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Bought an R1150RT. Did I buy the wrong bike?

I went with a friend who wanted to look at a used sports bike at a BMW dealer. While I was waiting for him to take a test ride, I ended up taking one on a 2004 R1150RT with 48,000 miles, new tires, and meticulously maintained by the dealer (I saw the records). So I bought the bike. Now I read how the R1200RT is superior to the R1150RT in every way, shape, and form.
Is it really worth $10,000 more?
Should I have spent the money and bought the newer bike? As a new BMW owner, I would love to get opinions from more experienced owners.

I looked through the forum, but didn't see much talk about the R1150RT.
I paid about $8,000 plus taxes for the bike.

Thanks for your input from a BMW newbie!!!!

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Re: Bought an R11RT. Did I buy the wrong bike?

I think you have a wonderful bike, congratulations. Since I didn't like the brake system of the 1150 series, I went for a 1200. This is just me, I am
sure that there are riders who will reverse my reasoning and go for a 1150 because they like its brakes better! I still find the 1150 the better looking
bike, but since I am a Volvo driver since more than 30 years, esthetics is not the most important thing about a vehicle to me (although I do find my
current Volvo a very good looking car )
It also seems (have no experience) that the difference between the 1150 and 1200 series is not very big, at least by far not as big as between the
1100 and 1150 series. Enjoy your new bike!
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Re: Bought an R11RT. Did I buy the wrong bike?

Only you can know this.
However you did buy a wonderful one.
Do not test ride a R12RT however. Just saying..
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Re: Bought an R1150RT. Did I buy the wrong bike?

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I went with a friend who wanted to look at a used sports bike at a BMW dealer. While I was waiting for him to take a test ride, I ended up taking one on a 2004 R1150RT with 48,000 miles, new tires, and meticulously maintained by the dealer (I saw the records). So I bought the bike. Now I read how the R1200RT is superior to the R1150RT in every way, shape, and form.
Is it really worth $10,000 more?
Should I have spent the money and bought the newer bike? As a new BMW owner, I would love to get opinions from more experienced owners.

I looked through the forum, but didn't see much talk about the R1150RT.
I paid about $8,000 plus taxes for the bike.

Thanks for your input from a BMW newbie!!!!

I say, to hell with what other people think!

If you enjoy it then its the right bike. If you are happy with the price and you can afford it then it is the right price.
So, if it is th eright bike at the right price then it is the perfect bike.
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Re: Bought an R11RT. Did I buy the wrong bike?

You have one of the most beautiful bikes designed.
And you must have seen something in the bike to buy it..
No bike is perfect in any way and if you are comfortable with
it then drive it and think how many long trips you can take
since you saved all the money not buying a new one..
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Congrats on the bike. I was battling back and forth between the 1150 and 1200. The only reason I went with the 1200 is cruise control and I will have this bike for 10 plus years and wanted to get the most I could afford. My friend has a 1150 and enjoys it alot. You will love your 1150 but like the other guy said, don't test ride the 1200
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Re: Bought an R11RT. Did I buy the wrong bike?

If YOU like it, then it's the right bike for YOU.

The R1150RT is a great bike. Handles well, spacious, comfortable, quick enough, prettier than the R1200RT.

Have no regrets. Spend what you saved on fuel and enjoy the new bike!!!
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I went with a friend who wanted to look at a used sports bike at a BMW dealer. While I was waiting for him to take a test ride, I ended up taking one on a 2004 R1150RT with 48,000 miles, new tires, and meticulously maintained by the dealer (I saw the records). So I bought the bike. Now I read how the R1200RT is superior to the R1150RT in every way, shape, and form.
Is it really worth $10,000 more?
Should I have spent the money and bought the newer bike? As a new BMW owner, I would love to get opinions from more experienced owners.

I looked through the forum, but didn't see much talk about the R1150RT.
I paid about $8,000 plus taxes for the bike.

Thanks for your input from a BMW newbie!!!!
I have to wonder why you're asking this question here. You HAVE test ridden an R12RT and didn't buy it, now you've bought an 1150 and are asking others if the 12 is better????
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Re: Bought an R11RT. Did I buy the wrong bike?

