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Old 08-28-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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A friend of mine is selling a 2001 BMW R850 R.. So the thing is.. what should I be aware of before buying this bike?

I´ve been looking for reviews for this BMW, with out luck.. Does some one know were I can find some info on this model?

Please help.

Thx.
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:59 PM   #2
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I used this thing called Google and entered "BMW R850R review." I got 38,000 hits, so you may need to dig around.
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:06 PM   #3
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I used this thing called Google and entered "BMW R850R review." I got 38,000 hits, so you may need to dig around.
With the right Publicity, I think this "Internets" thing might just catch on.
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:09 PM   #4
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Hello,

A friend of mine is selling a 2001 BMW R850 R.. So the thing is.. what should I be aware of before buying this bike?

I´ve been looking for reviews for this BMW, with out luck.. Does some one know were I can find some info on this model?

Please help.

Thx.
The BMW R850R was only released in the United States in 1995 and 1996. I have to assume you are not in the US if your friend has a 2001.

Here are some reviews from other sites:
BMW R850R Sports Bike Review - Sports Bikes. Review of 237329
Motorcycle Buyers Guide - BMW R850R, R850R ABS
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Its the same thing as the r1100r except it has different bore and stroke. Look for info on the r1100r and you find a bunch of stuff. They will probably mention the 850 as well.

There's nothing really scary you have to look for. Oil changes and all that are good.
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:24 PM   #6
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Don't be scared Jerry. Their really quite cuddly once you lay down with 'em for a while. The Mo people I mean.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:57 PM   #7
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Hello,

A friend of mine is selling a 2001 BMW R850 R.. So the thing is.. what should I be aware of before buying this bike?

I´ve been looking for reviews for this BMW, with out luck.. Does some one know were I can find some info on this model?

Please help.

Thx.
I bought a 2001 BMW R850 R a couple of years ago and am delighted with it. I used to have bikes as a teenager and after I turned 50 I decided I wanted to take up the hobby again. It's a great "starter bike" for someone like me who had not ridden a bike in some 30 years. It's a bit heavy (over 230 kgs) but very stable. The only flaw I can think of is that it suffers from the classic BMW notchy gearbox but that's only a minor issue. It rides beautifully and accelerates well too.

I'll try and attach a photo but I'm a bit of a techno-moron so I don't guarantee anything.

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Old 08-06-2009, 06:46 AM   #8
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The only problem I had with one I was going to buy was the pegs were too high, if you have longer legs that's something you need to take into account...


I just noticed the date on the original post....never mind, the bikes probably gone by now...
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