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Old 01-18-2010, 11:40 PM   #31
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That blue R1100 looks great with the addition of that fairing!
I would love to happen onto a really inexpensive 1100..... still.

(I used to be a mod' on R1150.net.... great folk! God I hope they've since removed my picture from "Patrick's Playhouse")

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Old 01-20-2010, 04:55 PM   #32
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The tank is hideously shaped.
The tank is very color sensitive and when done in black with white pinstripes looks fine to me. The black plastic surround just disappears.
IMO, it's the least attractive in solid light colors.

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While I think they're a terrific motorcycle, I could never get past the one position seat and the tank.
The seat (at least on mrs word1's '98 Roadster) is adjustable to three height positions, and actually moves to the rear as it moves up.

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Old 01-20-2010, 06:45 PM   #33
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Had a 99 model put 30,000 miles on it.

Left bag sucked.
4.5 tank capacity sucked
passenger seat sucked.

Besides that, it's a great bike.
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:40 PM   #34
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2000 R1100R My First Beemer

Hi, I'm new here and this is my first Beemer. I live in Nor Cal and have had the bike for a year. I've put about 12,000 miles on it and I have had a great time doing so. It needed tires, brakes, and maintenance when I got it, so I've been catching up on it's service and I'm on my second set of z6's. Thanx to the many good people on this forum, learning the maintenance for this bike has been made fun and easy. Here are a couple pics of the bike on duty. Ron






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Old 05-31-2010, 01:35 AM   #35
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I've owned 3 R11R's over the years, amongst a host of other BMW's (4xR1100S, R1150R, R1150GS) and rate it as just about the best all-round of these for road riding. Loads of fun on twisties (more stable, and much better riding position than the 1150R) and extremely comfortable.

I just sold my 2000 model this weekend - new house needs the release of some funds, so one of the bikes had to go.

As to whether the 11R is ugly of not? Of course it's subjective, but I found the 1150R prettier but ye gods the 12R is a stylistic mess. Great to ride but it's a pig imho.

The 11R's tank is quite clever - it's the only bike I've ever owned which, when ridden in very heavy rain, the water doesn't run down the tank and pool on the seat in front of the wedding tackle. Clever - it's one of those small details that becomes important when one is doing a lot of miles in all weathers.

A couple of my babies...





And the lovely old girl I just sold...



I'll miss it...although I do prefer the Blackbird which is why it's staying.
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:59 AM   #36
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And the lovely old girl I just sold...



I'll miss it...although I do prefer the Blackbird which is why it's staying.
This is gorgeous.
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:37 AM   #37
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My green '96 R1100R got sold after injury.
Great bike, but the tank always reminded me of an ant head...




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Old 05-31-2010, 10:14 AM   #38
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Why so under appreciated? Good bike for $2700, not so great for $5k.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:24 PM   #39
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Having read this thread and some other internet stuff about the 1100R, I became really interested when a local dealer had one in the used bike showroom. I have a high regard for BMW street machines, as my stepbrother owned and rode an R50 for many years.

Anyway, went in to try it out and found out a little secret...the 1100R is not made for a largish dude such as me (5'11", 270). I found its ergonomics very cramped, with the rear lip on the seat causing discomfort (and, I would guess, pain after riding a ways). I don't know if there are ways to alter the ergos of the bike for folks like me and the salesguy was not forthcoming with suggestions.

Bottom line is that despite my interest in the 1100R, I have, regretfully, had to add it to the list of bikes that won't work for me...very too bad...

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Old 05-31-2010, 12:45 PM   #40
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Don't forget R850R

I bought 1997 R850R new. Externally identical to R1100R except for decals. Only 10 hp less. Maybe R1100R is merely
bored out 850. Like R1100R, three height adjustable seat and and 5.5 gallon tank. Extremely reliable. When I bought the FJR1300, thought about , but did not part with R850R. Stock shield, laminar lip, GS handguards and BMW case and you are good to go. Right now, FJR for long hauls and R850R day trips and weekends.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:23 PM   #41
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Having read this thread and some other internet stuff about the 1100R, I became really interested when a local dealer had one in the used bike showroom. I have a high regard for BMW street machines, as my stepbrother owned and rode an R50 for many years.

Anyway, went in to try it out and found out a little secret...the 1100R is not made for a largish dude such as me (5'11", 270). I found its ergonomics very cramped, with the rear lip on the seat causing discomfort (and, I would guess, pain after riding a ways). I don't know if there are ways to alter the ergos of the bike for folks like me and the salesguy was not forthcoming with suggestions.

Bottom line is that despite my interest in the 1100R, I have, regretfully, had to add it to the list of bikes that won't work for me...very too bad...

Bob
Bob - this is surprising, although of course one man's 'comfortable' is another's 'agony'. I'm 6'3" and 97kg and always found the 11R all-day/600 miles comfortable.
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:38 PM   #42
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I have only spent a few days on a R1100R. The bike did everything well and it inspired confidence the time I rode 200 miles thru torrential downpours while carrying a passenger.

I really enjoyed the time I spent on a R1100RS even more so. Funny how some really good bikes like the RS just don't sell here in the US.
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:47 AM   #43
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I bought 1997 R850R new. Externally identical to R1100R except for decals. Only 10 hp less. Maybe R1100R is merely
bored out 850. Like R1100R, three height adjustable seat and and 5.5 gallon tank. Extremely reliable. When I bought the FJR1300, thought about , but did not part with R850R. Stock shield, laminar lip, GS handguards and BMW case and you are good to go. Right now, FJR for long hauls and R850R day trips and weekends.
I had a '96 850R. What a perfectly balanced machine
I wish I had never sold it
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:09 AM   #44
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My first bike was a 94 R1100R. Great bike all around bike. I had the mystic red metallic which was gorgeous in person. Wouldnt mind getting another R one day, maybe when they come out with the DOHC R1200R!
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:20 AM   #45
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Those windscreens! Painful to look at!

I was thinking about the R1100R before I bought my SV1000n, but I just couldn't justify spending more for a bike that looks frumpier, delivers less performance and is well-known for being a bit high maintenance and unreliable.

I still love boxers though and I REALLY like the current R1200R. Much, much, much sexier looking.

I'd love to have a roadster with nice low handlebars, a tidy looking SMALL windscreen (like the new Duc Monsters get), system cases, ABS, etc. I basically want a sporty old school naked that can be toured on. Is it any wonder there are very few options for such an oddball?
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