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    S1000 XR demographics

    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.

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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.
    63 here. I'll admit I added an Air Hawk inflatable seat cushion on mine for long trips. Helps my bony backside. I also use it as my trackbike and love it - such fun passing folks on dedicated trackbikes with slicks when I'm on street tires, and adventure bike with lights and license plate. Will be riding it a lot this season - BRP, Adirondacks, track.

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    56 years old! XR owner for almost 2 yrs and 32000 fantastic miles!

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    I'm 52 and love this bike, planning on going to the MOA rally in Des Moines .
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    62. Bought right after it came out.

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    Welcome, Tom! Glad to hear there are more S1000 owners out there!
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    Im weeks away from 60, and picked up the XR to ride all the great PNW backroad twisty's. Age appropriate hooliganism?

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    60 here as well. Bought a used 2016 model with less than 2500 miles and decked it out with side and top cases like my previous bikes, K75RT, R1150RT and K1300GT. Believe it or not, I ride it more leisurely through the curves than I did the K1300 which was a torque monster. Maybe I'll quicken my pace when I've had the bike a while, but for now, this is such a comfortable bike. The power is higher up on the band and it will never have the torque of the K1300, but it is so easy to ride long distances. Looking forward to some longer distance riding when the summer heat begins to fade.

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    57 here, just bought one a couple weeks ago. Farkling in progress.

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    XR Age

    65 years old here. Just sold my '15 S1000R and bought an '18 XR. I also sold my '07 Triumph Tiger 1050 and my '04 Triumph Daytona 600/4. I guess it was time to thin the herd.

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