BMW R1100R Motocycle

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BMW R1100R

In a way, it’s to get over the way the BMW R1100R looks. It to seem both organic and at the same time. It looks in some parts, neo-deco in and insectlike in yet other places. It like something Akira ride.

I have the suspicion by the time you get used to looking at it, it be a classic, the way each and every BMW eventually becomes a classic. are supposed to last forever. one is kind of like getting

This one, she looks but has a truly sweet personality.

But get to date a lot of bikes which don’t have to go ahead and I always had to stop and take a the BMW for a second before I rode it, the way I to look at a pretty girl I kiss her. (Kissing is better, in a way, but don’t let me get off the Climb onto the weird and yet supremely comfortable saddle, and the key firmly into the on position.

BMW and switchgear have always a subtle joy for millions of owners, and one is no different. Two clicks back on the which is actually just a that triggers a fast subroutine in the little microprocessor of the Motronic electronic fuel Thumb the button.

It started for me every day, no matter how it got (which honestly isn’t cold — that’s why I to SoCal). Within a few seconds it was ready to go. The Bimmer, like new brethren, runs almost

Just a low grunty growl you twist the grip. Two pistons box at each other, and it vibrates. But you get going, everything smooths out and the becomes almost impossible to

The R1100R inherited that looking, and yet quiet engine the R1100GS. It sacrifices 10 of the 90 horses at the top end of the missile R1100RS for more torque. It doesn’t quite the turbine hum at redline of it’s the RS1100, but loyal readers recall that the editorial summer vacation/road test of the involved four days of digit cruising. Triple touring is fun, but not so much fun a fairing.

And you get speeding tickets. On the R all that busting power has been into portions of the power where it is more useful for the world tasks of circumventing moving Volvos during the and unwinding long, twisty on the weekends. This torque at 71 lb-ft at 5250 rpm, and 80 percent of that solid power between 3000 rpm to 7500 rpm redline.

This makes the engine ever so in almost any gear. It squirts traffic nicely, and makes canyon riding seem oh so My only beef with the is that when you hit redline, the retards enough that you bog a

The third iteration of BMW’ new is designated, the R, for Roadster. This that it is lower and is lighter at 518 lbs. Ride height has lowered to the point where I, a 31 inch inseam, can balance the at a stoplight easily, even the seat in it’s highest It has an adjustable seat, and in the lowest this humble editor flatfoot both feet at

This is nice, but what is is that this has made the significantly less prone to the front end up and down on and off the gas. And are for riding, not flatfooting at lights. The seat position yields legroom, and that’s how I kept it.

The two seat provides a true for the rider, and everyone who tried it it was comfortable. The very solid handlebars sprout forcefully the top triple clamp like goat horns. They are bolted onto the top triple unlike the rubber mounted of the R100RS and are not adjustable. They are comfortable and there really is no to move them, but it won’t be before there’s an aftermarket which allows the use of any aftermarket (Uncle Luftmeister, where are

The passenger pad is upholstered all the way over the edge of the back, and passengers it unquestionably comfortable. It is well but is contoured in such away makes it easy to clamp on for the The surface texture of both is at just the right point slippery and grippy.

Although I never got back there for a but I can say that it is one of the few bikes that I I could enjoy from the seat. The key thing about the seat is that it houses a nice tool kit and niceties a flat repair kit and a meaningful manual.

The instrument panel is the part of the bike. It looks at first, but next to it’s brother, the R1100GS, it looks low key. The cowl housing the … lights, switches and the is plastic, although it kinda like aluminum or something at On each side you get a little rubber mounted dial. The one on the is a tach, and the one on the left is a clock, of all

When I first saw it, I wished the was in the big middle gage, but I quickly that with all the torque, it matters what the tach The rubber mounting system and the side pods are always to read, once you get going, just before and after the three angled glass just make it three as likely that you’ll be blinded by reflected sun. A instrument pod would easily worked as well, but I like the of allowing more of the designers’ ideas to make it past the counters.

But the bean counters did some bean examination and the is less expensive that the boxers. Retail is exactly ten short of ten grand, although our unit was equipped with the ABS, which makes it for $11,490. A similarly equipped retails for almost fifteen

Sure, it’s a lot of money, but in you haven’t been paying to the fine print, a lot of new bikes are these days.

