Tank & Tail bags for 2012 S1000RR
FYI. I picked up my new 2012 S1000RR almost two weeks ago. During this time I checked out both the OEM tank bag and the OEM tail bag. Before purchasing these, I took them out of their boxes and made sure they fit the 2012.
In the end I only bought the OEM tank bag. The OEM tail bag actually doesn't fit the 2012 correctly.
The BMW techs were surprised and worked with the tail bag for about 5 minutes. Then they went to the computer to look up the part, and behold... the computer shows that it fits the 2010-2011 S1000RR. There isn't a model out that specifies compatibility with the 2012.
Basically the bag sits on there like its going to be fine, but the tail bag has a semi-hard cutout for the exact shape of the rear tail seat. Well, in 2012 they changed the tail section a bit. The OEM tail bag doesn't fit snug to the 2012 seat. BMW themselves told me not to purchase the tail bag and that it could be dangerous.
On the other hand, the OEM tank bag is the bees knees. I love this thing. Yes, it doesn't hold much. Though, its super small and out of the way. I never ever notice it when I am on very spirited rides in my leathers. It's as if its not there. Its great to be able to put my water bottle in there, shades, phone, other keys, and a hat etc. There is zero chance this bag could scratch the tank because of the way it mounts. Very unique mount.
Anyway, I hope this is helpful for someone out there.