Ride it and enjoy it. You really can't go wrong with any of them, as long as it fits your needs and budget. Most of what it comes down to is personal opinion and likes or dislikes. When your out tearing up the asphalt , I doubt you will think about the R12Rt that much. You have a great ride, get out there and put some miles on her!
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I have to wonder why you're asking this question here. You HAVE test ridden an R12RT and didn't buy it, now you've bought an 1150 and are asking others if the 12 is better????
I don't see where he said that he rode a 1200............
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I don't see where he said that he rode a 1200............
He didn't say it. I SAW him ride the bike...
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Re: Bought an R11RT. Did I buy the wrong bike?

I have an R1100RT and I love it.

I know the 1200 is a little smoother, and a little more powerfull.
This one goes as fast as I need to go . It's very comfy for me and not nearly as overcomplicated like the 1200. Canbus, Sensor ring issues, Etc..

You'll be fine...Enjoy the ride. Those servo brakes are touchy aren't they...

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Re: Bought an R11RT. Did I buy the wrong bike?

Thanks for all your comments. Yes, Ted, I did try an R12RT, and thanks for taking the time to show it to me.

When I bought the R1150RT I traded in my FJR1300 for it. I loved the speed and smoothness of that bike, but wasn't comfortable on it, even after risers and a Corbin seat. When I tried the R1150RT I was amazed at how well it cornered and how comfortable it was compared to the FJR. I liked the Rick Meyer seat of course!!!! This bike looks good and corners great. It does have enough power, but could use more (after 145 hp on an FJR, I just have to deal with it.).

I didn't see many R1150RT posts on this forum and was just curious about other riders' opinions. I understand that what one wants and likes is subjective, but it is interesting to get other persepectives. I wasn't ready to put out that much money, especially since I still have my cruiser. When I am weaned off that I can see myself going to the R12RT. So, Ted, I'll probably be back!!!!!!

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Thanks for all your comments. Yes, Ted, I did try an R12RT, and thanks for taking the time to show it to me.

When I bought the R1150RT I traded in my FJR1300 for it. I loved the speed and smoothness of that bike, but wasn't comfortable on it, even after risers and a Corbin seat. When I tried the R1150RT I was amazed at how well it cornered and how comfortable it was compared to the FJR. I liked the Rick Meyer seat of course!!!! This bike looks good and corners great. It does have enough power, but could use more (after 145 hp on an FJR, I just have to deal with it.).

I didn't see many R1150RT posts on this forum and was just curious about other riders' opinions. I understand that what one wants and likes is subjective, but it is interesting to get other persepectives. I wan't ready to put out that much money, especially since I still have my cruiser. When I am weaned off that I can see myself going to the R12RT. So, Ted, I'll probably be back!!!!!!
Come back and see Joe. He's the one that has been helping you.

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I had a 2000 R1100RT for 2 years. I traded for a 2007 R1200RT. When my 1200 was in for service they gave me a R1150RT as a loaner. There is no comparison between the bikes. The 1100 and 1150 are almost the same (1150 has a 6 speed trans and annoying brakes). The 1200 is in a totally different league. No comparison in my opinion.
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I traded my 00' RT in for my 08'. I loved my 00' and the same with the 08'. For the price you will have a blast.
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I had reservations after I bought my 1150.. Only because I bought a 1200GS.. Big dirty fun.. So it was a little warming up I had to do with the 1150RT.

I am glad I did. Its just a different personality.. and for some reason I like multiple personalities... My 7th wife had em too.......

Enjoy the ride- I know its clich'e.. but it da truth...

Oh boy those servo brakes- WOW I have had to go to the dentist 4 times in the last six months - I have those fillings strapped down now!
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I have had 1100 and 1150 bikes and now I own a 1200RT. In my opinion the 1200 is really that much better than the 1150. If I already owned an 1150 I would have a harder time but just going into a new purchase I would not buy an 1150 over the 1200. The 2 bikes are night and day different. If you already think the 1150 could use more power, then the 1200 will be calling your name soon. I also dont understand where the 8k price differnce came into play. What, a new 1200 compared a used 1150? I paid a hair over 10k for my used RT so that only puts a 2k dollar difference between a 1200 and an 1150. Money well spent in my opinion. I would have a hard time ever going back to an oilhead after being pampered with the 1200RT.
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I've spent the better part of the last six months looking at the RT, both the 1150 and the 1200. I decided I liked what the 1200 had over the 1150 - liked the looks, better power, lighter weight, different brakes with the 07s and newer, cruise control, etc., etc., etc. Then I rode a Norge. Completely different bike but it just spoke to me, and now I own an Italian Racing Red Norge. As much as I liked, and still like, the 1200RT, the Norge just fit me better.

