Re: R1250RT Review MC.com
"....the RT has put on exactly 20 pounds since the R1200 RT blew the competition out of the water five years ago in our 2014 S/T comparison and won three consecutive Sport-Tourer of the Year awards."
Do old guys purchasing a sport tourer really want MORE weight? Nope. And it's clearly old guys who purchase RT's, on the whole. Just look at the average age in this forum. Whatever brand recognizes this reality will score big on an ST model that has a P:W ratio similar to the current RT offering, electric screen an absolute must, ASC, ABS Pro, Dynamic ESA, heated grips/seat, TPM, all in a 525lb form factor complete w/ empty panniers & fully fueled. Lose the uber luxury features like central locking, audio package, the clunky, heavy shaft drive in favor of a lovely lightweight, efficient, quiet, maintenance-free belt drive paired up with a power plant w/ a transverse mounted crankshaft. It would be a challenge to do right, but I think it's definitely possible and I believe done very well including styling would garner ample market share from all of those...old guys. The only problem BMW would have on this is that 10% market share currently garnered by RT would diminish except for those enamored w/ a boxer engine.
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Last edited by NoelCP; May 14th, 2019 at 10:14 am.