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Fast Bikes - - CORE TEST -

This sec­ond gen­er­a­tion Beemer reme­died the orig­i­nal model’s lack of re­fine­ment and, es­sen­tially, fixed its is­sues and ar­eas of un­fin­ished busi­ness. It’s an­other level of smooth, brag­ging ex­cep­tional me­chan­i­cal grip to com­ple­ment the elec­tron­ics, which had made this Bavar­ian beauty one of the best road bikes out there in 2012.

At the time, the RR’s 600- es­que chas­sis made the other litre bikes feel like heifers and, even if ri­vals have bridged the gap, I’m left won­der­ing how its han­dling could be bet­tered. How BMW has man­aged to coax this much grunt through­out the rev range with­out com­pro­mis­ing its manic top- end is al­most cheat­ing – the good kind!

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