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Old 11-26-2012, 03:53 PM   #2506
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This (didn't buy it though, waiting for a better price on a used one):

Cool! did you get to test ride that R12R? I've really liked these bikes lately. If so, how did it handle? could you see riding one across the country?
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:07 PM   #2507
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Cool! did you get to test ride that R12R? I've really liked these bikes lately. If so, how did it handle? could you see riding one across the country?
Due to surgery I had six weeks ago, I'm not allowed to ride at the moment (for another four weeks or so). So I didn't test ride it.

My wife did and she really liked it. Though she decided it was still a bit too much for her at her current skill level. She normally rides a F650GS single and has three years riding experience at the moment.

I sat on the bike and I really, really liked it. The leg position is a bit tight compared to bikes like the GS as you can see in the photo, but given that I have a 34" inseam, it's actually not too bad. I could see myself riding cross country on it, even though I don't know exactly how it handles, I know it'll be slightly less comfortable than the R1200GS I had, but*much more comfortable than other bikes I have owned.

You have to like the roadster / standard / naked style to do long distance riding on them though. I prefer either a perfectly working windshield or no windshield at all, so I guess I'd ride the R with either a small flyscreen or an adjustable windshield like this.

The luggage is excellent (same as R1200RT), the seat seems pretty comfortable and available in different heights, I would likely get the "high comfort seat" or an aftermarket high one and add the same amount of rise to the handlebars. That would certainly give me a cross-continent tourer that I'd like better than an RT.

But as I haven't ridden one, take all this with a grain of salt. I'll still buy one as I always have wanted one and my wife will take it over anyways within a short time I bet ...

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:18 PM   #2508
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This (didn't buy it though, waiting for a better price on a used one):

The R1200R is a wonderful bike. My sole ride on one was a fluke. Went with my brother to pick up his current bike from a private seller, who happened to also be selling his wife's R1200R. He was kind enough to let me accompany my brother on the R while my brother test rode the GT1000 he ultimately bought.

I owned a GSA at the time, and the R - particularly in comparison - felt so much more nimble and planted. Just a great street bike.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:41 PM   #2509
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:20 AM   #2510
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:22 AM   #2511
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that is pretty interesting!
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:41 AM   #2512
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:50 PM   #2513
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Cool! did you get to test ride that R12R? I've really liked these bikes lately. If so, how did it handle? could you see riding one across the country?
I have a 02 R1150RT and love it in the curves.Got to ride a 12 R1200R at an BMW open house.BMW brought their 18 wheeler full of all their bikes and the R1200R was the one I wanted to ride. BMW leader took us through some great curvey roads so I was able to open it up and do some leanin. I loved it. I am 6.2 and 188lbs. and the bike fit me great.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:10 PM   #2514
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Honda MotoGP Racer Replica

Grand Prix Technology Meets the Streets-Finally!
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Ever since MotoGP transitioned from 500cc two-strokes to 1000cc fourstrokes in 2003, rumors have been whirling that Honda would build a proper MotoGP replica for the street. While the 2010 VFR1200F did borrow some technology from the RC211V, that 594-pound sport tourer could hardly be called a racer replica. But now, 10 years later, there are clear signs that a road-going version of Honda’s MotoGP racer will finally arrive in showrooms in 2014.

Patent drawings show a generic CBR1000RR silhouette, but the text specifically mentions headlights, taillights, turn signals and mirrors. It’s not a racer.


Honda President Takanobu Ito said as much in a speech this past September outlining the firm’s future plans, announcing, “Honda engineers have begun development of a new super sports bike to which new technologies from MotoGP machines will be applied.” Less than a month later, new patent documents from Honda were published detailing a “water-cooled V-type engine, and motorcycle including the same,” giving clues to what shape this new superbike will take. Those patent documents revealed a V-four motor nearly identical to the firm’s current RC213V GP machine’s, with the same mounting brackets and a similar cylinder head design with the exhaust camshaft mounted lower than the intake to allow for shorter exhaust valve stems that reduce overall engine length. The new engine is DOHC, unlike the SOHC VFR, and a 90-degree cylinder angle further distances the new design from the 76-degree, 1200cc V-four. Other modifications seem specifically aimed at reducing production costs, like an unusual water pump configuration driven by the exhaust cam rather than the crankshaft, to simplify engine plumbing.
This new superbike will not replace the CBR1000RR. On the contrary, Honda insiders suggest it will be very exclusive, expensive, and exotic—think NR750—to serve as a “halo” product highlighting Honda’s considerable engineering expertise. A bold, daring technological tour de force, just like Honda used to do regularly in the good old days?
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Honda MotoGP Racer Replica

Grand Prix Technology Meets the Streets-Finally!
Written by: Motorcyclist on November 27 2012 12:32 PM
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Ever since MotoGP transitioned from 500cc two-strokes to 1000cc fourstrokes in 2003, rumors have been whirling that Honda would build a proper MotoGP replica for the street. While the 2010 VFR1200F did borrow some technology from the RC211V, that 594-pound sport tourer could hardly be called a racer replica. But now, 10 years later, there are clear signs that a road-going version of Honda’s MotoGP racer will finally arrive in showrooms in 2014.

Patent drawings show a generic CBR1000RR silhouette, but the text specifically mentions headlights, taillights, turn signals and mirrors. It’s not a racer.








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Old 11-27-2012, 04:46 PM   #2515
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:56 PM   #2516
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Since....forever. Never made it happen...probably never will. But I still want it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:16 AM   #2517
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After 33 previous bikes (BMW's, Triumph's, Ducati, etc) I want this now torquey, nimble, fast enough. With a sport touring windscreen, taller clip ons and an Axio hard tail pack I can commute or tour anywherre and just have fun, even at my age :)

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Old 11-28-2012, 01:20 AM   #2518
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Nice bike if the unsightly wart was removed.
The fuglyness goes away when you start it up.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:25 AM   #2519
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:48 AM   #2520
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