A reader from South Africa–isn’t the web just amazing!–has sent in an interesting story about his horrific run of bad luck with the R1200RT, and he also asks me an interesting question. I thought I would address him in a new post instead of the comments.
Harley-Davidson has seen a lot of competition for the police bike market over the last few years, most notably from BMW, starting with the R1100RT-P to R1200RT-P. Honda has been making inroads on Harley’s market share, too.
Ever since BMW announced it would begin producing a liter-class sportbike to compete with the Japanese, people have been waiting for the BMW S1000RR. The one question was what the price would be, as BMWs tend to be a bit more…extravagantly priced than their competitors. Those questions Continue reading →
So, now that a day or two has gone by, I find myself having some second thoughts about the R1200RT test ride I took. But, not second thoughts in the way you might expect. What I keep remembering about the K1300GT is that when I went back Continue reading →
I spent the afternoon test riding both the K1300GT and the R1200RT. I rode the same route I take to work, which, as I’ve mentioned before, is 1/3 city streets, 1/3 highway, and 1/3 twisty country roads.