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Placed and order for a new R1200R at my Texas dealer last night. There is some doubt I will get that bike as BMW shuts off 2011 production on July 11th. So I am sweating out the news..yea or nay.

Not new to BMW bikes as I put 112,000 miles on a 1972 R50/5, 14,000 miles on a 1973 R60/5 and 137,000 miles on a 1986 K75C.

The new "R" should outlive me...so I am "good to go"!

I look forward to making endless posts about "which is the best seat, best oil and best windscreen".

Just kidding, but I do hope to pick your brains if I have any issues with the bike!
Hope my next post is news about the delivery of the new bike: Red / sport shield / ABS ASC Heated grip Computer PKG / low seat / bag mounts.
 

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Hey,
I just picked mine up last Thursday.
My first BMW after riding almost everything.
I'll have some questions for you, hope you can get yours fast, It's a great ride.
 

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Well BMW AG crapped out on my "order"...no more 2011 R1200Rs will be built and info on 2012 models is 2 months or so away.

Not to worry...I found the exact Bike in dealer inventory in Santa Fe. Bought it! Road trip comming up!

JOY!
 

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Yesderday was the DAY!

Got my new bike yesterday in Santa Fe, NM. Rode it home and rode it some more today. Tomorrow I will be @ 750miles and ready for my first service!
 

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Just got my RED R1200R one week ago with just about the same as what you ordered. The low seat is hard on the butt so I purchased an Airhawk2 air cushion and it really makes a big difference in riding the R1200R. Bike drives like butter - so smooth. I am also looking for a tall windshield as I'm 5'5" and the wind just buffets the crap out of you on the highway. If you get a tall one let me know what brand.

Jo Gordon
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got my new R1200R couple of months ago on ebay. sweetheart deal. live in the n.w. wa. bike was in pensilvania, had it shipped out .exactly what i was looking for. am also a short rider. bike had factory low suspension, low seat. factory loaded and had what i think the perfect windshield. a z-tech model. mimimal wind buffeting on long hwy. runs. highly recommend it. good luck with ferreting out the right one for yourself.

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