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Old 10-30-2010, 04:14 PM   #76
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Plenty big

I've put just over 300 miles on one tank. Non stop. I've seen 5.8 gallons from a California pump go in.





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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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Old 10-30-2010, 05:56 PM   #77
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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.
I regularly put 5.0 plus us gallons in my 2008 r12. I believe it's a 5.6 gal tank. I get 170 to 200 miles per tank, around town which is mostly how I ride. On the freeway, miles per gallon and miles per tank is superb.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:21 PM   #78
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I have an 07; my light usually goes on at 200 miles, and I typically fill with 4.5 gallons at that time.
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:52 PM   #79
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I do like this bike but pricing the old one up nearly gave me a heart attack. ABS isn't even standard over here and with a few bells and whistles it started to encroach on RT territory. So much for a basic Boxer..
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:10 AM   #80
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Regarding tank volume, I am reminded of the story of the "scientists" engaging in endless scholarly discussions about how many teeth are in a horse's mouth. 8^)

andoulli screwed with this post 10-31-2010 at 09:42 AM
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:54 AM   #81
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I don't know about horses mouths (gift horse?), but it sounds like its more than 4.6 gallons. So now that that's settled, what kind of oil should we use?
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Old 10-31-2010, 10:50 AM   #82
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I don't know about horses mouths (gift horse?), but it sounds like its more than 4.6 gallons. So now that that's settled, what kind of oil should we use?
Oh shit. Here we go...
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:31 PM   #83
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I do like this bike but pricing the old one up nearly gave me a heart attack. ABS isn't even standard over here and with a few bells and whistles it started to encroach on RT territory. So much for a basic Boxer..
that's what kills it over here, too. By the time you add luggage and a few farkles, you're better off buying the RT.
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:05 PM   #84
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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
oops should of said iam in scotland so its imperial gallons tho were all on litres over hear now the r1200r hand book staits 18 liters usable fuel capacity with reserve at 3 litres
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:22 PM   #85
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Those front turn signals look really close to the headlight. I wonder how long those stalks are. Looks almost like they were stuck on as an afterthought.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:10 AM   #86
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I live in the great state of Alabama U.S.A. and have a 2010 R1200R with 4k miles clocked. I'm getting between 47 and 55 mpg depending on how I drive. Getting 230 miles before the reservve light comes on is no problem.

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Old 11-04-2010, 08:41 PM   #87
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seeing my new r1200r for the first time in the flesh, tomorrow.....will post some pics, post.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:30 AM   #88
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that's what kills it over here, too. By the time you add luggage and a few farkles, you're better off buying the RT.
Only if you want to carry all that extra tupperware around!!

Added weight and ya gotta take it off to do alot of the maint. I like them naked!!!
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Old 11-06-2010, 02:55 AM   #89
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I went along to Intermot a few weeks back, and thought that the new K1600 looked better built than the existing range. So I posed the question to Kevin Ash over on his site as to whether the R1200R was nicely screwed together.

His opinion is that it looked that way, but the bikes he's seen are pre-production models so might not be representative of what we'll be able to buy.

Still, sounds promising.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:50 AM   #90
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I went along to Intermot a few weeks back, and thought that the new K1600 looked better built than the existing range. So I posed the question to Kevin Ash over on his site as to whether the R1200R was nicely screwed together.

His opinion is that it looked that way, but the bikes he's seen are pre-production models so might not be representative of what we'll be able to buy.

Still, sounds promising.
I don't think production quality will much change from what you now get with the r12r. It is not much different.
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