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Title: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Arek on 2019-06-11 13:30:47
Hi guys,
It's my first post and i would like to say hello to everyone in this forum.
I joined because I'm thinking about RT. Don't have one, hopefully yet :-)
I'm UK based around Oxford to be more precise.

I'm new to the forum but not new to the motorcycles.
As per subject of this thread I'm considering to order new 1250RT LE. Did the test ride and I liked the bike. Very different from my current Kawasaki Z1000SX but by no any means worst.

As all of you are experienced users of RT I have some probably silly questions :-) from your point of view, but anyway I'll ask

I would like to order R1250RT LE plus lower seat (my legs are short),Dynamic package and top box. Is there something I should consider which make my life better/ easier?
Keyless option is gizmo which I do not consider for that price. I used keys for long time, and I still can do that way. Audio system from my point of view is not necessary. We have bluetooth comms, and they working very well for our needs.
Also I have TomTom navigation on the current bike. Is there a nice good way to put that in the prepared place on RT? Or I should consider replace it with original BMW one?
I'm really not keen to add RAM mount to my handlebars. I bet you will have good advice? Do the integration with on board system is worth of that?

And the question to the UK based users here.
It is related to dealers. Never before deal with BMW (even cars) so I have zero experience.
How flexible are they? What can I expect due to discounts or extra options?
With kawasaki I've got some bits, plus extra warranty plus some discount. How is that in the BMW world? Are they flexible or very strict?

I'm around Oxford, so the obvious one for me is North Oxford, however I do not mind travel further if others are better/ more flexible?
Anyway I want also visit Cheltenham BMW for comparison, but maybe you have some good advice in that matter too?

Thanks a lot.
PS. Dubled that post in the ukgser forum as well, so those of you who read that in both places please do not yell on me :D
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: MikeS on 2019-06-11 13:54:15
I live just outside Oxford and have bought three bikes from North Oxford, including my current R1250RT.  My experience with them has been very positive, found them easy to deal with and efficient when organising test rides and servicing etc. Are there better dealers out there? Possibly but it's very  subjective and everyone will have their own opinion. Visit a few and make your own mind up.


Servicing tends to be on the pricey side but that comes with the brand. Warranty claims and problems tend to be handled well IMHO.


Will you get a discount? You won't know till you ask, if there isn't much flexibility on the price then try for option extras, clothing or some servicing to be included in the price. I would ask for the 600 mils service to be included as an absolute minimum.


I wasn't keen on keyless start but had to have it to get a bike within a reasonable time scale. I've gotten used to it and quite like it now.


Good luck with it.


Mike
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Casbar on 2019-06-11 14:13:44
Its a bit like when you buy anything, get a quote then play one dealer off against another. Cheltenham have a good reputation as well. BMW do not tend to discount too much, when I traded my bike against the 1250, it was all about the price to change, so you don't really know how much discount vs a trade in price.


I am also quite taken with keyless, didn't think I would like it, but it seems a lot easier, I used to have a habit of getting my gloves on and ready to go and forgetting my keys were in my pocket  :)


I also got the sos thing, seemed like a good idea at the time. My previous RT had audio, didn't go for it this time as the Nav can play music and my BT headset has a radio if I wanted it. The BMW Nav has some limited function, zoom from the wonder wheel and it also can take information from the bike with the my motorcycle app, which shows bike data. You would lose that if you put a Tom Tom in its place. There was a post on the 1200/1250 RT page about a plate that will fit where the Nav goes to enable a Tom Tom to be fitted, but I didn't take any notice, but if you get yourself onto that facebook group, you could search.


I bought my bike from CW in Dorchester, but I went armed with a quote from Reitan BMW, they beat them and were local


Top box, painted with high level brake light is around £1100, so very expensive option, look out for a used one if they don't do you a deal


Most also either fit cylinder head protectors with are around £200 (not sure if they are out yet) or engine bars to protect in case of a drop. I also had aux lights as an option, but I subsequently fitted after market spots and would in hind site not bothered with the BMW spots
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: daverj on 2019-06-11 14:46:35
I bought my RT from a dealer 75 miles away. Did the whole deal via e mail and phone. Got an ex demo with 60 miles on it. Saved over £3000 and it’s got audio sos keyless spots. Very happy
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Arek on 2019-06-11 17:00:46
I bought my bike from CW in Dorchester, but I went armed with a quote from Reitan BMW, they beat them and were local

