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#979485 - 02/02/17 02:36 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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One year and 19,000 miles on my RS. Had an '11 RT for two years and never did adapt to the SIZE of the damned thing. That is where the RS has it all over the RT, weather protection or not. Besides, all the fairing did was make it real warm when the temp got over 85 deg. F here in Texas, which is a LOT of the time. A set of Helibar up/back adapters and I am set.

Frank


2017 R1200RS, 3 mo. 8000 mi.
2016 R1200RS, 18 mo. 28,322 mi. (gone)
1985 K100/1100RS, 32 yrs. 325,000 mi.
2005 R1200ST 8 yrs.(The Deerslayer)3rd deer killed it
2011 R1200RT 2 yrs. (gone)
#979486 - 02/02/17 03:15 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: realshelby]  
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Originally Posted By: realshelby
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?


I have a Telelever and Duolever bikes in the garage. With the RS suspension in Dynamic mode the front dives no more than my K16GT with Duolever, but more than the old generation RSL with the Telelever. I would say it splits the difference in the two types of front suspension designs.

With the RS suspension in Road mode it dives 50% more as a guess.

#979491 - 02/02/17 03:55 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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Originally Posted By: Limecreek
Originally Posted By: realshelby
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?


I have a Telelever and Duolever bikes in the garage. With the RS suspension in Dynamic mode the front dives no more than my K16GT with Duolever, but more than the old generation RSL with the Telelever. I would say it splits the difference in the two types of front suspension designs.

With the RS suspension in Road mode it dives 50% more as a guess.



Good info. The minimal brake dive, and what seems to be much better stability when you clamp the brakes on hard in a corner during a surprise, is something I really like about the Telelever. You would have to compare equal setups with quality components to really know about the handling I guess. But, my RT isn't a track bike so I will take stability over precision for my style of riding. Now my Son rides a newer Super Tenere and I figure he would ask "what brake dive" after riding the RS.

#979496 - 02/02/17 05:09 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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Having investigated the RS, XR and R models, I chose the R1200R. The riding position is somewhat more upright than the RS which is the main reason I chose it over the RS. Weather protection is relatively poor so I have to count on my jacket/pants/gloves to help out. Seems far peppier than my GS (both LC) and while it's comfortable enough it's more biased toward sport than touring. Point is, don't overlook the new R1200R as an RT replacement.


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Priors: '16 R1200R, '14 R1200GS, '13 K1600GT, '08 R1200RT, '04 R1150RT, '05 R1200GS, '73 R75/5.
#979501 - 02/02/17 06:04 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Sailorlite]  
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Parabellum Scout will transform the bike.
Looks.
thumbsup
Protection.
thumbsup

Know several who did this, all love it.
One did 2 up cross country w/camping gear.
52+ mpg and no loitering.


If my mind wanders, should I follow it?
Tim
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1996 R 100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...

#979511 - 02/02/17 08:48 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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The RT is a lovely bike but proved to be just a bit heavier to handle during stop and go and low speed situations for me. Chose the RS model as it just felt less top heavy and much easier to get around on. The forward lean issue was cured with a Heli Bar conversion.

The suspension and engine performance packages are simply superior to the bulk of the brands out there now. When you bank into a left or right turn or chicane the word PLANTED appears in your frontal cortex. So easy to ride briskly......

#979516 - 02/02/17 11:44 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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The RS is a sweetheart for sure and in reading all posts on this forum I can see the merits of this killer bike.

But,,,,,

How are they with a pillion? Were your passenger(s) content? Passenger foot pegs not too high?

Reason I ask is that I was heading towards a new R-RT, but the lighter bike is a nice idea.

My garage now holds a K1200LTC and a Ducati ST4S with full bags. And both of them were going to go away to make way for a new RT, but damn, I really like the light weight of the RS. We live on the west coast but have toured the country on the K1200LTC and we like it better than the school-boy games of the Ducati ST4S. Whatever BMW I buy I will need it to be up to traveling across the states, that's why I was leaning towards the RT....

Decisions decisions!!!

#979523 - 02/03/17 02:47 AM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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I don't think you can go wrong with the RT. I've had three of them and a K1600 and I guess it just depends on what works for you.
GT

#979532 - 02/03/17 11:43 AM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: MBevans]  
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Going from an LT, to a twin RT or RS will be different.
Depending on you and pillions size, could be OK, or wayyy different.
Have you done an RT 2 up?
See if you can demo.
We did long distance on my RSL, but the K GT worked much better
for many reasons.
Best wishes.


If my mind wanders, should I follow it?
Tim
Conch Town Krewe
2003 K 1200 GT
1996 R 100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...

#979534 - 02/03/17 01:28 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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Congrats Greg,

She's a beaut and an absolute perfect pick for your neck of the woods. Don't let McKinley on it, you'll never see it again.

J.


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'04 ST4S
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