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#979423 - 02/01/17 08:44 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: JohnH VA]  
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Originally Posted By: JohnH VA
Love the look of the RS and of course the motor is awesome (but I need the RT's fairing for winter riding). Congrats and enjoy!


I was definitely colder on my ride last weekend, but the great thing about Texas is the cold doesn't last long and the extra exposure will be nice in the summer.

#979429 - 02/01/17 09:22 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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Looks fantastic!

I had one of the spiritual predecessors, the R1200ST, and the weight savings and more minimalist fairing of that class of bike made it seem pretty quick and lively. I'd imagine it's a real hoot with the wethead engine.

I gave some passing consideration to the RS, but with my transition into geezerhood the RT offers a bit more friendly riding position for these old bones.

Enjoy the new ride!


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#979430 - 02/01/17 09:28 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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I was looking at the RS but the forward lean angle is way to much for me. If they would pull the bars back about 5 inches it would be perfect. According to cycle ergo the RT has a forward lean of 2 degrees the RS has a 17 degree forward lean.

http://cycle-ergo.com/


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#979431 - 02/01/17 09:36 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Mike]  
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Originally Posted By: Mike
Looks fantastic!

I had one of the spiritual predecessors, the R1200ST, and the weight savings and more minimalist fairing of that class of bike made it seem pretty quick and lively. I'd imagine it's a real hoot with the wethead engine.

I gave some passing consideration to the RS, but with my transition into geezerhood the RT offers a bit more friendly riding position for these old bones.

Enjoy the new ride!


I am at a place now where I can see geezerhood just ahead of me and figured this would be my last chance to capture some of the old sport bike spirit from days gone by....sort of if you leave out heated grips, cruise control, adjustable windshield, wider seat....haha.

#979432 - 02/01/17 09:40 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Rogerl]  
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Originally Posted By: Rogerl
I was looking at the RS but the forward lean angle is way to much for me. If they would pull the bars back about 5 inches it would be perfect. According to cycle ergo the RT has a forward lean of 2 degrees the RS has a 17 degree forward lean.

http://cycle-ergo.com/


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To be honest it feels a little too far forward for me too - not much but a wee bit. I am a road cyclist and am going to give my body a few months to adjust and grow into it. It's a slightly different muscle group that needs some tuning.

If I don't adjust I may put the R bike bar - it is a direct swap out.

#979439 - 02/01/17 10:40 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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Originally Posted By: Limecreek
Originally Posted By: Rogerl
I was looking at the RS but the forward lean angle is way to much for me. If they would pull the bars back about 5 inches it would be perfect. According to cycle ergo the RT has a forward lean of 2 degrees the RS has a 17 degree forward lean.

http://cycle-ergo.com/


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To be honest it feels a little too far forward for me too - not much but a wee bit. I am a road cyclist and am going to give my body a few months to adjust and grow into it. It's a slightly different muscle group that needs some tuning.

If I don't adjust I may put the R bike bar - it is a direct swap out.


Good to know, back with my R 1100 RSL the swaps weren't there, but
I found the riding position w/the slight forward lean, much, much more comfortable than the sit up and beg of the RT.
WRT weather protection, having proper kit, and electrics when needed in cold wet, no problem, and then when it got hotter,
no way an RT can do anything about the big fairing while the RS is comfortable.

Great looking ride.


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#979441 - 02/01/17 10:59 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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I am selling my 2007 Tuono and the RS is on the short list.


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#979442 - 02/01/17 11:22 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: randy]  
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Originally Posted By: randy
I am selling my 2007 Tuono and the RS is on the short list.


I took test rides on the new GS and liked it and thought yes, this could be it. Then I got on the RS and it was a whole other world - instant love.

The bike is extremely nimble and has a very solid, planted feeling about it.

Go test ride one.

#979475 - 02/02/17 12:55 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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Greg, my Son has been drooling over the RS. How would you compare the feel/handling of the different style front suspensions? How much brake dive does the RS have that the RT might not have?

#979477 - 02/02/17 01:06 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: realshelby]  
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Great looking bike. I like the RT for touring and I went with the XR for fun.

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