2016 BMW R1200RS Review video

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2016 BMW R1200RS Review video

Post by Alan Coles on Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:39 pm

Here's a video review of the 2016 BMW R1200RS by RevZilla, that Alan Chinn sent me. Thought a few others might enjoy if you haven't already seen it. Certainly a bike that I think has a lot going for it.



I prefer it in the blue and white more than the review bikes grey, but to each there own and I'd certainly except a grey one as a gift. ;-))).


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Post by 1st on Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:15 pm

It is a nice bike. I tried one on at one of the motorcycle shows and the riding position was a bit too aggressive for an old guy like me. And you have to add bags. Funny that they went away from the tele lever front end too.
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Post by Alan Coles on Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:46 pm

I have the same issue with riding position. Too much wear-n-tear on the body for it to be comfortable crouched over for very long anymore.

Read the reason they've gone away from the Telelever a while ago, but it has escaped from that sieve I use for a brain. :-/ IIRC, some of it was due to cost and weight.

One thing that the telever did was greatly reduce front-end dive under braking and rise under acceleration. This is now also dealt with via BMW's Dynamic ESA, so that may be part of it.
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