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  1. DavidMcK
    01-01-2020 03:48 PM - permalink
    DavidMcK
    Hi Harley, before the K16's I had 3 R1200RT's. The R1250RT is a completely different bike from my 2010 RT. Every panel and part has been changed, it has become a very refined machine. I have done 450 miles on it since I picked it up and am amazed at how easy it is to handle and maneuver.

    There is a trick I used to play on the K16. I was able to balance a coin on the tank, seat or top box, start the engine and rev it. The coin never fell over.
    On the R1250RT I tried the same trick. I can balance the coin on the tank and it will not fall over when started. I can make it fall over on the seat if I rev the bike quickly. That gives you an idea of how smooth they have made the engine.

    The problem (as you will have guessed) that had with the K16 was reliability. When i tour Europe it is 2500-3000 miles. I can't afford for it to fail I don't pay 23,000 for that.
    You will enjoy the R1250RT and I hope your wife does as well.
    David
  2. harleyzx1400
    01-01-2020 04:48 AM - permalink
    harleyzx1400
    Hi, David,
    I have a 2013 GT and am also considering the R1250RT, but have not had the opportunity to test one yet in South Africa as they are just being launched now. I would be very interested in your thoughts and experiences after doing a few more miles on yours. The K1600 is very heavy, and the heating does have me worried sometimes in heavy traffic, other than that a great bike, as you said. My wife felt our ST 1300 was way more comfortable than the 1600, so we are quite keen on the RT. South Africa is very much GS country, but I do not like them as we do not go off road.
    Let me know,
    Kind regards,
    Harley.

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