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    I have a 1250RT with 136 hp, weighing approx 625 lbs and my R 1200 C is 63 hp weighing in close to 600+/- lbs and it is still a blast to ride. Don't knock it until you've tried it. Just sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWeldin View Post
    I have a 1250RT with 136 hp, weighing approx 625 lbs and my R 1200 C is 63 hp weighing in close to 600+/- lbs and it is still a blast to ride. Don't knock it until you've tried it. Just sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by 48012 View Post
    345kg?
    90bhp?
    Sorta like the R1200C revisited
    Thing is gonna be a dog
    As the old saying goes torque wins the race not the horse power... 158 NM at 3,000 rpm is not too shabby... not that the R18 will be racing, but the torque on this big boxer is impressive. It's not everyones cup of tea but BMW got many things right on this one. Also, BMW says it comes with 91HP's. Personally I can't wait to take it for a test drive... not that I am in the market but and an Old School Airhead this interest me. My "fastest" airhead has 67HP. I know. I live in a "different world". Cheers to all.
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    Walk around review

    Walk around review:



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    another review



    Review goes into more detail like the fact it has a reverse gear.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    Review goes into more detail like the fact it has a reverse gear.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post


    Review goes into more detail like the fact it has a reverse gear.


    Harry
    Thanks
    Earlier I was confused how the valve covers were only held on with two tiny fasteners that looked like body panel fasteners.
    He explained there's another cover under the one you see.
    Sounds like the valve covers you see are only for looks.
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    Yeah, this bike is growing on me.

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    The reverse gear is an option not standard equipment.
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  10. #115
    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl Cainey View Post
    The reverse gear is an option not standard equipment.
    The first time somebody noses their 800 pound beast into a downhill diagonal parking place they will curse themselves and their dealer for not having the reverse option. .....
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    It certainly appeals to a different market segment. BMW dealers might soon be stocking doo-rags, gremlin bells, and “off road” exhausts. Maybe we’ll get free hot dogs every Saturday.

    Seriously, though, I wonder about vibration on a big twin like this. Even a counterbalancer can’t suppress power pulses, especially at lower rpms. A heavy flywheel and overall vehicle weight will help but still ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    The first time somebody noses their 800 pound beast into a downhill diagonal parking place they will curse themselves and their dealer for not having the reverse option. .....
    All goes well, it will only happened once.
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    Sorry, but I can’t imagine a worse time to be launching a luxury vehicle of any kind here in the states than right now.
    The economic shock of this past month(s) will be profound for some time to come. I just don’t see many folks opening up their wallets for expensive Nostalgia toys through The end of 2020.
    Wether you like it or not this thing is a pure indulgence, in a market segment that has been Steadily contracting.
    IMO this bike is about 10 years late. Looks good, but don’t see the strategy. It’ll be interesting to to see how it plays out.

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    A cruiser... with no forward controls? Can't stretch out your legs and feel the wind up in your crotch. Nope.

    People riding bikes like this will want forward controls. I think the bike looks great besides those two big jugs sticking out horizontally.
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    When BMW began this project a few years ago they had no idea what March 2020 would be like. Doing the launch hurt nothing. Buyers will be when buyers will be. Meanwhile, hang on like everybody else.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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