Do you notice higher RPMs at speed because of the shorter gears?Ignore Amos said:As wonderful as the S is...it just "looked" like every other sportbike- the KR was just so "different" and striking. The fact it has a different head angle and shorter gears played in to the equation too.
Yeah, I'm sure it's a bike that attracts attention!CC71 said:i personally DONT like the S, i think its kinda boring ( especially for the extra $$$ )
but i think what really brings it home is....yesterday i dropped my R off at the dealership for the 600mile service, as we were pulling out a guy in a NICE, new, bmw 745 pulls up walks past all the other bikes in the parkinglot ( a few S's in that group ) right to mine with the biggest smile on his face, thought that was kinda cool..for him to get out of THAT car and drool over the R. it made that impact on me..thats why im in the poor house just so i can ride it :ricky
At a highway speed of 65-80 mphs, you can still choose from gears 2,3,4,5,6 on the R. I frequently stay at or below 5th, so while an S would be in lower RPMs in 5th at the same speed, I don't feel like I'm missing long legs.sinc said:Do you notice higher RPMs at speed because of the shorter gears?
Bry, I thought you had an R...Bry said:Originally loved the looks of the R, but went the ST path. Having had the rockster beforehand I liked the no fairing, upright position around town which was great.
Having a lot more power, even better...
and yes I agree with the other posts, the S looks like a blackbird.. The R looks like, well something thats been dropped and rebuilt with a bit of attitude!
(did I mention the power? :lol: )