Which beemer for commuting?
As you all know I have been considering a beemer for a while now. I am specifically looking for something more relaxed (read: slower)and more commutable than my Ducati. This would be a second bike, never ever sell a Ducati.
My commute is now 74 miles each way and I'd like to keep my license. The 3 models that appeal to me are the R1150R, the R1100S, and the R1200C. I have basically eliminated the R1100S as I already have a competent sportbike. So it's down to 2.
I was recently going over the specs for both models and some things just don't add up.
The R makes the same torque as the 1200c but 20 more HP, yet costs almost 5000 dollars less.
WTF? Also the R uses standard mid level sportbike tire sizes ensuring a plethora of choices when it's time to change, the C uses a strange 15" rear. I figure there must be something special about the 1200C as they seem to sell very well. I want to know what it is. Please correct me on any mistakes as I obviously have limited knowledge of cruisers. This is all hugely experimental for me as I am not at all sure that the voices in my head will let me go slowly on whatever I get.
BTW please don't say "just get an ST2" b/c if I did I know I would just ride it at 100+ the way I do my current duck.