R1200R - This the new water-cooled version, if you are a shorter rider this could be the perfect balance. Think of it as BMW's answer to a Ducati Monster. Very BMW in personality but still with a powerful heavy engine, packed in a lightweight naked body. This bike has a broader appeal than the R1200RS as it's lighter and the body position is more comfortable. On Sachsenring & Italian Alps Track and Tour, this machine is great in the Alps as it's easy to sling about yet has the grunt of the wasserboxer engine. It also is handy on our California Curves to Laguna Seca Track & Tour. Riders on our Italian Backroads to Ducati Track Time tour found it quite capable all day long.