Written on: 10/02/2011
Bought the bike in 2006, secondhand with hardly a scratch at approx 9000km's. It looked great on the outside, but its transpired that it is a heap of cap! It has approx 22000 km's on the clock and in the last approx 13000km's its cost me big time. Firstly it shed a conrod cap (which cost R57000 ex Germany); it then had to be returned no less than 4x times for the accredited workshop to eventually stop the tappet cover leak after they'd worked on it; the clutch then conked in AFTER having been… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/06/2010
My last three bikes have all been VFRs . Had been looking at the new VFR1200 but at 11.5k thought I would have a look at the K1200S which had always been out of my price range .
Managed to get a 2006 for £6500 with 8000 miles and it was in really good condition .
It has been a great bike so far and is fast and comfortable at the same time still being sporty enough for me . I have the BMW panniers with the locks set up to my ignition key and they are great .
The only down points , and they are… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/11/2009
Great machine, best I have owned in 35 years, but it is the most expensive! Done all the hyper-sports and then a new Triumph 1050 Sprint which was good but failed its first MOT on front and back suspension wear after 9000 miles!!
Good bits- seamless power, great brakes, comfort, reliability.
Not so good bits- clunky gearchange (2-3), hunts at low revs, tank a bit on the small side for long runs.
Would I have another one? Yes.
Test rode a 2009 model last month and issues seem sorted apart… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/06/2009 by berty boy (1 review written)
iv found the perfect bike , it does it all .Open your mind ignore the so called bike press experts talk to owners and you will be surprised just how good these bikes are , easy to work on , spares and accessories are not as expensive as you might think (eg no one could touch bmw for tires cheeper bye a long shot ) and bm dealers are second to non warrenty work done with no arguments or stupid excuses all in all you get what you pay for and in my mind bmw are simply the best… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/03/2009
Great looking bike, power all through range, solid and stable, really well built. Just bought a BMW K1200S from Cannons in Braintree, great dealers even better bike..stunning, just get one!… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/02/2009
I ' ve had a BMW K1200S for a little over a year and a little over 13k miles.
They do pretty much what you would expect. They are very quick and actually handle reasonably well though are a little on the ' bland 'side. The brakes will stop it on a sixpence and the front end is very smooth and doesn ' t dive although. They are extremely comfortable and reasonably economical (I get a pretty consistent 45mpg). Get one with ESA fitted, it ' s not a gimmick, as it is extremely useful in allowing… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/11/2008
Handling and the power are brilliant very fast bike. This bike would take some beating it pulls the birds and genraly annoy most other bikers… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/09/2008
I have a 2008 BMW K1200s. After riding a 2005 Honda cbr 100rr, the BMW is a join. Perfect seating position, ABS, and has all the power I need. Handling is superb… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/08/2008 by chris tomo (1 review written)
The BMW K1200s is very stable fantastic handling, braking is outstanding. Good comfortable ride whether on mounting passes or motorway, reasonable mpg for a bike so fast and powerfull. Not yet been on anything yet to match this terrific machine. Shaft drive obviously cuts down on chain wear but a little heavy on tyres try the avon storms, my opinion but I have worn the bobbles on the footrest so they must have good grip… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/07/2008
Good for long roads, also good in city traffic, fast like RR's what can you want more?… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/05/2008
The BMW K1200S is the best bike I've owned by far and the perfect bike for myself, high speed tourer very comfortable for it's purpose, cheap to maintain, oil, valve adj, fluids no breakdowns in 28000 miles
Great dealer network have had great service on my long trips
At dealers along the way they fit me in witout appointment to keep me going huge plus!… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/03/2008
I swapped my 99 R1100s for a 2005 K12S, and when I first sat on the bike I though "doh, this thing is huge!", but when it started moving it made me forgot instantly my old boxer. The power is astounding although it is easily doseable, you can easily ride at 100 km/h on 6th gear or break the law at more than 180 km/h in 3rd. The stability is rock-solid and the bike in general is quite comfortable… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/10/2007 by dragon677 (1 review written)
This K1200s is my third BMW, I have owned a r1100rt, k1200lt and a k122s. Power is awesome, every day I learn more what this machine can do, seat is a little hard, but good support, plenty of room for two up. Wife loves this bike, that's all iIneed. My wife keeps telling me to go faster?… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/08/2007 by hakuna (1 review written)
I have no regrets buying the K1200S as it always leaves me wanting to ride that bit further. With the handling and the awesome power it begs you to ride which gets you as fast out of trouble as get you into trouble. I had an Aprilia Sports Tourer before the K1200S but I wouldn't go back. The K1200S looks great, feels great and people are amazed when they see it that it's a BMW… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/04/2007 by K1200S (1 review written)
I have owned my BMW K1200S since 16th November 2006. It's a full spec 2007 model in Night Black, the only dealer fit option I never ordered was the Tyre Pressure Control which wasn't available when I placed the original order. I have completed 4500miles to date and have ridden it on the salt laden roads of the UK with only about 6 washes in 4 months. The bike is still in top notch condition whereas a similar Japanese bike would have been seriously damaged by the salt. The BMW heated grips meant… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/02/2006 by Lightspeed (1 review written)
First off, let me say that I have been riding these things for over 30 years. Yamahas, Harley Davidsons, Hondas etc. The BMW K1200S really has my attention. I bought this bike even with the negative press it had been receiving simply because I know that the BMW product line gets rough treatment in the Jap oriented bike press. The fact that writers had even a few good things to say about this machine, I thought it might be worth looking into. One hour test ride later I was the owner of a new… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/08/2005 by MarkA (1 review written)
A stunning sports bike by BMW, that is outstanding in very nearly every department. Looks that rival Cindy Crawford in a swimsuit, supremely competent when it comes to handling, refined power delivery with acceleration, that will take your breath away above 6,000 RPM, quality components that make you want to touch everything, VERY comfortable, etc...
Took the bike into a Honda/Suzuki/Kawasaki dealer to get a puncture repaired, and was quickly told 'we don't repair BMWs', while everyone in the… Read Full Review