Five months ago I was ready to downsize a little and save money. I seriously considered a 1200 RT. I took it for a 100 mile test ride and hoped to make a deal on it when I got back. It was a leftover heavily discounted. While I liked the bike, there were a few things that kept me from buying it. So I turned my attention to a 1250GS. I came very close to buying it. But I didn't.
Here is the short answer to the 1250 RT. It is **** near as expensive as the 1600 and has just enough engine vibration, issues with the gauges - big time sun reflection at times, and just not enough wow factor for me to want to buy a $25,000 RT.
I wound up going back to an old friend, an FJR1300 and could not be happier with my decision.
2017 Yamaha FJR1300...Prev 2013 & 2015 1600GT,
2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale ABS....2017 KTM 1290 Superduke GT