I'm sure you will have many smiles on your RT and that's the important part. Congratulations on your new bike - looking forward to meeting you one the road one day soon.

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I would have looked for a good used R1200RT IF price was the deal breaker. You compared the used price of a 1150 to a new price of a 1200. For another 3-4000 dollars you could have gotten a used 1200 with under 20,000 miles.

I have owned one 1150 and two 1200's. The 1200 is the better bike, and I am in the minority of loving the looks of the bike.
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The 1200 is by far the better bike ! Compared you could say the 1150 rides like a truck and the 1200 like a bicycle. Looks are in the eyes of the beholder

If you have the 1150 please don't ever make a testdrive with the 1200
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I went with a friend who wanted to look at a used sports bike at a BMW dealer. While I was waiting for him to take a test ride, I ended up taking one on a 2004 R1150RT with 48,000 miles, new tires, and meticulously maintained by the dealer (I saw the records). So I bought the bike. Now I read how the R1200RT is superior to the R1150RT in every way, shape, and form.
Is it really worth $10,000 more?
Should I have spent the money and bought the newer bike? As a new BMW owner, I would love to get opinions from more experienced owners.

I looked through the forum, but didn't see much talk about the R1150RT.
I paid about $8,000 plus taxes for the bike.

Thanks for your input from a BMW newbie!!!!
the short answer is yes .
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Re: Bought an R11RT. Did I buy the wrong bike?

I think you should not be too intimidated by the (alleged) difference between the 1150 and 1200.
The 1150 is certainly a pleasant bike, even though the 1200 is better, when the 1150 came on the market,
it was the best handling BMW boxer ever. On the other hand, I think the 1150 series has less problems overall, reliability is an important issue as well.
Since you will not constantly compare the two bikes, you will not feel anything about the differences anyway.
If I had a good 1150, I wouldn't trade it in, I would enjoy it!
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I think you should not be too intimidated by the (alleged) difference between the 1150 and 1200.
The 1150 is certainly a pleasant bike, even though the 1200 is better, when the 1150 came on the market,
it was the best handling BMW boxer ever. On the other hand, I think the 1150 series has less problems overall, reliability is an important issue as well.
Since you will not constantly compare the two bikes, you will not feel anything about the differences anyway.
If I had a good 1150, I wouldn't trade it in, I would enjoy it!
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Your joking about the 1150's being more reliable then the 1200's right? We wont even get into the defference on how much better the 1200 holds a tune. My 1150 needed its throttle bodies re-adjusted alomst ever 1500-2000 miles. My 1200 goes all the way to its scheduled maintenance and could still go much longer. I am sorry but I would completely disagree with that statement. I think the 1200RT is alot more relaible than the 1150 and 1100's. The only big issue of the antenna rings has been solved by a recall and still didnt even effect all bikes. The newer final drive seems to have alot less failures. I am just not seeing any way the 1150 is more reliable.
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If you're enjoying the bike that's all that matters. I have older bikes like the R27 and R60/2 as well as a K1200LT and R1200RT and several models in between. I love them all, each has it's own personality and handling characteristics. The newer models have advantages but for pure fun the older models still have a lot of happy miles left on them.
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No, I was not joking about reliability.
Apart from the antenna, they also suffer(ed) from broken valves (exhaust right cylinder), failing final drives, engine stalls at idle among other things.
These failures are the reason I waited until the (possibly) last MY of the 1200 series to buy one, hoping that most things are resolved by now (does
seem to be the case for the ring antenna). Reading other forums only confirms my statement, even BMW themselves have admitted quality issues
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The short answer is no. You bought a bike you liked enough to compulsively take home on first ride. I did the same thing. I didn't know if I was a beemer kind of guy or if I could handle a top heavey big bike so I bought the R 1150 R and rode it for a season had a fantastic time on it put about 18000 miles on it and got to know the dealer and the service guys pretty well before going for the whole enchalada.

