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Offline FZZup

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Back to Bikes after 30 years!
« on: November 30, 2016, 06:34:48 PM »
Hi All,

Decided to get back into biking after a 30 year break. Last bike was an FZ750 (anyone remember this 5 valve per cylinder jobbie ? ) back in 1986. Before that Yamaha 350YPVS.

After some 'back to biking training' courtesy of the nice folks at Just Ride in Wimborne, and a a clean bill of health in regard to riding skills, decided to go for broke on a litre class.
Only live once right? Figured modern technology should help to bridge the gap between rusty skills and warp drive capabilities of modern litre bikes. :007:

Well after some serious butt clenching test rides on S1000R, S1000XR, Z1000SX and tracer MT09 decided to opt for the S1000XR. (OMG modern brakes are the biz!)

Wanted something suitable for occasional +1 'Dorris' ride, which ruled out the S1000R. MT-09 was OK but a bit 'meh' when it came to top end rush.
Seriously considered the Kawasaki but the wife didn't like the 2016 seat too much. Could have waited to see 2017 model, but in the end  having BMW dealer on doorstep, I opted for blue S1000XR Sport SE (2017). Deposit down and  apparently to be delivered before Xmas.     

Looking forward to my return to biking journey, and  support from the BMW brotherhood along the way...

Cheers

Offline Svenski

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Re: Back to Bikes after 30 years!
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 06:55:38 PM »
Welcome back to the world of two wheels and to the forum of course  :028:
“Life is like riding a bike. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

Offline zei220

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Re: Back to Bikes after 30 years!
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2016, 03:33:31 PM »
Welcome, and enjoy the ride.

Offline FZZup

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Re: Back to Bikes after 30 years!
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 10:51:11 AM »
Thx for warm welcome. See you around the forum

Offline Redrick

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Re: Back to Bikes after 30 years!
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 04:28:11 PM »
You will be fine on a blue one as they are the slowest  :001:


Welcome to the best bike BMW ever made and the forum
You tell me how fast I was going Officer !

Offline FZZup

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Re: Back to Bikes after 30 years!
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2016, 09:37:23 PM »
Perhaps the blues are the slowest but the word is they  are the  'jizziest'

See 14:12 onwards