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Old 08-09-2019, 01:18 PM   #1
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BMW R 1200 RS

Another bike that caught my eye yesterday when I was looking at the GW.

What say ye?
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:00 PM   #2
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I was interested in this one, but I can't buy at this time. Hotboot loves his. Looks like a good price.

https://advrider.com/f/threads/2016-...00-rs.1385709/
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:09 PM   #3
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Thanks Bill - I saw that one. There was another one in Denver that was tricked out that sold today.

I am really curious about the longer distance touring capabilities, it seems capable. Lots of posts on ADV where people are going on week+ trips of 5k or more...some two up.
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:11 PM   #4
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I'd lean more towards the S1000XR
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:54 PM   #5
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I'd lean more towards the S1000XR
Cool bike. I have a 1290 SA in the garage.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:10 PM   #6
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Trailer up to the AR Fall ride and test ride boots. If ya like it, Russellville is only an hour or so south. Go get it and then ride some of the good roads before you trailer back to TX.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:20 PM   #7
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That might work. I have to do a little more research tho. Headed to Nashville for a couple of weeks.

I am amazed at how depressed the used bike market is right now.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:28 PM   #8
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If that timing doesn't work you could fly into Branson or Harrison, I'll pick ya up and we can drive down to Russellville. Then ride 'er home.
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Thanks Mark...if it’s still available when I get back from Nashville I may take you up on that, very generous offer.
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:05 AM   #10
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That might work. I have to do a little more research tho. Headed to Nashville for a couple of weeks.

I am amazed at how depressed the used bike market is right now.
Wait till winter, it'll get better/worse. Depending on which side of the deal you're on
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Old 08-10-2019, 05:24 AM   #11
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Wait till winter, it'll get better/worse. Depending on which side of the deal you're on
I agree, although winter is riding season in Houston - heat index 113 today.

Nationwide search shows less than 20 of these bikes for sale, pretty rare.
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If anyone is seriously interested in that BMW R 1200 RS in Russellville, AR, I can go by and look at it and listen to it run. I live just down the road and go through Russellville on my way to work every day.
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My wife and I each ride '16 RS.

She bought hers new. I liked hers so much I picked up a slightly used one a couple of years ago.

I do all of our maintenance. Neither has been back to the dealer.

It's the best BMW nobody buys.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:43 AM   #14
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If anyone is seriously interested in that BMW R 1200 RS in Russellville, AR, I can go by and look at it and listen to it run. I live just down the road and go through Russellville on my way to work every day.
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My wife and I each ride '16 RS.

She bought hers new. I liked hers so much I picked up a slightly used one a couple of years ago.

I do all of our maintenance. Neither has been back to the dealer.

It's the best BMW nobody buys.
Wow 2 in the family. Have you had other bmws?
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Wow 2 in the family. Have you had other bmws?
My wife went from '15 Super Tenere to '16 RS.

I went from '14 Super Tenere to '16 KTM Super Adventure to '18 BMW GSA.

My RS was purchased when I still owned KTM. No regrets.
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My wife went from '15 Super Tenere to '16 RS.

I went from '14 Super Tenere to '16 KTM Super Adventure to '18 BMW GSA.

My RS was purchased when I still owned KTM. No regrets.
I have a 16 KTM SA now. Little tired of the unscheduled maintenance...fuel pump, rear shock and it eats rear tires like nothing I have ever ridden. Love the bike though.

I am curious how the RS compares to the RT?
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Old 08-10-2019, 06:35 PM   #17
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Cycle World and Revzilla like it.

https://www.cycleworld.com/sport-rid...ong-term-test/

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Thanks Bill. Was the RS not offered in 2017? What about 2018?

Seems odd there aren’t any used ones (that I can find).
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They may not have imported them those years. They didn’t import the S1000XR during that time, or at least for 2017.
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Thanks Bill. Was the RS not offered in 2017? What about 2018?

Seems odd there arent any used ones (that I can find).
The LC RS is the best BMW no one buys.

There are model years 16 17 18 here in the US. 16's will be most prevalent available used.

We bought my wife's new '16 in March of '17. It was at dealer a long time.
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