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BMW R1200R

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BMW, whether one’s about its cars or bikes, has had a quality reputation. The firm’s The Ultimate Driving Machine, associated with its all too meager advertising, but should be. Upholding excellence tradition is the new R1200R, a (without bodywork) cruiser flair and style. It’s economical and exhibits excellent control. At $13,025 list the usual questionable motorcycle fees and charges it isn’t

You do, however, get what you pay for!

The valve per cylinder, 109 HP R1200R into BMW’s fuel-injected just below the fully 122 HP R1200S. The tester’s boxer opposed) air-cooled engine maximum horsepower at 7,500 and 85 foot-pounds of torque at 6,000. means its emphasis is on mid-range power and highway travel than high RPM banzai

The tester was equipped with a designed but tiny half-fairing; many bikes air flow is around you rather than your body or helmet. is significant, particularly if you’ve ridden a Japanese sport whose mostly for looks don’t properly redirect the This detail, lost on the 80 of riders whose bikes never been equipped fairings, is important: it relates to thoughtful design and riding something many of today’s ignore.

Riding this twin 1,170CC vehicle isn’t the as maneuvering a much heavier or sitting astride an ultra-smooth or Italian cruiser. The seating is upright: when you slam a pothole, roll across heave or traverse a stomach-slamming where a surly road decided to go home early finishing isn’t a problem.

You DO it, however, despite the 4.7 inches of BMW front suspension travel and 5.5 of Paralever rear compression and Forget the plush ride of a Gold Wing, on the R1200R acutely aware of the highway’s Though the standard suspension a fine job, for $800 BMW Electronic Suspension Adjustment(ESA). Its settings accommodate single two-up travelers, adjustments for and more.

Though its advantages as above may seem obvious it adds just a few pounds keep in mind if you’re than svelte or, conversely, built you’ve numerous settings that’ll make ride much more Realize, too, ESA yields riding latitude. Though the isn’t particularly made for corner-cutting or canyon-carving on Los Angeles’ Angeles Crest Highway the ESA can transform one’s riding

Beware: for sharper, more turn-in and handing you’ll pay in Remember, too, those gray engine cylinders from either side of the Even with top-quality, crash bars they be the first parts to bite the

This bike isn’t a track racer or off-roader!

The is one of the R1200R’s few weak points. ergonomically designed (not too and narrower towards the front) it needs more padding. At inches off the ground it’s too high. Swinging one’s leg when the bike’s on its kickstand can be a Balancing the bike at traffic particularly if you’re less 5’7, isn’t something to

As always with Bimmers, you options. A low 30.3 inch can be ordered at no charge, as can a 32.7 perch. Neither, though, the desirable 26-27 inch heights common to much of the bike competition. Though munchkins can learn to put up with Bunyun seat heights and of padding one shouldn’t need to do

Remember the R1200R doesn’t the definition of a sport bike, when you consider its weighty 4.6 fuel tank and gallon

Consider, too, the R1200R’s inch wheelbase and overall of 84.4 inches. Though a 1200 Sportster isn’t longer overall at 85.8 it’s generally (though not true that shorter and more compact length to low-speed handling. Longer and overall lengths lend to cruising, though with technotricks no absolute assumptions can be

Suffice to say a more important is the BMW’s weight, which at 492 is 70 less than its main HD and rivals. The R1200R appears to be the bike in its class!

Besides no worries about the R1200R’s and handling its mirrors are isolated vibration. Near zero shake filters through to the seat or footpegs. Strangely the is much, much smoother at 80 70. Though California’s freeways flow closer to the former the latter (the speed is 65 or 70) one always must be conscious of fines, license points driving school.

At speeds 80, not that this reporter even THINK of flouting the he’s been told the becomes butter-smooth. It’s due to the extremely well built, low tolerance six-speed manual using ratios more to Germany’s no speed limit than North America’s freeways. The bike’s first gears are more than around town.

Fifth and sixth are strictly cogs.

In back, in an unobtrusive is BMW’s famously silent drive. Though heavier competitor’s chain drives the bike’s life it’ll much less maintenance. be no more messy chain though you’ll need to the rear axle oil at l-o-n-g Adjusting, tightening and boiling along with replacement and expense will become memories!

All bikes should be equipped: their extra can be mitigated by more extensive use of Expense also isn’t an As noted above you’ll save cash and time!

BMW R1200R

to tires, you’ll find radial mounted on a cast double spoke wheel up and a 5.50 out back. They’re not as as this tester wanted, meant for l-o-n-g mileage. rubber would also be

All the above adds up to one superlative Straight-line performance, measured a Beltronics Vector FX2 Accelerometer, was at 12.1 seconds @114 in the and just under four 0-60. Be careful when you pop the though not wheelie-prone it’s to find yourself looking at sky of road. Most motorcycles, this Bimmer with its engine compression ratio, high-test unleaded gas.

Fuel economy was observed at 39 and 32 city, excellent figures. when one considers overenthusiastic testers!

BMW encourages owners to their bikes, though not to the same degree as Harley or Still you can order Heated Grips for $235 (a pleasure on days!) and an on-board trip which for $225 performs of the same useless, mostly functions it does for cars. A advance is the $260 antilock system (ABS), one of the first on a

Though this tester have the guts or equipment to put the through replicable ABS tests to say the one time he needed it in heavy traffic it worked perfectly. and may prevented a life-threatening skid.

notable options, besides extra cost paint include a $260 tire monitoring system and a $235 alarm. Suggestion: forget the offering and purchase a LoJack instead. More than bikes were stolen in and bike thefts have 135 percent in the past five

LoJack’s expensive but in states as Massachusetts you may be eligible for a 20 percent discount.

One final option note: mounts are $135 and BMW sells a of types. The prices will your hair but aftermarket is limited.

Though not perfect money saving European ala BMW autos isn’t available) the handling and ride, shaft life-saving ABS and a resale value rivals Harley Davidson the R1200R one of the best bike around. Note, too, the is two years/unlimited miles, one of the industries’

Like most German-built the R1200R is over-engineered. When about an inherently dangerous such as a bike it’s what’s needed to keep you More information is available at

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