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Old 11-07-2008, 10:03 AM   #181
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The K12RS really had oomph in the passing range, and pulled hard over 100 too although the new transverse K12 must blow it away with 40 more horses. But as I said, I really miss my 2003.
My K1200R Sport has the shortest gearing of the lot, and it pulls so hard it's like getting handjob from a female bodybuilder! I only took it to redline in top gear one time... A guy in one of the new Corvette Z06's was toying with me on a long 2 lane stretch of otherwise deserted highway, so I unleashed the fury. I literally left him for dead up until 120 or so, and then he started to gain on me. He only caught me when I hit the rev limiter in 6th. GPS had me pegged at 157mph actual. If not for the limiter, and lack of an extra gear (which the engine could have easily pulled) I doubt he would have caught me! When we slowed to a reasonable speed, he rolled down his window, and I could tell by the look on his face that he was in disbelief. He couldn't believe any bike, much less a stock BMW could run away from a 500hp car. He asked all of the usual questions, then went on his way. I've ridden full on sport bikes that were "faster", but I can't recall any that pulled with as much authority as the K12R.
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:14 PM   #182
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:20 PM   #183
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I recently bought this little rocket and I'm still learning to ride her. It's very, very powerful and extremely fast. Extremely! It's my 3rd K bike and by far the most hyper.

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Old 11-13-2008, 09:21 PM   #184
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My new ride- I traded my '94 K1100RS on this '08, my first non-brick BMW...

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Old 11-13-2008, 09:59 PM   #185
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Of all the bikes I've owned, past and present, this is my hands-down favorite.

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Old 11-14-2008, 04:55 PM   #186
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'85 K100RS ... new to me

Bought from a forum member. 1985 K100RS .... 28,000 miles. Super clean, 2 previous owners did a great job of maintaining this moto.

A few mods, Wilbers rear shock, Luftmeister pipe,Corbin seat, K75C bars, heated grips, run-n-lites in back, and some tiny fog lights up front. Aeroflow windscreen which, obviously, is not installled for the photo.

I have put 500 or so commuter miles on it ... All I can say is smooth. Love this bike .... looking forward to having it for a long time.



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Old 11-14-2008, 05:15 PM   #187
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'93 K1.....Staintune pipe and a chip. Smooth and fun. Fits simian-esque physiques well.

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Old 11-16-2008, 10:40 PM   #188
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:22 PM   #189
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I pick up my new K1200s this Saturday.

I got the white aluminum metallic color, with the so-staggeringly-ugly-they're almost-beautiful yellow rims. Now I'll have a Caspian Blue Triumph steamer, and the new silver/yellow Beemer.

I'm a sucker for wacky-looking bikes, I guess.

The K12S will be bone stock, but I'll post pics this weekend anyway.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:36 PM   #190
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:28 AM   #191
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I pick up my new K1200s this Saturday.

I got the white aluminum metallic color, with the so-staggeringly-ugly-they're almost-beautiful yellow rims. Now I'll have a Caspian Blue Triumph steamer, and the new silver/yellow Beemer.

I'm a sucker for wacky-looking bikes, I guess.

The K12S will be bone stock, but I'll post pics this weekend anyway.
Tiger,

if all falls into place I'll be doing the exact same thing - same color too. I think the white aluminum is stunning, but agree that with the blue wheels from the tri-color version Rydor's post #198 it might be a little more stunning. Strangely enough I would be book-ending the K1200 series. I bought one of the first K1200RS's in 1997, and perhaps one of the last K1200S's in 2008. The K1200RS was traded with 88,000 miles on the clock for a GSXR 1000, which currently has 66,000 miles.

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Old 11-20-2008, 04:42 PM   #192
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Gixxersteph,

Congratulations on the new bike. I'm sure looking forward to getting mine...

I agree - the blue rims on the tri-color are very cool. After I tire of the yellow, I really think the rims on the white aluminum bike would look amazing powder-coated black.

Wow - 60,000+ on a GSXR

Any plans for new pipe/bags/etc on the new ride?
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:46 AM   #193
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Gixxersteph,

Congratulations on the new bike. I'm sure looking forward to getting mine...

I agree - the blue rims on the tri-color are very cool. After I tire of the yellow, I really think the rims on the white aluminum bike would look amazing powder-coated black.

Wow - 60,000+ on a GSXR

Any plans for new pipe/bags/etc on the new ride?
Not mine yet - drat.

As far as the K is concerned - I am going to keep it as stock as possible. No pipes, no permanent bags. Perhaps a tinted screen. I've wasted too much money on aftermarket stuff - stock works better - 99% of the time.
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:52 PM   #194
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First BMW, first new bike... (pics)

Just got home with it.....





My boys are even more excited than me....







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Old 11-22-2008, 03:07 PM   #195
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Holy cow thats sharp.
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