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Old 08-20-2016, 06:23 PM
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Question R12RS front end dive?

Do the standard forks result in noticeable dive with hard braking?
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:10 PM
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Re: R12RS front end dive?

I had read a blurb on this forum that at the bikes release a BMW rep said the "standard" forks were sprung softly. The R1200 is in at the 500lb motorcycle class.

I used to HATE the brake dive and subsequent reactions while splitting lanes and traversing the ubiquitous "Blotz dots" glued in conjunction with the white stripes on the freeway on my old K100RT(as well as other bikes). With the advent of Telelever and Duo-lever I could infinitely better utilize the superior braking ability of the front brakes rather than regularly overheat the far less sensitive, far more clumsy rear brake while "splitting".

I fear the R1200RS may be a bit of a toad handling-wise with the 'silver' suspenders.
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Re: R12RS front end dive?

Yes but nowhere near as bad as most other conventional telescopic forks and if like mine you have D-ESA that seems to also somehow compensate a bit. Quite noticeable at first after coming off telelever and duolever fronts but now I'm used to her and don't really notice it at all.
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Re: R12RS front end dive?

I have Dynamic ESA and the front end dive is not that noticeable.
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I have Dynamic ESA and the front end dive is not that noticeable.

Yeah just a shame you got the slower colour eh
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