For a big tourer, it is peerless and superb for long distances. Disappointing finish and quality control for BMW, and not as solid as the R1100/1150RT.
Compared to my previous model, the clocks on 1200 reflect in your face, tank knee guards are missing, boxes are inferior and have daft straps rather than elastics, the seat is not as comfortable, and it has a very different riding position.
Feels more Japanese than BMW - lighter, quicker, more agile, but poorer finish and corner cutting to save weight.
I spent 2005 on it, but had to sell it when I was nearly killed for the third time by the daft gearbox jumping out of gear mid bend, sending me into oncoming traffic again.
BMW checked everything, adjusted the gear pedal, nothing worked, ordered a new gearbox.
Other riders in my club are having the same issue with the 1200 'box, plus a Bike magazine staff rider is on the third 'box with the same issue.
Lovely bike, big problem.
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