BMW R 1100 R Motorcycles Reviews (5)
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2004-12-08 1999 BMW R 1100 R Dual Sport View Listings

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I purchased my R1100R new in 1999. As of 8/04 the odometer has over 50,000 miles registered. I primarily tour ride in northern latitudes where the auxillary powerjack is a point of contention between me and my wife who gets the heated vest! Great ride, outstanding performance, reliable, can't think of any negatives aside from the stock seat which was promptly replaced with a Corbin seat within the first 500 miles of being new. Find that Michelin's are the tire of choice above Dunlop and Bridgestones. Would upgrade but can't find a bike that I like to ride better.
- Bruce Hall, Piltzville, Montana

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2004-10-19 1999 BMW R 1100 R Dual Sport View Listings

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Drove the 1995 R1100R from Mississippi to Western Canada. Two week trip about 4000 miles. Bike performed very well, no mechanical problems. Seat position works best at high speeds. With stock short windshield, did get some buffeting on the helmet. However the helmet would pull up on the chin strap, hence there was no fatigue due to the helmet. At speed under 60 mph very quite and calm. One is able to stretch ones legs onto the cylinders as there is no faring to block you. Very torque bike, excellent for high speed passing, simply crack the throttle and hang on. Excellent antidive on hard brakeing. A bit of engine vibration aat over 5000 RPM which is about 80 mph. Noticeable but not uncomfortable. Fuel economy was about 50 mpg, much better if ones slows to 60 MPH. Had fron tirer cupping, not sure why, simply replaced tire. Left exhaust pipe was pitted from road debris had it ceramic coated for $100.00 looks like new. Used soft sided Joe roclet bags, versus BMW hard case. More capacity easier to handle when off the bike, and about 1/4 the price. Highly recommend a tank bag for local trips. Easy to mount, simple to remove and able to carry page size document, maps, etc. About %150.00 fora good one. Get high quality glove and where knee pads or padd Oveall very reliable bike, and solid in cross winds. Not really made for stop and go traffic and is best used for mid distance high speed sport cruising. Excellent value,w ith excellent resale value. Good choice for intermediate skilled rider on a budget.
- tom duma, calgary, alberta canada

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2002-02-13 1999 BMW R 1100 R Dual Sport View Listings

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Just picked up a 99 in mint condition. This is my second BMW. It's a great all around bike. Love the fuel injection, start it right up on a cold morning and ride away! Corners like it's on rails! Great tourque! Draws a crowd when you park it -- Only a Harley gets more looks. Only dislike so far, too quiet. I don't like loud pipes, but the stock pipe makes it sound like a sewing machine.
- Deadeye, Tokyo, Japan

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2001-01-22 1999 BMW R 1100 R Dual Sport View Listings

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I've owned many bikes over the years and this is one of the nicest rides and almost flawless in maintanance. I've been clocked at 135MPH. They say it can go 139, but if you can reach 125 to 135 consider yourself lucky. This bike is heavy, but balanced so well any one with a little experience can ride it. But like any bike, if you lay it down and can't pick it up yourself, don't buy it! With two people up a steep grade you don't have to worry about passing. Its there! The seat has 3 height ajustments so your back doesn't get too sore. PET PEVES? BMW needs to Ajust the seat to foot rests. All the weight is on your backside so either make an extra cushion or get off the bike more. That seat does become like a hard chair after about 80miles. Mine is for sale for $6500 firm. Trade in is about $7500 and retail anywhere over that. Also, if you ride in the city and every day like I do, there is a lot of wear and tear on that clutch so be careful when you buy one that has 30000miles on it and no clutch job. This bike was made for the every day liesure cruiser with a flare for excitement and adventure, but within the realm of its capability. Its not a drag bike, even though it will do the quarter in 12.5 secs. and its not a baja, even though at very slow speeds you can get there. (-: BMW always has special financing at different times of the year and you can find good on line financing for person to person. I will buy a new BMW if I sell this one.
- Ernie W. Olson, USA

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2000-04-17 1999 BMW R 1100 R Dual Sport View Listings

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This bike has useable power at any rpm, it is balanced and handles well for its weight. Gear shifts are deliberate but almost noiseless once the technique is learned. Brakes are powerful and easily controllable. The front suspension minimizes front end dive and is firm without punishment on bumpy roads. The motor is as quiet as an automobile and surprisingly smooth for a twin. Maintenance is relatively simple and cheaper than a comparable four cylinder. The only fly in the ointment is a close-coupled relationship between foot pegs and seat. The seat begins to feel like a semi-soft brick after an hour. BMW gives a 3 year 36,000 mile warranty with roadside assistance which partially off-sets the plus $10,000 purchase price. In one year and over 9,000 miles nothing has burned out or vibrated off.
- Anonymous, Miami, Florida, USA

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