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Hello. I've posted a couple things on here before, but today I got my brand spanking new R1200R and I am super happy with it. Has ASC, heated grips, and the luggage mount.

I traded in my KLR, and while the BMW was almost triple the money, I dare say it is also triple the bike. So much power, but very controllable and smooth. Handles much better, far more comfortable. Not an ounce of buyer's remorse :D

In short, I am stoked.

A little about me: Originally from Norway, but have lived in the States since '97. Now in the Black Hills of South Dakota, which I like a lot. I have to give kudos to the dealer, Sturgis Motorsports (aka Sturgis BMW). They gave me a good trade in, and a below sticker price on the new bike.

Grinning from ear to ear :D
 

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Wow. . .you have to be a real iconoclast to ride a BMW in Sturgis :) Congratulations! You'll love the bike, we all do! drD
 

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It's great to have you with us here, RapidRider. Keep us posted as you break-in the new machine. Lots of members share your sentiment. GREAT!!!
 

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Congrats on the new ride. As you've discovered it is a great bike and as you'll find out, it only gets better the more you ride it. Happy and safe riding.
 

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550 miles in and I absolutely love this bike. I enjoy riding this one so incredibly much more than the KLR. I now use it for 90% of my motorized transport needs.
 

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I'm envious of your location RapidRider. I've ridden through your area a few times and there are so many great rides around there. I had a tire on my GS replaced at Sturgis BMW a few years ago (got a nail in it). Nice people there. I was on my way to Glacier National Park. Had left Rapid city that morning and picked up a nail just before passing Sturgis (the bike had TPM, which warned me the tire was low before I even noticed anything). After the tire was replaced, I went through Buffalo WY, over the Bighorn Mountains to Cody. The next day was Chief Joseph Highway and Beartooth Pass.Awesome riding out there.
 

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So an update: I took'er in for the "run-in service". Driving there I appreciated the heated grips, as it was mid-30s and flurries in the air. There weren't other bikes on the road :)

A week ago I got the Barkbuster hand guards and they make a big difference.

The service seemed to uncover nothing untoward, and I cruised merrily home again. Still super happy with the bike!
 
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