Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Milpitas, California, USA
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New 2016 S1000f owner
I just received my red/black 2016 S1000f. What a beauty, the guys at the dealer all complimented how nice it looks and sounds vs the other bikes they have on the lot. Got a great deal on the 2016 with 2k rebate applied, added extended warranty.
Coming from a Yamaha FJR i needed something more fun and lighter but still a sports tourer with an upright position, this bike fit the bill perfectly. I am in my 40s (45) and yes it works. Looking from BMW r1200r/rs to the k1300s, this was such a bargain. Although the BMW ESA is nice, I dont miss it. While the suspension is stiffer, it works fine and better than my XDiavel. Love the speed and pickup. Thought the 80lb-ft torque wont be enough but it sure can haul.
I saw the 2018 blue/black edition that has a bump in hp and torque. Its not as good as the red because of the blue they used. The hp/torque may not be that noticeable. Plus it starts at 11,990. Im glad my dealer found the red/black f. Its awesome. I just spent 10k, so welcome me!