1998 BMW R 1200 C from United States of America




The clutch slave started leaking last winter, and I replaced the cylinder without taking the reservoir off the bike! Works perfectly now.

General Comments:

This is BMW's cruiser bike, and is a rolling work of art in my opinion. You ether love it or hate it. I happen to love it.

It's perfect for us vertically challenged Beemer riders, and pulls like a freight train. It tops out at around 105, and if you replace the seat it's quite comfortable for long rides.

Mine is the most basic model with no ABS, but since I have never ridden a bike with ABS, I feel no need for it.

It has given me only 1 minor problem, but after 11 years you might expect a seal or 2 to let go. Parts are not cheap, but it runs like a champ. There are some chrome peeling issues and it's a common problem. Look out for it. I ride mine constantly and don't clean it constantly so the peeling chrome is not very noticeable.

The bike handles great for a cruiser, and like I said... It's rolling art. I trust it and I'd ride it anywhere.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2009