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I dropped my bike off today for the 12K mile service and was offered a 1000RR as a loaner. I've not ridden a sport bike in probably 18 years so decided to give it a shot.

The ride from the dealer to home is about 35 miles and its all pretty much interstate. The bike handles like a dream and that engine is awesome but the riding position is for people younger than my 44 years :) After riding this home I really appreciated my R1200R even more.

Pros:
Awesome engine that keeps pulling for ever
Great growl to the engine/exhaust note
Very stable at speed (did a 3 second burst when no traffic around on 495 interstate upto 115Mph)

Cons:
Riding position is brutal for me. I could not feel the fingers in my throttle hand by the time I got home
Neck began to get tight from my neck/head being lifted due to the bent over riding position
No fuel gauge

Here are a few pics I snapped at home.







 

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Yeah, it would kill my wrists. I like sitting up and also have handlebar extenders to make it even better.
 

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So. . .why BMW hasn't made a cruiser or a roadster out of this bike is really the question.
 

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Lucky you!
I was given a New Taiwanese 'SYM Wolf 250' for a loaner to get around when I last took my BMW f800s in for its 60,000km service.
I actually had a bit of fun on it, took it on the twisty coastal roads around Dunedin in New Zealand, went out to see the Albatross colony, took high roads, low roads, out to the beaches had my fill of coffees at various stops, infact they had to ring me to get me back to pick up my bike which had been ready for a while.
Would I have traded the bmw in...oh no...but it was re assuring I could still have fun on a cheap 250cc bike.
 

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Lucky you!
I was given a New Taiwanese 'SYM Wolf 250' for a loaner to get around when I last took my BMW f800s in for its 60,000km service.
I actually had a bit of fun on it, took it on the twisty coastal roads around Dunedin in New Zealand, went out to see the Albatross colony, took high roads, low roads, out to the beaches had my fill of coffees at various stops, infact they had to ring me to get me back to pick up my bike which had been ready for a while.
Would I have traded the bmw in...oh no...but it was re assuring I could still have fun on a cheap 250cc bike.
Sounds like you had more fun with yours than I had with the 1000RR. I had to go back to work. I am planning on taking it out tonight as my bike will be ready for pick up tomorrow morning.
 

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Nice colours. I've sat on one in the showroom and it seems a lot more comfortable than my friends Ninja ZX10R. But I'd still probably last about the same time you did. I do like my comfort nowadays.
 

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