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BMW 2014 R1200R
« on: 03/27/13 09:37PM »
Not much info on it other than this photo

I like it but I doubt I'll have the will to spend that much on a German standard.

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BMW 2014 R1200R
« Reply #1 on: 03/27/13 09:55PM »
It does look pretty nice.
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Re: BMW 2014 R1200R
« Reply #2 on: 03/27/13 11:17PM »
NICE!........ :1:

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Re: BMW 2014 R1200R
« Reply #3 on: 03/27/13 11:21PM »
Looks really nice. I wonder why the 1200 instead of the 1k from the RR.

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Re: BMW 2014 R1200R
« Reply #4 on: 03/28/13 02:21AM »
Looks really nice. I wonder why the 1200 instead of the 1k from the RR.

This bike has been around for a long time.  The first letter in a BMW designation is the motor/chassis configuration, 'R' is the classic opposed twin that's been around since 1923.  The R1200R  is essentially BMW's classic motorcycle.

This bike will be all new soon, probably in 2015 if that is the 2014.  BMW just did a major overhaul of the R-bikes, starting with the 2013 R1200GS.  Most notably they're now partially liquid cooled, the swingarm and exhaust have switched sides, and the engine/trans package is completely redesigned (still an opposed twin, of course).  They'll gradually move the R1200RT, R1200GS Adventure, and R1200R to the new platform over the next year or three.

I have seen rumors of a naked/upright 'S1000RS' being tested though.

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Re: BMW 2014 R1200R
« Reply #5 on: 03/28/13 12:36PM »
A naked s1000 sounds good to me too but i doubt i'll want to spend for that too.  i dont know why i keep looking at bikes i dont want to spend money on :(   fkn kawasaki ruined it for me with their exploding engine under warranty.

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« Reply #6 on: 03/28/13 01:50PM »
FUGLY! Naked bikes are all FUGLY

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Re: BMW 2014 R1200R
« Reply #7 on: 03/28/13 01:52PM »
Looks really nice. I wonder why the 1200 instead of the 1k from the RR.
I have seen rumors of a naked/upright 'S1000RS' being tested though.

Sign me up!

Only not really, cause it'd probably be pretty expensive and I wouldn't want to pay for it.

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Re: BMW 2014 R1200R
« Reply #8 on: 03/28/13 04:57PM »
Screwed that post up...it's the S1000SR, not S1000RS.


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« Reply #9 on: 03/28/13 05:40PM »
for its level of bad-assness, the S1000RR is fine as it is how its priced.  If I get a supersport that's I4, that'll be it.  I just don't see them selling a naked street fighter version in the US for less than the price of the S1000RR. 

More info on the R1200R here. http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-reviews/bmw/2013-bmw-r1200r-ar139970.html

I like how it looks but I just don't know about having a standard with that big of a displacement.  Seems like a waste.  I love the looks of that engine on that platform but that's about it. 

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Re: BMW 2014 R1200R
« Reply #10 on: 03/28/13 10:48PM »
BMW likes to refer to this bike as a "Roadster", not a naked bike.  :26:

Given the price point of $13,995 for 1200R and just over $15k for an S1000RR, there's not much room in their line-up to introduce a stripped down version of the S1000RR.  Besides, BMW does offer the  F800R that at least has the streetfighter look... 
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Re: BMW 2014 R1200R
« Reply #11 on: 03/29/13 02:05AM »
An S1000SR wouldn't really compete with the R1200R.   I ride an R1200GS (similar to the R1200R) and have spent some time on an S1000RR.  They couldn't be more different.  One would be a conventional high-revving fully liquid cooled chain drive naked sport bike.  The other is a shaft drive air-oil (or partially liquid-cooled) boxer in an touring/adventure touring-derivative chassis.

BMW doesn't mind some overlap in their lineup in any case...e.g. they have 3-4 sport-touring bikes, and 4 or 5 dual sport/ADV bikes (depending on how you count).

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Re: BMW 2014 R1200R
« Reply #12 on: 03/29/13 05:04PM »
The F800R looks awesome and I loved it when they first came out with it but 10600 is just too much for me for a standard.  i just cant pay that much when i can get  a japanese equivalent for several grand less.    i think i got spoiled when i bought a brand new zx14 for 9k otd.

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« Reply #13 on: 03/30/13 05:07AM »
i love the standard BMW Rs. I rode my girlfriend's dad's R1100R a couple years ago. So much torque and really smooth. They look really nice with the wire spoke wheels, and handle great, yet stay comfortable. I agree that it's difficult to justify spending so much coin on a new one, but that's what the used bike market is for. Currently looking for a R1100R or even a R90 to replace my R1

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Re: BMW 2014 R1200R
« Reply #14 on: 03/30/13 08:58AM »
I've been on a GS for several years now. Other than being one of most well-rounded motorcycles ever....the Boxer motor is pretty fantastic. I'm a huge fan.

While I would like to try out the new Wethead some day, but I think I would prefer the simplicity of the air/oil cooled version.

 

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