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Loved it there. Great hotel and the town has a nice variety of eateries. I also liked to ride there and back with two stopovers each way.
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Who's Who? / Re: The K1300S has gone awaiting new S1000 XR Te
« Last Post by chriscanning on Yesterday at 06:14:32 pm »
I rode the R1200RS today. Nice but ... the engine doesn't excite.

Go ride a KTMGT that will....
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Who's Who? / Re: The K1300S has gone awaiting new S1000 XR Te
« Last Post by richtea on Yesterday at 05:48:01 pm »
Can I just say, I think Matt needs to try the 1250RS.
If only for our benefit of the 1200 v 1250 comparison.

Not clear why no else has suggested it.  ;D
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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: What Comes After?
« Last Post by Matt on Yesterday at 01:36:38 pm »
I did my several years service! Anyway, one bike is reserved so I'm keeping it spotless, and the other is waiting for the last bit of work, a panel to be painted.

So there's a real... justification :P
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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: What Comes After?
« Last Post by Phmode on Yesterday at 01:05:21 pm »
Wimp!

There is a guy in Canada still riding and it's -40 there at the moment  ::)
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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: What Comes After?
« Last Post by Matt on Yesterday at 12:15:05 pm »
haha :D

The salesman.

I know I know. Maybe I need a motorised toboggan. Nice and low.

Oh it's got a 20L capacity, so that should make up for any lower efficiency compared to the K.

Anyway. It's too cold, the E46 wins for now.
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Who's Who? / Re: The K1300S has gone awaiting new S1000 XR Te
« Last Post by Phmode on Yesterday at 11:06:34 am »
Stop it! He said he doesn't wanna spend that much...

Have you tried the R1250RS Matt?
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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: What Comes After?
« Last Post by Phmode on Yesterday at 11:05:16 am »
Well, I got 'directed' away from the S1000XR for the following reasons, I quote here:
1. Tank range
2. The wing mirrors will clip car wing mirrors.

Discuss.

Also, I rode the R1200RS, 2017 model. Engine felt smoother than I remember. Nice and makes progress. Faster than I thought, and comfortable.

But the engine doesn't open the gates of hell like the K does.

'Directed' by whom?

All bikes have 'tank range'.

My K13S mirrors clip car mirrors.

Fit that bloody 'silencer' you had on the K... 8)
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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: What Comes After?
« Last Post by Matt on Yesterday at 10:53:34 am »
Damn it David you aren't helping me stop myself :P!

Now I need to find more excuses!
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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: What Comes After?
« Last Post by black-k1 on Yesterday at 05:19:03 am »
Ah early is anything before 2019 you reckon Rich?

David: thanks, yes, if anything could get me to a chain the H2 SX SE probably could. The biggest two challenges I have are:

1. Price. The non SE is in budget ish but no quickshifter is a hate crime.  SE is about...£14-15k :(

2. It definitely makes me think daaaamn, and maybe is the closest feeling to what I imagine the Akira bike would be like! I test rode it last summer and came away thinking "it's a bit excessive." Not in a scary way, more in a... I don't know, need to try it again.

Range and service intervals agreeable now?

The R1200RS just seems like an easy way out. In a bad way.
The Kawasaki quick shifter is available as a retrofit for the stock H2 SX for less than £300! ;)

Tank range is better than K1300S and mpg almost exactly equal. Service intervals are 7500 miles and so far, services have been cheaper than BMW.
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