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Hi All!

I'm new here. I currently have an 07' FJR1300 and I'm want a bike that isn't so heavy an as well I like the naked bike look. So I'm looking for a change but still want to be able to make some day or two trips as well. I have been looking at the Triumph Tiger, Ducati Multistrada, BMW, etc.

I haven't heard much about the R1200R but like what I see. I would appreciate any insight about the bike that I can get. What you like and perhaps some things you would change.

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Bill
 

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I have an FJR also. I am looking at the r for the same reason. I'd like to get a used r and extend the life of my FJR. Use the FJR for longer trips, or when my wife goes.
The r looks good. Easy to work on, good power and weight. Expensive though.
Good luck.
 

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I have an FJR also. I am looking at the r for the same reason. I'd like to get a used r and extend the life of my FJR. Use the FJR for longer trips, or when my wife goes.
The r looks good. Easy to work on, good power and weight. Expensive though.
Good luck.
Darrene - hubby had an FJR, (didn't like the heat off it), then an RT which he put 140k miles on. He just got a GS and loves it. But, more to your question, I just purchased a preowned 2018 R at a great price and I LOVE it. I was a die hard cruiser rider, but even tho the R weighs the same as my cruiser did, it feels a hundred less. Plus it absolutely excels in the corners.
 

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Hi WB, there's a heck of LOT to like about the R1200R, not the least of which is its very low centre of gravity. This makes it feel far smaller and lighter than it actually is, which would be a revelation from your FJR. This is my first BMW experience and I find the OEM seat the most comfortable of any bike I've owned, the performance is just awesome, (the Gear shift Assist Pro can be VERY addictive once you 'get it'), and yet it is as docile as a warm friendly kitten when needed. Ergos are perfect for my dimunitive 5' 6" frame. It has an awesome road 'presence' and is very planted, almost totally unaffected by wind and turbulence from other larger vehicles. Fuel economy is excellent. In summary, I now think of my dearly departed '07 Suzuki DL650 VStrom as an 'inter-planetary' rocket, my also departed '16 Tiger 800 XRT an 'inter-stellar space ship', but the '16 R1200R truly is an accomplished 'inter-galactic' hyperspace ship. Try and get a good long test ride on one and the decision will be easy.
 

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