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Hey folks,

Just sold my Ural here in Washington, D.C. so I can buy a 2018 XSR700 when it comes to the US, which should be in the next couple of weeks.

It looks like Yamaha has different offerings for accessories between US and Europe, and I might reach out with an occasional request for support getting an EU only part unless the companies ship overseas. Have been playing too much with the MyGarage app and have managed to ring up $1500 euro in upgrades and I think that was before the exhaust! :surprise:

Anyways, gonna miss my sidecar community but looking forward to riding this beautiful motorcycle and being a part of the group!

Peace,
Syzygy
 

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Hi and welcome :smile2:

Some of the MT07 / FZ07 parts are common, so we Europeans can buy some Yamaha bits at much cheaper prices over your side of the Atlantic compared to ours. Good to see trans-Atlantic business flourishing!
 

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Welcome Syzygy. Now the bike is being released in the US. Hopefully there will be some new parts produced by us manufacturers.
 

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Hi and welcome :smile2:

Some of the MT07 / FZ07 parts are common, so we Europeans can buy some Yamaha bits at much cheaper prices over your side of the Atlantic compared to ours. Good to see trans-Atlantic business flourishing!
Thanks John--maybe I'll be getting some packages from Scotland in a few months! :wink2:
 

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What I do in my spare time as I wait for the bike to arrive... ?
No need to play with the app anymore--picked up my XSR on Tuesday night and have loved everything about it since! Looking forward to the riding and participating more on this forum... will post a pic once I throw on today's delivery of farkles :D

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Gratz man that's an awesome bike! Can I ask you what color is it named?
Did the seller talk you about "garage metal" ? Or is that a new model? It looks brighter than the garage metal I'm used to see around, and this would match about the new models Yamaha is putting on market while removing the 3 "old" colors but I've seen your post into the other thread and so on guessing you just have installed some brighter covers on the side of the tank? What about the saddle, is that the stock one?
Cheers! :)
 

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Thanks Kranith. The color is listed as Matte Gray/Aluminum here in the US. I can't tell if it's exactly the same as Garage Metal in the EU models or if Garage Metal is more of an aluminum. I'm interested because I'd like my side panels and tank panels to match, and right now there's a pretty obvious difference. The aluminum side panels are cool but the stock plastic ones are in the same color as the fenders and headlight so... I think maybe my stock tank looks lighter because of the aluminum right below them.

Saddle is stock. Seems like the best option for a pillion rider so I don't anticipate that piece changing.

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Hey Matt,

Heyser's Cycle in Laurel, MD, about 12 miles north of DC on Route 1. It was totaled two weeks after I got it when I got t-boned in an intersection, so I might be going back to them for a 2019!
 

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$8500 MSRP and ~$5-600 in fees. DC has a 6% excise tax so that was another $510. All told, about $9500 bucks.

The bike is so new all of the insurance comps were for $8,500 so I got everything back, as well as what I'd put on in accessories (another ~$1100 or so).

Really miss it. Healing up from a very bad tib/fib/ankle fracture. Hoping to ride again, and if I do, I'll get another XSR700.

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Well, rib/fib/ankle is still pretty serious. Hope your healing goes fast. My friend was hit a couple years ago and had a bad tib/fun/ankle (left) and his recovery was long, but he's recovered well. Riding a new 1200GS. It is a process, healing, not an event...embrace the "suck" for now.
All the best to you!

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Hi

I had a really bad tib / fib / ankle smash years ago. Not to be brutal but I ended up losing the leg below the knee !

BUT - even with the above I got a R1 and had it adapted (thumb brake).

After much fun, decided to slow it down a bit a bought a xsr in 2016 and it's perfect

Perfect bike imo!

Anyway - hope you make a full recovery and get back in the saddle
 

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Thanks for the optimistic words... definitely been a process, and one that's found me asking what a person should do when they're thrown off of a horse. Seeing as I really love to ride, my expectation is that I'll be back on another beautiful XSR700 within a year, but it's hard to tell exactly where things will be. The injury brought to light a number of other issues in my life that really need attention, so hopefully I'll be able to ride with a lightly burdened mind when I am back on two wheels. Or three... the Ural bug might bite again!

peace,
Peter
 
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