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Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 61,636
Posted By Krakatoa
Unfortunately I don't know the price. It was not...

Unfortunately I don't know the price. It was not listed and I never asked.
It does have the GPS prep and cruise control.

Here is another pic I took last Saturday.

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Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 61,636
Posted By Krakatoa
I finally sat on the R1200R. I liked the riding...

I finally sat on the R1200R. I liked the riding position. I currently have a R Nine T.
The R has a slightly more upright seating position and the bars are a little higher than the R9T.

This...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 61,636
Posted By Krakatoa
Hopefully we will get a review of the R from an...

Hopefully we will get a review of the R from an Inmate soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho-sGkGNDLg
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 61,636
Posted By Krakatoa
Maybe the price of the new RS will be released at...

Maybe the price of the new RS will be released at this show in 2 days from now.

http://www.twowheelmania.com/2014/11/03/bmw-announces-2-models-showcase-eicma/
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 61,636
Posted By Krakatoa
In the lower left image, it looks like the GPS...

In the lower left image, it looks like the GPS unit may be lockable. Have not read anything about it yet. I know the 2014 RT GPS unit is not lockable.
So maybe they are adding that feature to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 61,636
Posted By Krakatoa
I still think the RS will be my next bike. ...

I still think the RS will be my next bike.

My only concern is the size of the windshield. I am worried that in the up position it may still be too low or too small to create a still bubble of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 219,093
Posted By Krakatoa
Today I took the R9T on some high speed mountain...

Today I took the R9T on some high speed mountain twisty roads. The bike always felt planted. Even the occasional 100 mph burst gave me no problems. I am bonding with this bike unlike all my...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 219,093
Posted By Krakatoa
Wow! Thanks for taking the time to post all...

Wow! Thanks for taking the time to post all those images. I like the soft luggage options so that may be my next purchase.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 61,636
Posted By Krakatoa
I think the new RS has the potential to be a...

I think the new RS has the potential to be a unique, special, awesome, etc. bike.

I recently bought a R9T this year so will wait at least another year before I consider the RS as a next bike. The...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 219,093
Posted By Krakatoa
It adds a certain amount of wind protection. ...

It adds a certain amount of wind protection. About 2 feet around your chest area. Your head will still be in clean air. I find it great up to 65 mph. Above that your arms and shoulders will get...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 61,636
Posted By Krakatoa
I agree the analog display should be the tach and...

I agree the analog display should be the tach and a large digital display for the speed. Perhaps the display is configurable in software and the above view is just one possibility.

In any event I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 61,636
Posted By Krakatoa
Here are some more pics of the RS. ...

Here are some more pics of the RS.

[urhttps://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15394771926_329801945b_o.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3928/15394771996_91ddd6f35b_o.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 61,636
Posted By Krakatoa
Damn, now I have to go and order one.

Damn, now I have to go and order one.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 61,636
Posted By Krakatoa
I am surprised that the new R1200RS does not come...

I am surprised that the new R1200RS does not come with cruise control.
Maybe they will add it the following year.
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,074
Posted By Krakatoa
Looks awesome. <img height="640"...

Looks awesome.

<img height="640" width="1024" src=http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/gallery/2015-yamaha-xjr1300/2015-Yamaha-XJR1300-23.jpg>

<img height="640" width="1024"...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9,107
Views: 1,491,709
Posted By Krakatoa
2016 Moto Guzzi V7 II ...

2016 Moto Guzzi V7 II

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/09/26/sneak-preview-2016-moto-guzzi-v7-ii-intermot-2014-first-look/

<img...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 251,777
Posted By Krakatoa
I am interested in the V7 as a second bike. The...

I am interested in the V7 as a second bike. The go/no-go decision will be based on the suspension as I have a slightly bad lower back. I need more than 2 inches of suspension in the rear shocks. I...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-25-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 28,771
Posted By Krakatoa
Thank you RH106 for starting this thread subject....

Thank you RH106 for starting this thread subject.

I have only done day long and weekend rides so far. Hoping for a big adventure trip sometime soon.

I do have a question for others that have...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9,107
Views: 1,491,709
Posted By Krakatoa
2015 R1200RT. Form & Function. ...

2015 R1200RT. Form & Function.

http://motoroids.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2015-BMW-R1200RT.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 114,234
Posted By Krakatoa
For mostly freeway use at 65 mph, I got 67 mpg. ...

