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#474656 - 05/11/09 02:51 AM 2006 VS 2009 R1200RT-P
kjc625 Offline
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What is major difference between these two? I searched the web and came empty handed.

Do they have same braking system?

thx in advance.

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#474994 - 05/11/09 10:05 PM Re: 2006 VS 2009 R1200RT-P [Re: kjc625]
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Price?
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#475170 - 05/12/09 12:38 PM Re: 2006 VS 2009 R1200RT-P [Re: kjc625]
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My experienced hands here may correct me, but I believe the servo assist brakes were not eliminated until 2007 model year. I had the servo assist brakes on my '04 GSA and found them to be overly sensitive/non-linear...they were a continuing nuisance and it was a real PITA to bleed the brake circuits. I now have an '08 RT without the servo assist and I'm MUCH happier with the brake feel/performance, especially riding two-up.

Note, this is a highly personal thing and you'll find a lot of folks who like the added "bite" of the servo assist... Just goes to show... cool
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#475285 - 05/12/09 04:58 PM Re: 2006 VS 2009 R1200RT-P [Re: Trinity]
sundaeman Offline
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Big difference is servo brakes (I don't mind them). US Authority wiring harness is slightly different. ASC and 2-3 other options are available for the 2009, and one more standard color. That's all I can think of offhand.
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#475292 - 05/12/09 05:37 PM Re: 2006 VS 2009 R1200RT-P [Re: knight88]
Lmar Offline
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Loc: Prescott, Az / Cold Lake, Ab
Can anyone buy a R1200RT-P or do you have to be in law enforcement?
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#475652 - 05/13/09 05:49 PM Re: 2006 VS 2009 R1200RT-P [Re: Lmar]
sundaeman Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lmar
Can anyone buy a R1200RT-P or do you have to be in law enforcement?


Qualified yes.

A US R1200RT-P, is a US R1200RT variant, electrically it has a R1200RT-P wiring harness, two batteries, larger alternator, an additional US wiring harness, and a few other things. Cosmetically it has protection bars, "Authority" side cases, additional light brackets and a 1-up seat/radio box configuration. As far as the power train goes, it has different valve specs, gearing & a engine oil cooler. It also has slightly different software for the various controllers (ZFE, Engine, etc.). Standard US paint colors are Black/White, Titan Silver & Barritz Blue.

Generally anyone can purchase the motorcycle described above, except (think) in California a new black & white vehicle may not be sold to the masses.

Some long distance riders are attracted to the larger alternator & dual batteries.

Other items like lighting is dependent (in the US) on the laws and regulations where the vehicle is registered. There are companies/people who own RTs/RTPs who are not law enforcement that perform escort duties for funerals, bicycle races, large equipment, among other things (a few EMS providers) and their lighting, etc. conforms to local laws.

Putting lettering that says "POLICE", "TROOPER", etc. would generally be considered in extremely bad taste and probably ruin a nice ride in the afternoon.

What ultimately makes a fully equipped police motorcycle is the sworn motor officer. The RT-P just happens to be a variant on the RT, with features attractive to law enforcement.

If I missed something please chime in.
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#475662 - 05/13/09 06:07 PM Re: 2006 VS 2009 R1200RT-P [Re: sundaeman]
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The oil cooler fans. I think that is what you meant. The seat is a little tricky to get off. You have to open the cop bags, push a button under the butt pad and slide that part out. Takes a couple of times to get use to it.
The trunk that uses the same key as the ingnition. Also the speedometer is also on the display. The BC button locks your speed you are going on the display. You can see the speed lock in the area where the BC shows, fuel use, fuel left, etc...... Cops use that for a pace clock to pull folks over.
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#475697 - 05/13/09 07:15 PM Re: 2006 VS 2009 R1200RT-P [Re: sundaeman]
Lmar Offline
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Interesting, thank you for the info. I don't think we would be able to buy an RT-P in Canada?
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#475846 - 05/14/09 09:00 AM Re: 2006 VS 2009 R1200RT-P [Re: Lmar]
BailyD Offline
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Registered: 03/30/07
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Loc: New Jersey
John, wasn't there something you pointed out about the brakes? The front lever controls both front and rear....the rear pedal just controls the rear? Is that the PD bike or civilian too?

Kevin
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#826236 - 03/28/13 07:28 PM Re: 2006 VS 2009 R1200RT-P [Re: sundaeman]
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Sorry to resurrect a zombie thread, but this was too funny to pass by.

While looking at this thread (just curious, because I ride a 2007), the young daughter of a friend of mine was looking over my shoulder.

The question came up about whether the RTP is for law enforcement only, and this was part of the response:

Originally Posted By: sundaeman
Putting lettering that says "POLICE", "TROOPER", etc. would generally be considered in extremely bad taste and probably ruin a nice ride in the afternoon.


With the world full of wisdom that only a 7-year-old can possess, she pointed to the statement and said "It doesn't ruin the afternoon of the OTHER motorcycle that says 'Police' on it!"

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