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Racing Start - R1200S

Is the R1200S's (stock) clutch and transmission strong enough to do moderate wheelspin starts for racing?

I.e. a Drag start. For example: hold 4500-5000; on green, release clutch smoothly and reasonably quickly (NOT dropping the clutch), feeding just enough throttle to hold, say, 4000 but not enough for a high wheelie; as front end comes down, full throttle to red line; shift.

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Yes. The 1200s standard clutch can stand multiple race starts.
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After several starts like that.........You will need to install a new clutch, recommend a Ceramic Clutch, San Jose BMW has and uses them.
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As stated above. A ceramic clutch would be a good idea if you are going to do this a lot, as in drag racing.
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agree with those guys, and especially since your description sounds like you're using the correct technique.
abuse will tear things up. finesse lasts a bit longer.
go ceramic and treat it like it's still stock.
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