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    All good things
    on: January 29, 2020, 06:41:56 pm
    January 29, 2020, 06:41:56 pm
    ...must come to an end.

    After 4 years, 20,000 miles, and many happy rides... she's gone. La Rossa is sold.  If I had a garage, I would've been making room in it for some new wheels. As is, it's just been sitting on the driveway outside next to the Honda. I was hoping the VFR would be a keeper, but I was lured by the exotic charms of electronic adaptive suspension and two huge great cylinder heads, one poking out of each side; I couldn't resist the charms of a BMW R1200RS. Goes round corners like it's on rails, pulls like a train.. what's not to like? :017: I've been riding it for the last two months, and it's epic.  :156:

    Enough about me though. Please give a round of applause to its new owner... BarneyS! https://www.honda-crossrunner.com/index.php?action=profile;u=1531
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    Re: All good things
    Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 08:51:44 pm
    January 29, 2020, 08:51:44 pm
    I really don't get the bmw appeal.
    But nevertheless I wish you many, many safe and pleasurable miles on it.
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    Re: All good things
    Reply #2 on: January 30, 2020, 06:08:49 am
    January 30, 2020, 06:08:49 am
    *Originally Posted by voodoo [+]
    I really don't get the bmw appeal.
    But nevertheless I wish you many, many safe and pleasurable miles on it.

    Yr not the only one, but again be safe and enjoy.  :031:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
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    Re: All good things
    Reply #3 on: January 30, 2020, 08:20:34 am
    January 30, 2020, 08:20:34 am
    Enjoy your new bike
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    Re: All good things
    Reply #4 on: January 30, 2020, 10:15:41 am
    January 30, 2020, 10:15:41 am
    I wanted to like the RS1200 but a mate had a brand new one & for three years it spent 17months in a dealership workshop trying to get the drive train sorted, including gear box rebuild. Scared me away for life. Hope you got a good one & better service from BMW. Cheers.
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    Re: All good things
    Reply #5 on: January 30, 2020, 11:54:19 am
    January 30, 2020, 11:54:19 am
    *Originally Posted by voodoo [+]
    I really don't get the bmw appeal.
    But nevertheless I wish you many, many safe and pleasurable miles on it.
    Cheers!

    I don't know about BMW appeal, as such.. I bought the model, not the brand. The RS is just the finest motorcycle I've ever had the pleasure of riding! I test rode a S1000XR, which is extremely Crossrunner-like in almost every way, and I hated it (vibes)!  :002:
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    Re: All good things
    Reply #6 on: January 30, 2020, 11:58:17 am
    January 30, 2020, 11:58:17 am
    *Originally Posted by Haddo [+]
    I wanted to like the RS1200 but a mate had a brand new one & for three years it spent 17months in a dealership workshop trying to get the drive train sorted, including gear box rebuild. Scared me away for life. Hope you got a good one & better service from BMW. Cheers.
    These things happen, I guess. Mine's been nicely run in at 8k miles, so I'm hoping it's been through its difficult phase... time will tell. Before purchase I contacted all the dealers who'd ever worked on it and asked what work had been done.. only routine service maintenance thus far. Fingers crossed it'll stay that way! Having a two year warranty also helps. :002:
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    Re: All good things
    Reply #7 on: February 01, 2020, 10:07:36 pm
    February 01, 2020, 10:07:36 pm
    Enjoy the RS they are a cracking bike

    I purchased my CR last year to replace my 99 r850gs which was getting hard work keeping up with my mates modern bikes on tours

    I love the CR  which ticks most of the boxes for me but  I can't bring myself to sell the GS as it still gives me a buzz when I take it out for a spin

    " horses for courses "

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    Re: All good things
    Reply #8 on: February 02, 2020, 09:14:11 am
    February 02, 2020, 09:14:11 am
    *Originally Posted by Newbs1ok [+]
    Enjoy the RS they are a cracking bike

    I purchased my CR last year to replace my 99 r850gs which was getting hard work keeping up with my mates modern bikes on tours

    I love the CR  which ticks most of the boxes for me but  I can't bring myself to sell the GS as it still gives me a buzz when I take it out for a spin

    " horses for courses "

    Keep safe
    Despite having 2 much newer road bikes a mate can't bring himself to part with an 1150GS he bought new in 2001  :062:

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    Re: All good things
    Reply #9 on: February 02, 2020, 09:21:48 pm
    February 02, 2020, 09:21:48 pm
    *Originally Posted by Newbs1ok [+]
    Enjoy the RS they are a cracking bike

    I purchased my CR last year to replace my 99 r850gs which was getting hard work keeping up with my mates modern bikes on tours

    I love the CR  which ticks most of the boxes for me but  I can't bring myself to sell the GS as it still gives me a buzz when I take it out for a spin

    " horses for courses "

    Keep safe
    Cheers!  :028:

    Some bikes do that.. I've had my TDM for almost 15 years now, and whilst it's a bit long in the tooth for me to want to ride it every day, I still love it to bits and it still makes me grin every time I take it out for a blast.

    Happy riding!  :031: :028:
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