BMW S1000XR SPORT SE
FUEL 20 litres @ 45mpg = 198 miles WEIGHT 228kg SEAT 840mm POWER 160bhp TORQUE 82lbft THE RIDER Andy Downes. Experienced road rider who loves a long continental trip HEIGHT 5ft 9in WEIGHT 80kg firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve had two weeks of blissful normality after weeks of mucking about with recovery vans, mechanical issues and a stupid crash. Once I had it back I decided to change the tyres for Metzeler Roadtec 01s which, in a mixture of wet and dry weather, have proved excellent. They manage to combine a softer and more pliant ride than the standard Bridgestone T30s with amazing grip and wet weather confidence. ‘Blissful normality’ has been enhanced by getting familiar
with the Dynamic Pro plug-in module, which dials back the anti-wheelie, traction control and ABS yet still has an electronic safety blanket.
Up and running, all is good in XR land