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Aeolo

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Traded in the VFF last week

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Had some great times on this bike. Enjoyed the 3 years of ownership and it’s never missed a beat. Previous bike was a blade and I still miss the va va voom and the low weight. So was going to buy this 

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But got a better deal on this 

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Maybe in a year or two may return to the VFR when I’m fed up of the wind blast and points on my license 😄

What ever you ride enjoy yourself and thanks for some great advice over the past 3 years.👍

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Congrats!  The power and torque of the S1000R is absolutely amazing - and I love the RWB paint scheme - enjoy!  You might get a good laugh from my S1000RR test ride a few years ago 😀

 

 

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Congrats!  BMW makes good bikes after owning two of them.  Neither one had a single non-routine maintenance repair after over 20K hard miles on both of them.  The good news is for them is they have a long warranty.  The bad news is, when on a long trip and it's time for warranty work, they expect you to get it done on time.  More good news is, like a VFR, they don't break.  I always thought BMW bike horsepower is under-rated and under-stated, unlike Honda HP ratings and butt feel.    

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25 minutes ago, Bent said:

Congrats!  BMW makes good bikes after owning two of them.  Neither one had a single non-routine maintenance repair after over 20K hard miles on both of them.  The good news is for them is they have a long warranty.  The bad news is, when on a long trip and it's time for warranty work, they expect you to get it done on time.  More good news is, like a VFR, they don't break.  I always thought BMW bike horsepower is under-rated and under-stated, unlike Honda HP ratings and butt feel.    

The 3 year warranty was a major plus point and a local mechanic described seeing some Aprilla engines as if a grenade had gone off 😳. BM also 5k cheaper 😀

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Sorry to hear of another leaving. Great choice as a replacement tho. Lovely bikes. 

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3 hours ago, Aeolo said:

The 3 year warranty was a major plus point and a local mechanic described seeing some Aprilla engines as if a grenade had gone off 😳. BM also 5k cheaper 😀

 

I would bet you never need the warranty.  That was my experience with BMW's.

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7 hours ago, Tiutis said:

Good looking bike! How are the engine vibes? 

I’m aware of the vibration issues with this model. Last two years they have fitted rubber mounts  on the bars. Had a full days demo on one and only have ridden 200 miles on my current  new bike due to winter weather and Christmas holidays but have not found it a problem as yet. One thing I have noticed it does throw out a lot of heat. Ok now not quite sure in the summer. 

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