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post #1 of 10 Old 11-12-2006, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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If money grew on trees, 2007 K1200R!

Everyone needs 160HP!
What an awesome half naked bike (pix and spec below)! Some Dealers offer test rides... I may not be strong enough to return the key. In the showroom it had aggressive lean ergos (thus needed at a minimum relaxed bar spacers). Any observations from folks who have ridden this year's design?

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The 163 hp 94lb/ft looks good but at 474lbs dry 531wet, ouch.
I don't think it is going to be as exciting as it seems.I hope i'm mistaken.
The new 1000rr is respectively 165hp at 388lbs dry.
Mind you the 919 is 100hp & 62lb/ft of torque 428 dry.
It is a awsome machine, at first look I said "I want it".
I think you should go buy it today and let us know how it is.
Go on, go on, turn off the computer,get your keys.Hurry up now. Times a wast'en.

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xrmikey,

Thank you for the wake up! I agree the CBR1000RR is the best solo value.
The Kbike's diet must be midnight snacking ben and jerry's pints.
For 2up sport touring the Bmr offers great options.

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I do agree with that.
This bike(K1200r) is better suited as a solo rider. BMW has, as you know, other, better suited, two up sport tourers to choose from .

Have you seen that Goldwing Video!!!

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I say buy all the bikes you possibly can. Buy now, save later.

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uhuh.
Sarcasm:
you'd be bored to death on K12R - just imagining all those CBR1000RR's flying past you is enough to make anyone have 2nd thoughts. It's not a pig, it's an elephant.


That bike screams enough for 99%. If I can school 1000RR's using a R1200GS you know it all comes down to how you ride it.

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The Beemer sales guy sincerely apologized for the K-ST's $20K sticker shock. So went with the 919, and am happy to report no regrets! Given the solo only direction ALL sporty bikes are heading eventually I'll ride a K-ST.

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Isn't that front tire on backwards? It appears that the water would get funnelled towards the center of the tire. The back by comparison appears correct.

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Isn't that front tire on backwards? It appears that the water would get funnelled towards the center of the tire. The back by comparison appears correct.
Nice blooper find! If you are a good enough rider, the traction loss doesn't matter!

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Inspired by Phobman's comment, I tried to install my front wheel... backwards. It turns out Metzler's arrow has the same grain direction as BMW. That must give maximum brake traction. During rain stops...It would be great to find some data for that worse traction case.

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