TIME TO MOVE ON

General discussion of the BMW R1200RT/R1250RT
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Enjoy and let us know how you enjoy your new ride
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Sorry to see you go RTman but the new ride has 1 wheel too many.
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Ride safe & Enjoy Jon
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Welcome back.
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David. wrote: Welcome back.

No he is not back again is he?  8)
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I just like keeping my eye in but no.  RT was eventually moved on last month and we are now very much Spyder nuts.  Just can’t help answering the occasional query.
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As we say In Norfolk CHEERIO BOR be
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RTman10 wrote: I just like keeping my eye in but no.  RT was eventually moved on last month and we are now very much Spyder nuts.  Just can’t help answering the occasional query.





The forum has been a duller place since your absence
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I too will have to move on eventually because of injury's.  I hate the thought of it though.


There is hope for me now as I just have seen this.  I will take this over a Spyder any day of the week and the cost will be a heck of a lot better with a decent dealer network.


It will grow on me and I really want this triple.  Will see how it rates when released.


https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport-touring/models/niken
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Don’t want to disappoint you but many trikers have looked st this and it has one fatal flaw over a conventional trike.  When you stop if you don’t get you feet down it falls over. So the extra wheel is pointless.
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RTman10 wrote: Don’t want to disappoint you but many trikers have looked st this and it has one fatal flaw over a conventional trike.  When you stop if you don’t get you feet down it falls over. So the extra wheel is pointless.

Piaggio solved that problem years ago - the leaning mechanism can be locked as you come to a stop and it then releases automatically as you pull away.  Paris commuters never have to take their legs out of the waterproof covers, or get the Gucci loafers dirty.  If Yamaha haven't copied the locking trick they've made a big mistake.
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You’re right, big mistake.  And I’ve just read they have bought the patent to another front system that looks even worse.  Maybe that one locks. The Piaggo is a small capacity machine and the locking system used might not be up to coping with a big trike. 
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LAF wrote:
There is hope for me now as I just have seen this.  I will take this over a Spyder any day of the week and the cost will be a heck of a lot better with a decent dealer network.


It will grow on me and I really want this triple.  Will see how it rates when released.


https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport-touring/models/niken

That's a nice looking trike! I like that it still leans like a motorcycle rather than being a 3 wheeled car in disguise  8)




The GS 'is' the better bike :-)
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This is the other Yamaha and is cool in it's own way also.


https://youtu.be/umfAdnSWB_o


Go to 9:35 of the clip and see it.  I love that suspension setup.


Anything beats a non leaning trike for me no matter where the two wheels are located, front or back.
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simbo wrote:
That's a nice looking trike! I like that it still leans like a motorcycle rather than being a 3 wheeled car in disguise  8)




That’s a bold statements.  In my limited experience of trikes there is nothing further from a car than a trike.  Just try riding one but not one with one front wheel.  They can be leathal.
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