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post #1 of 5 Old Mar 12th, 2010, 3:34 am Thread Starter
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Hi All,

New to the Forum and a BMW ownership. Just quickly about myself. Got back onto a Yamaha XVS650A a couple of years ago so as to not have to use the Ford GT as a commuter and keep the Kís down. Wound up with the GT sitting in the garage more often and the bike not only being used as a commuter, but also the weekend tourer. As you could imagine, two up and extending the distances on the bike sore the limitations of the Yamaha. Started looking at a replacement, cruisers initially, but also started looking at tourers. Took a 2009 R1200RT for a test ride! Oh dear, next thing I know the GT is sold and I now have a 2010 R1200RT sitting in the garage. Looking forward to getting the running in and first service complete and extending the range. What an absolute joy this bike is to ride. SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) has also fallen in love with how comfortable and secure she feels on the back. Canít wait to get into some serious touring.

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post #2 of 5 Old Mar 12th, 2010, 6:53 am
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Welcome Andrew
Congratulations on the new ride. You will love the Rt. Got 60000 kms in less than 20 months on mine.
Will be interested in how you see the 2010 model.
keep in touch and keep us informed.
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Welcome to the forum Andrew and good to see you made the right choice in machinery. When you decide to take a trip to the Sunny side of Oz, give me a yell. The Sunshine Coast is not too far away.
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HI Andrew...

just keep the best half away from LT rear seats, or you'll lose the RT!
enjoy the ride, they are a fun bike, light and manouverable compared to the fat lady.
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Welcome Andrew. You'll have a ball.

What I'd be interested in is if you could get a ride on a '08 or '09 RT1200 after you've got used to yours and give us your impressions of how they compare. We've heard from a few doing it the other way round and the reverse would be an interesting angle especially as you seem to be coming new to the marque.
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