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post #1531 of 1899 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 10:21 AM
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You know who an OPINION matters the most to? One self opinion that just slap down $23,500 for a nice 2020 S1000RR. I really dont think that 'reviews' from other people should make it or break it on the decision to purchased or not. Everyone has a feel and expectation of results. You buy, ride, and enjoy... or turn around and resell the thing if you dont like it and it does not meet expectations.
You've said it well here. And just to dispel what I think is a misapprehension about my reason for soliciting "reviews", I was absolutely NOT doing so to help me make a "buy" decision. Your comment about "self opinion" is exactly why I am NOT buying a 2020 RR. Why? Because, in my "self opinion" my 2017 RR is the best bike I have ever owned...ever. It is so smooth, it's ridiculous...and it handles like a dream (I cut the weight down to just about what a 2020 weighs) and I really like the design of the bike compared to the 2020.

I was just interested to hear what "real" buyers think of the new RR, once they got it, because the pre-release hype on this bike has been pretty much "off the charts".

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Reviews typically don't mean crap unless its specific to what you will use the bike for. Sure all the track reviews and world launch reviews will still tell you what the bike is like across a wide range of conditions. But tbh the track review doesn't mean crap to me. Neither does 0 to 100 or 0 to 60 speeds etc. I really only care about how it handles on the street and for 4 day touring trips consisting of 1000kms a day. I have ridden the new bike for around 300kms now. Its been wet and cold every day. And It's only been commuting to work. No hills runs. For me there has not been much change. It basically sounds and feels the same (not exactly but close enough). The bars feel lower and wider. It still accelerates quick and lifts the wheel easily with the rev limiter still on. Brakes feel fine. So until the weather warms up and I can fang one up in the hills with the limiter off I don't really have much to say. Clutch is a lot lighter. Seems a bit jerky when its cold. Sticks a bit. Cold start up is a bit funny. First hit of the button it runs for 2 secs and stalls. Second hit of the button and its fine.
It must suck to have the bike, and only have rain to ride it in. Hope you get some good weather to go wring it out a little.
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Tbh the only real benefit for me with the tpm is when you have a puncture but dont know about it. If its a slow leak you will see it dropping and once low enough a warning will show on the dash. At least you know at the earliest possible time rather than riding till you notice its flat and handles bad. Checking the preasure while riding is not really a thing.
Somehow I picked up a nail or screw during a track day. Perhaps in the parking lot of the paddock. At the end of the first lap of a session after running down the straight at around 175 mph I went into turn one at around 70 mph and something felt a little strange, by turn two it was a little stranger and by turn three it was scary. The screw/nail had been ejected through my rear fender on the straight and I was rapidly losing pressure. Any earlier notice of the problem would have been greatly appreciated.

Also, on the settings front, I never saw any warning in six days at the track on the new bike running track pressures so it must programmable to whatever you want your desired pressure to be.
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44 teeth test of the new Bridgestone S22 tyres on various bikes.


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The were quite taken with the RR.
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44 teeth test of the new Bridgestone S22 tyres on various bikes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mca4zvRspqA


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The were quite taken with the RR.
"I think you've got to be a massive twat to crash the RR."
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haha you just bet me to posting it. Very interesting what they had to say about the brakes .. seems like sometimes the bikes have problems.
Maybe worn or something..

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13:59 Nothing like experiencing a tank slapper at high speeds to exercise the old sphincter muscle.


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haha you just bet me to posting it. Very interesting what they had to say about the brakes .. seems like sometimes the bikes have problems.
Maybe worn or something..
Sounded like one bike had lights still connected which doesn't allow you to turn off ABS.
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Could put it in race mode. I only ever feel abs kickin for anti stoppie.
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https://youtu.be/9WQXEwPYE1Y

Small YouTube channel riding the racing red. The quick shift really looks an sounds smooth.
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