Mediocre engineering at a premium price
Still burning oil at 8500 miles; about 1 qt/1000 miles.
Engine knocks occasionally on start-up.
Telelever appears to lack torsional rigidity and feedback, possible cause of pain between shoulders from continual steering correction on long freeway rides.
My and 2 friends 2011 R1200s all burn oil. Very disappointing. What other modern engine has this fundamental problem?
The riding position is comfortable. Not much bend to the knees.
It is a fast machine, but does not seem very refined. Great brakes though.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th February, 2013