For mostly freeway use at 65 mph, I got 67 mpg. The tank is listed at 4 gallons so that would be 268 max range. This is with me riding solo and I weigh 155 lbs.
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 219,093
Posted By Krakatoa
I agree it is much more expensive than it should...

I agree it is much more expensive than it should be. But I have it now and can handle 75 mph freeway rides in order to get to the secondary roads I really like.

It also reminds me of the R90S. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 219,093
Posted By Krakatoa
Wunderlich. ...

Wunderlich.

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/30471001-002.html
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 219,093
Posted By Krakatoa
Amazing bike that I will keep forever. Love...

Amazing bike that I will keep forever. Love riding it. The sound of the OEM exhaust is perfect. Lots of torque. Fun riding at any speed. Suspension is perfect. Starting it up and feeling that...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 51,433
Posted By Krakatoa
Personally I like the black/red even better than...

Personally I like the black/red even better than the green from two years ago.
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,790
Posted By Krakatoa
I am looking for a middle weight sport touring...

I am looking for a middle weight sport touring bike bigger than the F800GT and smaller than the R1200RT. So this bike sounds very interesting. There is also the rumored S1000F, but not sure if that...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 72,204
Posted By Krakatoa
That bike is on the UK website and I hope they...

That bike is on the UK website and I hope they eventually bring it back to the US.

http://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/motorcycles/tiger/2014/tiger-sport
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 114,234
Posted By Krakatoa
I am somewhat happy. I like the ease of riding...

I am somewhat happy. I like the ease of riding it around town. It is sporty, fast, great fuel milage - I average 62 mpg.

The main issue I have with it was the initial marketing. I thought I was...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 262,361
Posted By Krakatoa
It's always great to read posts like this and to...

It's always great to read posts like this and to be able to get the historical perspective.
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 219,093
Posted By Krakatoa
Anyone know if the aluminum side panel is...

Anyone know if the aluminum side panel is removable or is it part of the gas tank?
Just trying to get some possible painting ideas.

...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 219,093
Posted By Krakatoa
I guess I waited long enough. I put a deposit...

I guess I waited long enough. I put a deposit down and was told the current wait is 8 to 9 months. I did not get to ride it, but I did sit on it and start it up. That sold me on it.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 114,234
Posted By Krakatoa
My 2013 F800GT was included in the recall for the...

My 2013 F800GT was included in the recall for the side stand switch.

I got the work done today. No price was listed on my receipt as it was covered under warranty.
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 219,093
Posted By Krakatoa
Here is one I saw at GOAZ in Scottsdale AZ. It...

Here is one I saw at GOAZ in Scottsdale AZ. It is not for sale.

<img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5441/14100539774_383d25304f_o.jpg" width="1024" height="672" >
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 219,093
Posted By Krakatoa
Can anyone who has taken a delivery of a R Nine T...

Can anyone who has taken a delivery of a R Nine T give a quick review?
Is it a ride that gives you pure enjoyment, fun, and adventure or are their any unusual quirks about the bike that you notice?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,897
Posted By Krakatoa
Great to see dirt riding like this!

Great to see dirt riding like this!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 496,679
Posted By Krakatoa
Both bikes look great! 2014 is turning out to...

Both bikes look great!
2014 is turning out to be an awesome year.
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 114,234
Posted By Krakatoa
My 2013 F800GT has 4400 miles and is due for the...

My 2013 F800GT has 4400 miles and is due for the yearly service next month. The engine vibrations have gotten better. I also changed my jacket from a leather one with bulky shoulders that caused...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 114,234
Posted By Krakatoa
For the rear brake there is a click and the brake...

For the rear brake there is a click and the brake light goes on immediately.

For the front brake there is no click and I can gently squeeze the front brake and slow the bike before the brake light...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 650,131
Posted By Krakatoa
No longer have it, but it was a fun bike until...

No longer have it, but it was a fun bike until the pain in my back became too much.

<iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/38591732@N04/8500691290/player/80eb509f49" allowfullscreen=""...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 52,444
Posted By Krakatoa
Sorry about posting incorrect numbers on the 2014...

Sorry about posting incorrect numbers on the 2014 R1200RT.

Yes, the numbers are just place holders and obviously from the K1600 as you pointed out.

I am glad no one tried to sell me swamp land...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 52,444
Posted By Krakatoa
http://www.goaz.com/2014-BMW-R-1200-RT-inventory.h...

http://www.goaz.com/2014-BMW-R-1200-RT-inventory.htm?ID=18548759&Brand=48&Type=1787
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