Only two of those bikes the Telelever rear end and Paralever end. The Telelever is an arrangement a rigidly housed shaft by a parallelogram mounting system basically eliminates the handling of shaft drive. The Paralever is setup which uses a geometry to basically eliminates dive and allows the suspension to bumps with aplomb, under the loads of braking and

At first it’s tough to get to the idea that the front end dive when you’re on the and doesn’t load the front as you trail a little brake in the of a turn. It took me about an hour to get used to this, the setup works so well all kinds of pavement that I forgot about it. We are told the front end geometry remains but it now sports a steering damper.

it’s just a side of lowering the bike, but the front end to work better than It tracks solid, but light on the bars turns the bike effortlessly. It’s a joy to point in any (The editorial test slush fund as usual was low and we were unable to take the out on a racetrack.

We regret this but trust us, it would have fun. We’re aimin’

The R1100R is a swell bike town, but on the backroads of my weekends, it into it’s own. I at the way it pitched easily with response along the width of fat Battlax radials. Right to the edge of that tread.

And worry, it leans a long way it hits it’s centerstand, happens before the heads or touch pavement. The only that the lowered suspension is a is on the bumpy freeways, where the simply doesn’t have the of long travel. Even the suspension at it’s softest it’s a bit bumpy on bad highway.

On my first ride at the press I lapsed out of the bike evaluation after fifteen minutes of along on Little Tujunga. I had lost Kent Kunitsugu, newest writer, Tobi boyfriend, and well known fast guy), I just of whipped along at my own pace, the smooth throttle control and apexes that make one a rider. It says a lot for a bike you can basically forget about it and on your riding.

The R1100R an bike to ride, in the way that an Hawk GT is. And like the Hawk, it you right out in the wind, with airflow around your and upper torso. Anyone can a Hawk and have fun on it, and I believe the can be said of the R1100R. The suspension those tires nicely, the has a lot of torque, and it’s easy to around.

The Hawk as we all remember did by keeping it’s weight low in but the R1100R does this by all of it’s weight down The suspension and driveline comprise the of it’s mass, and in fact are the The huge looking gas tank is full of airbox, and the bike’s is down low.

The overall is that the R1100R is not just but fun to turn, like a Hawk.

On a the crank runs in line the wheelbase, and an interesting effect The angular momentum of all the spinning creates a gyroscopic effect runs right near the of the bike’s mass. This creates a highly polar at a right angle to the twin of the spinning wheels. Rev it at a stoplight and it over a little, just a Guzzi.

But once you get going, it supremely stable. Lean it a turn, and the gyro effect of the still makes it feel because leaning into a does not fight the gyro of the On an inline engined bike, the components of the engine generate a effect that serves the effect, to a lesser degree, as the effect of the tires.

On most bikes, leaning a turn involves fighting the effect of not only the tires, but the

The input shaft of a boxer spins two to three times as as one in a traditional unit engine. is inherent to the design. It means the inertial mass carried by the gears is four to nines as high as on a typical engine, and it gear changes very and deliberate affairs.

Shifting seem clunky at first to a who has been seduced by many a sportbike, but in the BMW world, the subtle to the transmission have made it a seductress. I for one figured out right that once you get the timing the R1100R slapshifts with the of them. My only real with the gearbox is that the engine’s cold the shifter with a bit of uncertainty into

But the clutch action is creamy, Prelude smooth.

Of course, no is perfect, and the R1100R I got had a few quirks. It was spanking new, made all of new bike smells. It didn’t get good mileage, because the wasn’t broken in yet.

I beat on it particularly hard, there were a lot of times the tire lifted in first and I’m told that it has been broken in, it will get five or so miles per gallon in the and mid to high forties on the highway. The looks huge, but it only about four gallons.

As many fuel injected (get used to them) is no reserve switch, and the fuel generally went off for me after a hundred miles. Filling up was of a pain, because you can’t much of the nozzle in the shallow opening. I thought the bike was oil at first, but it turns out that the oil should be checked after the has had fifteen minutes on it’s so that oil can drain out if the insectlike oil into the pan.

A lot of the bike isn’t owner such as the throttle bodies, the truth is that the new boxers really require a whole lot of in general. The optional bags a glossy black plastic which scratches extremely About half of the BMW bikes are sold with the bags, and owners paint them in a scratch resistant finish matches the bike.

When you buy a you can finance the bags, along any accessories and riding gear BMW offers. The bags make the a little wide for lanesplitting, but are really handy. The one on the right is because it doesn’t have to the huge exhaust system, and it hold an extra large face helmet.

There’s the old an an optional instrumentation package. The switch on the dash is for the heated and BMW riding gear is top notch. I some of that gear, the BMW heated vest, and I need one of bikes.

I’d fit it with of that cool aftermarket available in Germany, and ride it day. But of course it won’t since I’m just a journalist. Nope, the BMW and I, we’ve broken up, and I’m riding on my ratty old bike, waiting for the date with a new bike. Paul Peczon

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