I best introduce myself. I'm Rob from Kansas. I've been a Beemer rider for 10 years, first with a '89 R100RT, then a new '97 R11RT that I rode for 83,000 miles and a year and a half ago I bought a '05 R12RT that currently has 24,000 miles on it.
The '05 is a great bike. It does everything better than the '97 but I have not bonded with it. Even my wife noticed it and told me to get something else.
Enter the new GT. I took it out for a brief ride. First in some two lane twistees and then out on the interstate. WOW! the power is addictive.
I don't know if the four cylinder buzz will bother me in the long run. Will it calm a bit after a few miles? I'm used to the twins getting smoother as mile pyle on.
Bad thing is, the SWMBO now wants to trade her '96 R11RS in on one.
The '05 RT has been striped of all the farkles and ready to take to Bentonville for the trade off. I just need to find the time to ride down and bring home the Crystal Grey drivers license threating machine.
Please be kind to me.
'73 Honda XL250 (my roots)
'91 R100GSPD (just fun)
'96 R1100RS (hers)
'05 R1200RT (soon gone)