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R1200RS Sport SE Owners Review..2017

Discussion in 'BMW R1200RS Reviews' started by mousejockey40, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. wessie

    wessie Well-Known Member

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    quite partial to Jenning's from Cockermouth

    [sets egg timer]
     
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    Willy Well-Known Member

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    Hi Graham, I use the quick shift the majority of the time. I short shift 1 - 2 using the quick shift and find it really smooth, just make sure you have some power on, doesn't need much, just takes a bit of practice breaking the habit of reducing the throttle on the upshift. Don't be put off if it feels a bit jerky at first, just needs practice. I haven't gone 1 - 2 under hard acceleration at higher revs, always short shifter and works a treat.
     
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    Graham Lewis Active Member Contributor

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    Thanks, yes getting there but you are right still a couple of times of not keeping the throttle on when upshifting. I am amazed how good it is
     
  4. dirtdreamer 50

    dirtdreamer 50 New Member

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    A change of direction here. I have a 2004 1150RT, and love it. No ESA, no LC, and though it is low on HP, runs the roads beautifully. I've been looking at the RS since it was first introduced. I live in the Texas Gulf Coast, no mountains, no multi twisties, just riding for hundreds of miles from point A to point B. Seriously, is the RS worthy in those conditions and locales, to make me want to spend boo koo dollars to change to it from the RT? I also have a Kawi Concours 14, should I need to to go FAST. No trolling here, really need to know if I should or shouldn't got for a test ride on the RS? A friend sells them, so no problem doing a test. Please help. Just spent $8k on a cruiser recently, and my next expenditure needs to be a serious consideration. Thanks to all for any assistance. tp dd50
     
  5. Bravo

    Bravo Plenty in the tank Contributor

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    If you're really not sure about buying one then might I suggest you don't test ride one?
    Once you've ridden one you'll want one.
     
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    dirtdreamer 50 New Member

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    Yeah, figured that would be the case. Spending money on the house right now. Fun, ie a new bike, will have to wait a while. Thanks for your comment. tp
     
  7. Barry Clay

    Barry Clay New Member

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    I take delivery of mine in the next two weeks so this was an interesting read. The only comment I dispute is that the blue bike is the fast one, I got told that was reserved for the bronze and black model!!
     
  8. Andy Griffiths

    Andy Griffiths Well-Known Member

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    And you believed themo_O.....
     
  9. Jasper

    Jasper Active Member

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    All the Lupin Blue owners were given the same dud sales pitch, and as a consequence missed out on the super classy Granite Grey ;)o_O
     
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    Yes absolutely believe it, why looks extremely fast just standing still !
     
  11. mousejockey40

    mousejockey40 Active Member

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    WOW Barry Clay.... seems your just not ready for that extra 10% you get from the Lupin blue... ;)
     
  12. Mr. 36654

    Mr. 36654 Well-Known Member

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    Barry,
    My Lapin Blue is so fast sitting in the garage under the cover and on the battery charger.......it'll make spring arrive next March.........
     
  13. Barry Clay

    Barry Clay New Member

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    Norfolk isn’t even ready for my Frozen Bronze and black model yet, so fast even my K1300S Motorsport had to go to make room for it! Lupin Blue makes me feel blue!
     
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  14. Andy Griffiths

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    That's cos you're spelling it wrong:)
     
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    Bravo Plenty in the tank Contributor

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    Another Norfolk Boi? There's a few of us on ere.
     
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    But I am not a Naaaarfolk boi, I am an interloper!
     
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    I emigrated to Norfolk some 4 years ago too . somewhere near the Dabbling duck , looking forward to spring time
     
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  18. Barry Clay

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    That’s Siri’s fault Andy!
     
  19. Bravo

    Bravo Plenty in the tank Contributor

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    Blimey Charlie! With all us Norfolk lot we could start our own chapter.... perhaps have our own sub heading in UK Riders(though I much prefer Great Britain riders)
     
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  20. wessie

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    still not enough to need more than one hand to tot up
     
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