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    New bike

    Picked up my 15 plate R1200R sport today


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    Nice

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    Near identical to mine.

    I'm still loving mine, 2 years on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    Near identical to mine.

    I'm still loving mine, 2 years on
    Hope that's a good sign

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertyellow View Post
    Hope that's a good sign
    I hope so too.

    I've owned my R80 since 1989 and had a number of bikes along side; everything from a TDR250 to a Hayabusa and many things in between. None of those bikes have made me think I could hang on to them for the long term and part with the R80.

    Until now.

    The R1200R is just brilliant.

    Though there's a but. I worry about the reliability of the technology and longevity of the finish. I've had the quick shifter replaced under warranty and when I was in for my "end of warranty " check, there were a couple of chaps in for fairly major work. That BMW want significantly more to extend the warranty on the boxers for one year than Kawasaki do to extend an H2 warranty for three is quite telling and suggests that BMW don't have much faith in the product either.

    That aside though, every time I ride the bike it puts a massive smile on my face and I've done more "just popping out" miles on this bike than on any others in recent years.

    Oh, and if you get the chance, pop an Akrapovic can on :-)

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    Really nice, if I was younger and my knees could get better angles, I would also have a bike like that, for now gonna live with the 1200GS until something else really tickles my fancy, but really nice bike, maybe a little bigger screen would be comfortable, just my opinion.

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    maybe a little bigger screen would be comfortable, just my opinion.[/QUOTE]

    I'm looking into screens

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    My aged joints are actually ok on the R, but then I've got quite short legs. I've got the adjustable footrests but keep them in the standard position.

    I've also got the larger BMW screen which is fine. Givi et al do larger ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertyellow View Post

    I'm looking into screens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    My aged joints are actually ok on the R, but then I've got quite short legs. I've got the adjustable footrests but keep them in the standard position.

    I've also got the larger BMW screen which is fine. Givi et al do larger ones
    Which footrests do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertyellow View Post
    Which footrests do you have?
    The BMW ones

    https://www.bahnstormer.co.uk/produc...ble-footrests/

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    [QUOTE=Gyp;4816207]The BMW ones

    BMW expensive!!!!

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    I bought them pre-owned loved from another Tosser

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    Best bmw I've owned


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