I have been looking for a while now for a decent tourer.
I have tried out and vetoed: the Kawasaki GTR 1400 (too little room for the pillion passenger);
the Honda ST1300 Pan European (too much leaning forward); the Triumph Sprint ST
(chain-driven); the Yamaha FJR 1300A (uncomfortable for the pillion passenger) and;
the BMW R1200RT SE.
The BMW gets my vote.
I've booked a test-ride and if all goes well am looking to buy sometime in 2009 BUT I thought I'd
play it safe and ask those of you who own one to tell me why I should NOT buy it..
So people, any thoughts about what's wrong with it (if anything)?
PS I toured on the BMW K1200 LT but found the stand too low, the headlight way too weak with dangerously pathetic illumination, the centre of gravity a little too high and pillion passenger room a bit limited. Sad for such a great looking bike <sigh>.