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Re: R1200RT Wethead Roadtests
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 11:15:30 AM »
"The RT isn’t all about bulk though. Once you get going, it hides its mass well and becomes something you can point in and out of corners with surprising ease."


Per the "Built for Comfort, Built for Speed Thread":

Peter Egan covers the history of sport touring rigs here:
There’s a terrible phrase we often use in road tests, one that often signals the beginning of the end for my interest in a given motorcycle genre. And that phrase is: “It’s a big, heavy bike, but the weight goes away once you get rolling.”

Personally, I’m a big fan of having the weight go away on the drawing board at the motorcycle factory.


I guess the moto-journals don't read each other.
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Re: R1200RT Wethead Roadtests
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2014, 11:24:00 AM »
Brief MCN review:


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Re: R1200RT Wethead Roadtests
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 11:30:24 AM »
Also found some info on trans ratios and final drive ratios:
____________________2012______2014
Transmission ratios
I___________________2.38______2.438
II___________________1.7_______1.714
III__________________1.3_______1.296
IV__________________1.07______1.059
V__________________0.94______0.943
VI__________________0.85______0.848

Final Drive Ratio_____2.62______2.91
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Re: R1200RT Wethead Roadtests
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 11:37:04 AM »
A video with an 'interesting' soundtrack.

Presentación BMW R1200RT Y R1200GS Adventure 2014 en Córdoba
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Re: R1200RT Wethead Roadtests
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2014, 11:14:24 AM »
Test ride vid:

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