I test-rode one a few months ago and I can't get it out of my head. The geometry and weight of the bike is almost identical to the NC so it felt very familiar - except for having 3x the power and all the electronic bells and whistles that a man could ever want. The BMW dealership is less than a mile from my house and the S1000XR is pulling at me like a magnet. Now, all I have to do is convince my wife that all the modern safety features on this bike make it a mandatory buy...mind you, i'm only being practical.
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"I shall pass this way but once. Any good that I can do or any kindness I can show; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." - Etienne de Grellet (Quaker Missionary)
My two motorcycles keep me busy and happy enough to not seriously think about shopping for yet another ; }
390 sounds better than 790 to me
The XR also climbs to 165 hp, and a payload increase of 24 lbs. The 2016 color options are joined by the new Ocean Blue metallic matt. The sporting adventurer also gets the anti-vibe bar, with “softer isolating elements on the handlebars that effectively prevent even the finest vibrations from being passed onto the handlebar ends.” (An improvement over previous models, then. We look forward to test riding it –Ed.)
I look forward to test-riding it too! My dealer is going to call me when the first '17 model hits the showroom floor. Ah, the flesh is weak.
Having fun on a motorcycle is not about having the most powerful, fastest bike on the planet. I'd venture a guess that most riders - even longtime sport bike riders - can barely use 50% of the potential of their bikes. And too much throttle in the wrong situation can put you down in an millisecond!
I hear you - i live near A&S in Roseville and i have to (have to i tell you !!!) ride past the dealership and try not to look - i too heard the 17 will address the vibration - im trying my hardest not to test ride it or it will be all over ! :-)
on topic - i did want to test ride the Duc multistrada at the same dealership but all they had free was a diavel and i didnt like the foot forward position