Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Re: RT Touring Comfort
Welcome on-board ... Colorado? Me too... the Springs... but I digress.
I am about the same height, maybe an inch shorter. Kind of slim. I was on a '14 RT for years after the standard trips through all the other brands and agree the BMW's are top of the line. (They all have "something" that just dosent fit though- brand does not matter they all have something)
I found the RT to be great on the long rides, as well as the shorter one's too. My pal and I left Colorado Springs and rode to upstate Wisconsin over two days for a rally. Easy ride, fun, no issues, could have kept going for another 2 days and never felt beat-up.
I did have a few mods, but just the standard stuff. Peg lowering kit, front and rear side bars, Grip covers. I had the top case also. Windshield remained stock and I had no issues but there are many options for others.
My only "thing" was the stock tires- which were Michelin GT4's... Late in my ownership of that bike I switched to Pirelli Angel GT's and they were a magnificent change.
Recently sold the '14 and was sorry to let it go, but time marches on and etc... miss it but not going back.
2014 R1200RT WC
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