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Offline Gazk

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R1250rs
« on: March 13, 2019, 05:33:34 PM »
Watching the News last night noticed the Cops down in London Town have the new R1250rs, so wandering if anyone is thinking of one?

For me I'd like that style but with the XR motor.
Thoughts?
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Re: R1250rs
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 06:10:59 PM »
They are R1200RS - the Special Escort Group have had them a while. The RS replaced their ageing VFR1200. A former SEG rider posts on UKGSer and reports they are well liked.

There is a delay with production of the R1250RS. Orders placed in Dec 2018 won't be delivered until Sept 2019 at the earliest.

I have had an R1200RS since Sept 2016. It is an excellent bike and I have used it for commuting, Sunday rides and several trips to Germany, France, Spain & Portugal. The boxer engine gives the bike a low centre of gravity that makes it very easy to manage around town and it is better in windy conditions compared to my XR. I am a big fan of big twins and the 1200 delivers the torque you would expect from such a motor. The new 1250 has over 10% more power so will give a bit more urgency to acceleration. The RS is prettier than the XR and of course has shaft drive which for me is preferable to a chain.

I have only had my XR a few months and I usually take the XR for a short (under 150 miles is short in my view) ride as it is just so much fun. I have yet to do a long ride or multi-day tour on the XR so I cannot say which is the best touring bike. I suspect the RS might be less tiring and cheaper as it will not use so much fuel and won't attract such big fines when overseas.

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Re: R1250rs
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 12:22:43 PM »
We go to a bike meet of a Wednesday morning and the 1250 RS cropped up in conversation with two friends who have taken recent delivery of a new 1250RT and the other a GS they mentioned the production delay with the RS BM just cannot keep up.

This is where it gets complicated i’ve Had my very non stock 1100s close on 20 years and like all boxers it’s practical and effective but stimulating it ain’t,the exception to the rule was the HP2S but that was about as practical as a chocolate tea pot and just like Wessie the solution is more than one bike but as an only one!!! Hmmmm