I got 80 percent of my investment back out of the used one , cheap rent in my view, and knew for sure I would love the new RT before plunking down the cash. I have no regrets other than wishing I could have kept them both.

Enjoy your RT ride the crap out of it and keep it maintained and when next season come's round be first in line for a new one and you will know what options are needed for you to be happy and what are not. Don't waste a lot on Farkles till you do.

There is no one I've ever met that looks at older beemers with any disdain, and while newer is not always 'better" you will have a great bike to look forward to if you choose to trade up eventually. I had just as much fun on my older 2002 model as I have my new 08 and the new one is just now getting around to being broken in at 15000 miles. I hope to buy another new one before mine reaches 36000 miles. Keep em fresh is my ideal and if business is good I just might trade often .

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Re: Bought an R11RT. Did I buy the wrong bike?

Stixx, thanks for your reply. Words well said, clearly stated and excellent logic. The more I ride the bike the more I like it (other than the height!). I'm also hoping the loud clanking of the gears, the whine of the brakes, and the thumping of the engine are part of it's character. My cruiser has its grunts, clunks and noises also.

Thanks for everyone's opinions and ideas. I do know that most everyone will not bash the bike they own. My best friend's bike is of course the best bike in the world, and between which is better, his bike or his wife, well that is open for debate!
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Stixx, thanks for your reply. Words well said, clearly stated and excellent logic. The more I ride the bike the more I like it (other than the height!). I'm also hoping the loud clanking of the gears, the whine of the brakes, and the thumping of the engine are part of it's character. My cruiser has its grunts, clunks and noises also.

Thanks for everyone's opinions and ideas. I do know that most everyone will not bash the bike they own. My best friend's bike is of course the best bike in the world, and between which is better, his bike or his wife, well that is open for debate!

You are welcome. BTW I like your picture. It says it all what motoring is all about. The road ahead. I am sure you will enjoy it on your new beemer.

The clunky gears and shitty clutch is part of the charm evidently cuz my new one is no better but the servo whine on the ABS is no longer on the newer models as they changed that and the brakes are still as good but not as grabby in my opinion. So that'll be something to look forward to , though after a while you wont notice any of that anyway.

You mentioned you plan to maintain it by the book as it was done before so that will no doubt insure your further enjoyment as time goes on.

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No, I was not joking about reliability.
Apart from the antenna, they also suffer(ed) from broken valves (exhaust right cylinder), failing final drives, engine stalls at idle among other things.
These failures are the reason I waited until the (possibly) last MY of the 1200 series to buy one, hoping that most things are resolved by now (does
seem to be the case for the ring antenna). Reading other forums only confirms my statement, even BMW themselves have admitted quality issues
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Your right, the 1100 and 1150 RT's dont have any final drive failures....

I can list a whole lot more common issues for an 1150 than I can for a 1200. I am not saying the 1200 hasnt had a few issues but the list is alot shorter.
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Your joking about the 1150's being more reliable then the 1200's right? We wont even get into the defference on how much better the 1200 holds a tune. My 1150 needed its throttle bodies re-adjusted alomst ever 1500-2000 miles. My 1200 goes all the way to its scheduled maintenance and could still go much longer. I am sorry but I would completely disagree with that statement. I think the 1200RT is alot more relaible than the 1150 and 1100's. The only big issue of the antenna rings has been solved by a recall and still didnt even effect all bikes. The newer final drive seems to have alot less failures. I am just not seeing any way the 1150 is more reliable.

you have to adjust the throttle bodies? Geeze, I got fifteen grand on the clock and have not adjusted anything but the valves.
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Your right, the 1100 and 1150 RT's dont have any final drive failures....

I can list a whole lot more common issues for an 1150 than I can for a 1200. I am not saying the 1200 hasnt had a few issues but the list is alot shorter.
I didn't say that! Don't put words in my mouth, it's not funny
I don't have any trouble recognizing that the bike I own is not perfect or the best,
but it looks as though some people do
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Man!!!! you Did Great! an extra $10,000.00 No way for me!
I did what You did and I love the bike! in EVERYWAY
now you can buy all the OTHER stuff with the extra $10,000.00.
and buddy you'll need it!

