2011 BMW R 1200 GS from United States of America
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
11th Jul 2020, 23:17
I agree that the BMW is an amazing bike! I bought my GSA with 12k miles on it last fall. I rode it in Mexico this last winter and put on 5000 miles in 5 weeks!
I also own an older 2003 Ultra classic. I love that bike as well and she has been very reliable!
You had a 50th anniversary and complain about it?? A 1953??
This tells me one of two things:
1. You have no idea what anniversary bike you were riding, which tells me you don't even know your own bike.
2. The other option is your expectation of modern reliability and performance out of a 1953 Harley is... well... a little much.