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Online Skinneroo

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Hi from Derbyshire
on: May 20, 2021, 01:06:42 PM
Hi all,
Currently an owner of a r1200rs and potentially interested in downsizing to a xr.

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Re: Hi from Derbyshire
Reply #1 on: May 21, 2021, 10:39:08 AM
Hi Skinneroo, welcome to the forum :) hope we can help with your decision.

The F900 (X)R is a great bike wich I really love so far. :)

But of course, it will depend on your expectations towards a bike whether you will like it, too :152:

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Re: Hi from Derbyshire
Reply #2 on: May 22, 2021, 12:28:04 PM
Hi Skinneroo. I've had 2 R 1200RS. Great bikes. So ask yourself a couple of questions. Do you want a lighter bike?   Do you want to ride
a bike which is almost as quick with all the same safety features and accessories and more nimble and sporty? If the answer is yes than
perhaps the F900 XR could be your next bike.
Good luck with your decision. :211: :084:
 

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Re: Hi from Derbyshire
Reply #3 on: May 22, 2021, 12:32:39 PM
*Originally Posted by LP17 [+]
Hi Skinneroo. I've had 2 R 1200RS. Great bikes. So ask yourself a couple of questions. Do you want a lighter bike?   Do you want to ride
a bike which is almost as quick with all the same safety features and accessories and more nimble and sporty? If the answer is yes than
perhaps the F900 XR could be your next bike.
Good luck with your decision. :211: :084:
 

Yes and yes 😂👍

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Re: Hi from Derbyshire
Reply #4 on: May 22, 2021, 01:55:27 PM
 :400: I live in Staffordshire and just traded my 950 Multistrada for the F900XR.  Smaller, lighter and just as quick and I think it handles better and smoother.  I don't think you would regret the downsize. 

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Re: Hi from Derbyshire
Reply #5 on: May 24, 2021, 01:53:17 PM
 :400: Hi From Wrexham :821:
You'll love the handling and the better fuel consumption as well  enjoy  :046: :017: :400:

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Re: Hi from Derbyshire
Reply #6 on: May 29, 2021, 11:19:54 AM
*Originally Posted by sparky12353 [+]
:400: Hi From Wrexham :821:
You'll love the handling and the better fuel consumption as well  enjoy  :046: :017: :400:

Good mpg that.
The rs isn't bad at 54-45 mpg though

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Re: Hi from Derbyshire
Reply #7 on: June 05, 2021, 10:12:27 PM
Go to Pidcocks of Long Eaton ask for David Shaw, great salesman, he will let you have a great test ride

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Re: Hi from Derbyshire
Reply #8 on: June 05, 2021, 10:16:55 PM
*Originally Posted by TaxiIan [+]
Go to Pidcocks of Long Eaton ask for David Shaw, great salesman, he will let you have a great test ride

Might just do that 👍

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Re: Hi from Derbyshire
Reply #9 on: June 09, 2021, 03:52:11 PM
Welcome Skinneroo,

Only way to really tell is jump on one and take it for a spin. I instantly clicked with the bike and knew straight away it was perfect for me.

You can plod along on Motorway soaking up the miles. But then turn onto a B Road, keep it in 3rd gear and have a lot of fun through some twisty's!