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  • Offline Marcel   us

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    BMW question
    on: Dec 02, 2023, 05.55 am
    Dec 02, 2023, 05.55 am
    Hey all!
           Love my z900, Iím keeping it. I am getting a second bike this year. The s1000krr seems like a great bike, but I keep hearing nightmare stories of reliability; and expensive maintenance. Iím leaning towards a Japanese bike now, but thought Iíd ask. I know, I know, why am I asking here? Iíve been getting great feedback from yíall, so Iím asking. Thanks ahead of time!       
        Ps. Iíd have about $3k to spend on it initially, tuning, exhaustÖ. Now that Iím typing this, sounds crazy.

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    Re: BMW question
    Reply #1 on: Dec 02, 2023, 11.41 am
    Dec 02, 2023, 11.41 am
    Its your money but why have two in-line 4-cylinder bikes?  :027:

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    Re: BMW question
    Reply #2 on: Dec 03, 2023, 03.40 am
    Dec 03, 2023, 03.40 am
    Iíve been considering an rsv4. Iíve been riding a long time, and always said someday Iíd have a super bike. Itís not about the engine configuration. I love my Z, and if I could only have one it would be that.
        Itís more about the power, handling, corner carving. I want to be able to get on a ridiculous bike for a few hours. Park it and get on my naked bike. I have the chance to do it for a few years, so Iím taking it. It might end up being a zx10r. Iím staying open minded, and I have a budget. Iím 6í2Ē so thatís a factor.

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    Re: BMW question
    Reply #3 on: Dec 03, 2023, 03.42 am
    Dec 03, 2023, 03.42 am
    Think Iím going to do another post, just curious what bike people would pick.

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    Re: BMW question
    Reply #4 on: Dec 03, 2023, 07.48 pm
    Dec 03, 2023, 07.48 pm
    HA! You know we talk about the next/2nd bike  all the time, but I'll add some commentary for the larger group. 

    For BMW, I think both the S1000R (Naked) and S1000RR (SuperSport) are both really good machines from what I can gather.  They appear to  be pretty refined, and have a nice suite of rider aids to keep amateurs like myself mostly out of trouble.

    I do personally agree with an earlier comment about switching up the engine layout to get some variety. That is unless I wanted a track focused bike, but even then, I wouldn't want to have a RR as my first/only track bike.

    I'll keep an eye for another post if you expand the question to include any/all manufactures.  I have a bunch of bikes on the wish list!
    Last Edit: Dec 03, 2023, 07.50 pm by Moto.Maddox

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    Re: BMW question
    Reply #5 on: Dec 05, 2023, 04.53 pm
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    On the occasions when I've been riding with others and someone's bike has stopped for no obvious reason/refused to start/flashed up an error message saying "Take me to the nearest dealer NOW!" it always seems to be a BMW.  Well, that's apart from the fried rectifiers on earlier Hondas.  Nuff said?

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    Re: BMW question
    Reply #6 on: Dec 13, 2023, 07.36 am
    Dec 13, 2023, 07.36 am
    Yep

     



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