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Hello folks.
Dipped my toe in the BMW world about 5 year's ago with an R850R.
A seriously enjoyable machine that hooked me on thing's BMW.
Africa twins of all kinds have been my main thing but now I've just gone and bought a R1200R 2012.
It's a seriously wicked beast coming from the R850R.
The grunt and handling is incredible.
I have a 1000 africa twin as a comparison and there a bit of a difference to put it mildly on the small bit of riding so far!
It's fitted with an awful lot of electronic trickery too' including the suspension.
The concencus here is an outstanding bike.
The one I bought has 80k kms.
The mechanical side should be fine.
Anything on the electronic parts need a look at maintenance wise bar the fuel strip.
Michelin pilots would be my road tyre of choice.
It's currently fitted with Bridgestones which have a fair bit left.
Any advice to some one who has jumped a few BMW generations?
 

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Welcome to the forum, JPC. (y)

Cannot advise on change from the older to the newer BMW's as I bought my first BMW , a R1200R 2011 Classic, two years ago. Very happy with it apart from the fuel strip fail, and rust under the fuel cap on the tank. New Bridgestones fitted from purchase and very happy with them. The bike just sticks to the road in the twisties. Do all my own servicing. Easy so far. Just changed the oil and filter after an 80 mile ride out today. Fitted new rear pads. Gearbox and shaft drive oil change next job. Looks easy enough.
 

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Greetings. My 2011 is still my best buy, 9 years on.
 

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Greetings and welcome to the forum.
 

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Welcome to the forum JPC. (y) The R1200 must be one of the best all round bike available.
 

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Welcome to the forum JPC. (y) The R1200 must be one of the best all round bike available.
That's what I hope to find out.
The AT is a cracker of a machine.
But a bit high for Two up touring for me at 5'9 .(When it's sort of normal)
So I think that this might be the solution.
 
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