Yes! This is accurate! Although I will have to validate which engine speeds are worse.Six2one, congrats on the purchase buddy! this is one sweet bike.
Quick question for you tho, I rode one this past weekend in the local canyons and found the one and only thing I did not like about the bike. I noticed that the bike's handlebar buzzed a lot. Its not as pronounced as my KTM thumper..., but its more pronounced than my S1000RR.
I did some searches on-line and found a couple reviews where the vibration in the handlebar is noticed, but it appears from these reviews that the buzz goes away past 5k rpm? When I was riding it this weekend, I wasn't really paying much attention to the tach, so I cannot say if the buzz was more pronounced at a certain rpm range.
Have you noticed the buzzy handlebars? If so, do you only feel it in certain rpm range?
I'm seriously considering swapping my RR for the XR in the coming months, so hopefully shots/bb's/heavier bar ends will dampen the vibrations.
have not had a chance to check passenger comfort yet, but the seat has a good shape to it and seems like it would be rather comfortable. I've been keeping the riding on the XR to the minimum because my level sensor linkage is currently missing which means the suspension will not operate properly or adjust for a passenger.Have you had a chance to check the rear seat comfort? I am looking between XR and GS for 2up and seems like XRs rear seat is a little thin.