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I gather I'm supposed to start here, so okay.

I'm a long-time rider (250K miles) who was forced to take a break from motorcycling for a couple/few years, but finally the neuropathy from the chemo has worn off, the neurospinal surgery seems to have helped too, and now I'm back in the saddle. I just bought a 2012 R1200R yesterday. It's Candy Apple Red (I think that's what it's called...it's an odd shade of red featuring a lot of orange metal flake) with 3200 miles on the clock. It's in truly mint condition. The extras it came with are the trip computer, tire pressure monitor, heated grips, and a factory windscreen. I ditched the windscreen today. Way too much additional noise/turbulence.

This is my eighteenth motorcycle yet only my second BMW, the first being a '97 R1100R. This one is clearly lighter handling and more powerful, with a better seat and a much-needed sixth gear. I miss the classy-looking analog clock of that '97 model, but that's it. Nearly everything else about this new one is better.
 

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Hello and congrats on the surgeries and chemo! A red R1200R seems the perfect celebration! Everyone knows red goes faster and...well...red is just sexy ;)
 

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+1 what Ninja Dave says; all except the red being he fastest. The Classic clearly moves quicker.
 

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+1 what Ninja Dave says; all except the red being he fastest. The Classic clearly moves quicker.
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and don't listen to them... black is sexier!
 

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Come on guys, how many times I need to tell you that Dr.-Ing. Norbert Reithofer him self has mentioned many times, not only faster, and sexier, but so much better the Matte gray is.

Congrats BTW on the new bike, good to hear you beat chemo and surgery and are back in the (metal) horse.
 

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Hoshiko, you forget that,notwithstanding what Dr. Ing. Norbert Reihofer recently said, a crack team of MIT MENSA engineers and scientists have conclusively found after extended testing in and out of NASA's super double secret wind and ethos stratisphiric toll free tunnel and car wash testing ground, funded by genuine government stimulus program motorcycle shovel headed slush funds, that the r12r Classic's pearlescent glossy finish makes it balls on faster than the Matte grey version of the r12r bike- and way better looking!
 

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Hoshiko, you forget that,notwithstanding what Dr. Ing. Norbert Reihofer recently said, a crack team of MIT MENSA engineers and scientists have conclusively found after extended testing in and out of NASA's super double secret wind and ethos stratisphiric toll free tunnel and car wash testing ground, funded by genuine government stimulus program motorcycle shovel headed slush funds, that the r12r Classic's pearlescent glossy finish makes it balls on faster than the Matte grey version of the r12r bike- and way better looking!
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And there is nothing else to do but, meet on 495 and test both.
 

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Hoshiko, if yo are riding ths Saturday, and the roads between us are open, let's give it a go! If you are up for it, send me some infa and we'll meet.
 

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Oh, believe me, if a glossy black one had been available then that is most assuredly what I would have chosen. With my only other choice being a matte grey, though?

Yeah, I'm fine with Funky-Ass Red.

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