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Old 05-08-2014, 03:50 PM   #31
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Good timing on this thread.
I was looking to get an 800 when I got this bike and have always thought 1100 was a bit much until yesterday, now I think it's pretty awesome.

Here in Ontario, the tractor trailers are governed to 105KPH and you have to watch them carefully 'cause they LOVE to be in the 'Hammer Lane' on the slab so they go to the left at any opportunity, sometimes I don't see what it is.
I pass them fast but they're long, and didn't this sumbitch put his blinker on half way through my pass.
WOT, bear left and horns on!
The Big German Twin did her job and I'm pretty sure that trucker heard my Stebel and waited for me.
No blame, they can't see cars, so they sure can't see us.

I'm liking the power very much right now.
Brother, that R1100RS is a nice bike, but it doesn't even begin to enter the category of "liter bike." Test-ride an S1000RR, then get back to us.
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:59 PM   #32
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Brother, that R1100RS is a nice bike, but it doesn't even begin to enter the category of "liter bike." Test-ride an S1000RR, then get back to us.
Then ride a Ducati Superbike torque monster to see the difference between fours and v-twins.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:00 PM   #33
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This thread is making me want to upgrade like I originally planned
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:13 PM   #34
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"Hey, I can make that gap fifteen cars ahead!" And off you go. Opportunities appear that you would never even consider on a typical bike, much less a car. Like someone said about lane-splitting, "It's like time travel, only it's real."
I have an old Camaro like that. It isn't liter bike fast, but it is every bit as fast as my old 636 Ninja, but with more top speed. If I can see a gap, I can take it. Problem is, it makes a lot of noise doing it, so there is no stealth mode.

I have no self control, so I don't need that kind of superpower on 2 wheels.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:47 PM   #35
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My first truly time-warp experience was on an acquaintance's '84 FJ 1100.
Mine was an '85 FJ1100.

A bunch of riding buddies and I stopped at Boggan's Oasis, which is at the bottom of Rattlesnake Grade. I went into the restroom to lighten - and I swear as soon as the door latched, they hauled ass. Which is fine, I didn't like some of the guys in the group anyway. Problem is, I didn't know where we were going...

Once you work your way up out of that little canyon (heh), it's pretty much flat and straight all the way to Enterprise, so I twisted the hyperspace selector to 'full'. I can't tell you how fast I was going. Really, I couldn't- the speedometer ran out of digits and the needle was pointing between 'P' and 'H'. I know it only took about a third of the hour and nineteen minutes to cover the distance Google Maps says it does.



Of course, all of that happened on a closed course, professional stunt rider, and besides, the statute of limitations expired years ago.

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Old 05-08-2014, 05:04 PM   #36
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Brother, that R1100RS is a nice bike, but it doesn't even begin to enter the category of "liter bike." Test-ride an S1000RR, then get back to us.
Maybe I don't understand the nomenclature.
I thought a liter bike was about 1000cc.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:07 PM   #37
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Maybe I don't understand the nomenclature.
I thought a liter bike was about 1000cc.
it is, but even though the Beemer displaced more than a liter, it's not giving the performance of a "literbike" eg CBR1K, R1 etc
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:44 PM   #38
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Maybe I don't understand the nomenclature.
I thought a liter bike was about 1000cc.
And typically, 4 cylinders, with a power to weight ratio that (electronic aids disabled) requires planning to use fully, and should come with a warning labels that says "Notify next of kin before attempting to operate this. Really, we mean it."

Your R1100S is what, 100hp maybe? The S1000RR is nearly double that and weighs less.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:47 PM   #39
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Mine was an '85 FJ1100.

"(removed words)"

Of course, all of that happened on a closed course, professional stunt rider, and besides, the statute of limitations expired years ago.


Umm, many of my best stories have reached the limits of that statute, as well...I think...
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Your R1100S is what, 100hp maybe? The S1000RR is nearly double that and weighs less.
90 to the rear wheel maybe....



think my 1150 was 95ish
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:48 PM   #41
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I think the chain would melt if there was that much driveline loss on the S1000RR. IIRC it produces about 170-180hp.


yeah 170 to the rear wheel too....



I thought my Speed Triple was fast but next to that thing - - not even the same sport. its got to be 60 hp up on the S3
I can only imagine what riding one is like



id LOVE to do a track day on one!
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:50 PM   #42
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yeah 170 to the rear wheel too....



I thought my Speed Triple was fast but next to that thing - - not even the same sport. I can only imagine what riding one is like



id LOVE to do a track day on one!
Damn, someone caught that post before I nuked it. I thought the poster above was saying the S1K had 90 at the rear wheel....
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:03 PM   #43
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My daily driver is a elderly 82 GS1100EZ, still a lot of fun to ride but I am sure that it does not compare to todays modern bikes.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:22 PM   #44
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It's probably a good thing that I waited to get my first sportbike, a lowly GSXR600. I'm having a blast on it and justafurnacegirl enjoys riding on it too. I'm hoping to pick up a liter summer of 2015. I've tested the S1000RR. What a bike!

I do have to say that most of the guys I see with liter bikes don't ride them nearly to the what they deserve, especially in the corners.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:56 PM   #45
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My Aprilia has about 90 something crank hp, and when I ride with my buddy on his R1 he leaves me in the straights like I'm riding a bicycle.

And that R1 is going on 10 years old.
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