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Offline PaulS1000XR

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2017 XR
« on: December 16, 2016, 08:35:28 AM »
I have been looking at the new XR with a view to possibly changing my XR for a new one next year. By then my bike will have done 10k mikes and the warranty will be almost out. The new bike will be at my local dealer to view next week and I will be going for a test ride next week.

Has anyone rode a new bike yet?

Reading some of the reviews I note that the size of the faring has been reduced on the new bike. Don't know why.
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Re: 2017 XR
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2016, 08:34:09 PM »
my mate picked up his new blue 2017 today, i will try and meet him on sunday to give it the once over
fix it till its broke

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Re: 2017 XR
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2016, 10:32:30 PM »
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Re: 2017 XR
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2016, 01:18:14 AM »
*Originally Posted by PaulS1000XR [+]
Reading some of the reviews I note that the size of the faring has been reduced on the new bike. Don't know why.
Haven't heard that before. Would you possibly have a link to the review that mentions that?

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Re: 2017 XR
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2016, 08:58:01 AM »
Sorry can't remember which one mentioned it, most don't but look at the pictures available
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Re: 2017 XR
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2016, 10:07:04 AM »
Looks like the blue ones are arriving in U.K. Now...

2017 model straight out of the box. Grabbed image from comment on s1000xr facebook group.

Expecting mine early next week. :305:

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Re: 2017 XR
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2016, 11:00:11 AM »
Looks nice in blue.

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Re: 2017 XR
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2016, 01:18:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by FZZup [+]
Looks like the blue ones are arriving in U.K. Now...

2017 model straight out of the box. Grabbed image from comment on s1000xr facebook group.

Expecting mine early next week. :305:
thats my mate Andys bike
fix it till its broke

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Re: 2017 XR
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2016, 01:28:59 PM »
He's been a good boy for santa this year then! :001:

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Re: 2017 XR
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2016, 06:00:31 PM »
Picked up 2017 se model today. Managed to get 100miles in. First impressions re vibrations is that, subjectively, there is still IL4 buzz, but much less intrusive than what I remember on 2016 demo bike. For me, the main perception of any vibration, arose during engine breaking through seat and pegs in very narrow rev range. Returning back to biking after 30 year years, no issues with my 'biker virgin' ass and hands, and both totally oblivious to any vibration.

Heated grips seemed to work much better on new bike compared to my recollection of the demo bike. About 8-10degC today here in Dorset, wearing alpine star sp8. Grips at times felt quite toasty in level 2. I do wonder if the current supplied to the grips is modulated depending on engine revs and alternator load,, as at other occasional times during the ride, the grips whilst quite adequate, did not feel quite so toasty.

Bikes tucked up in the garage, snuggled up with oxford hardcore chain and ground anchor, awaiting next good weather window.

Merry xmas all