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I have an F800r and am thinking of trading it in for an r1200r; but I have some concerns:
Does the bike get hot in the seat or on the shins in the summer?
Do the classic's spoke wheels affect performance?
Anyone have any issue with the partially integrated brakes?
Is this a good move for one who commutes 75% on highways and 25% stop and go, lane splitting city traffic?
 

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I don't own a Classic model, but many on this forum do. Had an F800S, though.
My 2012 Roadster isn't hot and the brakes are awesome.
For commuting, the 1200 will not touch the 800's GREAT gas mileage,
but the Roadster's probably a better highway companion.
F800 is probably easier lane splitting in city traffic, too.
You should test ride one and see for yourself.
YMMV
 

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Hey las,
I had a Yamaha FZ6 before the R1200R, I live in NYC so I have a good idea, really good of stop and go traffic.
I though the twin boxer will make my feet hot while in slow traffic and was happy to find out, the ""traditional"" engine set up like the FZ6 or F800, will make your entire body hotter then the exposed boxer.

The brakes are the best of any motorcycle I have ride before, and the combined option is a great safety measure even if you still use the back brake, I do.

I'm pretty sure the R1200R is better for me then my beloved FZ6, and the little 10 mile test ride I did on an F800.

Regarding the spoke wheels, I don't think they will affect performance, don't know for sure but they may be only to look "classic" Personally, I like the aluminum wheels (2011+) better.

My advice is to go out and test ride, I bet you'll fall in love.

Hope this was some how helpful, come back and share with us whether your choose the R1200R, keep the 800 or go for something else.
 

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Thanks, I demoed an R12R this morning. I also demoed a speed triple. Both impressive in their own rights; but thr R12R has more of what I need every day- heated grips, windscreen, storage. Time to crunch some numbers with the dealer
 

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New R1200R

Congratulations !!!
Welcome to the DOHC Roadster owners club,
and it's great to have you with us on this Forum.
Good luck with your new bike.
Hope it serves you well for many happy miles.
 

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Bought the r12r!! So far, a winner!
Congrats,

I heard so many good things about the speed triple, I'll test ride one of those some day, I doubt I'll replace my R1200R anytime soon but still want to give it a try.

What color bike did you ended up getting?

My advice is to get BMW saddlebags, they are super useful, easy to take down and unlike aftermarket, once they are down you won't see any kind of frame or ugly mount.

Ride safe
 

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I got the classic; put the top case and Gps on with the r1200r BMW mounts, added the 18"windscreen, chrome cylinder head covers, additional lights under the license plate, a carbon hugger and belly pan- oh, and I also have put a little more tha 1000 miles on it. The last was the best addition!
 
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