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Discussion in 'Other Bikes' started by PauloHRC, Dec 1, 2019.
BMW are releasing a m1000rr retailing at about 30k
New s1000 from what I've heard. Must be a facelift like you say wozza. Doesn't feel like 5 mins since the last one was released, dont think I've seen one on the road yet!
Seen one my mates blew up at 1600 miles got sorted 8k worth of work (new engine) need 3 yr warrenty on them lots of used ones now appearing around 17 to 18k for low mileage m sports....
Am looking into selling my R1 this year, narrowed it down to either a new Fireblade, Ducati V4 or BMW s1000rr M, anyone on here own these bikes?
Sounds like your need to talk to @PauloHRC about his Duke.
I can't really comment too much on the performance of the bike, I've only ridden it once properly on the road up to now but if its the best looking, worlds best selling superbike you're after....then its the bike for you!!
I find it really comfortable compared to my last two blades which I found very surprising. Im tall and gangly but it just seems to fit. It feels very refined in the way that its finished but also very RAW in with the engine noise and power. This bike makes you feel alive, feel good about yourself. We all need a pick me up sometimes and if a bike can do that then get one!
I've never had a Ducati before but I can definitely see what all the fuss is about!! I'm in no position to give a full on review of the V4 yet but my first impression is very good!!
As for the BMW.......well all I can say is, its not a Ducati
Yeah the Duke is nice for sure, the BMW is nice to, however doing more research they seem to have a real problem with build quality, so the Beemer is off the list for now.
So duke, FIREBLADE or keep the R1, these are the things mulling around in my head for now, Thanks for your thoughts though Paul, I never make my mind up quickly
R1 is still impressing, just getting the 5 year itch lol... Plus been offered £10k px, only paid £13.5 five years ago, that less than £14 a week, not sure PCP could beat that, but that's another story
Man that retro style kit in red is just dripping sex. There's a huge puddle of it on the floor, that's how bad it's dripping. I'm sure you'd get absolutely soaked to the bone in sexy coolness if you rode it.
What a fucking beautiful fucking bike. Fuck.
I swear to God, were I not such a devout Honda fan (think tattoos and merchandise and clothing and admiration for the man and his ethos that started it all and a lifelong commitment to my 'blade), there is one thing, and one thing only that would be enough to entice me to have gone over to the Yamaha camp by now; that crossplane engine. Even when I was a kid I used to boast to my mates I'd get an R1 and if/when I have the space for more bikes in my life again I definitely need a 2009+ R1.
I'm an absolute sucker for a V4 engine note (and characteristics/power delivery for that matter), and the only configuration I've heard that I think is on par with the V4 sound is the crossplane sound. Seriously up there at the top of 'best sounding engine on a bike that a mere mortal can own' category for me. Fun little video below that explains it; I'm kinda surprised no one has praised that raw and meaty little powerplant directly in this thread yet...
(skip to 13:30 if you wanna see the real clever part where he visually shows the firing order through the rev range, accompanied by a 'click' sound, and it's amazing how much one can hear the the crossplane/standard note at high revs, even without combustion..)