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Old 05-13-2012, 09:22 AM   #61
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Not sure but I LOVE mine.

Also tank is not that bad. I got 300 km on my last tank.

Laced wheels!
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:36 AM   #62
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I LOVE peppered bacon and riding my R1200R.
Almost as much as regular bacon since there's nothing more enjoyable than delicious bacon and a boxer motor.


Honestly though, I think chocolate covered bacon is gross and flying bricks are ugly.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:48 AM   #63
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It's a well known fact in the R1200R community that we are better than you ;)
Jesus Christ man where's your manners? We have to maintain certain standards on our Gentleman's roadsters
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:08 PM   #64
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I LOVE peppered bacon and riding my R1200R.
Almost as much as regular bacon since there's nothing more enjoyable than delicious bacon and a boxer motor.


Honestly though, I think chocolate covered bacon is gross and flying bricks are ugly.
there's no accounting for taste.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:21 PM   #65
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Had a '07... loved it in town, loved in on the highway, loved it for a weekend trip to where ever.. hated it in the mountains. The bike was absolutely impossible to push hard through the twisties.

The 'all-on / all-off' throttle made it nearly impossible to control the speed when running it through the switchbacks in the mountains of northern GA. When I returned from a week riding there, I took it to the BMW dealer in Raleigh. They checked the EFI mapping and the rear hub lash, and everything was within specs.

I've heard that since then BMW has addressed the EFI mapping issues (I wasn't the only guy who experienced similar issues with the '07s).

Not long after the bike went to Craigslist, then to a new home in Richmond.

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Old 05-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #66
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The maintenance is too expensive. Eventually you'll have to replace the cylinder heads when they become ground down to nubs.
Talk all you want . This guy is the real deal .
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:03 PM   #67
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...but if that was not at issue my short list of dead sexy bikes would be the R12R or the Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE.
+1 on the Griso. It's a sweet looking machine and the 8V engine rivals the BMW boxer. And nothing beats the sound of a Guzzi! I have a Stelvio and a GS and both have their strengths and weaknesses.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:20 PM   #68
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If you want a smooth and tractable boxer, you've gotta wind that thing up and use small throttle increments.

Anybody here have one with the camhead motor? I'm curious about the altered power profile with the new power plant.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:16 PM   #69
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Anybody here have one with the camhead motor? I'm curious about the altered power profile with the new power plant.
This is a short video of my 2011 with about 900 miles on the odo, seems to pull fine and likes to rev.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2E_EgycHNg
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:54 PM   #70
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If you want a smooth and tractable boxer, you've gotta wind that thing up and use small throttle increments
That's why I like having more power than I need.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:20 PM   #71
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I test rode one rode one of these last week, the classic model. Loved the black/white graphics and laced wheels. 60 hp more than my old R80 I'll be trading in for it. Does anybody make luggage racks to fit it that will hold some Givi bags?
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:28 PM   #72
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I test rode one rode one of these last week, the classic model. Loved the black/white graphics and laced wheels. 60 hp more than my old R80 I'll be trading in for it. Does anybody make luggage racks to fit it that will hold some Givi bags?


You mean like this???
http://www.giviusa.com/My-motorcycle...MW&mo=R-1200-R
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:49 PM   #73
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This is a short video of my 2011 with about 900 miles on the odo, seems to pull fine and likes to rev.
Indeed, that's where I think most riders underestimates the boxer cuz it sure does like to rev
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:17 PM   #74
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R1150Rs were never that popular either...

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Too expensive new, a great bargain used.


I've never owned nor ridden the 1200R, but I bought a 2004 1150R a few years ago. I loved it, and it was pretty cheap, when you compare what I paid $4500 w/~25K Miles on it; to a GS, it's a friggin bargain!

It is a Tank when you compare it to other naked V-Twins like the Monster or a Tuono, but since I'm a big guy 6'2" 240# the R bike is more comfortable for me.

I only only sold it because I had always wanted a GS. Had I not found a reasonable deal on 1200GS, I probably would've kept the Rockster and just put some Ohlins on it.

Bike was great in the twisties and nearly all day comfortable.

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Old 05-15-2012, 01:04 PM   #75
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It's on the list, as soon as they liquid cool the heads and get it up to 120 hp.
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