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Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
Posted By Krakatoa
Ok, I finally got to see an RS in person. ...

Ok, I finally got to see an RS in person.

It is a great bike, less bulbous than the RT but a little more touring protection than the R. So it may be the perfect medium distance sport touring...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
Posted By Krakatoa
Let us know how the wind buffeting and noise...

Let us know how the wind buffeting and noise change with the screen in the low and high position.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 262,712
Posted By Krakatoa
For 2014/15 RT's, can anyone confirm that...

For 2014/15 RT's, can anyone confirm that windshield adjustments will allow a completely or near completely silent air bubble around the rider? Without any turbulence assuming riding straight with...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
Posted By Krakatoa
Dealer does not know exact date of RS arrival,...

Dealer does not know exact date of RS arrival, but heard that they are on the water coming to the U.S. Since these are the initial BMW dealer bikes, they do not have the normal tracking numbers that...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 252,471
Posted By Krakatoa
From an early morning ride. <img...

From an early morning ride.

<img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7628/17239708086_50c0efd353_b.jpg" width="1024" height="640" alt="REN_0403">
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
Posted By Krakatoa
Yes GoAZ with Laslo, but everyone seems cool that...

Yes GoAZ with Laslo, but everyone seems cool that works there. You probably know this, the owner is from GoDaddy and often gets the first bike for the in demand new models.
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
Posted By Krakatoa
I got a call from my local BMW dealer and he said...

I got a call from my local BMW dealer and he said the RS is on its way. He did not give a specific date, but I plan to drop by Sat morning to find out if they have a more definite arrival date. I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 252,471
Posted By Krakatoa
I found two different sizes are needed. The...

I found two different sizes are needed.

The top two bolts from the driver's position uses T-50.
The bottom two use T-45.
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
Posted By Krakatoa
10 minute review of the R in German, but with...

10 minute review of the R in German, but with English subtitles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp7AAQ4IZwk
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
Posted By Krakatoa
Thanks hammick. I found an image of the RS bars...

Thanks hammick. I found an image of the RS bars and did indeed see the rather large plate and 4 bolts. So not the normal bar setup.
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
Posted By Krakatoa
cycle-ergo now has both the R and the RS listed. ...

cycle-ergo now has both the R and the RS listed. I noticed that for my height and inseam it lists the R with a forward lean of 10˚ and the RS 20˚.

Has anyone sat on both models and is there...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
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.

<img...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
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, 09:00 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
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, 01:54 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
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, 01:04 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
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, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 252,471
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, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 252,471
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, 09:11 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
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, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 252,471
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, 12:52 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
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, 01:18 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
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, 07:41 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
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, 06:37 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 129,950
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, 05:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,977
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, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10,182
Views: 1,735,869
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, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 325,115
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, 05:21 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 36,659
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, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10,182
Views: 1,735,869
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, 09:39 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 127,704
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, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 252,471
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, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 252,471
Posted By Krakatoa
Wunderlich. ...

Wunderlich.

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/30471001-002.html
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 252,471
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, 07:27 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 58,976
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, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,072
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, 05:34 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 74,516
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, 08:42 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 127,704
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, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 290,054
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, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 252,471
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.

...
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