I'm looking at used S1000R's, but I'm almost 70. I hope that's OK.
But if a decent used S1000XR pops up, I may go that route. The S1000RR has sport ergos a bit too radical for me.
When I was younger (even in my late 50s and early 60s) I didn't mind being crunched up into a ball -- my GSXR750 and RC51 were pretty awful. But nowadays I like more relaxed, but still sporty, ergos.All ages are great with me! I agree with you about the RR. Too much bike for me. The R is plenty for power.
I am eye balling a set of those rad guards for mine as well. Are they worth the extra money and was there any secret to installing? I am looking at both the oil cooler and radiator guard.
Looks like a lot of XR owners here and not as many R's. Just purchased a new S1000R and love the ride. Who all is riding an R?
Maybe a younger crowd?