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    RAINEY 187132's Avatar
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    New BMW R1200RT owner

    Hello all. Just want to introduce myself. I bought my 1st BMW a month ago. I bought a 2012 R1200RT and loving every mile so far. In the past I have owned a few Harleys and after riding a BMW demo I was hooked on the BMW's. Looking forward to learning a lot from the experienced BMW owners.

    Jason

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    Welcome! I'm also a '12 R12RT owner.

    Lots of info in the camheads ('10-'12 RT) and hexheads ('05-'09 RT) subforums!
    Mark Neblett
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    Welcome. HD riders tend to keep the RPMs low. I think you'll be happier with the bike if you shift at 4-6k RPMS, and cruise around 4k. Have fun.
    Rob C. , Raleigh, NC
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboRider View Post
    Welcome. HD riders tend to keep the RPMs low. I think you'll be happier with the bike if you shift at 4-6k RPMS, and cruise around 4k. Have fun.
    You are correct. It took me a while to find the sweet spot. It was even stranger for me to get out on the K1300GT with the higher limit
    Jason
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    My buddy has a K13GT. I'd kill myself with that much power. But I love twisties and the RT seems to handle better on the twisties.
    Rob C. , Raleigh, NC
    '10 R12RT, R90/6
    2007 CBR600RR & 09 V-Star
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboRider View Post
    My buddy has a K13GT. I'd kill myself with that much power. But I love twisties and the RT seems to handle better on the twisties.
    That is one of the reasons that I bought the Rt too. I though I wanted a good used K1300GT or a new K1600GT or GTL. I really liked the agility of the RT. The 1300GT was a beast on the straightaways and didn't care what gear you went into a corner with.
    Jason
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboRider View Post
    I think you'll be happier with the bike if you shift at 4-6k RPMS, and cruise around 4k.
    Like, he said, let 'er wind out a little.
    Don't dog it, don't beat it.
    Simple.
    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAINEY View Post
    Hello all. Just want to introduce myself. I bought my 1st BMW a month ago. I bought a 2012 R1200RT and loving every mile so far. In the past I have owned a few Harleys and after riding a BMW demo I was hooked on the BMW's. Looking forward to learning a lot from the experienced BMW owners.

    Jason
    Congrats on the RT, got mine in April and love it.
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    Yes, congrats and enjoy! I got my '11 RT Just last month and am loving it more and more with each ride. (Only after I changed the seat to a Sargent!)

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