Top box, painted with high level brake light is around £1100, so very expensive option, look out for a used one if they don't do you a deal

Most also either fit cylinder head protectors with are around £200 (not sure if they are out yet) or engine bars to protect in case of a drop. I also had aux lights as an option, but I subsequently fitted after market spots and would in hind site not bothered with the BMW spots


Thanks a lot for your post.
That's the reason I want to go check Cheltenham as well. Try to negotiate the best deal, and then go to the Oxford and play this way. To be honest I prefer to deal with Oxford garage as they convenient close to me. So if difference will be marginal I will not  bother to travel long distance.


As for topbox I will not opt for that one with lights embedded, I think it's huge overpriced. The standard one is also overpriced, however I probably can swallow it. Obviously better priced will be a Givi option, but it will definitely not be estetical matched.


With the engine protectors that's a good hint. Will keep that in mind.


Obviously will be better timewise grab machine from stock, but most of them are quite specced with bit's I'm not really consider necessary.
However the main bit is I've been told if I want lower seat option, I can have it only when it was factory fitted. So looks like BMW dealers do not want retrofit it to the existing bikes.
Or maybe just that particular sales person didn't bothered to check that. I have no idea how correct it is.

Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Casbar on 2019-06-11 17:08:30

Thanks a lot for your post.
That's the reason I want to go check Cheltenham as well. Try to negotiate the best deal, and then go to the Oxford and play this way. To be honest I prefer to deal with Oxford garage as they convenient close to me. So if difference will be marginal I will not  bother to travel long distance.


As for topbox I will not opt for that one with lights embedded, I think it's huge overpriced. The standard one is also overpriced, however I probably can swallow it. Obviously better priced will be a Givi option, but it will definitely not be estetical matched.


With the engine protectors that's a good hint. Will keep that in mind.


Obviously will be better timewise grab machine from stock, but most of them are quite specced with bit's I'm not really consider necessary.
However the main bit is I've been told if I want lower seat option, I can have it only when it was factory fitted. So looks like BMW dealers do not want retrofit it to the existing bikes.
Or maybe just that particular sales person didn't bothered to check that. I have no idea how correct it is.


You haven't said how tall you are, but I am 5ft 8 and can flat floor the bike with standard seat on low setting, I can also manage with the seat on the high setting. I am quite surprised they can't get a low seat for you, thought you buy that from parts, but guess that would be extra cost. Other option would be to buy with standard seat and buy an aftermarket Sergeant low seat, again extra cost, but a lot find the standard seat uncomfortable and a low seat has less padding.
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Arek on 2019-06-11 17:23:23
Sorry. Yes I did not mention. I'm 169cm and I believe (didn't really measured) I have inside leg 29".
When tested last Sunday standard seat lowest position I did not flat out my feets. I'm experienced enough that this is nothing I'm worry about when I'm alone (I rode Honda varadero 1000 years ago). But I'm not getting younger, also I plan trips with my wife or daughter. And that adding a bit complication to the overall.
Personally I will feel better with lowest seat option.
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: gogs01 on 2019-06-11 18:16:44
Good luck with getting a discount at a Motorrad dealer !  It can happen, but less likely with new, popular models. But if you don't ask .....


You need to be aware of all the available optional packages and accessories.  I have the LE with dynamic and comfort packages, but I wouldn't pay for the audio package. I love the keyless even though I couldn't see the point on a short test ride.


If you need a low seat to retro fit, they do come up on eBay fairly often. Make sure you know whether you need a heated seat or not. I don't use the seat heating much (but I wouldn't want to be without the heated grips). The optional high seat suits me (inside leg 32") and I find the higher the seat the more comfortable the bike is - but, of course, you need to be happy that you're going to be able to hold the bike up in all circumstances, they're heavy bikes !
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Arek on 2019-06-11 19:27:54
Good luck with getting a discount at a Motorrad dealer !  It can happen, but less likely with new, popular models. But if you don't ask .....


That I was thinking. When I was about my current Kawasaki the situation was similar. Z1000SX is a huge popular model for them, and they did not like to give anything extra as they see no need for that. It still will be great seller. I get something, however not huge bit, some 12V socket, extended warranty, and about £500 less on the price.
Compering to the car industry that's really not huge win.


