Really depends on what you expect. Would you be planning on modding the S1000RR if you got one? If so that's more money into the pot that you could've use on your R1 now and you would still be paid off. BMW cool bike great reviews but to make another financial commitment when you could easily wow yourself again with your bike. It's a no brained for me. I'd MOD the hell out of the R1!
what would be the point in the bmw other than having something new? if u are only a dstreet rider you will NEVER even come close to the potential of either bike... ive rode one and it was stupid fast but i wasnt that comfortable on it... same thing with the 12 r1... i like my 03 best... just wish it had the power of the 04-06
Stuff doesnt make anyone happy. That is reality. But we are fooled into thinking and encouraged through the media, our friends, and our ego's to never be happy with our stuff and always want more and better stuff. Its a never ending cycle.
What I'm trying to say is your ego motivating you to 'upgrade' or is it because its a practical decision? Do you want to start making payments again?
I was very close to buying a new bike this year. Then I realized I really love my 06. I decided I'll just keep riding this until it falls apart, and by that time I'll be able to pay cash for a new bike. I realized buying a new bike was just to impress my friends.
But if you think a new BMW will be worth it go ahead with those payments and interest. Its the American way. Buy things you cant afford and don't need, so you can impress people you don't know.
Actually I'm sorry I need to make a correction to my last post. Even though the BMW will be a couple years old the maintenance on them is higher priced as well as certain parts. For me it's a cool bike but it is your opinion that counts the most.
paid off is piece of mind. dont get yourself involved in any more debt when you own an r1 already, i mean really how much faster r u gonna be going on the street on s1000rr than a r1, ride that bitch into the ground lol
2003 Honda RC51...pure sex
2010 r1 resto(work in progress)
lol......i was there 2 months ago...i also have a 04 r1 and asked the same question. i ended up getting a aprilia rsv4!! its tuff i love my r1 but my new bike is amazing!! im supposed to sell my r1 but i havent had the balls to post it yet. having both isnt a option either....my payment is 233 a month. the factory is such a sweet ride. whats nice is my son is a born rider and hes been riding my r1 and we go for rides together!!
here's what i said to someone else in your shoes: Keep it. The key is replacing parts that will dramatically alter the personality of the bike. I blew the engine on my 06...I was debating selling it for something new like the KTM RC8 or the s1000rr. I ride as much as I can to work and on the weekends; but honestly I just couldnt justify spending more money in a recession than i need to. So i decided to replace the engine and mod it with all the things I had held off on trying to be cost conscious. With a new exhaust, brakes, HID's, levers, sprocket, rearsets, and wheels its totally different bike. and for a fraction of the cost of buying a new one and doing the same mods.