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post #111 of 183 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by killerpitou View Post
In the big city my friend.
Denver? Ugh, you poor bastard....

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post #112 of 183 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 09:57 AM
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I do not have the new RR yet. I decided to wait until this winter - mostly because I will never ride it on the street and hoping most of what I want will start to become available to get it set up for the track by then.

I find this thread and the other threads helpful - certainly have to listen to anyone that owns one.

I've owned 3 RR's a 12,15 and my current 16. The 12 I did ride on the street and honestly I never could keep a handle on my self control (lack of it) and for me I have other bikes that just simply were way more comfortable that had good enough performance to keep me happy. I understand many riders only have the one bike so of course I get how important it is for them to make it as good as they can.


Bruce, very well written. I do have exactly the same experience. Also only ride 16 RR on track.

Planning on getting gen4 sometimes next year.
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post #113 of 183 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by BruceV View Post
Please keep posting all of your experiences I for one really appreciate all your thoughts - I have a lot of months ahead of me before I pull the trigger so this stuff is all good.
Bruce...I didn't quote all your comments since everyone can read them, but it's funny...I was thinking I hadn't read anything from you in a while and wondered what you were up to. You answered the spades! What a great set of comments you just made. And, like you, I'm finding this to be a great thread (and not because I'm the OP!).

The RR is a fantastic bike and I'm still totally happy with my '17 and in no hurry to trade it, but I understand the allure of a few more HP, especially when motorcycling journalists compare the literbike manufacturers' products and people want to own the "top dog". I'll never tap into the full potential of my '17, but when I'm in the mountains riding the twisties, the smile on my face would never let you know I'm not tapping into something really great.

Keep the reviews coming, guys...if nothing else, it's really fun reading. Great post, Bruce.
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post #114 of 183 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by CYCLE_MONKEY View Post
Denver? Ugh, you poor bastard....
Beautiful here. But town is too big now. It's busy everywhere. Including up the mountains. All year round.....
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post #115 of 183 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 02:04 PM
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Are lean angle, DTC % and brakes stored in memory and accessible after you turn ignition off and restart? (Without connecting the optional data logger.)
NO!! GRRRRRR, Not that I've been able to find at least.
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NO!! GRRRRRR, Not that I've been able to find at least.
They reset once the ignition is turned off.
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post #117 of 183 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 08:28 PM
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I took delivery yesterday and the bike is absolutely amazing point blank. Like I said in the delivery thread Im 21 and this is my first 1000cc motorcycle but even for me the ride modes change the power delivery and make the bike very approachable and confidence inspiring. I rode about 100 miles yesterday and a lot of them in the dark and the lights are great I couldnt imagine a motorcycle having better headlights than most cars but this bike makes it very competitive. Very agile and just a fantastic bike.
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post #118 of 183 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 09:09 PM
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I was originally going to trade in my 18 for the 20 I pre ordered but I couldnt let go of it so I now have 2 s1000's. I must say even with it being locked at the moment due to break in i love it even more than the 18 its definitely more nimble. The dash has taken some getting used to but all in all I'm very impressed I diidnt think it could get better but they have surpassed my expectations. Cant wait to get it unlocked and really see what she'll do. Btw I'm in dfw Texas picked mine up last weekend.
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post #119 of 183 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 07:21 AM
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I´ll have to talk to Motorrad Center about this, exactly the same issue on previous generations AND on the R (single R) bike. Not living up to BMW standards...
Received a written answer from the dealer, apparently there is a "service bulletin" issued (whatever that means).
"The clutch needs to break in and the more it is used the better it will be. At present, they do not mention any other action that would make this better."
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post #120 of 183 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 01:57 PM
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This M seat is hard af. It has got to go.

I love the bike even with all its quirks.
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