Originally Posted by Kerfuffle
I keep thinking that the "perfect" bike for me (prob not for everyone else....) would be the RT with the ST1300's V4 - reliable, powerful, smooth. After 4 days on a rented RT (ride report in the works), I have to say the weakness of the bike - for me - is the engine. Everything else is really good.
I may be late to this party, but I just wanted to point out that the peak torque on the 2010+ RT's is around 6,000 RPM. So you will have the most fun throttling through the twisties from 5,000 RPM and up:
2010 BMW R1200RT HP (kW) and Torque (Nm)
I agree that having even more torque and HP would be even better, but make sure you are wringing out all you can from what's in there!