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RE: New bikes


I was so excited that I bought an R12GS last April!  :-D

As I have said before (but maybe not here?) the new R1200 drivetrain is a wonderful thing. I am so much happier than I was with my 1996 R1100RS. 

It is funny, on most of the forums I frequent, people kind of like the look of the new RT but do NOT like the look of the new ST, so you may be in the minority there. Nothing wrong with that. 

Take a test ride when you can and report back!!!


> Is anybody getting excited over the new 1200's? As good as the GS's are,
> I don't consider them for myself due to seat height issues.  But
> yesterday I received a brochure from the dealer in Eugene, Oregon and I
> have to admit I may be smitten by the ST. They have a picture of one in
> red and silver and with a claim of 110 HP (yeah right) and 435 lbs (is
> that dry?) it does appear to be a huge leap over my 96 RS.  In fact, if
> those numbers are even close to correct I can't see why they would still
> offer the 1100S.  But they do.
> I've always thought my next bike would in fact be an RT, but the picture
> in this brochure shows the ugliest thing I've seen in years.  The bike
> shown is grey and silver and the body work appears to be a hodgepodge of
> panels without any sort of continuity or flow.  Maybe they look better
> on the showroom floor but the photographs suck.  Not a look that I think
> I could get used to.  Any RT in my future would have to be 2004 or
> earlier.  But that ST....