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What model of BMW in the last 20 years is the most reliable?
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post #2 of 9 Old Nov 18th, 2013, 9:30 pm
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Re: reliable

How you YOU define reliable?

Full Definition of RELIABLE (Websters on-line)

1 : suitable or fit to be relied on : dependable
2 : giving the same result on successive trials

Zero Defects?
1%
2%
What is a defect?


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dependable with just regular scheduled maint.
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Re: reliable

Almost any that is still under warranty.

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post #7 of 9 Old Dec 14th, 2013, 8:40 pm
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Without jinxing myself I'm going to say my 11 RT has been very reliable. Now for me reliability means it hasn't left me stranded by breaking down on me while traveling or pleasure riding.
Anything mechanical can break, but I prefer to have a bike that doesn't leave me stranded. As long as it doesn't, it is reliable in my book.
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R1200C - In two years on chromeheads.org I can't recall anyone complaining of a FD failure, pre-mature clutch wear, etc. Biggest problem as I can remember were heated grips shorting out due to a manufacturing defect and rear tail light bezel cracking.


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1200C engine is very under stressed. 60 hp in same era that R1150RT was 95.

Can you say "pay to play?"

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