FAGAN’ ’S OPINION N
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!