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« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2015, 12:38:26 am »

How's the throttle response at low RPM, low speed?

I asked because the Multistrada is fucking annoying trying to ride below 3K RPM.
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« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2015, 12:39:45 am »

A bit jerky, but not horrible.
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« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2015, 05:33:13 am »


Topcase and panniers match nicely with the grey bike and store a little bit more than expected.  I like them and have no complaints.


Have you had luck spotting aftermarket hard case options that fit the bike?  BMW's pricey options are a big hit on the desire to buy it.  Givi doesn't make a kit for it (yet, and perhaps never).  So, I'd have to get new cases rather than use what I have.
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« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2015, 08:32:19 am »

I thought the side bags were standard.
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« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2015, 09:19:54 am »




Have you had luck spotting aftermarket hard case options that fit the bike?  BMW's pricey options are a big hit on the desire to buy it.  Givi doesn't make a kit for it (yet, and perhaps never).  So, I'd have to get new cases rather than use what I have.

From my experience with a rental RT, BMW's luggage is top notch therefore, probably worth the premium.
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« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2015, 11:33:48 am »


Have you had luck spotting aftermarket hard case options that fit the bike?  BMW's pricey options are a big hit on the desire to buy it.  Givi doesn't make a kit for it (yet, and perhaps never).  So, I'd have to get new cases rather than use what I have.

Not yet, but I don't doubt Givi and SW Motech are both burning midnight oil right now working on them.  V35s would work great on this one.
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« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2015, 01:27:32 pm »



From my experience with a rental RT, BMW's luggage is top notch therefore, probably worth the premium.


I love the cases that came with my R1200RT.  I believe the RS will share in BMW luggage parts bin with the RT.  And, the new RT's cases are remote control lockable.  Pretty cool.


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« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2015, 08:30:25 am »


How's the throttle response at low RPM, low speed?

I asked because the Multistrada is fucking annoying trying to ride below 3K RPM.


Much better than my '06 GS was, that thing drove me nuts at slow speeds.  Only at super slow parking lots speeds do I notice a little jerkiness, but nothing that even hints at frustrating.  This was a specific trait I looked at on my demo ride, and now with 1100+ miles I'm happy to say it's been great. Bigsmile
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« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2015, 04:27:07 pm »


Anyone bought one of these yet, or test rode one?  Impressions?

It's an intriguing bike.

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I like it a heck of a lot better than the first R1200RS back in '05--'06(?) when it had that horrendous diamond shaped headlight and the feeble attempt at stealth bomber flat panel technology.  This new one is much more appealing to my eye.  It's a bit reminiscent of the 1100S of old.  I still like the old S better though.

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« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2015, 09:00:40 am »

Wife and I both have BMW's and have never had a problem..... change the oil and go.  However these both have the 800 Rotax engines so that's all we have experience with.  Have been riding for 40 years now and wish I had switched to Beemer long ago, didn't know what I was missing.
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« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2015, 12:09:13 pm »

The Boxer motors are very easy to to work on and you should be able to do all the maintenance yourself. If ya need some help you can get high quality DVD's from JVB productions. Look here: http://www.jvbproductions.com/

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« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2015, 11:52:45 pm »


The valve adjustments are not an issue with the cam head and later model change to 'semi-sphere' (shim).  The valves rarely need adjustment, I changed two shims at 6K and none at 12K.  Intervals are now at 12k for the LC.

The boxer motor isn't really a highly tuned motor so timely checks aren't 'critical' either.


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« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2015, 06:38:13 am »

God, I'm wanting that bike so bad.

How long would I last without my kidneys?  Lol
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« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2016, 09:30:16 am »

Well, I bit the bullet  Smile

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My initial impressions after about 100 miles:

- I agree with miles about the dash. It's hard to read. A large analog speedo should have been a tachometer like KTM has. I'll hafta play around with different settings.
- Engine power is very nice. I look forward to riding a wave of torque. Haven't had a chance to try the different engine modes. I didn't notice any harsh engine jerky snatch at low RPM
- Handling seems neutral and confidence inspiring. No problems there
- Suspension is very nice and plush. Haven't tried the sporty "Dynamic" mode
- Ergonomics has a very slight forward lean with flat handlebars. I think I prefer a bit more lean as, I felt a pain between my shoulder blades while riding the Interstate. It feels fine in the twisties.
- Fairing wind protection seemed fine in the twisty bits. Remains to be seen on long interstate stretches
- Seat feels great so far but, all-day comfort remains to be seen
- Haven't had a chance to try the autoblipper. After 35 years of riding, It's difficult to get away from pulling in the clutch lever


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« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2016, 11:24:25 am »

Great looking bike you got there Orson.  Congrats on the purchase.  Which continent is this one going to live on?  




The RS is on my short list.  Maybe next year.
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« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2016, 11:40:44 am »

The bike is with me in Asheville, N.C.  Smile
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« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2016, 01:40:04 pm »

Congrats. Very jealous.  The RS's numbers and pedigree speaks loudly to me. Unfortunately, the cost is beyond what I can justify. But a used, well cared for RS might well be in my future. So I will be following along with your impressions. How tall are you and what is your inseam?

Now that you are retired, you should ride that bike up here as part of an epic west coast ride !
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« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2016, 01:55:54 pm »

I'm 6'2" with a 32" inseam.

I'm an old fart and prefer the bodywork on your old 1000RS to this new, angular stuff.

As far as the west coast, hopefully someday  Smile Southwestern Colorado, Utah and my old stomping grounds in Northern California spur feelings of yearning. Also, we used to take family vacations to Vancouver Island so, it would be good to re-visit B.C. as well  Smile
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« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2016, 02:10:29 pm »

Damn, I missed this thread! Congrats on the new ride, orson!!  Bigok
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« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2016, 05:48:45 pm »


I'm 6'2" with a 32" inseam.




Cool. Same height, my legs are a little longer. Look forward to your impressions.
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