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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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The S4RS. Man, those things are another category altogether. Effectively the bike we're both used to with considerably more top end power.
I wonder how well they plod along in traffic?
Well... I test drove one S4R that needed a lot of work. Not a cruiser - you have to be an active participant. lol If you enjoy instantly accelerating and stopping, then this is your game I guess. One nice thing about it (for traffic) is that it is water cooled, so it doesn't overheat as easily as the S2R. I was afraid of this bike before riding it, but honestly, it felt a lot like the S2R. Maybe a little more stable and heavy, and a bit more power, but this one needed work, so it might be a true mean machine if it has some TLC. With that said, I have been warned that the back tire will break loose for any reason, and this is what happened to the owner who dumped it - he had no idea what happened.
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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-12-2019, 12:32 AM
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I think I've heard much the same.

They test to much much higher horsepower, but the power line on these is greatest mid to high, so I think there's an extra mistake available to a whiskey throttler
Not that this isn't there on the 1000 either, but.. more so. So I guess it might be completely fine chugging through Seattle traffic.

I wouldn't say no to an S4Rs these days, and I might not have before I got used to the S2R.

Just so you know, you inspired me to lock the hell out of my bike while at work :/

I'm glad you're still looking

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Just so you know, you inspired me to lock the hell out of my bike while at work :/
I'm glad my post made you think about it. I didn't think it was likely, but it happened. They are easy bikes to lift-away into a truck, and the parts are worth more than the bike as a whole.

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