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Offline TJ

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Updated 2019 BMW R1200RT
« on: August 07, 2018, 12:31:32 pm »
The R1200RT gets more power and some other updates for 2019. Honestly, I thought the current 125hp LC Boxer engine had plenty of poke. The new RT looks really tempting. 150 or so hp, lots of low and mid range torque, and lighter than a C14.

 
https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2018/bmw-r1200rt-tourer-motorcycle/

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Re: Updated 2019 BMW R1200RT
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 12:33:56 am »
But then you have all that Bikes Made Weird thing going on.  :beerchug:

I've been on the road for close to 4 months now, mostly out west. Most of the sport touring bikes I'm seeing are BMW. I find that an interesting observation.

Me personally, BTDT with the Beemer thing. My priorities rule out spending north of twenty grand on a bike with little dealer support where I travel. But they make lots of different bikes for lots of different tastes. A good thing.

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Re: Updated 2019 BMW R1200RT
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 01:23:47 am »
Traveled all over the U.S. Never an issue with dealer support. However, spending $23K or so, yeah...that's a legit reason for me to give pause. Best sport-touring bikes oney can buy IMO, but it's serious coin. Then again, I've put about $4K into my C14 already with more big dollar farkles to come. Ohlins are next big dollar farkle, as  the stock suspension is barely adequate. I bet I'll be sniffing close to $20k when I'm done. 

Anyway, and to the topic at hand, the boxer has evolved to a pretty respectable level, 
 
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