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I took delivery of a new, candy apple red, 2012 R1200R yesterday. Wow. Wowee. I just started riding again after a hiatus of more than 25 years. My first bike in 1978 was a used single cylinder Yamaha 100. Great little machine. Then in 1979 a new Honda Hawk 400. Also a nice machine. Been shopping for a naked bike the last few months and boiled it down to a Monster or R1200R. Rode a couple of Monsters. Great machine - lighter, more nimble than the BMW, but not as polished. And the BMW is just so amazing. Handling, brakes, and, oh that engine is just amazingly awesome. Just awesome. Comfortable. And that engine. I just can't wait until the spring to go on a trip.

Well, I'm writing just crow about this machine. I can't imagine how it could be better. All of us are very lucky to be able to ride these things!
 

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I took delivery of a new, candy apple red, 2012 R1200R yesterday. Wow. Wowee. I just started riding again after a hiatus of more than 25 years. My first bike in 1978 was a used single cylinder Yamaha 100. Great little machine. Then in 1979 a new Honda Hawk 400. Also a nice machine. Been shopping for a naked bike the last few months and boiled it down to a Monster or R1200R. Rode a couple of Monsters. Great machine - lighter, more nimble than the BMW, but not as polished. And the BMW is just so amazing. Handling, brakes, and, oh that engine is just amazingly awesome. Just awesome. Comfortable. And that engine. I just can't wait until the spring to go on a trip.

Well, I'm writing just crow about this machine. I can't imagine how it could be better. All of us are very lucky to be able to ride these things!
Welcome and congrats on the purchase. Please post some pics. Did you add any accessories at time of purchase?I ordered a 2012 Grey R1200R with Safety Pkg, TPMS, Cargo Rack w/Pannier Mounts and On-Board Computer. I figured I could order exactly what I wanted and living in the Boston area with winter on the door step I would not need the bike until April at the earliest.
 

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Welcome from sunny S. CAlifornia.
 

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Late better than never - pic of new machine. Since pic was taken, have added tall BMW windscreen. It isn't useless, but doesn't do as much as hoped. Now have 560 miles and bike is fantastic. Used about 8 oz oil in first 300 miles. Since then, has used about 1 oz in 260 miles with more revving to boot. Love, love, love the bike! :)))))))))))
 

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Hi I've had my r1200r for just about a year now and love it, cant wait for better ewather here in Scotland to get out on it again
 

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Lovely colour. Good choice. I went for the almost white grey colour. And like my Scottish friend am longing for warmer weather as we have snow here in the Netherlands and minus nine celsius.
 

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Over the years I have had pretty good luck with the BMW hard cases. I picked up a pair of used BMW cases. Not easy to find, but found mine through the BMW MOA. Its a good association and their annual rallies are great fun. How about your protective gear - helmet and clothing? I like the red. Good choice.
 

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Late better than never - pic of new machine. Since pic was taken, have added tall BMW windscreen. It isn't useless, but doesn't do as much as hoped. Now have 560 miles and bike is fantastic. Used about 8 oz oil in first 300 miles. Since then, has used about 1 oz in 260 miles with more revving to boot. Love, love, love the bike! :)))))))))))
Your new bike looks just like my new R1200R. I added the hard bags and love them, and the bike. Mine also used about 1/4 quart of oil during the first 300 miles, but none since. My fuel strip quit, but that is ok. I've had two Monsters and they did not have fuel gauges, or temperature gauges, or clocks, or bags, or….. But, they were also a blast to ride.
 

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I bought the cee baileys windshield. the recommended height for a 5'4" rider and the wind noise is so great i have to wear ear plugs. the top of the shield is just even with my nose. is there any suggestions? Cee Baileys?
 
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