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Discussion in 'BMW R1200RS Reviews' started by potatan, Sep 9, 2017.
check the links on the left of the page for more articles on the R1200RS - there are at least 4 more
We are a very select number
We are a lucky lot.
Glad he agrees on the dash being stupid as well as that bloody wheel.
The only reason the indicator and horn feels too far away is because of the stupid wheel and I would happily have gone without.
Or not have had a wheel at all and instead had some sort of digital button system instead.
The writer is having the same great experience as I have enjoyed with my RS. His observation about lighter weight and lower CoG is right on the money. These bikes are "right-sized." I also agree that the engine is a game-changer and the handling is extraordinarily confidence inspiring. I'm surprised that this bike is not BMW's top seller.
I think it's the looks. The big "image" bikes these days are the GS-types and the beautiful R NineT and its variants. Nice as the R1200RS is, it's not especially different or striking in the looks department. Personally I think it looks a little front heavy, rather like an elephant with a big wide head! But I enjoy everything else about it
The RS is pretty wasp-waisted, but the look is completely changed with side cases (see below). Besides, it's not as if the GS & RT (BMW's top sellers) are exactly beautiful. Purposeful and modern, but hardly as svelte and streamlined as the RS. Perhaps not as well-quartered as the original R100RS, but the performance makes up for any aesthetic compromise...
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