2013 BMW S1000RS.

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Paulvt1
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Saw this little snap on the front of Motorrad.

http://www.motorradonline.de/motorrad/motorrad-2012-12/413009/detailbild...

Sounds very interesting. A rival for the Aprilia Tuono or the Fazer Thou / Kwak Z1000?

Big Guy
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Re: 2013 BMW S1000RS.

A Tuono killer, now there's an attractive proposition. Let's hope they include ABS on the beemer.

Another article: http://www.bikesales.com.au/news/2012/road/bmw/bmw-s1000-naked-bike-spie...

Captain Scarlet
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Re: 2013 BMW S1000RS.

Been there, done that. Big Grin... :-D

http://s1128.photobucket.com/albums/m492/Diavel666/S1000RR/

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Re: 2013 BMW S1000RS.

Did you lower the pegs much Captain? Was there room enough to get off the bike at the track? I find that the bars of the MTS get in the way a bit when I am trying to wring its neck.

Captain Scarlet
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Re: 2013 BMW S1000RS.

I didn't lower the pegs, the stock items felt fine to me. I actually preferred the handling as counter-steering required less effort. The kit was horrendously expensive but looked great and was top quality.

I got a fixed price quote of two hours labour to fit before ordering it, but it took the mechanic most of the day! Fortunately he used to work at Big CC in Wokingham, building big-bore turbo-charged high-power drag bike engines, so was meticulous treating the bike like it was his own on a leisurely afternoon. He had to fabricate brackets and fit longer cables and all sorts of things they couldn't charge me for - thank you BahnStormers it has to be said. I watched the whole thing (I was supposed to be working from home, ha!) and whilst annoyingly time consuming, I was really pleased with the job he did.

Of course any upright bike with 185 hp or so will soon turn you into a three figure speed wind-sock, but I really liked the bike, I just couldn't handle the clip-on's anymore. I've broken both wrists twice and they're full of titanium, so after a painful long weekend riding in Wales, it was try that or sell it. I'd have kept it if I had stayed in the UK, but it wasn't cost effective to export it. I had considered doing exactly the same with a new SRR over here, but the Diavel then caught my eye, followed by an eXplorer now. I'm waiting for the tricolore Panigale S Streetfighter! Some BST carbon wheels and full termi should make it, erm, lively! ;-D

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Re: 2013 BMW S1000RS.

Getting hard to run away from the police:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XfP5Crh_QYA