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Old May 15th 2019, 01:45 AM   #11
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I use the V4 for commuting (sorry) after 20 years of R1. Its approx. 190 km way and forth.
Now I have 3000km, first maintenance is done and now I'm riding always in SPORT mode, even in rain. I was a little bit afraid regarding the tires in wet conditions, but they did just fine, I was really surprised.
After 45 minutes, I have my right hand "sleeping". Is it due to vibrations, due to my nerves in my wrist,...? I don't know. I didn't have this on all my R1's, but hey, I'm getting older ...
The engine brake is not what I expected. In 6th gear and above 7000 RPM and you close suddenly the throttle, it's like the V4 slides a little bit through and then (after 200 meters) you feel the engine brake working and then it brakes (slows down) significantly. Maybe I have to reset the EBC and put it on 1 or 0.
Sometimes in the morning I feel that the battery is a little weak, it seems to have difficulties to engage and to have ignition.
I also adjusted the high beam in height in order to be seen by the cars.
I also have the full AKRA exhaust and my average consumption lays around 7 liters/100 km.
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Old May 15th 2019, 02:09 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by alainV4 View Post
I use the V4 for commuting (sorry) after 20 years of R1. Its approx. 190 km way and forth.
Now I have 3000km, first maintenance is done and now I'm riding always in SPORT mode, even in rain. I was a little bit afraid regarding the tires in wet conditions, but they did just fine, I was really surprised.
After 45 minutes, I have my right hand "sleeping". Is it due to vibrations, due to my nerves in my wrist,...? I don't know. I didn't have this on all my R1's, but hey, I'm getting older ...
The engine brake is not what I expected. In 6th gear and above 7000 RPM and you close suddenly the throttle, it's like the V4 slides a little bit through and then (after 200 meters) you feel the engine brake working and then it brakes (slows down) significantly. Maybe I have to reset the EBC and put it on 1 or 0.
Sometimes in the morning I feel that the battery is a little weak, it seems to have difficulties to engage and to have ignition.
I also adjusted the high beam in height in order to be seen by the cars.
I also have the full AKRA exhaust and my average consumption lays around 7 liters/100 km.
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I am still below 6000rpm, and i do not have problems with my wrists. One day, i did 430km, no problems at all.
Do you fuel 98 or 95? I know the 98 gives problems for cold start. I always fuel 95.
My average consumption is 4,5 l/100km. Probably because I have to stay below 6000rpm. I've read other experiences here and above 3000rpm, the bike should be smooth.
Engine braking on 2 is as if you would have no braking from the engine at all. So, the sliding through the first moment is normal. It should be different in 1 or OFF. Maximum engine braking is when it is turned to OFF.

So far, I only used "street"
Maybe I should put it in "sport", but I was thinking, as lang as I am below 6000rpm, why bother changing settings
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Old May 15th 2019, 03:54 PM   #13
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After riding various big bikes (R1, GSX's, TLR's etc) for many years I've come from a 1199S to the V4S and hands down it is the best motorcycle I have owned.

When I say best I am talking about everything from fit to performance. I'm 6ft 1 and 90kgs and it is extremely comfortable to ride.

It is as fast as you want it to be but will cruise just as well. The only issue I, and most have, is the heat on my inner thighs.

I do agree with what others have said though, the mirrors are crap (I replaced mine with a set of folding moto science units) and the fuel consumption is very ordinary but I have never bought a bike or car base on fuel consumption.

It is a beast!
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Old May 16th 2019, 11:04 AM   #14
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After riding various big bikes (R1, GSX's, TLR's etc) for many years I've come from a 1199S to the V4S and hands down it is the best motorcycle I have owned.

When I say best I am talking about everything from fit to performance. I'm 6ft 1 and 90kgs and it is extremely comfortable to ride.

It is as fast as you want it to be but will cruise just as well. The only issue I, and most have, is the heat on my inner thighs.

I do agree with what others have said though, the mirrors are crap (I replaced mine with a set of folding moto science units) and the fuel consumption is very ordinary but I have never bought a bike or car base on fuel consumption.

It is a beast!


What are your thoughts on the Moro science mirrors?


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Old May 16th 2019, 07:55 PM   #15
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What are your thoughts on the Moro science mirrors?


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As far as quality goes they are par with OEM, read into that what you will

The most important thing for me was the ability to fold, which they do.

As far as being able to see in them, they do not vibrate at all which is a bonus but as with any sports bike I've owned you still need to move your arm to see in them.

Hope that helps

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Old May 17th 2019, 11:54 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by HFW003 View Post
As far as quality goes they are par with OEM, read into that what you will



The most important thing for me was the ability to fold, which they do.



As far as being able to see in them, they do not vibrate at all which is a bonus but as with any sports bike I've owned you still need to move your arm to see in them.



Hope that helps



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Thanks. Sounds like what I need and the quality from the pics was not high end so thanks for confirming that


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Old May 19th 2019, 10:20 PM   #17
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I love my 2018 S1000RR, but I am absolutely infatuated with my V4 Speciale... The BMW is fast, the V4 is crazy fast.. both bikes currently at about 3000 miles trouble free.
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