Great to join a Forum so soon as this model has only been available in Australia for about 3 months. This is my 5th BMW. I started on a
F 800 ST. Followed by F 800 GT. Next 2 were R 1200 RS. Both were great bikes. The F 900 XR reminds me of the F 800 GT with all the
Bells and whistles that the R 1200 RS had. I have only traveled 1100 Kilometres .Just had my first service and looking forward to some
higher revs and seeing what this 900 is capable of. So far my first impressions are that I am selecting the same gears that I used on the
1200 RS but missing some of the top end that I had with the 1200 RS which is not at all surprising.( It has 300 less CC )
I am coping better with the Low Seat as I am only 5'5" but now I tend to rest my foot on the rear brake which is activating the stop light.
Hope this can be adjusted as it's annoying those who are following me.
Otherwise I am looking forward to lots of rides and advice
From this Forum.
Cheers to all,.Stay upright. Leon