Next up. A BMW R1200r. I had this bike, known as Barry the Boxer, as a courtesy bike from Motorrad Central while my GS was in getting a service. This is the only downside about having a brand new bike, you have to pay for a service. With my 1150 I done all the servicing myself at home but the new bike needt a dealer service to keep up the warranty. It's great not having to service the bike myself and having the back up of the BMW warranty that covers me all over Europe, but its not cheap. My 6K service was £315 which gave me fresh brake fluid, gearbox and engine oil and a new oil filter. My valve clearances were checked and throttle bodies were synchronised too.
The R1200r feels much smaller than the GS but doesn't feel as chuckable or as planted in the bends. It was fun riding a naked bike again though. It feels quick when the wind is hitting you in the chest when you're accelerating hard. I went for a wee spin and snuck into the Museum of Flight for a photo with the Vulcan Bomber and then had a spin home via Gifford with Bob on his GS.
A few of the Massif also attended the launch of BMW's new bikes. We scoffed the free food and looked at the bikes before Smillie, Faithir and myself went for a spin over the Lammermuirs for a coffee at Smillie's cave. Faithir took better photos than I got at the launch so I'll get him to do a write up of it.
New GS Adventure
Motorrad will be doing off road events at Knockhill with these in the future.
Up the hills.
More soon. I'm planning on getting as much biking in as possible.