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Old 01-10-2012, 10:08 AM   #46
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Red one is on my short list this year - IMHO the best bike BMW makes
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That's the only BMW at the moment that I would buy and that I consider
not to be overpriced.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:15 PM   #47
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Does anyone have a pic of a blued '07?
Here's a couple of mine before I ceramic coated them





That was at about 800mi, I didn't let them go any longer before

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Old 01-11-2012, 06:24 PM   #48
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I made a mistake visiting BMW dealership last spring.
After riding DL-1000 for seven years i took r1200r for a spin around block (20miles) and i was hooked on this bike.
Week later i became owner of 09 black r1200r with farkels such as:
Sergant seat (love M stripes)
Cee bailes tall windscreen
Highway foot pegs (they are awesome on long runs)
Clear water aux light (V-strom had way better lights than oryginal BMW)
All hard lugage (top case little to small only 27 liters)
Over all great bike for travel, around city and for qucik runs for groceries.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:07 AM   #49
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What the curb (wet I guess) weight of the R?
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:16 AM   #50
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I believe wet on the R is 504. Saddlebags add about 22 pounds empty.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:11 AM   #51
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Can a RS play?

Man I love this bike, best all-arounder for me!



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Old 01-12-2012, 07:36 AM   #52
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What the curb (wet I guess) weight of the R?
BMW claims a 492 wet weight.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:06 AM   #53
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:33 PM   #54
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Anyone have any experience carrying a passenger on a 1200R? Specifically passengers who are as tall or taller than the rider and what their impressions of the ride are.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:07 PM   #55
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Anyone have any experience carrying a passenger on a 1200R? Specifically passengers who are as tall or taller than the rider and what their impressions of the ride are.
I've only ridden the RR as a demo bike for a long day and had a passenger. I am 5'11" and she is almost 5'10". She said other than riding a bike herself, it was the best pillion bike she could remember being on other than a full cruiser where she feels like she sitting on a recliner. Great grab handles and foot pegs were positioned well. And she is all legs w/ a short torso so that is normally a concern. She didn't feel like some other bikes where the pillion is "perched" way above the rider.

Hope that helps.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:16 PM   #56
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That helps a lot Pyrate, thank you. You have touched on and addressed some concerns for my wife.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:20 PM   #57
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That helps a lot Pyrate, thank you. You have touched on and addressed some concerns for my wife.
Given that the R has the same frame as the RT, it's just a matter of the seat (and obviously wind protection) how comfortable a passenger is.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:58 PM   #58
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:50 AM   #59
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I've had both.
If you put a skid plate on it and some Tourances it would do what a GS does.
The GS doesn't need all that suspension travel or ground clearance.
The leg room is a problem for me on the R but I would stretch my legs out over the cylinders.
I liked the oil cooler in cheek cowls on the 1150 better.
And the R has a real metal gas tank.
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:05 AM   #60
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Has anyone gone "cafe" with the R?

A few things I'd still like to see pics of are the Parabellum Scout fairing on the R1200 and also if anyone has turned one into a old school cafe look bike, with low bars etc. I saw a Scout coming towards me on the freeway one day but at our combined closing spec of about 140mph I did not get to look for long
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