Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Southern Missouri - Ozarks
Great review and right on the money IMO but the Vee2 would be a better comparison. It is much closer on performance but still much less on the budget.
I love the first few comments. BRING MORE WALLET
These guys aren't haters - they are experienced and disappointed BMW riders, owners, or ex-owners. They are describing real major problems on various models. The all too familiar experiences of a BMW.
"No way would I buy a BMW anything car or motorcycle. That clutch slave cylinder looking straight down the first motion shaft, when this starts to leak, and it will, the fluid will run straight into the clutch, also with the non vented bell housing dust from the clutch dust builds up on the gearbox Input shaft, making it necessary to remover the box and clean very 30thousand miles or so. In my opinion these BMW are service hungry. Those compensating rear suspension arms have very small Torrington type bearings which are not man enough for the loading placed upon them. The sealing of theses bearing is also not adequate. One wonders if the are purposely built to fail? When with a little more thought in the design could make these machines last without all this intervention."
"I had a BMW K1200RS, which has the same problems with the dry clutch getting contaminated by the clutch slave cylinder and output shaft seal. It went bad after 23,000 miles. Guess what? $2500 later it was fixed. Then, the final drive went out and guess what? I sold it!!! Another $1500 to fix that mess.... I got $4,000 for the bike, which means, I got my repair money back only!!! Junk, BMW boxer and "flying brick" motor dry clutch set up is a problem that WILL happen, not "if", it will.... Junk. I also had a BMW R1100RS that had the same problems. I will never own a BMW flying brick or boxer motored bike again, never. Suzukis don't have those problems and they are cheaper to buy. What does BMW stand for??? Bring More Wallet!!!!"
2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS (Candy Daring Red)
2013 Honda PCX 150 (Candy Rose Red)
2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure (sold)
Last edited by SECoda; 03-20-2017 at 09:08 AM.