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Old 11-28-2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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BMW R****R Thread

I see the GS and RT threads but no R. How about it? Who's got the R, the most underrated (or unpopular) BMW bike, yet the most versatile? And why do you ride the R?

I'll start. I ride the R because it's the best in BMW line up. Yes, I said it.

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Old 11-28-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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Always liked the R1150R.

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Old 11-28-2012, 04:46 PM   #3
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Surely there's gotta be folks who love their R's.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:49 PM   #4
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Yes I love my 2012 R1200R, had a GS ,GSA andd looked at an RT but this R is making me smile
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:56 PM   #5
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Yes I love my 2012 R1200R, had a GS ,GSA andd looked at an RT but this R is making me smile
Never had a GS. Had 2 RT's (1150 & 1200) but never connected with them. Not to say I didn't enjoyed them while I had them, but they were short lived. Recently acquired a 12R and experiencing instant bonding...










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Old 11-28-2012, 06:53 PM   #6
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:59 PM   #7
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:07 PM   #8
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Well, I knew the R's are really versatile but didn't know how much so...
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:47 PM   #9
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I have a R1150R Rockster. The ONLY new bike I've ever bought new, love it so much, Over 50k miles. Riden it to several states AND to the job everyday (when I'm not out of state), in the rain and shine. Friend has a r1150r and he also takes it to work EVERYDAY as well. I have out raced MUCH faster bikes on the twistes, out performed GS and other Dual sports off road, and out run many "cruisers" on the open road. That being said, REALLY like the r1200, but since I'll never trade or give up my Rockster, guess that leaves more r1200's for everyone else.


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Old 11-28-2012, 10:10 PM   #10
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Wanted to buy this one but they didn't take the offer - and I'm not desperate yet ...

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:59 AM   #11
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Wanted to buy this one but they didn't take the offer - and I'm not desperate yet ...

Well, my advice is don't take a test drive. You'll get more desperate.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:06 AM   #12
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Well, my advice is don't take a test drive. You'll get more desperate.
I'm actually thinking of getting a "90 Years of BMW Motorcycles" special edition. I really like the looks of the red one, so dynamic and bright, but the SE is just that: a bit more special.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:27 PM   #13
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Here are my two R's side by side. Actually one's an airhead.


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Old 11-30-2012, 03:58 PM   #14
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Been looking for this th read

I rode an airhead for 20 years.
Next I bought a 2000 R1100RT. I put 37,000 miles on top of the 100,000 that was on it.

Next I bought a brand new 2012 R1200R RED!

I love it. I wanted a bike more like my old airhead than the RT. Lower, Lighter and Lots more midrange power.



I have many more pictures. :)

I still have the airhead. RT is for sale.

So far I ride the Versys to work because its lighter and cheaper to run.
We have snow right now, ;(



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