Mirage_ZA wrote: Fun factor wise, SRR wins hands down.
....good luck getting a pretty blonde or brunette onto the back of your S-RR....
haha, Bernardo, you always manage to calm things down by attaching some humorous adage or image.
Argentina or Holland for me now!!!!
Bernardo wrote:Argentina or Holland for me now!!!!
Oh yes!, but will see what happens tomorrow with germany.
But our girls are ready to encourage our team....
.... (often female and 20 years younger than them - maybe a father daughter day out ?)...
fixinbones wrote:I currently have a 2010 Multistrada1200s which I am really enjoying. Its got a great suspension, tons of power, 2 up capabilities, and a great riding position. My other bike is a 2008 Megamoto that I've had for 3 years. Since the MM has an upright riding position as well, Im thinking about getting rid of the MM to get something more sporty. My choices are either the K1300s or an S1000RR. If I could only have one bike then it would be the K1300s but since I will keep my MS1200 i'm also thinking about an S1000RR for something a bit more radical. I'm doing mostly rural back roads near my home, I don't do track days, and spend most of my time solo riding. I test rode the S1000RR and it was sooo easy to ride even with all its power. My concern for the S1000RR is the aggressive riding position along with my slightly cranky back and 35"inseam. I've seen bar risers for the S1000RR from Helibars which should make things a bit more comfy. I'm just up in the air about which one would be the best choice. One side says, S1000RR for a fun, once in a while ride, while the other side says K1300s, versatile, powerful and may supplant the MS1200s as my primary ride. Any advise appreciated given the MS1200s thats already in my stable.
I have to take strong exception to this last statement. Biking presents a whole spectrum of fun factors, not just top end grunt. Touring presents huge pleasure for those of us who like to wander off the beaten track. Carrying a precious pillion to an event on a bike presents me massive fun factor. Doing 500 miles in a day at massive speed without any real fatigue gives me a huge smile. Hearing the 1300 roar from 4k rpm makes me smile. Packing a week's luggage on a bike like the K-S is very amusing for some of us.
All in all I can't agree that fun on a bike is just defined by throwing a bike around in the curves at screaming high RPM. From the look of those I've seen on the S1000RR it looks rather embarrassingly like a penis extension for the 40+ crowd. They'll do an hour on their bike before their limbs or the fuel tank forces a stop,
johncrosby wrote:I always smile when asking these sports bike guys how many miles they run. Invariably they only do a few thousand a year. It's mostly posing and showing off in very short bursts. If that's your thing fine, but please don't dare to think your limited local trips are the last word in fun on a bike. I dare to say most K-S riders put in more miles, in more interesting locations meeting a greater variety of people than all but the most extreme S-RR riders. And good luck getting a pretty blonde or brunette onto the back of your S-RR.
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