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    2016-r1200rs

    Anyone on here thinking about buying the new RS? I've been without a BMW for 1.5 years after 20 years of BMW motorcycles. Sure miss the brand. Love the styling on the new RS. http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/...html&notrack=1

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    The RS has always been a great compromise between the RT and R. If your riding doesn't require the protection of the RT and you are willing to go back to forks giving up Telelever and the price with luggage doesn't scare you off it will be a very sweet bike.

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    Some previous discussion from Motorrad

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....00RS-Announced
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Some previous discussion from Motorrad

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....00RS-Announced
    Thanks...lots of discussion already

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    My wife is considering trading her 2014 1200GS for an RS.
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    I am thinking about it. I will ride the s1000r first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzharris View Post
    Anyone on here thinking about buying the new RS?
    I've had K bikes since 1988, but the new RS has my interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I've had K bikes since 1988, but the new RS has my interest.
    I'm going for it....will report back in ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I've had K bikes since 1988, but the new RS has my interest.
    Go for it, Lee!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzharris View Post
    I'm going for it....will report back in ?
    Do so with really awesome pictures or I'll have to PM the moderators and lobby to have you kicked off the forums.
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    It'll be a couple of months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzharris View Post
    It'll be a couple of months.
    Dude, you know I'm joking right?
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    The new RS is pretty awesome! I sat on it at the DC IMS. Flat foot and a good riding position!









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    I don't mean to derail this thread, but I'd like to understand the move back to forks.
    Going from telelever back to a conventional fork, apparently you are losing 1/3 of the suspension travel, gain 1/3 of castor (3.5" to 4.5"), and have to deal with fork dive again (numbers are compared to 1200GS). I understand that you might not need 8" of travel on an RS if you stick to good roads, but going back to extra castor that then disappears when braking seems like a bad deal for any type of bike.

    Is it extra cost of the telelever, or more freedom of styling, or retro styling, or what is driving BMW back to conventional forks? And what is driving riders back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruesome View Post
    I don't mean to derail this thread, but I'd like to understand the move back to forks.
    Going from telelever back to a conventional fork, apparently you are losing 1/3 of the suspension travel, gain 1/3 of castor (3.5" to 4.5"), and have to deal with fork dive again (numbers are compared to 1200GS). I understand that you might not need 8" of travel on an RS if you stick to good roads, but going back to extra castor that then disappears when braking seems like a bad deal for any type of bike.

    Is it extra cost of the telelever, or more freedom of styling, or retro styling, or what is driving BMW back to conventional forks? And what is driving riders back?
    Just one mans opinion but I think it was all about cost and to appeal to a crowd who feels forks are conventional and therefore better.

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