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R1200R Gets a Facelift

I like the looks of this "Classic"

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Re: R1200R Gets a Facelift

I am blessed to own both a 05 LT and a 08 R. I put 8K on the R this year. Most fun bike I have ever owned. I heard there was no longer going to be an R in the North American market due to low sales caused by a very close price point to the RT. People just go the extra $ and get the RT. Glad to see it is staying in the market.

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I am blessed to own both a 05 LT and a 08 R. I put 8K on the R this year. Most fun bike I have ever owned. I heard there was no longer going to be an R in the North American market due to low sales caused by a very close price point to the RT. People just go the extra $ and get the RT. Glad to see it is staying in the market.

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Special Editions like this usual signal the end of a model with BMW. I think we will see this bike for 2011 in the US but there's no guarantee of that... We'll see.

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Re: R1200R Gets a Facelift

The R1200R is tops on my list. I just need to convince the wife that we have room for two bikes.... The "Classic" looks nice. I read someone comparing it to a skunk on another forum.

I guess I better step up the search before they are gone.

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Woah! That's just simply GORGEOUS!!!
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Woah! That's just simply GORGEOUS!!!
Yep and it rides BETTER than it looks. This is BMW's sleeper bike. IMO it's the best handling bike in their line up. Too bad them don't sell more of them.

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I see a guy on an "R" everyday on my way to work. Somehow, I envy the bastard.

I like those bikes, and the price-point is really pretty good.

Can ya put knobbies on it?
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Yep and it rides BETTER than it looks.
I have ridden one, and you're absolutely right.
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Re: R1200R Gets a Facelift

Many of the "insider" websites and magazines from the "fatherland" seem to believe the F800R currently in Europe will be released in the US for 2011. I've seen this in several places.

NA trading one "entry level" R for another R?

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Many of the "insider" websites and magazines from the "fatherland" seem to believe the F800R currently in Europe will be released in the US for 2011. I've seen this in several places.

NA trading one "entry level" R for another R?
That's not just a rumor. We have our first 800R on order already.

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Many of the "insider" websites and magazines from the "fatherland" seem to believe the F800R currently in Europe will be released in the US for 2011. I've seen this in several places.

NA trading one "entry level" R for another R?

I ain't no insider....and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn express last night....But, it's listed on the BMW Motorrad USA website, so it's coming to the States.


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What a sweet looking ride!! I sure hope BMW continues to develop it!
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Has anyone gone from a RT to the R?

Curious on the reasons and ride differences.

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Re: R1200R Gets a Facelift

I road an '09 demo R1200R and I loved how light and nimble it was. I too have been trying to figure out a way to get one in my garage as a companion to the K1600 GTL which I'm waiting for....

I did notice they went with the "classic" standard look (which I find appealing visually) but I'd be concerned about going back to spoked wheels (and away from tubeless tires).

I'd be curious to know if the new DOHC engine version that is the 2011, is that much better than the 2010 and earlier versions?

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I saw this at the bike show and schwing! Bike Lust!


I know the wired wheels give it a classic look, but I bet their a bit*h to keep clean. They were when I had my Vulcan. Plus, I've had to do road repairs two or three times due to nails or screws in my tires. A plug and go got me home each time. From what I've seen, you can't do that with tubed tires. PASS!

I actual like the red version better with regular rims better! However, I would have pay the white strip down the middle of the tank.





Anyone know when they will be going on sale in the States?

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A little research is a wonderful thing!

Saw this on the R1200R forum- the spoked wheels are in fact TUBELESS





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I"m thinking a big ol' bash plate and some knobbies and that bike could take on some dual sport capabilities...

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A little research is a wonderful thing!

Saw this on the R1200R forum- the spoked wheels are in fact TUBELESS
Good eye, but how my dear Watson, could that be?!? There are holes in them thar wheels!

Maybe they put the same tubeless tire but with a tube in it?

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