Iím kinda of hosed by the RTís shock problem. My GT as a problem of similar magnitude, so I decided I might as well proceed with eBaying it. I too was concerned about the newness of the RT, but hoped that, with the R1200GS wethead out for a year, I could at least count on most of the problems being hashed out.
Despite this being the Age of the Sport Tourer, I didnít see a whole lot of options for replacing the K12. The K16 is just too big for me. I seriously considered the Triumph Trophy. However, judging from the posts on its respective forum, the Trophy has had more issues than the K12 did in its early years (or maybe Triumph owners just complain more). Maybe I shouldíve taken a closer look at the Concours or FJR. Or maybe I shouldíve gotten a used K13.
Whatís with bikes these days? Why, before I rode BMW, I put 90,000 miles on a Ď85 Honda Sabre and I never had problems like these. Well, except for the starter motor. And the water pump. And that cam rocker arm and camshafts. And the cam chain tensioner. And that spontaneous cracking of the alternator cover. And the clutch bushing going. And the exhaust system. And the cooling fan. And the ignition coil and spark unit. And the front brake master cylinder and calipers and rotors. And the horns. And the oil pressure sender. And two voltage regulators. And two alternators. And the transmission. But I mean, other than thatÖ.