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Beeming Around Town on my R45.

Advantages: Comfortable, Nice Beemers
Disadvantages: Pricey

...The ‘Beemer Boxer Twin’, as all BMW twins are often called, means different things to different people. To myself, and I think most BMW owners, The Beemer bit explains itself (BMW = Beemer) Boxer (The engine is a box!) and Twin (2 Cylinders). ...

o_morris 21.06.2003 Read full review
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Review of BMW R45

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Modern Classic Motorcycle

Advantages: Nimble, quick and forgiving handling
Disadvantages: Heavy, expensive and less than adequate toolkit

...The term 'modern classic' may be an overused term, perhaps not quite on the scale of 'genius' however, by any standards BMW's R1200GS surely falls within this category. BMW have been building bikes for over 70 years - you'd think they just about got it ...

dobieg 24.10.2007 Read full review
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Review of BMW R1200 GS

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An incredibly capable bike

Advantages: Handles, goes and stops superbly, good quality, and BMW aftersales is great
Disadvantages: Gearbox is unrefined, though not a major issue. Too many gadgets to go wrong

The R1200GS is one of those love/hate bikes, a giant trailie with an odd engine and whacky suspension, to match it's strange appearance. Not to mention the odd but useful indicator switches (one on each hand, and a cancel switch on the right) and the main ...

jlo1984 19.06.2008 Read full review
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Not in the same class as the 1200 but still a lovely bike

Advantages: An excellent all rounder
Disadvantages: Uses funny BMW switchgear

BMW had an image problem a few years back whilst the bikes they made were fantastic, they tended to appeal to more mature riders, and had the reputation of being just a bit uncool. Then came along two actors, who had some crazy idea about riding roun ...

dobieg 10.06.2009 Read full review
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Review of BMW F650GS

Advantages: Good around town
Disadvantages: Motorway Speeds

Ive owned the F650GS for 2 years; there are good points and bad for the bike. Handling at motorway speeds, this bike is not the cruiser as it appears in its looks. On more than one occasion, at speeds in Europe above the 80mph limit stated when the p ...

JamesinOxford 26.04.2004 Read full review
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