BMW S1000XR SPORT SE

£17,289

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

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 andy.downes@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com

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.

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Up and run­ning, all is good in XR land

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