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post #1 of 4 Old Mar 21st, 2019, 8:10 am Thread Starter
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Hey all...

Probably about to pull the trigger on an 09 R1200RT, so thought I'd find a forum. No stranger to motorcycles, but this will be my first BMW. Former racer here (mostly NE/LRRS/CCS) who retired 3x and now race mostly minis and the occasional CCS weekend on a Honda RS125 (whichever one is together usually). The RT will likely replace my beloved but oh so heavy Honda ST1300 (2nd one I've owned, close to 100k of trouble free miles between both of them).

Hoping my BMW experience is a good one - and thanks in advance for all the info in these forums!
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post #2 of 4 Old Mar 21st, 2019, 8:19 am
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Welcome aboard. I had A ST1300 too from 2005 to 2012. Good bike but BMW is better. You won't miss it for long
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post #3 of 4 Old Mar 21st, 2019, 5:26 pm Thread Starter
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I'm hoping so. I can assure you I will NOT sell my ST until I've put some decent miles on the RT! Can't wait to pick it up.
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post #4 of 4 Old Mar 29th, 2019, 6:32 am
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I had an ST1300 too, and an 1100 which I think, in retrospect, I preferred. Both heavy though, and heavy steering.. the BMW has so much more character, but can't touch Honda reliability and low maintenance requirements. Enjoy your new ride!

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