In 1999, I moved from Suzuki to my first BMW: a new '99 R1100R Special Edition - black with pinstripes. It had an early violent demise. Then a new '02 R1150R (black) for 66,000 miles that was used heartily until I rode a few hexheads. Yesterday, I picked up my R1200R. Tranny and motor and brakes are so much better, even if the manufacture doesn't feel as "robust" (i.e., heavy). My only dilemma is whether to go ahead on Tuesday with the agreed swap out of pretty crystal grey bodywork to traditional black with stripes!
Tools Question: Since BMW is cutting back on onboard tools, are there recommendations on specific tools to add? Also, which wrench/socket sizes and driver bits will be needed? I've hung on to my R1150R tool roll and my tool pouch of sockets, etc., until I get the answer to this question. For instance, I assume the oilhead plug wire puller and lug wrench will still be nice to have on hand, even though the hexhead doesn't come with one. I've been told by sales there is an optional upgraded tool kit from BMW that I have yet to find details about; is it worth it?