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#982062 - 03/13/17 09:11 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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95% of an RT
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Go fast bike for sure, looks like it is moving even when parked.

Good looking ride! Congrats and best of luck.

Given enough time, you will reach "old phart" status and then will change. Till then, ride it like you stole it! thumbsup


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#982815 - 03/23/17 01:09 AM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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I came off F800GT in prep for a 10K mile trip last summer and REALLY wanted to like the RS. It's such a lovely looking bike, I am totally fine w/ the luggage which is the same as F800GT's, but the lack of an electric screen and ergonomics killed it in the end. If I were 5'6" I'd have jumped on it but at 6'4" tall I really appreciate the ergos of my '16 RT, and after living w/ an electric screen I'd have a hard time passing on it. This is why my dream-cycle for when RT is too heavy for me is essentially an RS w/ an electric screen, ergos for old and old tall folk, like RT's and which really are fine for most everyone save diehard sport bikers, all at 525lbs or so. Don't need a boxer engine but I like mine fine. My dream-cycle is summarized as a Sport-Tourer sacrificing nothing on the comfort (yes, electric screen!), high tech, power & handling, all in the lighter weight form factor. Doesn't need to be a boxer. I envision this being an expensive machine, perhaps priced right up there w/ RT or just under. My sense is this exact configuration which doesn't exist currently would easily have enough market share to warrant its development.

#982926 - 03/24/17 02:09 AM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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I had a Harley Super Glide for a while. Rode it for a year or two with no wind protection, and was wooped after a day of riding. Wind, and wind noise sucked. Bought a windshield and it was 50% less wind, but riding with my RT pals I was still toast after a full day. Now, after my 2nd RT I'm sold on wind protection. I just did 2- 500 mile days on my shiny new 2016 and was fine at the end of each day. We did some tight roads and I remember saying 'our bikes are too big for these roads'. But when you are out...you end up going on big highway roads while getting to the good motorcycle roads, and in an overall sense the RT can't be beat. But it depends on your age, and the roads you take.


I keep thinking about it, but I keep forgetting what I was thinking about!
16 R1200RT
09 R1200RT gone
08 Harley Super Glide gone (and missed!)
80's Honda 900F gone
About 8 Dirt Bikes...Yes, I'm Old.
#982931 - 03/24/17 02:40 AM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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I did a bonsai ride last summer on my way home. Billings Montana to Ferndale Washington. About 14 hours. This Wethead is the best Bimmer of all the BMW's I've had. Super long range scooter.
GT

#987456 - 05/18/17 03:15 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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"RS displaces the RT"

Land o Goshen...... that's a bold statement. I think if you look at recent sales figures for the two models you might have to retract that statement, specifically, since your Wing Man just bought an RTW. Not saying there is anything wrong with buying the RS, since it is clearly an attempt to deny that you are an old fart now and you are seeking to return to the glory years of your past. rofl


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#987458 - 05/18/17 03:24 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: swmckinley]  
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What are those "recent sales figures" for the various wethead models?


'17 R1200GS.
Priors: '16 R1200R, '14 R1200GS, '13 K1600GT, '08 R1200RT, '04 R1150RT, '05 R1200GS, '73 R75/5.
#987539 - 05/19/17 07:14 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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Oh hell I don't know, I just made that up.


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#1001987 - 12/05/17 03:56 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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When I saw the blue and white RS I immediately thought Boxer Cup. When my dealership called and said they had a pre-owned low mileage (under 12,000) B/W RS, I thought it was my chance to have a Wet Head Boxer Cup.
I'm still thinking of an aftermarket exhaust, and fabricating a cover for the rear seat, but here's my Boxer Cup 1200.
The original Cup stickers were too big for the RS bodywork so a trip to the sign shop provided some smaller ones. Also I changed the RS stickers to "S" stickers.
A few old-man fixes like lower pegs and taller bars have helped. And some carbon bits from www.motocomposites.com and some repainted parts help a lot too.

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#1001990 - 12/05/17 06:07 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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No images Yeeha!Stephen.

#1001995 - 12/05/17 07:30 PM Re: RS displaces the RT [Re: Limecreek]  
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Andy & Stephen - I’m seeing images and that’s a gorgeous bike!


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