Originally Posted by Tck13
Who knows about BMWs? After getting caught in the rain for the MILLIONTH FUCKING TIME without bags and all of my gear (and for a couple of other reasons), I'm thinking about maybe a sport tourer for my next bike.
Honda's ST1300 or BMW's R1200 RT or the R1200 GS. I use my bike a lot for commuting and I like to ride in all kinds of weather (except for below freezing unless it's completely dry). I also would like a small windsheild, bags, the whole package.
I know that I could put bags on my cruiser and whatnot but I'm thinking I'd rather get a bike more suited for commuting and riding.
Anyone have either of the BMWs or the Honda that I mentioned?
I have an old K100RS, and like j
says, they are rather heavy for in and around town, but are rock-solid on the highway and real favourite of the iron-butt set. If you are looking to ring up serious cross-country mileage fast, something like the the K1200GT might be what you are looking for. I've never liked the BMW opposed-twin, so I would shy away from the R-series, but admit it's pure prejudice on my part.
Off-hand I would think the ST1300 would be better value than any of the Beemers.