Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Prairieville, Louisiana, USA
Re: Joining the "naked" riders - R1200R
Hi again Scott:
You will discover that you are riding a somewhat unique machine. Most of the folks in your area ride either the GS bikes or RT's. The RR is the most versatile bike BMW makes and does not market very well. It is kind of fun to ride because it is a rare bird in most places. In November we ran up to the Grand Canyon and then up to Black Canyon, and actually ran across two RR drivers touring. The Grand Canyon guy was from Michigan, and the Black Canyon guy was from Canada someplace on his maiden run on the RR and was having a lot of fun, even without a windscreen.
Our dealership in Baton Rouge actually has sold only about five of the RR's since I bought mine, and they have just received a new one with the new engine and instrument pod (that is a nice change!). The new owner of BMW Motorcycles of Baton Rouge (Andy) actually had two RR's and sold one of them, and is upgrading the newer one he still owns. Andy loves the bike, and that from a guy that has had RT's, F800GS and R1200GS that have made long runs including Alaska.
I think that there are maybe 3 or 4 active RR riders around my area, but they are still rare sights, and will draw a crowd to look at them.
You need to run up to Jerome and take 89A south. The RR is perfect for that road ! I envy your roads up there.
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Last edited by ka5ysy; Apr 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm.