BMW R1200RS

It looks like the perfect sports-tourer and it’s got all the top-quality touches you’d expect from BMW. It’ll get thrown around a track, taken across Europe and commuted on too.

Long term update: It's time to get picky

Long term update: It's time to get picky

Picking the R1200RS this year came after a bit of soul-searching. It took a lot of looking in the mirror and admitting those really are grey hairs. Related: full expert BMW R1200RS review on MCN The...

Long term update: What's it like in the wet?

Long term update: What's it like in the wet?

The rain outside hammers against the windows of my warm and cosy home. The task of collecting various items of warm and waterproof clothing is done with a certain dread. I only have a 20-mile commute...

Long term update - R1200RS, a little bit of everything

Long term update - R1200RS, a little bit of everything

Senior road tester Michael Neeves swaps his long-term Yamaha R1 for the Editors R1200RS and takes it for a long weekend away "I’ve been riding the Editor, Andy Calton’s new £11,065 BMW R1200RS all...

MCN Fleet: ‘High or low option, for your R1200RS sir?’

MCN Fleet: ‘High or low option, for your R1200RS sir?’

That’s the one thing we want to know before putting their money where our mouth is? Power? Torque? According to a recent MCN survey the thing that bothers us most is seat height Related: full...

Long term update: 'I'll take the pain and the gain'

Long term update: 'I'll take the pain and the gain'

A manufacturer makes a great bike, everyone raves about it, then the other manufacturers jump on the bandwagon and before you know it a whole new class of brilliant bikes at competitive prices has...

Long term update: To stop or not to stop?

Long term update: To stop or not to stop?

There’s been a lot of belly-aching about the R1200RS’s small, 18-litre tank. And I kind of get it. It’s a big bike with a great motor and a reasonably comfortable riding position. Related: full...

Long term update: This is the modern world

Long term update: This is the modern world

It feels like I’ve discovered a brave new world. Like I’ve been boiling water in a pan for the last 20 years and I’ve just bought a kettle. It just makes life easier and, mostly,...

Long term update: Like a duck, without the feathers

Long term update: Like a duck, without the feathers

The R1200RS is like a duck. Not because it’s got a funny beak and likes to eat bread, but because it cruises along serenely while all sorts of wonderful things are going on beneath the...