Ordered a new R1250RT today

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Cheers pal, think it's going to be expensive weekend, according to Lindsey the bike is now mine not ours.....she said I did the same with the porsche  :alas:
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I was thinking about an upgrade, but then I realised instead that I could keep my perfectly marvellous 1200LC and add one of the new Enfield Interceptors for the same money (£5.5k for a nice 650 twin - how?).  Entirely different bike, but they look just right for something to sling yer leg over for a Sunday morning blast.
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Picked mine up yesterday. Took a pic while I was doing the paperwork in the dealership.


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Nice, I'm still looking at the 1st week of April for delivery to the dealer. Been waiting since Jan, so quite looking forward to it now.
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Did you go for a bike built at the factory? I chose something off their stockist so that I didn't have to wait. Was told that a production line bike would take 8 weeks, I'm going to Spain before then so that didn't work.
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V.nice ,  look forward to reading a proper review !
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MikeS wrote: Did you go for a bike built at the factory? I chose something off their stockist so that I didn't have to wait. Was told that a production line bike would take 8 weeks, I'm going to Spain before then so that didn't work.

Yes, I wanted Mars Red, all they had in the UK was Carbon Black, so it had to be built
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Have they changed the screen ? on my 2018 RTLE the screen was hopeless for touring windblast was terrible so i changed it , just wondered if they looked at that with the new model ? anyway enjoy !!!!!
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No same screen. I have ordered the sport screen with my bike, which is smaller. Reasoning is, might be better for Summer and I have a Werks Quiet ride screen which I'll put on the new bike, which is a brilliant bit of kit. I rode my bike today with the standard screen and I had forgotten the difference between my aftermarket screen and standard.
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Casbar wrote: I made the mistake of taking a 1250 for a test ride yesterday. Today I part ex my 2014 RT for a 1250, which arrives in April. Ooops, that will be me in the spare room for a while  8)

I just bought an '08, my first BMW.  I'm not even reading or watching reviews of the 1250 - I don't want to know what I'm missing.
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RyYYZ wrote:
I just bought an '08, my first BMW.  I'm not even reading or watching reviews of the 1250 - I don't want to know what I'm missing.

I regularly ride an 07, different to the 1200LC and 1250LC, but I could quite happily own one, love riding it, loads of character - enjoy
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Had a 2005 1200 RT for 7 years. Brilliant bike,  which I used for commuting and touring Europe. Only problem I had was the fuel strip which left me stranded me 2 miles from work when I didn't realise I had no fuel left.


You're not missing anything it's an excellent bike which is a pleasure to ride.


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