The new BMW R 1200 RS – a new dimension in sports touring.
Meaty, mightier boxer engine. ABS, ASC and two riding modes as standard. Riding mode Pro with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) as an optional extra. Tubular steel bridge frame with engine as a self-supporting element. Wheel suspension using upside-down telescopic fork and EVO Paralever. Latest-generation Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment).
Click on the header above. Doug Rost of the BMW Motorrad Club Northern Illinois and owner of Black Frog Marketing and Design produced a 27 minute video of their club's ride to Barber and footage of the rally, with aerial drone contributions from Mark Kincart from KLIM. Turn up your volume and sit back and enjoy.
The California Superbike School will be conducting rider improvement drills for 40 rally attendees. The 'drill' is called The Steering Drill and will be done in the paddock area of Barber Motorsports Park where the school is conducting its regular rider training on May 30 & 31 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Regarding Erik Munck's article (May/June 2013 issue of OTL), I think it was presented very well and augmented with great photos. Because of it, I made arrangements for a demo ride at my local dealer. The purpose was to compare it with the '94 R1100RS I have had for more than 20 yrs.