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Old 05-17-2011, 12:15 PM   #16
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Yes, I know but those guys are amazingly mean-spirited, sarcastic and rude to each other. I don't get it.
I'm pretty new over there, but no question it's a bit of a tight clique. Great technical knowledge though. I'm surprised at how much performance-modding is discussed over there, which is pretty unusual for BMW owners.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:05 AM   #17
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I'm curious to know how many R1200S models were sold in the US. Anybody know ?
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:03 AM   #18
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what would one of these be like for a 6' 3' er?(190cm)
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:48 AM   #19
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what would one of these be like for a 6' 3' er?(190cm)
I'm 185cm and there's plenty of room for me, I suppose it would be no problem for you to "fit in"... Have a test ride if you can. IMO the bike is designed for taller guys, I usually find myself sitting closer to tank than necessary (never happened with my previous bikes).

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Old 07-09-2011, 05:48 PM   #20
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just got mine last week. SUPER comfortable which has surprised me more than anything being 6'1. the ohlins are nice, still setting them up but right out of the gate they're very good....I'll speculate at a later time as to why I think they never sold very well.

runs a bit hotter/idle rougher than the other boxers i'm used to(but more compression and larger throttle bodies), great handling, fantastic brakes. offered up just one year here in the US so not many around. they put about 110hp to the wheel on tougher dynos, the computer will adapt to higher 99 octane for track days but will use their anti knock for normal pump gas.

any they DO look fantastic, more classic lines than the other BMW models of this era, and the dual kidney beans in the front grill stolen from the cars aren't repeated nearly as well on any other bikes as they are on this one.

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Old 07-09-2011, 08:26 PM   #21
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just got mine last week. SUPER comfortable which has surprised me more than anything being 6'1. the ohlins are nice, still setting them up but right out of the gate they're very good....I'll speculate at a later time as to why I think they never sold very well.

runs a bit hotter/idle rougher than the other boxers i'm used to(but more compression and larger throttle bodies), great handling, fantastic brakes. offered up just one year here in the US so not many around. they put about 110hp to the wheel on tougher dynos, the computer will adapt to higher 99 octane for track days but will use their anti knock for normal pump gas.

any they DO look fantastic, more classic lines than the other BMW models of this era, and the dual kidney beans in the front grill stolen from the cars aren't repeated nearly as well on any other bikes as they are on this one.

Fantastic. Congratulations. It looks basically brand new. How many miles on it so far, and where oh where did you find it?

They do have quite a cult following and I hear are just spectacular to ride. If I didn't have two other standard/sportbikes, it would be on my hit list.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:59 PM   #22
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what would one of these be like for a 6' 3' er?(190cm)
I'm 6'4" and found the bike roomy/comfy as sporting rides go. If you're somewhat flexible, you will have no problems.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:07 AM   #23
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when compared to the riding position of something similar like the HP2 Sport (of which only 75 have ever sold here in the US) this R1200S is very relaxed and comfortable. haven't played with the ergonomic bike page link but a member somewhere on here has one, just do a search for it.



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Old 12-24-2011, 08:55 AM   #24
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I want one!! Had an 01 R1100S and it was far and away the best all-around street bike I've owned. The silver is a beauty. Trades anyone??


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Used to own one. It's a sweet bike in more ways than one.

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Old 12-25-2011, 11:11 AM   #25
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unfortunately not in my garage
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:37 PM   #26
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I have one just like the OP. Gorgeous bike and pretty quick. Beats the hell out of the FZ-6 I had before with the torque. Mmmm, torque. I'm amazed I haven't gotten a ticket on the thing yet
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #27
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Mr. Goose,nice bike !
Like you said,I speculate at a later time as to why I think they never sold very well...
I think I know why.
If you want a sport bike that is buy the S1000RR.
The R1200S is a very good looking and unique sporty road bike but it was too impractical.
BMW riders want to have the option to take a passenger,have a bigger tank with good range and the options for centerstand and rack.
All that and the adjustable clip-ons from the fugly R1200ST and the R1200S would be still in production and success because some people don't like the looks and upright seating of the GS.
As a solo rider sporty streetbike,a.k.a. practical sportbike the R1200S is nice bike.
Kind of like a modern Moto Guzzi LeMans !
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:57 AM   #28
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when compared to the riding position of something similar like the HP2 Sport (of which only 75 have ever sold here in the US) this R1200S is very relaxed and comfortable. haven't played with the ergonomic bike page link but a member somewhere on here has one, just do a search for it.




There were more like 230 HP2 Sports sold here in the U.S.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:48 AM   #29
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Any one selling one
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:21 PM   #30
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unfortunately not in my garage
Damn it, my dealer didn't offered that option...




after I knew about this:
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I went with this option instead:



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