I assuming the GS is still the king from the selling point. So maybe the RT will have some more slack. Maybe I'm naive but  have some hopes  :wonder:


You need to be aware of all the available optional packages and accessories.


That's the other bit I'm not familiar with. Since now, for almost 30 years I had mostly Jap bikes. And they do not have that huge extras options. If at all really. That was one of the my ffirst questions. Do I need something more than dynamic packet, to make my life better on bike?



If you need a low seat to retro fit, they do come up on eBay fairly often. Make sure you know whether you need a heated seat or not. I don't use the seat heating much (but I wouldn't want to be without the heated grips). The optional high seat suits me (inside leg 32") and I find the higher the seat the more comfortable the bike is - but, of course, you need to be happy that you're going to be able to hold the bike up in all circumstances, they're heavy bikes !


That's the bit. They are heavy, and as I mentioned my plan is travel with pillion. My wife is quite small person, so I do not really worry about that. My daughter is a bit more like me, on the heavy side be, and that is the bit I'm concerned. I'm comfortable in my Kawa myself, but I had quite scary moments with my daughter on board. I rather sacrifice a bit of comfort of seating to the comfort of keep bike upright.
Also when I tested the BMW, the seat comfort was a huge step from Z1000SX  8)

Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: MikeS on 2019-06-12 20:57:25
Did you test ride the bike on your own? If not why book another test and take your daughter along and get her to ride pillion.
At least you'll know what it feels like with somebody on the back.
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: MikeS on 2019-06-12 21:16:40

https://youtu.be/vVsogyXn33c (https://youtu.be/vVsogyXn33c)


Worth a look. Not an RT but a GSA but doesn't really matter.


Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Arek on 2019-06-12 22:22:23
Did you test ride the bike on your own? If not why book another test and take your daughter along and get her to ride pillion.
At least you'll know what it feels like with somebody on the back.


I tested on my own, and after 45 minutes of the ride I took my wife with me. All was good. However I try with daughter and it wasn't the most comfortable bit, the weight of pillion doing the difference.
Of course I can ride, that's easy. The maneuvers I have to sometimes doing, like reverse, etc are challenge. Obviously I can ask her to get out off bike, and all became easy, but I would like to be on the comfortable side. If I have option why do not use it?
I know I wasn't comfortable on that bike as well because it wasn't mine, and the contribution in the repairs was up to £2000, so not a cheap bit :D
I'm 100% sure when I will own it, and do some more hours riding, I will become much more relaxed with everything.
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Arek on 2019-06-13 22:11:53
Was today at Oxford BMW. Surprisingly the low seat option is indeed factory order. If dealer doing it, it have to be ordered separately and it cost £260 for heated one. Overall I had good chat with guys. They gave me some bits (that seat for example)  and overall I was happy with conversation.
I've put the reservation for a bike they have somewhere in the dealership chain. But didn't ordered yet.
Going tomorrow to Cheltenham to see how it looks like in the other place.


So hopefully tomorrow I will have some answers, and I hope I will do order.
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: bandytales on 2019-06-14 12:07:28

So hopefully tomorrow I will have some answers, and I hope I will do order.


I hear what you are saying, but PLEASE be sure you want that low seat. The number of times you are needing to get your feet down versus the amount of time you are riding is almost negligible. So, when you stop and need to maneuver backwards, just get off the bike and push it. If that seat is low, you will end up with cramped knees. These Wethead RT's already leave the rider with tighter than ideal knee bends.
When I carry a pillion, I actually use it to my advantage if I need to do a backward maneuver, I ask them to get off and then get them to start pushing me, so all I have to do is steer, brake and stabilise the bike. It's brilliant!
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Arek on 2019-06-14 20:36:17
If that seat is low, you will end up with cramped knees. These Wethead RT's already leave the rider with tighter than ideal knee bends.


Finally I had a chance sit on the RT with original low seat today. And now I know it is good for me. I'm more the hobbit height  :eggs: .
Also the more angled knees are not an issue. I'm coming from Jap sporty bike. Anything in the boxer range will be probably much better and more comfortable  :whistle:
Will have discussion with my wife later today, and I'm almost positive to put order tomorrow.
BTW. Cheltenham guys beat Oxford in price and extras. So I'm going to tell tomorrow in Ox that I sincere thank them for help, but I'm going somewhere else.

Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Arek on 2019-06-15 14:00:53
So, order placed  :enjoying:
When I came to my local dealer to tell them that I had better offer elsewhere, they stand up for it and gave me a slight better one, so I stick with them.

I think it was worth travel 100 miles yesterday to the other dealer, as I got some good outcome from the time I spent on it.
I probably can play once more in other dealer, but I thought that I will just get very little gain at that point anyway.


Thank you all for advices.
I'll post picture after collection.
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Little-Brit on 2019-06-18 00:21:10
Hi Arek,


I went through a very similar process when I chose my R1200RT in 2015.


To take your points in order;


I'm short in the leg - 28" inside leg and I get on fine with the standard seat in the low position but I appreciate that this is a very personal choice.


LE and dynamic are good choices and the top-box is cavernous and a quality item that leads into...


Keyless option!  Like you I took the view that I'd coped this long with a key so why bother?  So I stuck to my guns and kept to the standard key.  I regretted that choice virtually from day one.   The truth is that keyless or not you'll end up with a large fob to operate the remote central locking and alarm plus your conventional key.  You might as well have a single "keyless" fob and enjoy the benefits of keyless - several friends have bought GSs in recent times and all have gone keyless and all really like it and they don't even get central locking.


Audio is a waste of time for three reasons in my view.  Firstly it's bloody expensive, secondly you get much better audio though an intercom system and finally I believe it removes the digital speedo display option (which is really useful in my view).


Regarding your Tom Tom options I can't help - I have a BMW Nav V which fits perfectly and operates well even though it doesn't have any security system like the GS offers.


Regards dealers I have always had really good service and acceptable deals from Wollaston BMW in Northampton.


I hope that helps.  The 1250 is certainly a lovely engine as is the RT bike, they just need to update the specification to make it attractive enough for me to change.  A TFT screen with integrated sat-nav and LED headlights would do it for me!
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: gogs01 on 2019-06-18 09:11:14
LE and dynamic are good choices and the top-box is cavernous and a quality item that leads into...
Keyless option!  .....
Audio is a waste of time .....
.....they just need to update the specification to make it attractive enough for me to change.  A TFT screen with integrated sat-nav and LED headlights would do it for me!


I agree,  agree,  agree,  agree !   ;D
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Hors Piste on 2019-06-18 09:51:22
The audio option doesn't remove the digital speedo, at least not on my 1250. Just think of the plusses - you get that oh so useful second "locker", a beautiful aerial sticking up at the front - but mostly when the battery in your helmet comms has expired you can get nav instructions through the speakers - just watch out for pedestrians suddenly turning left or right :))

Edit - my mistake, the digital speedo does disappear if the radio is on.  :(
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Arek on 2019-06-18 10:10:48
Just think of the plusses - you get that oh so useful second "locker", a beautiful aerial sticking up at the front - but mostly when the battery in your helmet comms has expired you can get nav instructions through the speakers - just watch out for pedestrians suddenly turning left or right :) )
:) )


Apart of the above, it is totally waste of the money in my opinion, especially in the era of BT comms with RDS radio, up to 15 person communication, voice commands to your phone, and the music you want (anything you have installed in phone).


Anyway, for keyless option. After all the bike which was available do not have it, I will not regret that, maybe next time. But I think and the most important it was my wife request the SOS button is a good option. Especially when you pay once and you have this feature enabled all the time.
So there is SOS service in my new bike too.


Saturday collection day be

Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: LAF on 2019-06-18 12:26:55
:) )


Apart of the above, it is totally waste of the money in my opinion, especially in the era of BT comms with RDS radio, up to 15 person communication, voice commands to your phone, and the music you want (anything you have installed in phone).


Anyway, for keyless option. After all the bike which was available do not have it, I will not regret that, maybe next time. But I think and the most important it was my wife request the SOS button is a good option. Especially when you pay once and you have this feature enabled all the time.
So there is SOS service in my new bike too.


Saturday collection day be
Well the first time you loose that key less fob when you are 700 miles from home you would wish you had a key!
I just had the pleasure.  My girl on her Vulcan 650 S, her father on his 16 RT, and myself on a 17 GS, go to the BMW MOA Rally 700 miles away and we do it in one day.  So we get to the motel I shut my bike off, realize I want it somewhere else, go to start it, push the button and get a big red something or other on the right corner of the dash.
I know what that means I have somehow lost my key fob! 

