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Old 10-30-2010, 04:53 AM   #61
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Anybody have an idea how much to take one of these home?
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:19 AM   #62
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Anybody have an idea how much to take one of these home?
2010 msrp was around $14,800 which included abs ($1,100), heated grips ($250), computer ($300), and center stand ($175). That seems like a popular package which leads me to think that the 2011 similarly equipped bikes will easily eclipse $15k.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:46 AM   #63
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Tank Size

Wish they would give it a larger tank. My 2005 F650 will easily go 220 miles will a gallon of reserve left to add another 60 miles or so of range. I have never seen any RR do that, or even come close for that mater. Seems to me that the RR should at least match BMW's entry level motorcycle for touring range, no?
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:53 AM   #64
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I do have a stupid question though: what the hell are you talking about old intuiitive switch gear???

If your only bike is a Beemer, this switch setup may seem intuitive. But if you have multiple bikes (like I do), ya gotta consciously remember where things are every time you ride it. It took me several seconds to remember where the horn button was the other day...as a car was pulling into my lane. Crap.
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:48 AM   #65
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This site

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...sharper-looks/

shows the tank capacity to be 18 liters, 4.755 gallons. Not sure if that is an increase or not, not much if it is. Anyway, 5.5 to 6 is what it needs.
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:47 AM   #66
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:22 PM   #67
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If your only bike is a Beemer, this switch setup may seem intuitive. But if you have multiple bikes (like I do), ya gotta consciously remember where things are every time you ride it. It took me several seconds to remember where the horn button was the other day...as a car was pulling into my lane. Crap.
AAAhhh, stupid me I was thinking gear box shifter???? Yeah I too suffer from MBS and it's different from my Kawi's but suprizingly similar to my Electra Glide. I have heard others bitch about the turn signal switches being independent but I like it better, FWIW.
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:26 PM   #68
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Wish they would give it a larger tank. My 2005 F650 will easily go 220 miles will a gallon of reserve left to add another 60 miles or so of range. I have never seen any RR do that, or even come close for that mater. Seems to me that the RR should at least match BMW's entry level motorcycle for touring range, no?
I don't memorize the numbers but I spent last week riding around Kentucky and it seemed that my reserve light came on in the 225-235 range and it took just a tad under 5g to fill it I like to ride as much as the next guy but, at 3+ hours on the bike I'm usually ready for a break.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:05 PM   #69
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I don't memorize the numbers but I spent last week riding around Kentucky and it seemed that my reserve light came on in the 225-235 range and it took just a tad under 5g to fill it I like to ride as much as the next guy but, at 3+ hours on the bike I'm usually ready for a break.
The BMW web site shows your R12R having a 4.6 gallon tank including a 1 gallon reserve. Hard to believe you are going 235 miles on 3.6 gallons. Thats over 65 mpg. I used to ride with a buddy with a R1150R and he was lucky to get 160 before his light would come on.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:46 PM   #70
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my 2009 r1200r can hit 65 mpg sitting at a sready 65 mph 80mpg is down to around 50mph a tank full can do 200 to 240 miles no problem its a bloody cracking bike and a keeper for sure
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:48 PM   #71
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The BMW web site shows your R12R having a 4.6 gallon tank including a 1 gallon reserve. Hard to believe you are going 235 miles on 3.6 gallons. Thats over 65 mpg. I used to ride with a buddy with a R1150R and he was lucky to get 160 before his light would come on.
Are you sure the 4.6 includes the reserve? I thought the R had a 5.6 gallon (US) tank.
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:01 PM   #72
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Are you sure the 4.6 includes the reserve? I thought the R had a 5.6 gallon (US) tank.
Truth be told, I would love to stand corrected on this because I have passed on the R12R because of what I thought was a too small tank. Copied from the web site.

Usable tank volume4.6 U.S. gallons (18.0 l)
Reserveapprox. 1 gallon (3.0 l


If we are indeed talking 5.5 gallons I will be first in line for a 2011. Might even keep the sixfiddy to boot.
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:05 PM   #73
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my 2009 r1200r can hit 65 mpg sitting at a sready 65 mph 80mpg is down to around 50mph a tank full can do 200 to 240 miles no problem its a bloody cracking bike and a keeper for sure
Well there you go. I stand corrected, had no idea a R12R could get that kind of mileage.
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:07 PM   #74
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Glad they kept the old style switch gear.
That just goes to show that you can never please everyone, because I am extremely disappointed by that! Especially because as I understood it, they were going to progressively switch to standard switchgear across their entire range.
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:59 PM   #75
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Well there you go. I stand corrected, had no idea a R12R could get that kind of mileage.
Keep in mind Jings is in Scotland so he's probably talking Imperial gallons.

65 mpg = 54 us. Still pretty darn good.

I got the idea it was 5.6 from lurking over at http://www.r1150r.net/

From Bmw's webpage it appears to only be 4.6 total Maybe an owner can chime in.
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