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Old 02-08-2012, 10:50 PM   #1
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Which and Why?

So I'm in the market for a new bike at the moment...this is what I've gotten so far:

2011 Yamaha R1 - Black - $12,000 OTD

2012 Aprilla RSV4 - White - $17,000 OTD

2011 BMW S1000rr - Yellow - $14,000 OTD

2012 BMW S1000rr - Red/Wht/Blu w/ Heated Grips - $17000 OTD

All bikes are from 2 dealerships, both of which are willing to work with me and have a great record in terms of service, parts, sales etc etc...

So if you were in my shoes, which and why would you buy? Feel free to point out small stuff like "looks", "T/C" , "color"... etc etc...

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Old 02-08-2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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I really like my 2011 S1000RR, but the RSV4 is nice also. Which one fits you the best?

I like the red/white/blue better than the yellow on the BMW
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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I would say R1 and use the cash you saved for some subtle upgrades. R1 has good resale value and you know it is reliable. It is also one of the best looking bikes out there right now. IMO, better looking than the BMW. The Aprilla with aftermarket exhaust sounds AMAZING. Gotta love Vtwin torque. But, my choice would still be R1.
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Well, they're all great literbikes, so you kinda can't go wrong.

Absent differences like fit (which is a big deal), I'd go with the Yellow BMW mainly on the strength of the engine and electronics. Strongest dyno charts out of the three options, mated with really nice tech. Plus I've sat on one and found it to be more comfortable for my frame than the R1 or 1098 (which isn't on your list).

I really think that at the level you're talking about (brand new literbikes) so much of the decision is personal - the one you would like looking at in your garage, the one that is most comfortable given your size and riding style, the one that gives you the aftermarket support that you care about, if any.

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plan on taking it to the track?? id go rsv4 for the street and an r1 for track. bmw for dual purpose
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Go sit on all 3. Fit is so different, that alone may make your choice. For me, R1 was awkward, BMW was meh, and the rsv4 was great. I, however, like very narrow tanks.
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Honestly, none of them. Buying new, is too silly. The initial depreciation loss is brutal and you miss out on nabbing some fine parts that someone else paid for.

I think the BMW is the best pick out of the bikes you are looking at, there are some really sick deals here:

http://www.s1000rrforum.com/forum/bm...rr-sale-bikes/

If you are stuck on buying new, the 2011 yellow S1000rr, because if gives you more room to buy parts.
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I really like my 2011 S1000RR, but the RSV4 is nice also. Which one fits you the best?

I like the red/white/blue better than the yellow on the BMW
I've never been one to have the "which one fits you best" as a major factor. I don't ride the bikes long enough or keep them long enough to worry about them.

I do agree with you on the color - that yellow is so fugly!

Let me ask you this - your a big guy, how does the S1000RR fit you on longer rides? (2+hours)?
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Yep, all those bikes are amazing, but I love the 2012 CBR1000RR, you can get it in the red white and blue like the BMW...lol
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I will go with the 2011 BMW and R1 as second option. The BMW S1000RR has a lot of the latest technology integrated in the bike. But at the end get what you like the most. I love the look of sportbikes but the ergonomics don't work for my neck.

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Well, they're all great literbikes, so you kinda can't go wrong.

Absent differences like fit (which is a big deal), I'd go with the Yellow BMW mainly on the strength of the engine and electronics. Strongest dyno charts out of the three options, mated with really nice tech. Plus I've sat on one and found it to be more comfortable for my frame than the R1 or 1098 (which isn't on your list).

I really think that at the level you're talking about (brand new literbikes) so much of the decision is personal - the one you would like looking at in your garage, the one that is most comfortable given your size and riding style, the one that gives you the aftermarket support that you care about, if any.

Let us know what you decide!
1098 is not on the list since it was my last bike... loved everything about it from sound, exoticness, handling, ease of going smooth, looks, etc but hated how it handled under 15mph, and the non stop stalling 1st-2nd gear issues that a small number of 1098s built in 2007-08 had.

The one that'll look the best in my garage I already have back home (in TX):

R1

However work has relocated me to Kansas City and for here I'm looking for a new bike, figured I'd give the RSV4, S1000rr a shot - I'm a sucker for Yamahas in case you can't tell from my garage's color or avatar :P.

I'll keep you guys posted on what I end up...

Till then keep the opinions coming!
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Honestly, none of them. Buying new, is too silly. The initial depreciation loss is brutal and you miss out on nabbing some fine parts that someone else paid for.

I think the BMW is the best pick out of the bikes you are looking at, there are some really sick deals here:

http://www.s1000rrforum.com/forum/bm...rr-sale-bikes/

If you are stuck on buying new, the 2011 yellow S1000rr, because if gives you more room to buy parts.
Good Point. I don't think I've ever bought any bike new - usually buy them all cash 6-9months used... However given the current deals on some of the 2011 left overs and the aggressive financing... it's not too much of a difference.
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Not a big fan of Hondas man...

Loved my 07 Repsol... But not really looking at Hondas at the moment.
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ape for sure, i love my vtwin and its nowhere near the bike that thing is
You guys do realize that the rsv4 is a v4 not a twin right?
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