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#990000 - 06/20/17 06:02 AM Re: R1200RS: A misunderstood bike? [Re: OoPEZoO]
rclbaker Offline
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Registered: 12/31/07
Posts: 38
Loc: The Netherlands
In Germany in 2016 the R1200RS was elected bike of the year.
It sells pretty well, better than the R1200RT.
According to bike magazine `Das Motorradī the RS donīt have actually real competitors.

Rob
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#990097 - 06/21/17 12:26 AM Re: R1200RS: A misunderstood bike? [Re: NWBeemerBoy]
JamesW Offline
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Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 1197
Loc: Florence, Oregon
I have a '93 RSL equipped with a Russell day Long saddle, bar risers from Bob's BMW, 23" Parabellum windscreen and an LC-2 with wideband O2 sensor. Thing I really like the most about the bike is the relatively light weight at around 520 lbs. It has the original M93 transmission and shifts somewhat tractor like but that's just old school BMW. I really like the looks of the new RS but not sure about the seat. Kind of wish it had telelever front suspension but the forks look like they can do the job so i think BMW did good.
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'93 R1100RSL / '10 FJR1300A

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#991199 - 07/02/17 08:14 PM Re: R1200RS: A misunderstood bike? [Re: NWBeemerBoy]
rglassma Offline
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Registered: 04/23/08
Posts: 336
I really like my '05 RT just fine !!

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#991598 - 07/06/17 08:58 AM Re: R1200RS: A misunderstood bike? [Re: NWBeemerBoy]
Bud Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 6600
Loc: Southern Illinois
Yesterday, at the gas station in my small town, I met a young couple (20's) riding a R 1200 RS. They raved about how well it rode, how comfortable it was and the luggage. Really happy campers.
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#992307 - 07/15/17 04:00 PM Re: R1200RS: A misunderstood bike? [Re: NWBeemerBoy]
CommuterChris Offline
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Registered: 10/09/06
Posts: 650
Loc: Dallas, Georgia
So I took a test drive of one of these, Bobby at BMW Motorcycles of Atlanta; great guys both in sales and service; has one at a great price with bags.

Loved the ride, loved the handling, even the seating position and arm position worked for me. I just could not get the wind flow past my helmet to work. I either got a dull roar or a turbulent roar. It was worse with the shield fully raised and almost decent with the shield down.

Still if anyone is in the area its priced right and has bags.

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#992311 - 07/15/17 05:03 PM Re: R1200RS: A misunderstood bike? [Re: NWBeemerBoy]
John Bentall Offline
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Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 2218
Loc: London, England
I don't think you have bad taste - just mature taste. You know what you want and you go for it.

Others with a more juvenile taste would walk straight past the 1200RS to look at the K1300S or S1000RR, seduced no doubt by the axiom that if "Enough power is good, then more power must be better".

It is their choice and I completely respect it. I respect those that choose a K1600GT over a R1200RT - but the K is not the bike for me.
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#992427 - 07/17/17 02:40 PM Re: R1200RS: A misunderstood bike? [Re: tallman]
Twinsig Offline
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Registered: 04/05/12
Posts: 865
Loc: Middle Alabama
Originally Posted By: tallman
Too bad the K1200GT was heavy.



Agreed! Love the bike, torquey engine and the flawless cruise-ability (95mph is just about right)...But she is Not light on her feet!
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#992499 - 07/18/17 03:36 PM Re: R1200RS: A misunderstood bike? [Re: Twinsig]
CommuterChris Offline
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Registered: 10/09/06
Posts: 650
Loc: Dallas, Georgia
K1200GT/K1300GT heavy? Maybe because too much was carried high but its not that much more than the R1200RT ready to ride

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