I have a 2012 R1200RT, never a problem for the couple months I've had it, then last weekend a couple times when I punched the starter button nothing happened, starter didn't budge. Each time, I did some motorcycle equivalent of ctrl-alt-delete, e.g. flip the ignition switch off and then back on again, and then on the second try the starter worked fine.
When it failed, I know the side stand was up, I was in neutral, ignition switch was on, engine cutoff switch was on (has to be to engage starter), clutch was in. On one of the failures, I got a red warning light. I don't think I ever got an EWS indication, at least I never noticed it.
I notice in the manual it lists as a possible cause of not starting: "clutch pulled before ignition was switched on". It's very possible I did this, I always start with the clutch in, and I tend to "flow" from left to right when starting. I tried an isolated test afterward, pulling in the clutch before turning on the ignition, and the bike started fine, so if this is a problem, it doesn't appear to be a problem every time.
Pardon my ignorance, but why is pulling in the clutch before turning on the ignition a problem?
I'm just trying to figure out whether something's breaking/broken or if my starting sequence is making this diva bike mad...