We had hit rain so we stopped to put rain suits on, must have not secured the fob on the key holder on my belt.  The bike did start at that stop so the fob must have landed close enough to the bike to start it so I never thought anymore about it.

So I walk over to Patricia and ask for the plastic emergency key as I always carry a spare set of keys with someone else when we travel.
So on a GS the antenna is a round indentation under the rear seat in the rear wheel well.  So I can not figure out how to hold the key and push the button at the same time.  I remove the rear seat see what I believe to be the unit hold the key there and nothing.  So every place we went I would hold the key in place under the rear fender and ask someone to push the button on for me.  What a PITA!
I did figure out I could reach through the side up into the fender and reach the button so it became a one man show and that was a lot better for me. 

I would have liked the simplicity of a spare key without question.
Ironic I have a second fob I bought with the bike but always carry the plastic as I figure if I lost one fob loosing the second would be enough to put me over the edge. 

Around a 200 dollar mistake.
I think the RT is lower right of your dash?  I think I tried it to do it on my RT and you pivot the dash up as far as you can and then hold the key in the lower right corner?
And you guys with keyless and a plastic fob should "practice" at home so you know what to expect on the road.

If I could have a do over I would give back Key Less, Hill Assist, and SAP with no problem at all.
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Casbar on 2019-06-18 12:50:42
The audio option doesn't remove the digital speedo, at least not on my 1250. Just think of the plusses - you get that oh so useful second "locker", a beautiful aerial sticking up at the front - but mostly when the battery in your helmet comms has expired you can get nav instructions through the speakers - just watch out for pedestrians suddenly turning left or right :) )


On my 2014, if you had audio on, the radio gubbins was displayed on the screen and the digital speedo went away, if you wanted to see the digital speedo, you had to have audio off. Don't know on my 1250 as I didn't go for audio this time
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Casbar on 2019-06-18 12:55:04
Well the first time you loose that key less fob when you are 700 miles from home you would wish you had a key!
I just had the pleasure.  My girl on her Vulcan 650 S, her father on his 16 RT, and myself on a 17 GS, go to the BMW MOA Rally 700 miles away and we do it in one day.  So we get to the motel I shut my bike off, realize I want it somewhere else, go to start it, push the button and get a big red something or other on the right corner of the dash.
I know what that means I have somehow lost my key fob! 

We had hit rain so we stopped to put rain suits on, must have not secured the fob on the key holder on my belt.  The bike did start at that stop so the fob must have landed close enough to the bike to start it so I never thought anymore about it.

So I walk over to Patricia and ask for the plastic emergency key as I always carry a spare set of keys with someone else when we travel.
So on a GS the antenna is a round indentation under the rear seat in the rear wheel well.  So I can not figure out how to hold the key and push the button at the same time.  I remove the rear seat see what I believe to be the unit hold the key there and nothing.  So every place we went I would hold the key in place under the rear fender and ask someone to push the button on for me.  What a PITA!
I did figure out I could reach through the side up into the fender and reach the button so it became a one man show and that was a lot better for me. 

I would have liked the simplicity of a spare key without question.
Ironic I have a second fob I bought with the bike but always carry the plastic as I figure if I lost one fob loosing the second would be enough to put me over the edge. 

Around a 200 dollar mistake.
I think the RT is lower right of your dash?  I think I tried it to do it on my RT and you pivot the dash up as far as you can and then hold the key in the lower right corner?
And you guys with keyless and a plastic fob should "practice" at home so you know what to expect on the road.

If I could have a do over I would give back Key Less, Hill Assist, and SAP with no problem at all.


The red key goes central above the dash, like you say tilt it and slip it in, easy, sales bloke showed me before i picked the bike up. I have had keyless on two Harley and now my 1250 and like it, and as long as you carry the red key, there is no issue. You could of course pay £193 for another fob, but you could just lose that as well :)
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Arek on 2019-06-18 13:05:35
As I said, keyless maybe next time. This one come with standard ignition key.
As I never used keyless, it will not make any difference for me at all.
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Casbar on 2019-06-18 13:27:35
As I said, keyless maybe next time. This one come with standard ignition key.
As I never used keyless, it will not make any difference for me at all.


