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View Poll Results: What type of beemer sits in your garage?
K1200RS 261 38.67%
K1200GT 196 29.04%
K1200S 81 12.00%
K1200R 58 8.59%
some other K bike (K100, K75, K1, k1000) 89 13.19%
some R bike - oilheads 103 15.26%
some other fancy european bike (MV, Duc...) 48 7.11%
some jap bike (yamaha, Honda, Kawa, Suz) 77 11.41%
something American made 41 6.07%
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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 2005, 9:11 am
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As always, this kind of information is very interesting. There was some stat a couple years ago that the average K1200RS owner had an average of 2.2 bikes in the garage.

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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 2005, 6:53 am
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I am very happy to own a BMW K1200RS (03 white/blue zebra), a BMW K1 (black and yellow) and two Honda's (750's, for winter use).
The K12RS is a very nice tourer, has that amazing brake system and is well liked by me and my wifo too. She rides pillion, and does not ride a bike herself.
The K1 however is for me much more a sportsbike than the K12RS, even though it has less power. In curves I can lay the K1 far better on it's ears than the K12RS. The K1 dives when braking, but this is no disadvantage for me - it keeps the front wheel planted firmly. The K1 has a tube frame, more or less the same as the older K bikes, but it handles very good. The K1 has a different (better) front fork and maybe that is the difference. I also use a non-standard shock in the rear (German made Bilstein).
The Honda's are for winter use, when tere is a lot of salt on the roads and I do not want to risk my precious K bikes.

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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 2006, 8:16 am
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I hale to the K1200R the best bike out there
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 2007, 3:54 pm
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I guess your favorite bike is the one you ride the most. That would make my '07 VRSCX V-Rod my favorite.
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 2007, 7:40 pm
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I own a 2006 K1200R with 2600 miles on it and a Honda VFR.

I absolutely love the VFR and am falling in love with the Beemer. Honestly, it's a hard decision to go in the garage and decide which one to ride on my time off. Life is good!

The VFR has less straight line power and speed but has the most loyal following of probably any bike Honda has ever made except for the Wing. The VFR is a GREAT all around bike. Good for long distances, great for the twisties (I live in them) and great for reliability. If a VFR could be killed, mine would be dead from hard twistie riding. I fricken love the bike.

The K1200R is also a great bike. I'm not quite glued to it yet as 2600 miles isn't enough to "be one with the bike". It has more raw straight line power, is very comfortable for me, but, in the twisties, I can run away from it with my VFR. The longer wheelbase of the BMW is good in some respects but one must REALLY understand and be able to execute cornering to beat the many more capable cornering bikes out there.

I think once I get rid of the Pilot Roads that came on the bike and get some real twistie tires on the bike, it will become more loveable. I'm also considering a 2007 CBR600RR. The reviews on this bike are almost too much to ignore.

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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 2010, 10:51 am
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Which bike?

I have an 07 GT and an 09 K1300R
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 2010, 6:45 am
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My favorite bike is the one that gets me from point A to point B with the most grins per mile. I just picked up a '10 KGT this year after 3 years and 60k miles on my '03 KGT. I definitely felt more a part of the '03 when riding. When I first started riding the '10 I felt like I was sitting on top of a scooter...

After nearly 7k miles on the '10 I'm starting to get that old feeling back. Granted, one of the reasons I got rid of the old bike was 2 low sides within 6 months of each other. Wasn't the bikes fault, but I found it hard to get that 'trust' back.

Life is getting in the way of my regular riding routine this year. I'll ride through early December, depending on snow, and then she'll be stabled until March. Hoping to get to 12k!

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post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2013, 4:15 pm
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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2013, 9:34 pm
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2000 k1200rs

The K1200RS is the best I've ridden or owned , there is a 1997 r1100rt ready for paint though .
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post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 2013, 2:14 am
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Originally Posted by cat0020
Almost forgot, this is the only Beemer that I have in my garage...

Its just awesome and looks cool is blue ...and mine favorite one is Honda 800 VFR,,,
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