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Re: It could a been the best sportstourer...

Originally posted by R1100SPORTour
Craig,don't buy a ZTechnik if you worry about buying american.ZTechnik pipes are made by Arrow in Italy...
Why do you want to buy another R1100S?
I think the R1200S would have been a sales success if they'd offered the bags right from the beginning as also practical stuff as a K1200R-S type seat,rack and centerstand as options as also a slighlty higher windshield and bar risers and a gallon,gallon and half bigger tank...And not tried to appease the magazines which did not work out anyways by leaving all the useful and practical stuff off the options list just to prove the S being a "true" sportbike and not a sporttourer.
Then there would be no need anymore to lust over a R1100S...
I wrote that over a year ago. They were my impressions after my first long ride.

I stand by my paint comment, BMW needs to get it right for all their bikes.

ZTechnick isn't going to make a pipe for the r1200s we now know. And I had Arrow on my Ducati, it was a nice pipe.

These days I would have a hard time going back to the r1100s, or having both in the garage - I'd prefer a r1200gs to compliment it.

Comparatively, although the r1100s is a beautiful bike, for me it needs a diet and one of those slimming belts now that I'm used to the r1200s.
cRaIg CaRr
2000 Dyna FXDX, 2000 R1100S, R1200S, rNineT, F800GS, S1000XR, Jeep Rubicon, 2001 Corvette, 1978 Porsche 928. 22 pairs of shoes. 24 bottles of beer.
Time Marches On and gone: 2010 F800GS, 2015 F800GS, 2007 R1200S, 2003 Dakar, Buell 1125r, 2001 F650GS. 1999 F650. 1998 HD Sportster Sport. 2010 F150, 1995 GMC Sierra ALL GONE

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