the new MS.  He raved about the motor and all of the new tech in the Ducati.  In the following weeks, he was braking in his new bike and by the time his first break in service was scheduled he shared his "list" of things that were either not working correctly or not working at all.  Mostly electronics,  Cruise, signals and a fuel gauge issue.  This led me to take the XR out for another test drive.

    I have not owned an inline 4 in almost 20 years and that was a 600.  During the 2nd test drive , I was able to take the bike out for a longer ride.  Some hwy and some backroads.  To me the XR seemed nimble and more willing to drop into turns.  I also got to know the engine better.  I went back between Road and Dynamic.  The engine, while choked with the Euro5 emissions has potential and I enjoyed riding mostly in 4th and 5th gear.

    Ultimately, the issues with the MS being a "new" bike and the pricing led me to the XR and I am happy.  After some typical mods...Brentune and headers the bike is sublime.

    I will say this...the only feature that I wish the BMW had is the lane assist and the active cruise control.  BMW has it on other bikes and I would assume that the "New" XR will have that in the next Gen.