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No talk of R NINE T here

Postby andys » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:44 pm

Any owners with feedback?
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Re: No talk of R NINE T here

Postby milleplod » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:55 pm

Nope, its over on http://www.ninetowners.com/, or you could try Boxertrix.... :wink: :lol:

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Postby P-K » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:31 pm

I have one .
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Re: No talk of R NINE T here

Postby chasbmw » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:32 pm

Nope, its over on http://www.ninetowners.com/, or you could try Boxertrix.... :wink: :lol:

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Re: No talk of R NINE T here

Postby andys » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:43 pm

Nope, its over on http://www.ninetowners.com/, or you could try Boxertrix.... :wink: :lol:

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I just found it a little too posy.
All people there want to talk about is how to make their bikes prettier and louder.
Grand entrances are not my scene.

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Postby vmx1200 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:51 pm

I have just bought one too, it has replaced my old Yamaha VMAX which was getting too cumbersome now I am finally a pensioner :roll: :roll:

I like it, it is easy to wheel around handles and brakes well and I like the looks of it

It is a good stable mate for my 1978 R100RS that I have had for 38 years
1978 R100RS owned since 1981
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Postby brunocrossley » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:58 am

I've had one since 2014. I swapped my R1100S for it and I love it.
It's great for Sunday mornings, commuting to work, long weekends away and I've taken it on several track days. Cadwell, Donington and Rockingham as well as two years-worth of Nurburgring bike only track training. I've upgraded the suspension to good effect. I have spare tubeless wheels from an R1200R and a small nose faring a bit like an R90S. I fitted the factory option single Akra 'silencer' and Remus catless headers then had it remapped by Hilltop and it just did 58 mpg on my weekend trip from Blackpool to Lincoln and back. That's 200 miles to the low fuel warning light. Furthest I've pushed my luck is 230 miles. Throttle response is brilliant. There's lots of torque.

The seat isn't very padded, and a trip from Blackpool, through the EuroTunnel and across to the 'Ring is hard work in one hit. I tend to leave my bike with the single seat and hump, which restricts luggage to an (excellent oem) tank bag and a small rucksack. There's a small space in the hump, enough for overtrousers. Aftermarket soft panniers and frames are available, but I'm too vain to buy any. Yes, there is a pose element! The standard mirrors are a little close together if I'm wearing a bulky jacket, but don't want to spoil the filtering ability by fitting bar-end ones. There's a lot of very expensive bling available for hipsters, but if it doesn't really make it faster or more efficient, then I haven't bothered.
I can do the ordinary maintainance, but I've yet to summon up the courage to do the valve clearances. It's the same set up as the late model Hexhead GS et al.
All in all it's a very competent and fun bike. It feels real and alive, where some other modern bikes, although excellent, aren't so engaging to ride.
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Re: No talk of R NINE T here

Postby andys » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:42 pm

I find mine ALMOST as much fun as the Moto Guzzi Griso I once owned, but not quite.
On paper the BMW is the better bike, but it doesn't make me grin half as much as that Guzzi did.
I have a feeling I'll be going back to one of those.

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Re: No talk of R NINE T here

Postby kent_instructor10 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:13 pm

Bmw loaned me one a few weeks ago. Not appropriate for my needs as a motorcyclist, but bloomin good fun. Made me grin. Loved the handling and the progression. Found it very competent. A little firm in the saddle, but not awful. I can see why people like them.
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Re: No talk of R NINE T here

Postby andys » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:14 pm

I think in our obsession with practicality, tank range, comfort etc, we lose sight of what motorcycles are supposed to be all about, which is pure unadulterated fun.
Bikes become just two wheeled cars.
Bikes like this remind us of what it's really about.
I couldn't live with the 9T as my only bike, and I have my fully kitted out 1100RS to take care of the practical stuff, but when I want to have fun on a bike, that one stays in the garage.
That said, I think there are better choices in this class.
The Guzzi Griso I mentioned before, being one example.
Got my eye on this one at the moment.
A later model so free of the top end problems that afflicted the early 8v 1200's (the first 2v 1100 models of course didn't suffer this).
I fancy this.

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Re: No talk of R NINE T here

Postby jfcoleman » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:40 pm

Nice bike all round.
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Re: No talk of R NINE T here

Postby P-K » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:33 am

Done nearly 3,000 miles on mine now.
The Continental "Knobbly" tyres (on the back) are getting quite squared off now.
I'll be looking to replace both with something more street oriented like I had on the 1200GS - Bridgestone BattleWings or TrailWings.

The over hard seat doesn't worry me as much now as it used to (Still don't know if I would risk a 6 hour ride to my son in Aberdeen though)
I do like the punch it has up to illegal speeds.
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