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  • Offline Arthurgee   gb

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    New member from Perth Scotland
    on: October 08, 2022, 08:48:05 pm
    October 08, 2022, 08:48:05 pm
    Hi forum, so i'm in serious consideration (ie possibly tomorrow) going to make a purchase on a 21 plate 1000 XR.  I've been a Kawasaki man since first passing test n 1987, going through a range of them, wit presently riding the  H2 SX SE, on an 18 plate.Bike has been great over the lat few years, even went to Missano on it in 18. Now as we get older (mid 50's) it gets  bit sore on the wrists on long rides so looking for something that is easier to ride, has a similar street presence, and i'm at the XR door step.
    Now i'm not the tallest and when i rode the demonstrator, it was the lower saddle model, and that felt good, but just looking for some general thoughts on this. Also any pros/cons to be looked at before i purchase?
    cheers for any advice, and after 35 years on a Kawa, i need the right bike to make me jump ship.
    G

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    Re: New member from Perth Scotland
    Reply #1 on: October 16, 2022, 08:57:19 pm
    October 16, 2022, 08:57:19 pm
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    Sounds like you need a low seat model.

    XR is a great bike and having had both gen1 and gen2 i'm unsure still as to which one i prefer.

    I think the new model engine heat is greater, the side stand lean is greater and the seat a lttle harder and the fuel goes quicker in dynamic....but....i like the new design, the dash is good, the lights are better at night.

    I'll keep my 21 plate as well ive bought it outright so i'll make it work, just guess i need to ride a bit more often to appreciate it.

    I dont see any viable competitor brand to the XR bar a Ducati multi, having rode one i thought the BM was a bit more aggressive and firmer ride, thats my opinion though.

    Hope you get the right bike, let me know !!

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    Re: New member from Perth Scotland
    Reply #2 on: October 23, 2022, 05:52:55 pm
    October 23, 2022, 05:52:55 pm
    cheers for the advice rob. So the deal is now done, bye bye H2, hello XR. Hopefully pick it up at the weekend.
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    Re: New member from Perth Scotland
    Reply #3 on: October 23, 2022, 06:02:17 pm
    October 23, 2022, 06:02:17 pm
    Welcome,

    I see you have bought a Gen 2 - congrats!

    Perth eh?   You’ll be champing at the bit to get out on that !   I think my bike is away for the winter, and I’m a long way south from you.

    I’ve not tried a Gen 2, but I do like that TFT dash - Anyhow, enjoy the bike when you get it !

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    Re: New member from Perth Scotland
    Reply #4 on: October 23, 2022, 09:23:23 pm
    October 23, 2022, 09:23:23 pm
    cheers man, i think you have a good selecion of similar roads down your way, but yes, will be champing at the bit to get out and enjoy. It this xmas is similar to last year, then i should get some time out, but dont want to let the road salt do too much damage so need to watch. maybe use the witner period for mods  :018:and bling.....

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    Re: New member from Perth Scotland
    Reply #5 on: October 24, 2022, 09:00:25 am
    October 24, 2022, 09:00:25 am
     :400: on board..  :028:

    Great roads up and North/Northwest of where you live. If I lived up there, and I'm actually considering it, I'd be out every dry day, irrespective of the cold..  :084: well, maybe less than Zero would keep me indoors. 

    Antares and I were up in the Galloway Forest weekend before last, for a spot of wild camping, I'd like to get another trip in before December.  :001:

    Enjoy the bike, hope you get a few rides in over winter..  :028:

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    Re: New member from Perth Scotland
    Reply #6 on: October 24, 2022, 12:41:39 pm
    October 24, 2022, 12:41:39 pm
    cheers windy, hopefully get a few rides out before any snow comes, if at all.....

     



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