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Old 06-18-2015, 12:58 PM   #1
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Tell me about the R1200ST

I couldn't get past the headlight when these were new.
I have gotten past the looks.
Now they seem like a good sport touring mount.
Owner opinions?
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Old 06-18-2015, 02:26 PM   #2
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One of the best sport touring bikes out there, completely unaffected with winds and handles great.

Loved mine.
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Old 06-18-2015, 03:30 PM   #3
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2007 is the best (IMHO) and final year. Only year without servo brakes. Limited numbers came to the states, though. And I seem to recall you could have any color you wanted in that model year, as long as it was black.
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:32 PM   #4
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I looked for a nice '07 for over a year, no luck. Bought a '15 GSA and 3 weeks later the local deal take one in on trade, a cream puff with only 19K miles. Poor timing, the story of my life.,.

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Old 06-18-2015, 09:10 PM   #5
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:05 PM   #6
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I couldn't get past the headlight when these were new.
I have gotten past the looks.
Now they seem like a good sport touring mount.
Owner opinions?

I don't care for the looks myself, but this one is in Modesto @ Cyclespecilalties
http://www.cyclespecialties.com/2005...165&in-stock=1

no affiliation just w/ some local
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:48 AM   #7
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One of the best sport touring bikes out there, completely unaffected with winds and handles great.

Loved mine.
I agree!
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:49 AM   #8
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Really great ST mount!
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:56 AM   #9
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I actually liked the looks of mine:


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Old 06-19-2015, 09:35 AM   #10
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Thanks for the input.
I will start searching for one to replace my R1100RT.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:09 PM   #11
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Love my 05 - riding position is very similar to my 82 RS - great bike solo or two up.

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Old 06-20-2015, 02:16 AM   #12
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:53 PM   #13
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Useful post!
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Old 06-22-2015, 01:51 PM   #14
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Planning a test ride Saturday. Looking forward to it.
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:03 PM   #15
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Planning a test ride Saturday. Looking forward to it.
Nice. I have one. It's been perfect in every way. Wanna tour? Throw on the bags and go. I get around V.I.R. pretty well too.

There were 2(?) recalls recently. Don't let that scare you. If buying from a BMW dealer, make sure the work (fuel pump & rear flange) was performed.

It's easy to work on and easy to ride. It's hard for me to imagine a better bike.
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