Hi everyone, new to the site, old to BMW Motors. I am considering my next used BMW purchase. I grew up on Kaw sport bikes then moved to BMWs and enjoyed my K bikes the best. I am now starting to look again for another bike and want everyone's input, rants, opinions, insults...
My three favorite bikes were my Vespa P200e which I had for 20 years and toured on in high school, a K1100LT that was a little too top heavy and soft but great for 800 mile days, and my beloved K 75 RT (euro) that I put over 83K miles on with a personal best of 1641 miles in 24 hours.
I am not the mileage slave that I was but I still like all weather distance touring.
I got run over in Ohio and spent a year on my back and 5.5 in rehab.
Now I am considering another K 75 RT or a K 1100 RS. I like the looks of the K 100 RS but I think a full fairing would work better and the updates to the K 1100 RS appeals to me. I am looking for smooth and year round riding based on the Oregon Coast. I'm looking to stay cheap on the purchase.
Finally, I am thinking of building an ultra light weight trailer for Kingston the Wonderdog. He is 110 pounds and a trailer does not appeal to me but I have ridden hacks and a trailer would appeal more to me when I take him.
So I would like peoples opinion on K bikes because you never stop learning. I will be waiting on your responses and appreciate your time
-Pete and Kingston