Join Date: May 2014
Location: Johnson City, TN
Re: VIABRATION ISSUES 2015 R1200RT
I don't know what bikes you've had but I came from a Harley with a low frequency buzz that never bothered me. When I first got my 2014 RT, I had a lot of bothersome high frequency buzz. A few times it felt like my right hand was falling asleep. My first purchase was the rubber grip deal thingy. (I can never remember if it is Grip Puppy or Grip Buddy or just Get a Grip. ha ha)
After some time I noticed it was getting better and better... I don't think the bike changed, I think I changed and relaxed my grip to allow the bike to do what it needs to do. (When you lose about 100 pounds of bike weight and increase HP by 50%, that is quite a jump to this ole boy.) Since then I've done a few 600+ mile days and it really isn't an issue.
With all that being said, does the dealer have a 2014 or 2015 they will let you take out for a back to back comparison? Maybe a fellow BMW RT rider you trust could take yours out for a spin.
Good luck and keep us posted.