I've had a lot of bikes ove the years. The ones in my sig are in the last 18 months. I like fixing em and getting em back into service. This R1200RT I recently picked up does nothing but impress me the more I ride it.
I was home alone on a week-end and looked up gumtree for a joyride and picked this one. Worst joyride ever. 15 PSI in the tyres, 18month old fuel in the tank and he swapped the battery without cycling the throttle. Ran like a dog.
I made a lowball offer and went home disappointed
A week or more later he rings and is going off shore and accepts my offer. What do you do. Dig up the $5K and go get it. Pump the tyres, reset the computer cycle the fuel and WOW, what a bike. Under 70K Kms, the fuel strip is stuffed but I like it the more I ride it.
The shocks are toast, either bouncy bouncy or bang bang, dual mode shocks by the looks so RAD shocks can rebuild them for me eventually but the seat is awful. I can only last an hour in it, I get 4 hours out of the 1100 seat easy
I have found John Moorhouse from ergo seats is still working, and he says he will fix it while we are away on holidays. This one is a keeper, I'm just so impressed I had to vent.
It doesn't seem much heavier that the 98 ST2 ducati I had. I like it.