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post #1 of 15 Old Dec 16th, 2014, 11:39 pm Thread Starter
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Any opinions on the new 2015- R1200RS and R1200R. Not much info, so far, on my end. Seeking more info. Thanks in advance for your reply.
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post #2 of 15 Old Dec 17th, 2014, 9:09 pm
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Any opinions on the new 2015- R1200RS and R1200R. Not much info, so far, on my end. Seeking more info. Thanks in advance for your reply.
Historically you would spend a lot of money to make them as good as an RT but still not have all the creature comforts. I have always kind of wanted an "R" though just for less stuff hanging off the bike and more wind in my face. Of course this bike would be used more for local fair weather rides. Depends on how you are going to use the bike.

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post #3 of 15 Old Dec 20th, 2014, 12:00 am Thread Starter
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I've put over 80K mile on an 2004 R1150R and had R1100RS for over 100K... So yes I love these flat twins.
Just testing ,to see, if others are aware of BMWs recent new models.
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Personally I can't wait to get a test ride on the new RS. I had a K1300S and loved the size and looks of it but didn't like the top heaviness, low bars and long wheelbase. I then got the new RT and loved the balance and wheelbase but didn't like the size of all the bodywork. It was luxurious but way too much body work for my tastes. If the RS had been out last year I probably would have went with it for looks alone. My only concern is the front suspension. I'm wondering how much ride quality has been lost by going to standard forks?

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Re: R1200RS and R1200R 2015

I bought a 2015 R. Only a few miles on it so far, but it is a lot of fun, handles great, and has all the power of an RT with 100 fewer pounds.

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Jeff - I'll be interested to hear about the tank range you are getting, once you get a few miles on the bike. It has the same tank size as the RS and should be a good indicator of RS tank range.

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Re: R1200RS and R1200R 2015

Same here, waiting for the delivery date on my RS and a for test ride.
Be interesting to hear some daily running facts from 12r owners in advance,
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Thanks all..
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I'm afraid I could not wait.
Bought a S1000rs 2015.
I"ve been testing new bikes, rode the new LC gs and 12r the engine has a little more power and torque than the earlier twins but is more free revving and more relaxed keeping the revs a little higher.
The new front end on the 12r was fine no complaints compared to Telelever.

The two complaints I have is
1. Tiny front mudgaurd/fender.

2. Horrendous selection of 1st gear once warm.

This is a deal breaker for me with a mechanical ear.
Once rolling the box was fine, but stopped trying to get into first made a really loud bang no matter how you tried to engage (aside from switching off)
It was the same on the new GS and 12r.

So I've bought a new S1000r for now, no such issue and a stonking bike.
I will keep my 2007 R12r for the boxer experiance but may change suspension out at some point as the S1k over shadows it in that respect.
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I went to the dealer wanting to check out the new R1200RS but it isn't in yet. I test rode a GS, R and an RT. The R was great, light weight handled great more fun than the others, but I wanted a little more weather protection. I ended up picking the RT, to impatient to wait for the RS.

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I went to the dealer wanting to check out the new R1200RS but it isn't in yet. I test rode a GS, R and an RT. The R was great, light weight handled great more fun than the others, but I wanted a little more weather protection. I ended up picking the RT, to impatient to wait for the RS.
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I've ridden the GS and the RT. Ordered an R1200RS sight unseen. Will be in sometime this spring.
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I've my RS since May 30...beautiful ride.
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I'm converting my '09 R1200GS to a dual sport sidecar rig. Freedom Sidecars in Pa. is doing the work. So. . .I needed a new "solo" ride and decided on a 2016 Thunder Grey R1200R LC. Prep and accessory installation is happening at MAX in NY now (system cases, tank bag, driving lights, PowerLet, and Gerbings lead line.) Later, I'll find some kind of windshield. . .maybe the Wonderlich. That will fill out the stable nicely!

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I bought a 2015 R. Only a few miles on it so far, but it is a lot of fun, handles great, and has all the power of an RT with 100 fewer pounds.
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