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Bmw K1200s

If you have the money, would you buy one?
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No I wouldnt.
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I would. My uncle rides a BMW k1200LT that thing rides nice.
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I saw an R1150GS (IIRC) bizarre model designation... Some kind of adventure touring bike? Kind of looked like an overweight motard with big hardbags. It had two PIAA lights under the headlights too!

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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 05:19 PM
 
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No I would not own the K1200S. The brother don't do I-4.
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I test-rode one once, but for that purpose, I would get a used Blackbird or Hayabusa first.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 07:09 PM
 
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My co worker/friend Mike has a R 1200 S ( same color )


Even BMW fanatics are amazed at how our engineers were able to give the famed two cylinder Boxer engine even more power, topping the R 1200 S out to an incredible 122 bhp. The new S is also 22 lbs lighter than the previous model, and with a nimble Telelever front suspension, low center of gravity, optional ABS, hitting mountain passes or passes on the track is equally thrilling. The R 1200 S is the bike that won the Moto ST Eight Hours of Daytona endurance race in 2006, so if you want a sport bike with stamina as well as performance, there is no other choice.


He loves it and says it's the best handling bike he's ever ridden.
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If you have the money, would you buy one?
Not no, but F*** NO!!

I can not stand the looks of the BMW bikes. I heard they are good n reliable tho.
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Yes...yes I would!

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 06:50 AM
 
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If you have the money, would you buy one?
I wouldn't, just cus it's a big effin beast of a bike, but Chris would. He rode one at bike week earlier this year, and quite seriously, never got such a grin from riding as he did that day. He's a big guy, and likes bigger bikes (bot displacement and overall size), and he fell head over heels in love with that bike. Couldn't say enough good things about it.

In truth, there's only two reasons he DOESN'T own one: cost and the distance from the nearest BMW dealership is 90 miles away.
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 12:49 PM
 
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YES! I would

I would prefer the K1200R though

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Yeah, late to the thread.

Would answer yes. More than that, have had one in the barn for two years.

Have ridden and owned some nice bikes, including a XX Blackbird adored for seven years. The K12S is one of the finest. Seriously. The sentiments aren't mine alone. MCN gave it one of the rare five stars. Motorrad Magazine gave it the highest score for any bike, any make, ever. It replaced the previous record-holder the great VFR.

It is one sophisticated and refined ride, with the finest I-4 exhaust note I've heard (Well, OK, except for the MV). Yeah, it will only do 170+ mph. If anyone comes close to these kinds of speeds away from the track they're stupid. If you're into track blasting, the bike has the second fastest lap at Nurburgring ever, only a few seconds behind an R1. Not saying it is the best track weapon. Thing is, this bike will hit a canyon with the best... with really only a rider being the diff, and also be able to take you to the next time zone in comfort. This is totally cool.

Toss in shaft drive, ABS, on the fly Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA - Awesome), heated grips, on board computer, accessory sockets, gear indicator, killer single sided swingarm, etc. and there is a real-worldness to this bike, a recognition BMW has that 99% of all sporting bikes never ever see a track.

Yeah, it costs more... if you only look at the buy side of the transaction. There's also the inevitable sell. The other day I sold a Honda and a $$$BMW to buy a $$$bike. Was glad I had a $$$BMW to throw into the mix.

Opportunity area? The tranny is clunky, especially so with '05 and '06 model years. The taillight looks like a monkey's butt. This is about it imo.

Ha... from last week:
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-03-2007, 12:20 PM
 
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HECK YES!! Its the not so well know super bike contender! And prolly got a heck of alot more reliability



And the black and gold is just sweet lookin

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-03-2007, 01:21 PM
 
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99% of all sporting bikes never ever see a track.

Ha... from last week:
that pic is hilarious
they look cool, but the shaft throws me off.
any bike i ever own will see a track (dragstrip-ill race anything), and although i dont mind not stretchin it, id be worried about what the abuse of repeated launches would do to the shaft. gotta be a pita to change it, and probably expensive as hell too
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And the black and gold is just sweet lookin
that is just a sweet picture. Such a gorgeous machine.
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I have already K1200LT and I'm feel joy this riding on my Queen

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