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Which R1200R do you like better?

  • R1200R Standard

    Votes: 13 44.8%
  • R1200R Classic

    Votes: 16 55.2%
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According to Motorcycle Reviews, Videos, Prices and Used Motorcycles there are going to be two different versions of the R1200R: The standard R1200R that we all know and a "Classic" R1200R with spoked wheels and different accent pieces. Which one do you guys like?

2011 BMW R1200R Unveiled

I think the wire wheels are what does it for me. So I'd have to say I like the R1200R Classic styling better...but not by much. I sure would be happy with either one.

What about you guys?

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I'm still undecided. But to help others decide I will post some of the essential features on the R1200R & R1200R Classic

  • Clear differentiation between the R 1200 R and R 1200 R Classic in the form of characteristic colour concepts and equipment features.
  • New dynamic drive, now with double overhead camshafts in each cylinder.
  • Maximum torque raised to 119 Nm at 6000 rpm, and rated power raised to 81 kW (110 hp) at 7750 rpm.
  • Maximum engine speed now raised from 8000 to 8500 rpm for an even wider utilisable speed range.
  • Perceptible improvements to torque values for even greater roadster pleasure on country roads.
  • Spontaneous response with optimised controllability and clearly improved load-alteration effects.
  • Cylinder-head covers now with two instead of the previous four mounting bolts and a new, dynamic styling.
  • Shorter, sportier rear silencer in brushed (R 1200 R) or chromium-plated
    (R 1200 R Classic) stainless steel.
  • Electronically controlled exhaust flap for a superior powerful sound.
  • Cast light alloy wheels (R 1200 R).
  • Wire spoke wheels with light alloy flat collar rims (R 1200 R Classic).
  • ESA (electronic suspension adjustment) (optional factory fit).
  • BMW Motorrad integral ABS in the partially integral version (optional factory fit).
  • Automatic stability control ASC (optional factory fit).
  • Redesigned cockpit with two round analogue instruments.
  • New hydraulic reservoirs with a smoked glass look.
  • Extensive range of optional equipment and tailored accessories at the familiarly high BMW standards.

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So, what exactly is BMW's "dynamic drive" anyway? Whatever it is, I suppose it's good that both R1200R models have it. :)
BMW Dynamic Drive is explained below. It seems like the Dynamic Drive explained here is for BMW car's but the same will apply for motorcycles like the R1200R.

Dynamic Drive.

Supreme agility, unwavering stability and unmatched comfort on bends: the active chassis control system Dynamic Drive minimises body roll and distributes it between both axles, ensuring a comfortable ride for all occupants.

Dynamic Drive uses active stabilisers on the front and rear axles to counteract the vehicle's tendency to roll in a corner. Working together with acceleration and position sensors, a management system and other components, such as a compensation tank for sound control, the system ensures supreme agility at all speeds, balanced reactions to load changes and remarkably precise steering.
The stabilisers continually adapt to suit the driving situation and the changes to the vehicle's self-steering behaviour. For example, when driving on the straight, Dynamic Drive reduces the pressure of the stabilisers, treating them individually, so allowing for a highly comfortable ride - a particular benefit for rear-seat passengers.
When cornering or making sudden changes of direction, a "sportier" setting will see the stabilisers increase the rigidity of the suspension relevant to the intensity of the lateral forces to prevent body roll. Roll distribution between the front and back axles also helps in difficult situations.
Dynamic Drive ensures that the vehicle literally hugs the road, under- or oversteering is reduced - resulting in enhanced safety, greater comfort and an impressively dynamic driving experience.
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