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Offline midlife c

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Re: What bike would I replace the biffer with next?
« Reply #30 on: 13 December, 2018, 05:25:07 PM »
one that you might consider is the BMW R1200RS moved from CBF to a number of other bikes but ended with the RS, love it. Also with the new R1250RS coming out early next year there will be some great bargains on the old 1200RS.

give it a try

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Re: What bike would I replace the biffer with next?
« Reply #31 on: 15 December, 2018, 11:23:39 AM »
Yes for sure the new half-faired sport-touring 1250 (RS is it?) BMW looks like a handy bike and that would be on my list. But unfortunate previous experience of BMW ownership prevents me from buying another.
But now Triumph have brought out the Speed Twin and this is perhaps the Bonnie I would want. Apart from anything else it takes normal size proper tyres  :047:
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Re: What bike would I replace the biffer with next?
« Reply #32 on: 15 December, 2018, 01:01:02 PM »
I know what you mean, after my first BMW i said never again bit the bike was so good I bought another and then when wanted something lighter and made the mistake of going with a mate to dealer and ended up trying the 1200RS I loved it. I have had no problem with this bike at all, (touch wood) and am now more than happy to consider the new 1250RS

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Re: What bike would I replace the biffer with next?
« Reply #33 on: 18 August, 2019, 10:15:57 AM »
... and after a while it is now the R1250RS that is tempting me. And I have got an inkling that Honda may be bringing more litre-sized parallel twins to the market. Maybe I'll be shopping for a new bike in 2020.
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Re: What bike would I replace the biffer with next?
« Reply #34 on: 18 August, 2019, 11:54:46 AM »
ordered the 1250 and should be at Lloyds BMW Carlisle second week of September then will see if the deal is good enough to decide if I buy it.

sadly BMW have no idea what decent colours on bikes now so the first lot are shxt. thought imperial blue wpoiuld be ok but it should have been called midnight blue because most of the time looks black and cannot say what I think of austin yellow. maybe waiting till next year might have better colours.

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Re: What bike would I replace the biffer with next?
« Reply #35 on: 18 August, 2019, 01:24:26 PM »
Yuh  :mfrlol:
For me I like the basic model and black is fine
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Re: What bike would I replace the biffer with next?
« Reply #36 on: 18 August, 2019, 03:12:35 PM »
What the h*ll were they thinking with those colours? just unbelievable how they messed that up  :232:
First 1250rs test rides are now on youtube, but none of them are really exhilarated, they come no further than Oghh that torque.. and 'good bike'.
What they say: seems not a flickable bike, stability in straight line all the more.

I've read about the sports saddle being loved, one sits somewhat higher.
Wondering is bar lifters is not mandatory to sit better.

Tempting for a test ride for sure.

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Re: What bike would I replace the biffer with next?
« Reply #37 on: 18 August, 2019, 03:20:24 PM »
I have the sport seat on the 1200 and also bar risers though some have gone and put the r bars on their Rs's

now very comfortable though I am 6ft 2ish.

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Re: What bike would I replace the biffer with next?
« Reply #38 on: 28 August, 2019, 05:22:20 PM »
I went to look at the BMW R1250RS today and sat on it in the showroom.
Riding position seems Ok to me but the handlebars are set wide and there is absolutely no adjustability there, apart from perhaps fitting some from a different model (the 1250R). Screen is adjustable but only by a tiny bit so an aftermarket one would probably be needed before long. And the bike is very chunky in the middle, in fact all the BMW's seemed like that even the S1000 models, much more than they look it the photos anyway. Perhaps I am too used to the slim CBF.
So, a good long test ride would be essential.

My updated list: R1250RS, SpeedTwin, HondaTwin, Versys1K
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Re: What bike would I replace the biffer with next?
« Reply #39 on: 29 August, 2019, 11:33:42 AM »
And I thought that was a narrow handle bar on the vids  :034:
Looking out for your try out report :028:

A riser set:
I've seen a youtube where they re-route the clutch line for the extra distance.
I think there's also a line adapter that makes re routing obsolete.
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