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#1001541 - 11/26/17 05:38 PM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: Bernie]  
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Congrats, very nice. I was as the local dealer yesterday looking at that new red color. Beautiful. I was riding a K1600 GTL until I wrecked it. Now on an Ultra. I miss the BMW power and ease of handling so now I'm considering adding a second bike and the 1200RT fits the bill. I'm just wondering how the power band compares to the 1600. Does it pull the same (which is what i miss, raw extreme acceleration)

#1001543 - 11/26/17 05:51 PM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: Bernie]  
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Congrats, very nice. I was as the local dealer yesterday looking at that new red color. Beautiful. I was riding a K1600 GTL until I wrecked it. Now on an Ultra. I miss the BMW power and ease of handling so now I'm considering adding a second bike and the 1200RT fits the bill. I'm just wondering how the power band compares to the 1600. Does it pull the same (which is what i miss, raw extreme acceleration)

#1001544 - 11/26/17 05:52 PM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: Bernie]  
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Also, is the Akrapovic Sport Silencer exhaust worth the price? Does it add power?

#1001548 - 11/26/17 06:53 PM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: HPfisterer]  
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Originally Posted by HPfisterer
I'm considering adding a second bike and the 1200RT fits the bill. I'm just wondering how the power band compares to the 1600. Does it pull the same (which is what i miss, raw extreme acceleration)


I traded a K1600 GT for a new wethead RT (2014) and I don't think you'll be missing anything as far as all out acceleration goes. Torque is another story, the 16 will pull (as you probably know) sixth gear down to 25 MPH, the RT won't. Not really a big deal just a little less shifting on the 16. Weight, hey who needs Jenny Craig if you make the switch! grin


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#1001549 - 11/26/17 07:15 PM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: Bernie]  
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The RTW will amaze you with how quick it is and FWIW white is the color(?) that’s best on the RT.


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#1001551 - 11/26/17 08:14 PM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: HPfisterer]  
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My sales rep said the power to weight ratio is equal between the K16 and the R12RT-LC.
I didn’t bother to verify that, as either bike is way faster then I really need.
Really any bike over 50 HP is fast enough to get you a ticket or more.
Rode two up today the first time (Grandson Tyler) and he noticed how much smoother it was then the 07 RT.


Bernie
Jax, FL
2018 R1200RT, Alpinweiss, starting out fresh.
2007 R1200RT, Double Silver 188,700 Smiles, SOLD
2000 R1100RT, Opal 104,000 Smiles, SOLD
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#1001560 - 11/26/17 10:54 PM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: HPfisterer]  
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I don't know how accurate this site is but at least give you some view. According to their data the 1600 is about 2/10's of a second faster than the rt in a quarter mile.

When my 2014 1200RT was on recall hold, they tried to give me a great deal on K1600GT. I was pretty interested. I assumed the power would be much greater than my RT. Honestly, I didn't think it was as fast until it got to the upper end of the RPM's like 6000 and up. That was just seat of the pants with no empirical data. Considering the weight, size, etc....I am very very glad I kept the RT. It's no hyabusa but I find it pretty darn quick.

Here is the link
https://www.zeroto60times.com/vehicle-make/bmw-motorycles-0-60-mph-times/

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#1001566 - 11/27/17 03:29 AM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: Bernie]  
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I also jumped from a 2007 to a 2017.
Very different feel from the engine and tranny.
Love it!

#1001571 - 11/27/17 01:20 PM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: Skywagon]  
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Originally Posted by Skywagon
I don't know how accurate this site is but at least give you some view. According to their data the 1600 is about 2/10's of a second faster than the rt in a quarter mile.

When my 2014 1200RT was on recall hold, they tried to give me a great deal on K1600GT. I was pretty interested. I assumed the power would be much greater than my RT. Honestly, I didn't think it was as fast until it got to the upper end of the RPM's like 6000 and up. That was just seat of the pants with no empirical data. Considering the weight, size, etc....I am very very glad I kept the RT. It's no hyabusa but I find it pretty darn quick.

Here is the link
https://www.zeroto60times.com/vehicle-make/bmw-motorycles-0-60-mph-times/

That's some interesting data. I wonder where they gather their statistics from? ( numerous credible sources) Quarter mile times can vary greatly depending on a lot of factors: Rider, weather, altitude, track conditions, the state of tune of the machine, clutch wear, etc. This can easily account for differences of 0- 1/2 second discrepancies.....

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#1001574 - 11/27/17 02:22 PM Re: New 2018 R1200RT [Re: Bernie]  
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That chart is pretty useless as RobL inferred above.

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