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    Welcome aboard txsailor

    Have fun in Arkansas...I had opportunity to swap rides there a few weekends back, but the swapee with the XR was height challenged on my GSA. Have ridden one, but must stay away
    Next replacement here in our two pilot household is H's pick and probably another R12R
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    Quote Originally Posted by txsailor View Post
    I bought a XR in mid February...
    Welcome to the Forum and thank you for the report. I was interested in how you thought the XR compared to the Multi.



    Steve: Found out today that I get another shot at the XR in July. We should be past the snow season by then.
    Last edited by Rinty; 05-19-2016 at 03:40 AM.
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    XR vrs Multi

    Rinty - The Multistrada is a nice bike but is a bit "crude" around the edges when compared to the XR IMHO. The transmission shifting is one of the most notable things. The Ducati is a "truck" compared to the buttery smooth BMW. And of course the quickshifter up and down makes a world of difference as well. I think the XrR feels and acts much "lighter" on the handling ( that could have been the tires as well) but there is no doubt the Duc has some torque down low. I find that I have to keep the XR above 4k to be "comfortably " on the torque curve.

    When I ride my Diavel, I'm usually shifting by 4 to 5 k!!!! The XR is quick, very quick even compared to the Diavel. Both will snap you ears back but the horsepower of the HR at 65 plus mph makes passing a walk in the park. The Diavel will do almost as good but you find your "finish" speed on the XR to be much higher. I did 5 cars the other day starting at 65 and ending at 115 indicated but I did drop a gear to do it. It was a rather short section of clear road ahead. I probably would not have attempted that many on the Diavel.

    Looking forward to two up and the ride in Arkansas since I have done many of the same roads on the Ducati.

    Cheers, D

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    First Impressions-- XR

    I ordered my bike a few months ago, taking an April production slot my local dealer in the Dominican Republic had and changing a few options.

    I finally got my bike late Friday afternoon after what seemed like an eternal wait, the worst part being the last 5 weeks with the bike in customs (a change of customs agent and a delayed bill of lading complicated the process). My wife is relieved my boxes of farkles have disappeared from our dining room and their contents are duly mounted on the new bike: Corbin saddle, Remus exhaust, bar risers, front and rear fender extenders, crash bars, radiator protectors, fork sliders, widened kickstand base , gps, and a taller windscreen.

    I glued myself to the saddle yesterday, from 7:30 am to noon heading from Santo Domingo to the central mountains and back. First impressions:

    The Overwhelming Positives

    - Linear acceleration, excellent brakes, handles well in mountain curves.
    - It will take a while for me to figure out the expanded limits afforded by the bike's electronics.
    - it is very cool to accelerate without letting off the throttle and without the clutch...it sounds like an F1 screaming through the gears.
    - the Remus exhaust sounds nice at higher revs (looks great too in carbon fiber)
    - the tall windscreen is a must for me (6'0") at higher speeds. What a difference between low position and high in terms of buffeting

    The Negatives

    - the gear shift feel is a bit clunky compared to the best conventional shifters I've had
    - Torque is adequate but coming from twins it does not have the low end grunt I'd gotten used to (once it screams, the high end hp more than makes up for this)
    - this bike chugs fuel...I fueled twice as much as I would have on my former Adv 1190

    I'm very happy with the bike. I can't wait to complete this first 1000kms to unleash the final 3000rpm of rev range.

    Steve

    PS: I felt no handlebar buzz...not sure if the factory has implemented a correction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjp3003 View Post
    I'm very happy with the bike. I can't wait to complete this first 1000kms to unleash the final 3000rpm of rev range.
    That extra 3k RPMs hold a LOT of power, you will be quite happy.
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    Got my XR 5 weeks ago and love it

    Got my XR 5 weeks ago and love it, have 2300 miles already. My Buell Ulysses is jealous as it hasn't even been started let alone ridden since getting the XR. still getting used to the extra rpms, I find myself short shifting it between 4 and 5k.

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    I short shift all the time. How many places can you use the entire power band?
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    First time BMW owner

    Purchased my XR at Eurosport Asheville back in July of this year. Great experience in dealing with them! I could feel the passion and enthusiasm of all who that I came in contact with at this dealer. Just turned 7000 miles on the XR and it has been a great motorcycle. Vib issue was very slight but when I installed handlebar bar ends it became a non-issue. I`ve done many more add-ons, accessories, etc to make it an even more awesome motorcycle! In my 40 yrs of motorcycling I have owned 15 motorcycles and would rank the XR in the top 2. Its a very versatile motorcycle for all the things I need in a bike! Looking forward to a lot more riding adventures with it!

    2016 BMW S1000XR

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    Quote Originally Posted by xrsc View Post
    Purchased my XR at Eurosport Asheville back in July of this year...
    Welcome, and nice looking machine. Looks like you were able to squeeze in a fall ride before the weather turned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xrsc View Post
    I have owned 15 motorcycles and would rank the XR in the top 2.
    Which is the other?

    PS Beautiful bike!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubblernr View Post
    Which is the other?

    PS Beautiful bike!!
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    Try a different windshield on the XR?

    I've had my XR for a few months now and love it. Heavier bar end weights and installing the new rubber mounts mitigated some of the handlebar buzz. Love the red one but the last one (2016) at the dealer was white. Oh well. Still a good looking bike. Has anyone tried a different windshield? I like the look of the stock shield but do get some buffeting and noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8ridn2 View Post
    I got my bar end weights from HVMP. Beautifully made from stainless steel and powder coated black. They work with or without the factory hand guards. My experience has been they reduce the vibration feel in the 4.5 to 6K range to practically nothing. The weights match the aesthetics of the bike. This was a very worthwhile purchase for my XR. Once ordered I got delivery within 3 days to CA. A number of members to the S1000XR forum have had similar good experience with this vendor.

    http://www.hvmp.com/BMW-S1000XR-Bar-...r-bar-ends.htm
    From Montreal, I ordered those bars weight in England, made for the handle with protectors (made in 2 parts) , it took 10 days to get it. 62$

    https://evotech-performance.com/prod...weights-2015-1

    It made a big difference. Will add a photo tomorrow

    P.S. If it's sold out, give your email and you get response when they have more (I had to wait for 2 weeks)

    Éric

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    Vibey mirrors

    At speed, my mirrors are not very useful because of the vibration. I had the dealer install the new rubber bushings and I put heavier bar end weights on. The handlebar vibration does not really bother me, but it does blur the mirrors. Anyone have a fix for them? Has anyone tried adding lead shot into the bars?

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