BMW R1150RT Test Ride

I’ve been thinking about picking up a sport touring machine for a while and with gas getting more expensive and me getting older, touring on a Sportster just isn’t as much fun as it used to be. I went out today to meet with a local guy who has an RT for sale. The bike looked good, felt comfortable, and the test ride was great. I’m going back tomorrow to pay for it and take it home. Here’s some basic observations from the test ride:

The RT handles cross winds a LOT better than the Sportster. It just shimmies a little instead of taking a dive.

The ABS really is grabby until you get used to it. By the end of the test ride I was a lot more comfortable with it than at the beginning.

Six gears are better than five.

Adjustable windshields rock!

After riding a single bike for ten years it’s going to take a while to get used to this one.

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  1. Hey Pat, got my wife one of the anniversary edition sportys when she turned 40 (same year as the anniv ed) and she didn’t keep it too long-too dropped it a couple of times-she road the R1150R and never looked back.

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