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Old 09-22-2010, 07:34 AM   #16
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+1.

Drifting off-topic, I'm wondering if a customisable bike like the Lo Rider could actually replace a fair amount of BMW's Boxer range:
  • High bars and no fairing: R1200R.
  • High bars and a large fairing: R1200RS.
  • Clip-ons and a fairing: R1200S
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:03 PM   #17
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Had my new 2010 R1200R for about six weeks now, have over 3k miles on her.
I'm very satisfied and having a ball !



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Old 09-25-2010, 02:25 PM   #18
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It's easy enough to drop the muffler altogether on the 1150r and 1200r, with no fear of detriment to the engine.

You get a lighter vehicle, a mildly louder rumble and no problems fitting any bags.

The big cannister under the engine does most of the muffling and emission control.

I have a mate that's had a chrome tip over his 1150r exhaust pipe for over 60K ks. No issues.
This is good to know...especially since I made a deal on an '04 R1150R today. I take delivery Monday (fingers crossed, it ain't over until it's over!) Anyhow, I loved the bike but wasn't impressed by the exhaust note...or rather the complete lack thereof!




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Old 10-27-2010, 05:37 AM   #19
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According to MCN, BMW are going to unveil the new, 2011 R1200R with the twin-cam motor tomorrow.

Akrapovic accidentally leaked a photo of it in their Intermot press materials (which MCN reproduced), and the bike looks pretty much the same as the outgoing model, albeit with a different headlight and tail section.

Sorry, I don't have a copy of the image.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:39 AM   #20
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According to MCN, BMW are going to unveil the new, 2011 R1200R with the twin-cam motor tomorrow.

Akrapovic accidentally leaked a photo of it in their Intermot press materials (which MCN reproduced), and the bike looks pretty much the same as the outgoing model, albeit with a different headlight and tail section.

Sorry, I don't have a copy of the image.


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Old 10-27-2010, 12:36 PM   #21
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its a shame they didnt do a bit more to the styling with the motor upgrade. I do like the looks of the R1200R. Lets see some better pics of the changes to the tail section and headlight.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:38 AM   #22
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There's some investigative work going on over at r1200r.org - seems that the pic may be a photoshop job:

http://www.r1200r.org/board/viewtopi...46a2cb3376c81e
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:41 PM   #23
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Well MCN were wrong, and no R1200R was released today.

Guess it'll show up at the EICMA press conference on Tuesday. Still hoping that they do something a bit cooler than the current model.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:33 PM   #24
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I think MCN may be wrong on on 2011 changes to the r1200r. This webpage specifically states that there will be no r1200r changes http://www.bmwmotorcycle.com/2011-bmw-lineup-info.htm
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:57 PM   #25
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Can somebody explain to me what the benefit of this front suspension design is? All I can think of are negatives -- increased unsprung/semi-sprung weight, increased complexity, increased cost.



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Old 10-28-2010, 03:23 PM   #26
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A Knight Who Says Ni, a couple of the BMW guys at Intermot said that an updated R1200R is coming. So I think that should be accurate information.

DevilNinjaDog, the Telelever suspension separates braking and steering forces and is claimed to be a better system as a result. However riders have said that it lacks feel compared to traditional forks.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:59 PM   #27
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A Knight Who Says Ni, a couple of the BMW guys at Intermot said that an updated R1200R is coming. So I think that should be accurate information.

just because they said that does not mean it will be a 2011 model. Did they specifically say a 2011 r1200r?
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:06 PM   #28
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staves, congrats on a beautiful bike ! I know two guys who own R1200R's and love them.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:34 PM   #29
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Can somebody explain to me what the benefit of this front suspension design is? All I can think of are negatives -- increased unsprung/semi-sprung weight, increased complexity, increased cost.



NO BRAKE DIVE! It's nothing more than an a-arm (used in the automotive world for decades) tied to the lower fork triple tree. And yes, it works very well...
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:37 PM   #30
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just because they said that does not mean it will be a 2011 model. Did they specifically say a 2011 r1200r?
If I remember right, it is the last "old" boxer they use, so if they don't want to produce more than one boxer engine next year, they better update the r12r.
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