You have to be careful with the key and the fob, as it can quite often scratch the headstock as the fob dangles from the key. I put black tape around the edges of my fob to try and stop it scratching, with various degrees of success. Some have a pouch with the fob in and just the key sticking out.
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Arek on 2019-06-18 13:39:25

You have to be careful with the key and the fob, as it can quite often scratch the headstock as the fob dangles from the key. I put black tape around the edges of my fob to try and stop it scratching, with various degrees of success. Some have a pouch with the fob in and just the key sticking out.


Yeah, had that with all my bikes. Just learned to have only key with some soft keyring, and the rest of stuff keep in pocket. Doing it for years, never lost key, or the other bits.
So if the fob can be detached from the key. That will be probably the first thing I do. And will keep fob in pocket.
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Hors Piste on 2019-06-18 19:09:19
On my 2014, if you had audio on, the radio gubbins was displayed on the screen and the digital speedo went away, if you wanted to see the digital speedo, you had to have audio off. Don't know on my 1250 as I didn't go for audio this time

Sorry my mistake - you're quite right, if the audio is actually on the digital speedo is not.  Not a great problem as I'm unlikely to ride with the audio on but annoying nonetheless.
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Arek on 2019-06-21 15:20:29
So, tomorrow is the DAY! happy
I will be collecting my RT.


Will post some pics when finally arrive home. The plan is, enjoy the day on the new bike.
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Casbar on 2019-06-21 16:08:18
So, tomorrow is the DAY! happy
I will be collecting my RT.


Will post some pics when finally arrive home. The plan is, enjoy the day on the new bike.


That is quick, I ordered mine in Jan and it didn't get delivered until April :)
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Arek on 2019-06-21 16:19:50

That is quick, I ordered mine in Jan and it didn't get delivered until April :)


I cheated a bit  8) . Took one from UK stock list which was in the spec I wanted, except low seat. then added seat to it :D
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Casbar on 2019-06-21 16:26:14

I cheated a bit  8) . Took one from UK stock list which was in the spec I wanted, except low seat. then added seat to it :D


I'm sure you'll be very pleased, love mine :)
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Arek on 2019-06-21 16:30:59

I'm sure you'll be very pleased, love mine :)
I'm almost 100% positive that I'll enjoy the bike. Had great test ride. BMW was quite generous with time so had one for half day.
Really seriously liked it that time. So I do not have  doubts it will be great bike.
Hopefully not only for me but also for my wife and daughter.
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: BoB21 on 2019-06-21 16:45:50
Welcome and enjoy. Just in time for annual meet ;)
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Arek on 2019-06-21 17:02:42
Welcome and enjoy. Just in time for annual meet ;)


Thank you.
I wish to but as I understand the annual meet is 6th of July?
Unfortunately that date is reserved for family duties and I really can't escape that.
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: bandytales on 2019-06-21 17:32:09
Welcome and enjoy. Just in time for annual meet ;)


What is this annual meet you talk of?
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Casbar on 2019-06-21 18:40:11

What is this annual meet you talk of?


Have a look in the Organised Meet sub forum, all will be revealed :)
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: David. on 2019-06-21 19:53:56
2019 Annual RT Meet, /index.php?topic=4066.0
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: bandytales on 2019-06-24 10:44:00
Thanks for the info on the meet-up.
Title: Re: Thinking about R1250RT
Post by: Little-Brit on 2019-10-14 17:52:43
Well I didn't expect this but the other week I dropped in at Wollaston BMW and they made me an offer I couldn't refuse to upgrade to a 1250RT,  keyless this time!


Still stuck with the analogue instruments and the insecure sat-nav mount but I am a model closer to them if I want to upgrade when they eventually arrive.


What I do have now is the most delightful motorcycle to ride.  The engine is even better than a test ride implied, the suspension is just amazing and the 3 year warranty, lean sensitive ABS and traction control are all bonuses.  And quite oddly I found the SOS feature a significant factor in my decision making process - I hope never to need it, for me or anyone else, but I think it's a really good feature.


Did I say that the engine is incredible?  And the suspension?  The bike feels closer to my old W/C GS, it is much livelier due to the engine and the suspension smothers bumps in a quite GS like fashion.  It isn't quite as nimble but it isn't bad and my behind can cope with it for hours on end (which is the main point for me).  I'm just back from a 2,000 mile trip to the Aragon MotoGP round and I'm still smiling.  Absolutely no buyers remorse here!