Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
Life on the Gold Coast
Hi. We live on Queensland, Australia's Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise). White beaches, mild weather, great surf, and a hinterland with a ton of exquisite bike roads.
I have a 2015 wethead R1200RT the Aussie model of which is fully optioned, minus the GPS. We pay around AU$30,000 for the on-road package and another $1200 for the GPS.
This is my third RT. Previously had a 1999 model (sold to a mate at 160,000 klm - he's still riding it); a 2010 SE fully optioned with large and small top boxes (sold at 59,000 klm to a (now) mate - down South in Victoria); and currently riding the 2015.
Each model has been better than the last and the 2015 just blows me away. It's 10 kph faster in the corners - and I haven't suddenly improved as a rider, though it does extend that invitation.
I like to take the tupperware off and dice with the Ducatis; then put the plastic back on and take my wife for a coffee (average 400 klm round trip - I call it a "short cut", she calls it "lying" - we're still married, so what the hell!); or put the Saddleman PC 3000 on the back and load Coco the Mini Schnauzer in and go for a local coffee.
My logo is one of our 12 grandkids. They get turns on keeping me company on the road when the Missus is otherwise engaged. They are not allowed to tell their mother how fast we go.
Last edited by Sid47; Nov 6th, 2015 at 5:10 am.