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OfflineClassico

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    2018 R1200 RT Firts impressions
    « on: 2020-10-25 15:25:01 »
    At last I’ve my “new” 2018 RT.
    I’ve riden a few kms round the mountains of Madrid over the last two days. Foggy, coldish and wetish weather.
    Don’t know why it has taken me so long to get an RT.
    Before trying any RT, I used to think that it was too big of a bike to really enjoy. Mistake! Is not that big really, only a bit wide but that’s fine if you arent planning to use it in the city or filtering very often.
    The engine is smooth, for a boxer that is, and powerful, once you get over 3.5/4 rpm. Very confortable, keeps you dry and warm.
    The cockpit is great, lots of info and very easy to read. It’s almost car like. Quite easy to navigate through all of the myriads of gadgets that come wirh the bike.
    Suspension and brakes are truly amazing. Changing from road to dynamic mode transforms the ride in the twisties. Rain mode gives you added security when wet.
    Aerodinamics are pretty well thought of, very germanic!
    My bike is finished in carbon black with some chrome scents. Looks very handsome indeed!

    To summ up the bike is Bloody Brilliant (to me)
    « Last Edit: 2020-10-25 15:28:25 by Classico »

    OnlineTalisker

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      Re: 2018 R1200 RT Firts impressions
      « Reply #1 on: 2020-10-25 17:05:01 »
      Ola Classico, very happy for you.  I'm relatively new to BMW bikes, I too thought they were not made for me.  How wrong was I!  Enjoy.

      Offlineluis4lonso

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        Re: 2018 R1200 RT Firts impressions
        « Reply #2 on: 2020-10-25 23:42:55 »
        :-) pleased to know you like the bike!


        La Sierra de Madrid roads are really nice for that first drive. I guess you may have been around Guadarrama, Cruz Verde pass?


        Enjoy the bike!!
        Drive safe.

        OfflineClassico

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          Re: 2018 R1200 RT Firts impressions
          « Reply #3 on: 2020-10-28 22:10:28 »
          Hi Luis, i’ve been riding through Sierra Norte mainly: Navacerrada, El Atazar, Mangiron, Torrelaguna, Guadalux...
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