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Bmw k1200rs as a daily commuter

Advantages: Brilliant fuel consumption, shaft drive, inexpensive to maintain if done by self, excellent build
Disadvantages: There are better looking 10year old plus bikes out there!

I passed my direct access in March 2010 and had done a lot of research to find out what would be the best commuter for my 65 mile round trip to work and back. If you are in the same position, you might want to consider the following points: Fuel consumpti ...

Mooseknuck13 19.10.2010 · Read full review
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20,000 miles on a BMW K1200RS and a K1200GT

Advantages: Comfort, speed, economy, ABS
Disadvantages: Weight, handling

Let me qualify this report. I've had a lot of bikes and have used them for fun, commuting and touring. I've had most makes (Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Ducati, Triumphs and BMW's), and some pretty fast ones too (stage 2 tuned 150 bhp CBR1100XX Blackbird) ...

niglom 22.07.2005 · Read full review
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The ultimate riding experience

Advantages: It's a Harley, Looks, Sound, Riding Position
Disadvantages: It's a Harley, Weight, Spares/Servicing costs

I have loved Harleys ever since I was small. There was something about them, that look, that sound, THAT reputation. All bad-ass bikers ride Harleys, right? Well, erm, no actually. Now I'm a grown-up (sort of) and I find the reality is somewhat different ...

DarkDave 14.02.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Harley Davidson Sportster XL1200S

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XL1200S - Great

Advantages: Brand appeal, good suspension, low seat
Disadvantages: Low tank range, vibration, no fairing

I've had an XL1200S Sportster now for just under 3 months, now that it's well past the 1000m run-in period I can enjoy what it's all about. Taking the step from a 600 sports bike, to a 1200 custom was quite a change. The seating position is a welcome b ...

tootle 15.04.2003 · Read full review
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Owning a 1200XLH Sport

Advantages: Less chance of speeding ticket or visit to a&e.
Disadvantages: Clonky gearbox,?price and availability of parts

I have owned this bike since February.My previous bikes have included Japanese 'superbikes' and British Big Twins. I was looking for something that had electic start(My age you know!)and that I would not find too powerful or uncomfortable on todays crowd ...

harleysporty 18.09.2003 · Read full review
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