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Thread: Not sure whether to go for a S1000RR or a RSV 1100 Factory

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    Not sure whether to go for a S1000RR or a RSV 1100 Factory

    Unfortunately due to the incomptence of a car driver my 2016 RSV4 RF which I’ve owned from New is being written off.

    Story to follow.

    Not yet been able to test ride any new bikes due to my injuries,

    Thinking of possibly either getting a new S1000RR or a new RSV1100 Factory.

    Anyine ridden both?

    Been trying to get hold of a mate Chris from 44 teeth for his thoughts, however I’m sure he will guide me towards the BMW.

    Appreciate your thoughts,

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    Apparently, the S1000RR is sold out and not available until April 2020 for a new one, so I imagine used prices are going to be expensive for a while.

    From Baron himself:

    https://instagram.com/stories/baron_...28604479364195

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    I've ridden the new S1000rr but not the new 1100 factory, I have a 2017 RF.
    I was a bit underwhelmed by the new BMW if I am honest, it was very good in an unexciting way ! - bland, really bland.
    Needs an exhaust as it felt strangled and is too quiet even for me & I am not into 'noisy' pipes as such.
    It is fast when you get it would up and the dash is nice but otherwise you might as well be on a Gixer

    depends what you want form it, I'd go 1100 Factory of V4s Ducati (apart from the constant recalls it's a blinder !)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkyPancake View Post
    Apparently, the S1000RR is sold out and not available until April 2020 for a new one, so I imagine used prices are going to be expensive for a while.

    From Baron himself:

    https://instagram.com/stories/baron_...28604479364195
    Last month I was offered a September delivery date

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    I can't speak on the new versions of either bike, but I had a 12' RR for 5 years and tried tirelessly to love it. I bought the 17' RF from AF1 2 years ago and it was my bike from the get go. It's really just about what suites your style, both riding wise as well as aesthetically. I imagine the newer models are different, but I can't imagine they're day and night, especially the Aprilia. For me the answer is obvious, but we all have to draw our own conclusion. Sorry I can't be of more help than that.
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    Ran a baseline on the 2020 BMW for a professional YouTuber today, the variable cam system is neat but poorly executed by BMW at least in stock form IMHO. 163 bhp, same as a 1000cc RF, so hopefully his planned mods pan out.
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    If you were in the US I would say the Aprilia because on the North American 2020 S1000RR they have severely limited the throttle in the lower gears likely to pass EPA noise/emission requirements for 2020.
    That can be fixed with a tune now. I think brentuning and a few others have solved that, but it just depends if you want to ship your ECU off on your new bike and possibly void your warranty.
    Since you are in the UK , those bikes don’t seem to be restricted near as much so that is a much more difficult decision.
    I personally would have to get an exhaust right away also on the BMW as the stock exhaust is just such an eye sore. A slip-on won’t cut it either you will need a full exhaust if that bothers you like it does me.

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    Rode the 1100 on track compared to my modified ‘18 RR, as my gearing was better suited for that particular track it felt like the 1100 was long to get going, definitely more torque though.

    was up against a BMW last weekend and was impressed with its acceleration, supposed to be quite a lot lighter too

    i will be watching closely rest of this season and next, to see what’s going for the 2021 season,

    if i drop out of the 1000cc race class I may go Triumph 765 if they do make it,,, rumours are about

    https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/...h-daytona-765/
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    Thanks guys, will let you know me thoughts as soon as I’ve test ridden the new S1000RR & RSV1100 Factory

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    I have to say each generation of s1000 has gotten prettier(that matters a lot to me).
    The original I didn’t fancy but the 15 bikes I like and the new one is even nicer.
    If I was going for the new 1100 or the BMW it’d be a tough call but probably the APE.
    If the BMW was a v4 then maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murphc13 View Post
    I have to say each generation of s1000 has gotten prettier(that matters a lot to me).
    The original I didn’t fancy but the 15 bikes I like and the new one is even nicer.
    If I was going for the new 1100 or the BMW it’d be a tough call but probably the APE.
    If the BMW was a v4 then maybe not.
    I agree that the BMW has gotten better looking but to me it is still ugly, it is just less ugly. I saw one on Saturday in the red and though I am not looking for a new bike it would not be on my list if I were.

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    i'm with you murphc13, i think the new BMW is very nice looking.....if i was able to afford a new litre bike i would be very tempted.

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    If you are going to get the s1000, this is the one to have imo. It's a beautiful bike. Maybe not quite the performance of the new one, but a lot less cheap looking and doesn't just look like another Japanese brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MV Rider View Post
    I agree that the BMW has gotten better looking but to me it is still ugly, it is just less ugly. I saw one on Saturday in the red and though I am not looking for a new bike it would not be on my list if I were.
    It would have to be the red,white and blue.Even the new bike in black is nice.The red has been the worst s1000 colour for a while now in my opinion.

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    Rode a RSV1100 Factory today and loved it. Feels quicker than my previous RF.

    Going to test ride a new S1000RR on Friday, can’t wait.

    Then test riding a 2019 Kawasaki H2 next Monday.

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