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Old 04-09-2012, 11:07 AM   #46
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I'll buy the black ones...
The silver ones go on my R1200R-Classic.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:09 AM   #47
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:15 AM   #48
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Very nice !
You never ride at night... ?
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:09 PM   #49
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this is a track day bike only, the handling is so good! I never thought I'd like the telelever this much but's worth putting up with the drive shaft honestly the braking and stability are so good for my skill level on the track right now.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:58 AM   #50
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I ride mine also on track only.That thing is so easy to ride fast.Only on longer straights I wish for the engine of the S-RR...
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:17 AM   #51
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I'm assuming you're west coast, but if you ever want to meet up at a track day here in the mid-Atlantic area, let me know.

I share your opinion exactly about the RR, I want that engine in the straights, but otherwise my skill level is much more along the lines of the R1200S.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:36 AM   #52
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Westcoast/Kali...
Sign up with Code to ride the S-RR...unbelievable experience !
The R-S is a great bike;but after riding the S-RR it feels like a diesel,which can be a good thing...
Enjoy !
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:48 PM   #53
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Westcoast/Kali...
Sign up with Code to ride the S-RR...unbelievable experience !
The R-S is a great bike;but after riding the S-RR it feels like a diesel,which can be a good thing...
Enjoy !
I've had an RR on the track a couple of times, and comparing the boxer to a diesel isn't a big stretch, I think I know what you mean. Here's a shot from Inde Motorsports(Arid-zona) ranch last week on the RR.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:56 PM   #54
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Nice shot...
I did the 2 day camp on the S-RR last year on Streets of Willow...awesome !
When he gets the upgraded 012 I will sign up again.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:12 PM   #55
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I'm on the waiting list for NJMP in May. The 2012 is remarkably improved, not that the 10/11 MY is a slouch but the new 12 has better ergos with the wider bars, the throttle response even better and the DTC intervention is smoother than before. There's been a couple street situations I've had on the 12 where the little DTC light just kept flashing and I just kept twisting barely knowing there was any loss of grip....and I was only in sport mode! The new bike is a little lighter too and makes a noticable increase in power in the midrange, the air intake is 20% larger in it's opening. Meanwhile just some subtle chassis and bodywork tweaks to keep the overall presence of the bike very similar.

Sorry for being off topic, this is an R1200S fan thread.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:06 PM   #56
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When I test-rode the R12S last year, it was actually back-to-back with the S1RR - I rode the insane liter-bike first, then the 12S. The RR was literally mind-blowing...I couldn't wipe the smile off my face - it was like an amusement park thrill-ride. But I still came away feeling like the R12S was the perfect fit for me - it just felt like a boxer should...but fast.

A year after I first posted on this thread, and I still want one. Not that I would turn down an RR, but the 12S just seems more...me.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:35 PM   #57
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Anyone use this bike for sport touring? I have seen a few with the factory luggage (looks like the luggage from the k1200s from the same era) and the rizoma bar risers. Curious as to issues with range, comfort, etc. I have in mind a two week solo tour this summer while the wife is away and this has always been on the "if I ever go by myself" list for a long time!
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:40 AM   #58
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Anyone use this bike for sport touring? I have seen a few with the factory luggage (looks like the luggage from the k1200s from the same era) and the rizoma bar risers. Curious as to issues with range, comfort, etc. I have in mind a two week solo tour this summer while the wife is away and this has always been on the "if I ever go by myself" list for a long time!
Yep! I find my S a great sport-touring machine. Had it on many multi-day trips on the east coast and as far as Nova Scotia. I am 6'2" with long arms and short (32" inseam) legs and the bike fits me very well. Typically put 350-400 twisty miles a day in on trips and have had as many as 600. Just over 4 gal. of gas at about 44 mpg means you can always get over 150 miles to a tank and I've had 200 rolling along the slab in 6th gear.

Use it for lots of day trips and have put it on the track a couple times. Just a great do-it-all road bike for me.

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #59
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My new toy to go with my GS!



I have a new Akrapovic system coming and some other goodies.

I've raced and been a track day junkie with a bunch of in-line fours, but there is just something about the boxer that does it for me. In this package it is indeed a blast. Kind of a "gentleman's" sport bike!
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:56 PM   #60
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How is this bike when it comes to wind buffeting? Does the stock screen help or is a replacement needed for big mileage days?
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