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Old 17-08-2018, 07:54 PM   #1
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Few years back I let the R1 go for a street bike for something different and had a Suzuki GSR750 I really enjoyed the 750 and had it a couple of years but it was just missing that litre engine, the extra power and torque, so I started looking at the litre sport bikes again and looked at the new Honda Fireblade, then I always wanted a BMW s1000RR and always thought I could not get one, so started looking had a test ride on the RR and my god what a bike!! No wonder it won the TT!!! So after the test ride I had a serious think what to do and being realistic with the RR would it be suitable for the road and in reality NO! (You would not get anywhere near the full potential of this bike it is bunkers!! I loved riding it and the power is just out of this world!!) so with the R you get pretty much what you get with the RR engine(detuned) frame, brakes, HP4 suspension and all the cons, upright sitting (yes I am getting older, so a nice comfortable position!) so the S1000r (the sensible option, yeah right!!!) so I spent a few weeks looking for a good example and managed to get the chance to have one with just delivery miles on the clock so I picked one up a couple of weeks ago. It does not disappoint What a machine!! It is a missile!! Already fitted a few extras, rad and oil guard, crash bobbins, GB Racing engine covers, tail tidy and a new screen on order at the moment.

The quickshift gearbox is so smooth, the brembo brakes are sharp and strong. Riding modes you can change on the fly with suspension settings power settings, traction control, cruise control, heated grips.

I have also fully stripped it down full machine polish and had a full ceramic coating, all plastics, frame, wheels, exhaust, paintwork.














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Old 17-08-2018, 08:06 PM   #2
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Very nice you lucky man

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Very nice bike there.
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Looking very nice and def looks the business

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Cheers guys, sports screen arriving tomorrow and a side stand extension (they are so small on the BMW’s) soft tarmac gravel the bike with sink so the foot will just help to support it. Clocked up a few miles and it just keeps getting better and better. It plants itself so well to the road corners and twists are a dream and you can carry so much speed in the corners.

Not sure what the plan is wether to go some carbon panels if it is it will be a satin finish, exhaust looking at SC Projects GP70 R full titanium.
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Old 23-08-2018, 01:15 PM   #7
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how do you find the naked compared to the fully faired bikes?

Ive got a GSX-R at the moment and when you crouch down the bike just slips through the air. I don't think my neck and arms could cope doing X speeds on a naked..
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how do you find the naked compared to the fully faired bikes?

Ive got a GSX-R at the moment and when you crouch down the bike just slips through the air. I don't think my neck and arms could cope doing X speeds on a naked..
I like it, it gives you a sense of real speed! having the GSR750 before hand I didn't feel the difference as both are up right position but after test riding the RR the speed just flies up so quickly and before you know it you are hitting some serious numbers, which is fine with track riding but putting your sensible head on it keeps you in tow a little!! you feel more chilled out too, a natural sitting position you can cruise along enjoying the ride without being in a race position all the time, legs tucked up body over the tank, leaning on the bars. With the BM I have best of both superbike speed with comfort!

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Old 23-08-2018, 02:56 PM   #10
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I have a 2016 s1000r in white,yes what a weapon,
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