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Greetings all fellow R1200R riders :)
Purchased my beemer last year, a 2007 model with low Km's.
Main reason for changing from my old Suzuki intruder 1400L was I needed a more ergonomic bike.
I always considered BMW boxers to be slightly quaint, sedate and a typical geezer ride, so you fellows will understand the surprise I experienced during the first ride (even if I am a bit of a geezer myself ;)).
After a couple of involuntary wheelies I caught on to the power register of this smooth engine and went on to my favorite stretch of country back road, a 35 Km stretch of twisting and hilly narrow tarmac. Fifteen minutes later I was grinning from ear to ear, never have I experienced such a smooth ride. Earlier backbreaking bumps in the road disappeared into the suspension, taking previous tongue in cheek corners at speeds far above what I could reach on earlier bikes. Fabulous brakes, fantastic suspension, low weight and an engine delivering torque and power so smooth I never felt something like it before. The throaty exhaust note from the Akrapovic mufflers a bonus, emitting the soundtrack of a Ducati racer - I'm in love!
There is a couple of sour grapes in this basket, and I will post a couple of questions regarding that a bit later.
In the meantime I will be out riding..........
 

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Welcome, fellow Geezer. Roadster lovers are gathered here.
You've discovered one of the best kept secrets in the BMW lineup.
The R1200R is a versatile machine. Not perfect. Some compromises necessary. Take all those grapes out of the basket and share them around here with other members. Together, we'll make some wine. Vel bekomme.
 

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Welcome Halonk,
I gree with your view, for me, best suspension and brakes ever.

I'm curious to hear about your sour grapes.
 

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Sour Grapes?

I'm curious to hear about your sour grapes.:(

I think Halonk doesn't like the ''deceleration" sounds.
You said that you don't care now.
I think drDave said perhaps BMW designed it to sound that way.
I kinda' like it. Funky sound. It's quirky.
A Ducati sounds much better, though.
 

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I think my next bike will have to be a v4, maybe a mv agusta. I just like the idea of them I guess and they sound soooo awesome.
 

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cruiser geez

I know the feelin' Halonk! From the fat ol' cruiser I loved so much to the roadster I love even more! Still tweaking and dialing in the 1200R, but my, my, what a ride! Maybe not an Italian supermodel, but a mighty sweet little fraulein... That'll do for an old phart...

Welcome!

Bob
 

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Let's agree to disagree

I hate to disagree here Mr. Clem
ducati 848 - YouTube
I stand corrected. I defer to you Sir, Mr.Tambourine Man.

Ha-Ha-Ha. I'm in tears. Where DO YOU find this stuff, Hoshiko???
BTW, I went night touring just last Sat. 10pm to 6 am.
with a Ducati Multistrada 1100. :eek:Termignoni exhausts...noisy
He had an open clutch basket. It nearly drove me crazy.
His chain was dry, too. Ahhhh
I sent him that video. Sooo funny. Thanks, man.
 

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I stand corrected. I defer to you Sir, Mr.Tambourine Man.

Ha-Ha-Ha. I'm in tears. Where DO YOU find this stuff, Hoshiko???
BTW, I went night touring just last Sat. 10pm to 6 am.
with a Ducati Multistrada 1100. :eek:Termignoni exhausts...noisy
He had an open clutch basket. It nearly drove me crazy.
His chain was dry, too. Ahhhh
I sent him that video. Sooo funny. Thanks, man.
Hours and hours of youtubing Mr. Clem.

I actually really like the see trough clutch cover, I have being on the hunt for one for our bike, Clutch or head cover or any see trough cover I thing it's super cool.
 

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Hello there!

I have family in Verdal (Værdarn), have been there a few times as a kid. Lots of nice motorcycle roads! Do you have a lot of "fotobokser" (radar cameras) there?

I'm originally from Telemark but live in South Dakota now. I have a new R1200R on order, expected arrival this coming Monday. Can hardly wait!
 
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