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Offline FJR

The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« on: April 03, 2019, 11:43:43 am »
Gents, some feedback please. BMW have a few of the last RS bike available at very good prices. The new R1250 RS LC models will be a out soon.
What is or was your experience with them. They have very good oversea reviews but not a lot about them in SA.
 

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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 11:46:19 am »
I can only say  :drif:
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 02:18:27 pm »
I can only say  :drif:
Gerrard kyk hier, dit is nou  :drif: :drif: :drif:
 

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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 02:19:47 pm »
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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 04:27:27 pm »
Wel, ek voel bietjie soos 'n gek.

One of my pet hobbies is to surprise "roadbike riders" with a robot to robot "dice" on my "infrequent" commute to work with my HP2 e

I got the "surprise" last week with such a small dice on R44 re Stellenbosch...
I only recognised the bike at the 2nd Robot...
It outsprinted me on the HP2 in a very, very big way on  a stretch of about 200m.

The RS is fast..very fast, all I can say.
...and I will be more cautious next time of stepping into any ring :P
 

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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 04:41:01 pm »
That blue one is stunning for want of a better word!!! :drif: :drif: :drif:
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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 05:26:39 pm »
Never seen one yet, and seriously doubt I'll ever get to ride, much less own one. So I'll see Gerrard's  :drif: and raise you a  :'( :'(
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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2019, 05:43:56 pm »
If you are going to buy a Boxer,get a GS.Easy to trade,can fall over with little damage etc.Those are my thoughts.
 

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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2019, 06:24:36 pm »
Certainly a beautiful bike, I would not mind one in my garage. Even if it doesn't belong to me :lol8:

Anyway, they don't strike me a overly popular though. Can't imagine why, but I don't see many of them on the road. This might lead to low resale value a few years down the line, so this is not the type of bike you buy with a good monetary return in mind.

But, if you want it because it speaks to you then that is all the reason you need! If I had the (financial) means I'd seriously consider it.
 

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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2019, 06:39:03 pm »
What would that good price be?

Did a tour in the alps with a group. 2 of the guys had them, flip they go like stink, handle beautifully according to the pilots and are comfortable... what better combo can you get?  And they don't look half bad either..
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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2019, 09:35:00 pm »
Stunning bike I had one for 6 months then traded on a 1200 adventure would loved to have kept it In my garage


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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2019, 09:58:27 am »
Berty, ons neul nou al 2 jaar oor die bike.. Koop hom nou asb, dat ek hom ook vir 'n spin kan vat  :lol8:
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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2019, 11:12:41 am »
I never owned one, but have had one as a loan bike twice.  It is a lovely bike to ride and I enjoyed every minute on it.
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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2019, 04:08:41 pm »
@JFK
I own one & luv this bike more than my 2010 BMW ADV  that I traded in for. :thumleft:
Seating is a bit forward (leaning) but got used to it very quickly, seat also very comfortable.
With Acro on it sound completely different to the other 1200's & luv the speed shifter!!
Changed the screen & fitted winglets & shorty levers
It does go like stink it is very quick.
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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2019, 04:18:58 pm »
In 2015 het ek een gekry as leenbike toe my 800GS in was vir diens.

Op 'n oop stukkie pad naby Klipheuwel het ek gou iets getoets...80km/h in 6de rat, ommenby 2000revs, toe draai ek sy oor en tel tot by 10 sekondes...toe loop hy 220 :eek7:

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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2019, 05:48:48 pm »
.....  :drif: ek kort n lappie


 

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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2019, 07:19:18 am »
So what about the xr?
 

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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2019, 04:31:21 pm »
So what about the xr?


Well....XR is not a boxer to start with
 

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Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2019, 05:38:37 pm »
Went for a ride with the Missus today this RS is the sh@t luv it to bits!!  :ricky:
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Offline Mikel89

Re: The good and bad of a BMW R1200 RS LC.
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2019, 09:12:16 am »
I looked at the RS when I was looking to replace my GS AC. I went with the XR.

What stood out for me with the RS is that it just wanted to wheelie. You had to be careful in 1st & 2nd. It is a little cramped (I'm 6ft2) and my wife didn't like the pillion position. It is a little bit limited at the top because of the shaft drive too. They also don't come standard with the QS. It has the epic boxer fuel consumption. Despite riding a GS for a while, I still hit my shins on the bloody pods.

I went with the XR because of the quickshifter, its livelier, more comfortable, it feels a lot faster, I can sit at 25km/h in 6th without it sputtering like a boxer would.

All in all, the RS is an awesome bike with BMW/GS.