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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Upgrade 2010 s1000rr to 2012 s1000rr ?

Has anyone made the upgrade from a 2010 s1000rr to a 2012 s1000rr?

Is this worth doing ?

What are the pros vs cons ?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 01:44 PM
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Yes, did this 1200 miles ago. ( 3 weeks ). Mostly personal preferance. Tail section is thinner. Body work is slightly different, wings and vents added. Wheel base is slightly shorter too.

2012 felt slightly smoother across the RPM range than my 2010.

No easy "Go To" things for why I switched. Most people didn't even noticed I pulled up on a different bike. 2010 Thunder Grey vs the 2012 Saphire Black. I had all my aftermarket stuff swapped over to the 2012, so they look very similar.

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I made the change as someone to parked a car in my 2010 so i was kind of forced into it.

The greatest changes I found were:

Rain mode actually had some guts to it
Handled better, easier to turn into corners
Smoother power delivery throughout.
Enjoying heated grips.

Some good changes but i would never have made the change except under these circumstances. I was quite happy on the 2010.
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Is the 11% quicker throttle turn noticeable?

It has a 20% larger hole for the ram air, did you notice more power ?

Are the vibrations better?

Did the wider bars make a noticeable difference ?

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Is the 11% quicker throttle turn noticeable?

It has a 20% larger hole for the ram air, did you notice more power ?

Are the vibrations better?

Did the wider bars make a noticeable difference ?

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Why not just test ride one? You can answer your own question.

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Personally I wouldn't do it.Too much $$$$ loss.Give the extra $$$$ for suspension or better trackdays.Yes you have better turn in, yes it has a bit more middle power (if you can notice) but then nothing else.I wouldn't go even for the HP4 since with less than the difference I could buy the HP power kit with many many gismo staff that are really helpful for the track.This is me, now for your needs you decide.

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I have a 12, and plan on keeping it for at least three years. Four if I'm having no issues with it (warranty expires in three) at that time. I'm hoping to sell my 848 and pick up a cruiser. I'm hoping to have both worlds covered. The HP4 does nothing for me. I don't even like the color. But to each their own.

I've never ridden a 10. But I'm assuming you've grown very accustomed to it, like a pair of shoes that feel just right. That means something on a bike. You'll like the drivability of the 12. But it would take a hell of a deal to make it worth it.

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I was also forced to swap from a '10 to a '12, because I moved back to the States and couldn't bring my bike with me.

I absolutely LOVED my '10. But I sure wished it had heated grips, and I really wanted to have the same throttle response curve in Sport, Race, and Slick.

So I now have that on the '12. At first I was disappointed that the super-twitchy Slick throttle map is gone. But it's very nicely calibrated and VERY smooth, and sneezing won't cause you to wheelie by jerking the throttle slightly.

Midrange power hole is gone. Top end is still scary fast. And the bike is slightly more twitchy to hold in long sweepers, but it's easier to tip in.

You can now get rid of that damned LAMPF! warning in one of the setup menus. Because I use LED parking lights, getting rid of that warning was just wonderful!

Maybe it's my imagination, but the clutch effort seems to be a little lighter. The lighter throttle is a GODSEND; my right hand no longer cramps on long rides. And the shorter turn is also great, and makes up for the softer throttle mapping - you can now truly yank it WOT without repositioning your hand.

So yes, the '12 fixed what few niggles I had with the '10, other than still lacking a TPMS. Most of my aftermarket parts from my '10 swapped over, except for a couple carbon pieces. But it's not worth swapping unless you've got money to burn.

Aftermarket triple tree and rear swingarm spacers will get the geometry to be more or less the same as the '12. A good PCV tune got rid of the power hole in the midrange on my '10. Heated grips can be swapped in. And you can get a quick turn throttle from alpha Racing. Updating a '10 would be a lot cheaper than trading in IMHO.

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 05:45 AM
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ian what choices do you have besides getting a 12? i dont think you will be able to find a left over 2011 in the country...
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback!

The reason i am asking is that i wrecked my 2010 two weeks ago, and if the insurance writes a check, then i was wondering if i should buy another 2010 or get a 2012.

I have tons of mods on my 2010. Does anyone know if the mods are covered by State Farm?

BST rear wheel is toast, full Akro system is also toast
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