Written on: 12/07/2009 by andyals
I've owned these BMW R1200 bikes in one form or another for 10 years.
It's a truely unique bike that polarises opinion.
Others either love it or hate it.
Perfromance is spritely from low rpm, but it will run out of puff quickly.
Short shifting to top gear car style is the order of the day.
Handling is good, but the OE shocks are poor quality which can cause the bike to get a bit scary turning on bumpy roads.
It's a great two up tourer, provided you fit the optional BMW pillion seat and large... (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2009 by sleepreader (1 review written)
BMW R1200 has strong performer in tight turns and long distances...longest day in the saddle= 620miles/day
easy to manuever: i am 5'2" & 140lbs.
preferred riding speed: 70-80mph.
survived being trash compacted between SUV and a VAN 1.5 yrs. ago while stopped at a red light...bought another one just like the one wrecked! wouldn't be here if the frame had not done it's job... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2009
We rode it the BMW R1200 C in Spain, UK, Sweden, From the Fjords of Norway to Nord Kapp, Finland & in Ireland.
Great Torque -with 2 up & luggage.
Comfortable fo 2 hour sessions -Max..
Classy Bike & always draws attention when we stop.
Build quality ++
Great in town at at moderate speeds.
We love it -despite it's niggles. (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2005 by frangosa
The BMW R1200 C is an elegant Tourer that has a great deal of personality. The chrome is prone to fast deterioration if not looked after properly. Difficult to clean the spoke wheels. (read more)