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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-03-2015, 09:06 PM
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Would like one as a second bike. Would be great for pillion, long rides with wife. Still years away from now. Enjoying the sports riding too much for now
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-03-2015, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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You can enjoy the sports riding on the XR, it turns pretty good.
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How about some pix with the luggage installed? Always wonder what it would look like with the cases.
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I have the 600 mile service scheduled for Wednesday, that's when I'm also having the luggage installed. The dealership didn't have the luggage in stock when I bought the bike. When I get the service done and bags installed, I will post up some pics.
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Out of curiosity, what made you choose the XR over the R1200GS. I just went through a similar transition from RR to an adventure. And I went with the GS for capability and less buzziness. Don't get me wrong though it was a hard choice as the motor in the XR is incredible.
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Congratulations! I bet it is a great deal of fun.

Out of curiosity, does anyone know where the beaky look for this style of bikes originated? The BMW looks like a Ducati Multistrada, but my guess is Ducati is also tapping into a historical style.

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Congratulations on the new bike. When I stop doing track days with my RR, the XR would be a very tempting next ride.
Granted I'm still green, having been away from real riding, for a long time, and never being that fast, but there's a coach with TPM that is impossible for me to keep in sight, on the track. He has a red XR, I have a 15 RR. He's a nice guy, but it does indeed hurt the stones, when I've been 2-3 laps on the track, and confident enough to really start pushing myself. I start believing I must be improving, because nobody's passed me in the last 2-3 corners. Then a red blur comes by me on the outside, and it's "that guy" who's got a couple years, pounds on me, and I have a machine that (to the naiive, on paper) should make up for the deficiency in skill/experience compared to the XR with more HP, less weight, better suspension.

I love my bike, and don't regret buying it. My point is, don't let the market the XR is aimed at deter you, as I personally know of one guy who rides the wheels off of one.

Oh, one more stone bruising, I passed him once on the straightaway, past halfway, and damn it, if that ole boy, outbraked me just before turn 1!

Now, I only pass him, if I can get by him in the first third of the straightaway, it's the only place I can get close enough.
Still having fun, but taking my lumps from him, and another coach on friggin Ninja 250.

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How about some pix with the luggage installed? Always wonder what it would look like with the cases.
Thought I'd post some pics with luggage since I didn't see any.




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