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Re: Bought an R11RT. Did I buy the wrong bike?

Yes, the 1200 has more power, is a little lighter and it has cruise control. The 1150 is a MUCH better looking bike though.

I looked at used 1200's and 1150's and picked a 2004 R1150RT. Why? because it had enough power, was less expensive (a big factor!) and it looks better than the 1200. The 2004 (two-spark model) is at the end of the model line and doesn't have a tendency to surge like the earlier 1100's and 1150's.
If they were both the same price and had about the same milage on them, yes... I would have probably picked a 1200 over the 1150, but I am very happy with my bike and have put 11,000 trouble-free sMiles on it in the past two years.
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Ridden many miles on both bikes, and I LOVE my 1150. It's a great all around motorcycle, and for just slogging out a ton of miles it's tough to beat. Even with a 1200. If you get a great deal on a great bike, it's hard to feel too bad....
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Yeah Ted
I can understand why the Op would be happy to see someone else. Hope Joe is Helpful.
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I think you did the right thing. FWIW - I bought the '04 R1150RT in January of this year. I liked the deal we worked out, because, unlike a lot of guys, my budget made its presence known.

I love the bike, the handling, and the looks of it. Don't know that a guy my vintage needs more power.

And did I say I like the handling? The bike seems to read my mind on the San Francisco Bay Area twisties.

Now - if I could only find a way to "buy" more free time to ride off with it, THAT would be an extra option I'd pay for gladly for
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I had a K11LT that was a really fine bike. Year after year, I rode every model of the 1100 and 1150 and none of them ever tempted me to give up the brick. Five minutes on the R12RT did the trick. I ordered one of the first ones and have never looked back.

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I had a r1100rs. It was great fun. I now have a r1200rt. Every component is a little better than my old rs, But if I couldn't have afforded the new bike I'd still be having a blast on it!
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The 04 1150 RT is a beautiful bike! It's classic RT design will never go out of style! What color is yours? Lets see some pictures ...and make sure you ride the hell out of it!
Congratulations on a great bike!!
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I'm still riding my 1994 R1100 RS and enjoying it. Hey it's paid for and the title is in my file folder.
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Hi Barry,

You have a great bike, you will get used to the brakes. You can pick up a lot of tech information on the BMW Sport Touring Forum http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php
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I went with a friend who wanted to look at a used sports bike at a BMW dealer. While I was waiting for him to take a test ride, I ended up taking one on a 2004 R1150RT with 48,000 miles, new tires, and meticulously maintained by the dealer (I saw the records). So I bought the bike. Now I read how the R1200RT is superior to the R1150RT in every way, shape, and form.
Is it really worth $10,000 more?
Should I have spent the money and bought the newer bike? As a new BMW owner, I would love to get opinions from more experienced owners.

I looked through the forum, but didn't see much talk about the R1150RT.
I paid about $8,000 plus taxes for the bike.

Thanks for your input from a BMW newbie!!!!
I have the same bike - 2004 R1150RT - and love it. I bought it in Jan '2010. My budget dictated that year if I wanted the boxer RT bike.

Did I say I that I love it?

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The bike you bought is a very good ride...especially if it fits you. I could give a crap what others think as long as I am happy with the bike. I have bought in the past based on others opinions and only did that once and then realized what "fits" them may not fit me. I am in this one, for me.
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I think the R1200RT is better looking than the older bikes. Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder. That said, If an older RT fits your budget enjoy it. If I never rode a hexhead I would still be thinking my 00 RT was the cats as*.
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Re: Bought an R11RT. Did I buy the wrong bike?

Seeing as I started this thread two years ago, I thought I'd chime in again. I have since abandoned the R1150RT for a lightly used 2007 R1200RT. As the previous owner was 71 and took meticulous care of the bike, I couldn't resist. I'm glad I made the switch. Even though the 1150RT was a worthy bike in every way, the difference is night and day. I've had the R1200RT for a year and a half and put 19,000 miles on it.

I've never looked back and all I can say is, BMW makes awesome bikes!!!
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