BMW S1000XR

New Members => New Member Introductions => Topic started by: XRRICH on March 08, 2019, 07:12:39 PM

Title: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
Post by: XRRICH on March 08, 2019, 07:12:39 PM
Hello, I hopefully collect my 2018 S1000 XR on Sunday its a factory low SE Sport in Blue with a whole 306 miles on the clock!. I am new to BMW and have come from a Triumph Tiger Sport 1050, so this is going to be interesting and fun :)

I've already got a load of parts to put on the bike sitting in my lounge.

I am based in the UK in the Midlands :)

Rich

Title: Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
Post by: Asw63632004 on March 08, 2019, 07:55:44 PM
 :400: Rich.  Enjoy it.  :821:   Andy
How come it only has 306miles?
Title: Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
Post by: XRRICH on March 08, 2019, 09:01:36 PM
That’s a good question, If the info the dealer gave is true,  someone bought it and has recently had a new baby so was forced to sell it by their wife!
It’s not an ex demo, and looked in excellent condition.

Thank you for the hello :)
Title: Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
Post by: otrp on March 08, 2019, 09:05:55 PM
Hello XRRICH. Enjoy the new aquisition.   :002:
Title: Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
Post by: Bree on March 08, 2019, 09:22:52 PM
Hi Rich and   :400: Just the sort of bike I look for, used low mileage and a lot cheaper than new.  Enjoy the ride..............
Title: Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
Post by: Asw63632004 on March 08, 2019, 10:42:34 PM
Tough  decision.. get rid of the bike or the wife?  Hmmmm :084:
Title: Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
Post by: Becksy on March 09, 2019, 08:45:21 AM
Welcome XRRICH. Enjoy the bike.  Let us know what the lowered version is like. Am thinking of goi g for a lowered version when it’s time to change.
Title: Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
Post by: grizzle on March 09, 2019, 09:13:23 AM
I have a factory lowered HP Motorsport one since September 2018 - 1800 miles on it
Rides and feels like a regular one just that I can get my feet on the floor....
Had a full size one from March 2016 and struggled a few time so fitted the Soupys lowering kit which solved the problem but was an extra cost
Did about 4000 miles before lowering then another 12000
I'm 5'10 with a 31 leg. but it's not the height it's the way the seat splays your legs apart
HP seat seems less severe
Title: Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
Post by: Becksy on March 09, 2019, 09:35:25 AM
Similarly am not a short arse, about 5'10" and whilst I can manage the standard no problem, just think a little closer to the ground would just be a tad more comfortable.
Title: Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
Post by: Wonger on March 11, 2019, 01:37:27 PM
I'm 6'0 and have the Low chassis. I traded the low HP seat for the high version and the bike feels great. Seat height feels just like any normal higher sport-bike style bike now. I can easily flat foot both feet. If I were doing it again, I wouldn't seek out a low version, but it works just fine, and I'm not scraping any extra hard parts. If it were on a track, the center stand would need to be removed anyway. It could possibly be nicer to have that extra 25mm in suspension travel is all. I find road mode a bit too spongy and dynamic a bit too stiff for cruising and a tad soft for really charging. I'm also 225 lbs.
Title: Re: New to BMW and the S1000 XR :)
Post by: Goferbikes on March 15, 2019, 08:19:23 PM
I'm one of the lucky ones then at 6'2" & it fits purrrfectly. I've now fitted the coding plug & .........jeez! The thing is mental!!! Not for rainy days or any dampness at all on the road but track days or the occasional short blast.  My first Beemer too and no regrets yet although the riding position took some getting used too. Good luck and sure you're going to enjoy it.