Thinking of trading my 2016 R1200R for a 2019 S1000XR.
Chain drive is almost a non issue with the endurance chain becoming available.
I’d like to know more about the BMW endurance chain.What I'm hearing from MOA members is that the endurance chain does not actually hold up anywhere near as long as advertised.
Ok, easy for me to say as I am lucky enough to have both in my stable. It honestly comes down to what you want to do with the bikes as they are very different and if I could only have one.........it would be the R1250R (or R1200 in your case, but don't miss the opportunity to try the 1250 upgrade as another option?!!) as it has more character - sure, I would miss the XR, might even shed a tear, but I would get over it. 2019 model XR doesn't have the endurance chain and I am not sure it is available yet after market?GET BOTH!
Very interesting. I have a 2018 R12GS Rallye Sport with the 20mm higher (same as GSA) suspension. Three years and a broken arthritic hip later I could really use it lower. I'll visit the BMW dealer and see if that's something they, or the local suspension shop, might address. And yes, I know lowering a Rallye Sport is sacrilege, but if I do I'll save the stock suspension for the next owner. Thanks!. . . What I did like (too much) was the R1200 GS Rallye with low suspension.
When I was looking for a bike to replace my despised VFR the XR was on the list of possibles. Ultimately I decided that I just don't like flat crank I4s for aural aesthetic reasons.Thinking of trading my 2016 R1200R for a 2019 S1000XR.
The R1200R LC kickstand is too long. Maybe they accidentally swapped part numbersOh, one other issue. With the advanced engineering, you would think BMW could design an actual kickstand that is long enough. In my year of ownership, that thing always gave me one of those cheap thrills every time I leaned it over on the kickstand. You know the feeling; is it down or did I forget!!