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    Quote Originally Posted by satxbiker View Post
    Just traded in my RT for a 19XR and I am 52 years old and female. I am looking forward to the inline 6 versus the boxer engine plus the 100lbs of less weight.
    you will have to look really far forward to find that inline 6 in your XR...they have an inline 4cyl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 148105 View Post
    How old are you S1000XR riders? I am 71 and bought my XR last fall. I figure I may be at the top of the age range. I am guessing this will be my last new motorcycle. I like everything about the XR except being stuck in traffic at 35 mph. The engine makes an odd sound at that pace. I find the seat even passable,though as the miles pile up I may change my mind about that.
    Not quite an XR rider yet but I'm about 95% of the way to trading my '16 GSA for a new '18 XR. I'm 73; now or never.

    Still not an XR rider, but I have progressed to XR owner. Didn’t trade the GSA, traded my beloved F800R instead. Riding will commence when spring arrives.
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    I bought my 2018 XR last March after owning my first BMW a 2003 K1200GT that I had purchased used in 2016. I have driven her almost 8500 miles and I turn 64 Monday.

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    Nice XR

    I'm almost old enough to get one as well
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    72 and bought my XR in 2016 when they came out. Love the bike, it has been stone reliable. If you are an experienced rider and desire a performance bike for touring this is the one bike that will fill the bill. I also ride my RT for the cross country rides, but anything within 1000 miles the XR is the bike of choice.
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    So, the XR is an old folks' bike, hmmm? Good, I could fit right in at almost 70 years old . . .
    2000 K1200RS, 2004 R1100S
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    I sell a lot of XR's: youngest customer in Mid 20's, oldest in early seventies, and in typical bell curve fashion the majority of my customers are 45-55. I'm 52 and it will most likely be the next I buy, to compliment my RT...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RYD1WD View Post
    I sell a lot of XR's: youngest customer in Mid 20's, oldest in early seventies, and in typical bell curve fashion the majority of my customers are 45-55. I'm 52 and it will most likely be the next I buy, to compliment my RT...
    Nah Greg, you don't need an XR ....BTW are you coming to Lebanon?

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    So much wanted an XR bike.... too damn tall for me. I opted for a new S1000R instead. I'm officially a "Hooligan"!!!!

    Not old yet.... just turned 60......
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    35 years old, couldn’t be happier with the XR.

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