R1200R - 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. It's not commonly available but when it is it's a smart choice for short couples. 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. Riders on our Italian Dream Tour found it quite capable all day long.