I joined the forum to ask info to the lucky owners of the S1000RR in the various versions. I have always had Japanese motorcycles, lastly a very good GSXR750 sold by mistake (and even one Italian, Tuono R latest version, the best bike with standard equipment ever had, excellent but I didn't like it ibecause naked, sold after a few thousand km for character incompatibility ...)
Now I use my glorious 1987 Kawa GPX750R, taken in 1989 by a friend and always had in parallel with the others. It's fine, it's perfect but obviously it's a "gate" compared to modern ...
That said, the S1000RR has always been very popular and i like it a lot, since it came out. Now I was considering taking a Japanese SS again (I prefer those with half handlebars, also due to a problem with a wrist that strangely likes the closed posture better than the dumbbells), then Kawa ZX10R from 2016 or Suzuki GSXR1000 from 2017 (the models) modern ", comparable to the S1000RR from 2012 onwards in some ways)
But I said to myself "why not a BMW?" so I'm here to ask you to convince me. A Kawa ZX10 NEW model 2018 (2019 has undergone updates) I find it close to home at 16000 euros on the road, used in 2016-17 we are about 12500-13000. A GSXR1000 with few km of 2017 idem on 125000-13000. I use it ONLY on the road so I excluded the R1 and the Honda for too high postures (the Aprilia, Ducati or MV even worse for that)
I find the 2014 BMW S1000RR with 30-400000 km on the 9000 euros, of 2017 with a few km on the 14500-15000. 40000km=less than 25000 miles
My questions are:
- in your opinion a 2014 or similar with these mileage is advisable or better to avoid? Obviously speaking in general, every bike is different I know very well ...
- compared to the indicated Kawa and Suzuki (the "basic" models both) how do you put me in the S1000RR of 2014 and 2017? Also as a price / quality / reliability / performance ratio? Is there a 2500 euro difference compared to same used year of 2017?
The Japanese are notoriously mules, oil changes and other problems. My 1987 GPX750R has never simply had anything.
And the Teutonic ones?
I repeat, I like BMW VERY A LOT (without a real reason ...) and I try to understand if it's worth it, apparently it always costs more than the other at same equipment ....
Remember, 100% road use, no track!
Thank you all !
PS: sorry for my englis, i'm italian