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Old 02-08-2004, 07:36 PM   #1
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So I've been looking at various different sport-touring bikes and recently looked at two BMW R1100RTs. I like the BMWs, especially the R1100RT/R1150RT models but I'd like to hear some feedback from people who have ridden/owned one. What are the problem areas with these bikes?

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Old 02-09-2004, 04:07 PM   #2
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I do not own an RT but I own a R1100S. I have ridden an RT as a "service loaner". That is one BMW advantage right there. How many other dealers will give you a "service loaner" while your bike is being serviced??? Also BMW dealers are very liberal with "test drives" as long as you have a valid MC license and are serious about buying one.

The RT's have great wind protection, good hard saddlebags, handle very well when "loaded", have ABS (can be a + or -) and look like CHP bikes...

Minuses include EXPENSIVE, BMW= "bring my (or more) wallet", not as powerful as the other sport-tourers on the market, the RT's only come with power assisted ABS brakes (again can be a + or -)...

There are many BMW forums out there, do a "search" and see what comes up.
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Old 02-09-2004, 07:12 PM   #3
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There are more, but here two links of BMW forums:

BMW Sport Touring

Adventure Rider (sorta off-road orientated, but lotsa BMW riders here)

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Old 02-09-2004, 08:35 PM   #4
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Old 02-10-2004, 12:19 PM   #5
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I also have an S and all I can say is I LOVE IT.

Put gas and oil in it and go forever. They don't even break in until about 12K miles.
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Old 02-10-2004, 04:52 PM   #6
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I have a R1150GS and can ride for days. I absolutly love it.

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Old 02-10-2004, 08:13 PM   #7
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ment to post this in this thread but created a new one by mistake. I took the plunge and picked up a bmw. Check it out

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...threadid=60056
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Old 02-12-2004, 08:40 PM   #8
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I just traded my R1100S for R1150RS. It gets its spirit from the S model, but its comfort from RT. Slap on a heated Corbin seat and you are ready for anything. Best of luck
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Old 02-27-2004, 07:38 AM   #9
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Hey man; You want the K1200RS or "GT" if considering the sport-touring genre. The bikes you're speaking of are anemic when comparing HP values ( 98 vs. 130 on the K1200 ) which comes in mighty handy if you've got luggage &/or passenger.

The fact that the K12's got a vibrationless motor's key for the long haul as well. Other options available? heated seats, cruise, heated grips, standad ABS & shitloads of torque.

Come on over to the Sport-Touring portal & ask 3000 fairly biased owners what they think.

Don't let the nay-sayers suggest it's "heavy" or not "sporty" enough. It's a scream, handles incredibly well & is barely broken in @ 75,000 miles.

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Old 02-27-2004, 07:59 AM   #10
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Hey thanks. I ended up getting an R1100R, and am really enjoying it. I really like the K bikes and dont have the $17k for a bike right now. Maybe my next beemer.
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Old 02-27-2004, 06:32 PM   #11
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I have a 1100bcr the suspension is real comfy on the pot holed roads up here. And is forgiving if you are hauling ass in the twisties. The dear love the abs brakes. the rt is real nice too.
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Old 03-01-2004, 10:36 AM   #12
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I have an 04 BCR also. Do you still have your stock shocks on? Any other "mods" yet? Have you found this forum yet?

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/forum...php?forumid=24

By the way are you "davidb2" on that forum???

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Old 03-01-2004, 06:12 PM   #13
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yes I am davidb2 on the pelican forum. I recognize your license plate. pretty cool. I still have the stock shocks since Im not a knee dragger. (unintentional a few times) I have a induct, power filter. k12 regulator, remus exhaust, and most important.... a pasport 8500 mounted on the tree. See v1 install on pelican for a pic. Maybe we can take a run up to Bridgeport when they open the 108 pass.
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:24 AM   #14
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Sounds like a good plan!!! Last year we rode the passes Memorial Day week just after they had opened. It was an excellent trip.

The Ohlins make the bad pavement even better. When your stock shocks "go away" think about some sort of aftermarket shocks. Money well spent.
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Old 03-02-2004, 11:06 AM   #15
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Hubby has a K1200 Rs,(2000) and I can't get him off of it. He's out right now ...........lucky guy.

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