I have ever owned, or ridden a motorcycle that I like better than my R1200R-LC. Coming from primarily the Harley-Davidson world, there isn't anything that any Harley-Davidson does better than my R1200R. If I were going to do some serious touring of the USA, I might consider a Honda Gold Wing. I was really impressed when a rider on a Gold Wing was able to pass me on my Sportster on the ascent in the mountains on HWY 181. He actually passed me in a tight corner. I'll probably keep the R1200R; it is not likely that I would find anything better out there.Here’s something to think about, discuss, and debate as you northern hemisphere-dwellers huddle around the old log-fire through the coming long and dreary winter.
Assuming that the BMW boxer-twin range did not exist in its current form – that is, no 1200 R, 1200 RT, 1200 GS, HP – what new motorcycle would you choose in place of what you now have, and that you think would come closest to replicating the best features of the R that appeal to you? Assume also that you would use it as you do your current steed
Restrict your choice – one only model – to litre-plus bikes, I think, but any brand, price bracket, engine configuration, drive-train.
Please write on only one side of the paper provided: extra marks will be awarded for neatness and correct spelling. Do not suck or chew the pencil.
Go to it, my children!
L of S
28°C here today (83°F), and still only mid-spring.