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post #1481 of 1899 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 03:25 PM
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We were talking about this yesterday on the RPM limiter.. what is it set now for the break in period? The old was 9000 until 500 miles, then it would jump 200 more to 9200 @129MPH
Don't understand this statement. When the "old" model's rev limiter came off at the first service, it was off...period.
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Did I read this right? This author isn't particularly enamored of the new RR? "Soul-less"?

I agree about the rear light configuration...

Interesting...be more interested once the buyers here have theirs and have some "feet on the ground" commentary.
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Did I read this right? This author isn't particularly enamored of the new RR? "Soul-less"?
I had to ride a customer's Tunono for an MOT - that bike had soul, so much so that it was almost unrideable unless you were accelerating briskly from 60 mph. I prefer a bike to be effortlessly rideable at whatever speed I decide to ride it at.
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Did I read this right? This author isn't particularly enamored of the new RR? "Soul-less"?

I agree about the rear light configuration...

Interesting...be more interested once the buyers here have theirs and have some "feet on the ground" commentary.
This seems to have been peoples' complaints regarding the S1000RR ever since it came out. I can certainly appreciate the character, noise, and aesthetics of italian V-configuration bikes as much as the next guy (I genuinely will miss my Ducati), but I'll take soulless precision and utter reliability over that.

For what it's worth Baron Von Grumble posted today that he thinks it is "the fastest out of the crate track bike currently produced" and that definitely satisfies me.
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Limiter was at 9000, but only 380 km on the bike. The seat would be suitable for track as is, much firmer that previous. Feels almost like the Woodcraft stickon one (hard!)

My Ducati friends call the BMW "beige" because it doesn't have character like the Italian stuff. That's fine with me.

Forgot to answer the question about brakes, as stated, a little less initial bite but still very strong, smooth and progressive. Won't need that RCS19.
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Would the M seat be good for the track? Or go with track seat foam?
You would have to be awfully particular to need something else for the track. It does the job quite well.
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Fixed for ya ... lol does looks better with & without stuff in 😂😂😋🤔🤣
i like it either way!
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Did I read this right? This author isn't particularly enamored of the new RR? "Soul-less"?

when euro reviewers criticize an american vehicle they say "oh its unrefined, poorly tuned, difficult to handle"

when they review an italian vehicle with the same characteristics "it has soul"

so yeah... the new bmw is highly refined... i dont think that in any way means it has any less "soul" than an italian bike or any other bike... its "soul" is just built better.
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This will be my first bike with TPMS. Will there be an issue with running tire pressures at less than recommended?

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BMW cars allow one to set the starting pressure value wherever you would like. A warning appears when the pressure drops by 25% from this preset value. Perhaps the bike will allow this as well.
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