Why did BMW boot the R1200ST

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by walkingbear, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    Been looking at the ST instead of the RT
    Are there advantages / disadvantages
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  2. NakedRider

    NakedRider NakedRider

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    I had an R1200ST. At the time I believed it to be the most underrated bike in the industry. It does everything. It's fast, stable, great thru turns.

    The RT will sit more upright and you'll have more leg room. Between the two of them, more than anything, it will come down to how you want to sit.
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  3. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

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    love my gs.. but facing another knee op..
    So not flat footing is a big concern.

    ST /RT I can pretty much flat foot.

    Love riding my R1100RS.. figure it would be just like the RS
    with more power.
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  4. The Jerk

    The Jerk Bring us some fresh wine!

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    Easy. No one bought it.
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  5. g_e_young

    g_e_young Been here awhile

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    Had one. Good power, really well built, I thought it looked cool and unique. Also the wind protection is very good considering how small the fairing is.

    I sold it because a) not very comfortable, b) really didn't seem to handle that well, as if they had really designed the chassis for the RT and then slapped stubby bars on the chassis to make it a sport bike (although ROCK solid and happy as a clam at 140MPH), and c) the engine had an annoying roughness between 72 and 80 MPH, which is right where I was riding it all the time (RT is probably similar in this regard). Riding it was like a 20 year flashback to my 82 r65, except the ST had about 3x the power.

    As said before, it didn't sell that well which is why the stopped bringing it in.

    Oh year, the brakes were killer strong. Power-assist worked for me.

    g-
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  6. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    It didn't sell b/c it was odd looking and very pricey.
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  7. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    A mate at work swears by his. 22000 miles and only one issue - fuel sensor. Loves it and says it's a keeper.
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  8. chiefrider

    chiefrider Chrome won't get you home

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    I wish they would make it look more like the K1300RS!

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    My $0.02

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  9. EggChaser

    EggChaser Been here awhile

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    Well I probably didn't help much - as I dropped a dealer's R1200ST on it's side and did $4500 damage. :deal
    Note: it was not a 'lay down' - it was a drop, one second I was braking in a straight line, next second I was sliding on my shoulder behind the bike :kurt

    Was a bit if a shame as I had been enjoying it for the previous 45 mins :rofl
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  10. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    I had an ST for a while and never should have traded it in. I got an RS for a little bit more creature comfort. That said the ST was a fantastic bike. I loved the looks (yea I know I'm weird) and the handling. I don't think you would go wrong with one.

    I would say go for it. You don't see one on the road every day. :thumb

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    Marc
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  11. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    The ST is a great bike, with nice handling, good protection, excellent lighting, and good looks, IMHO!

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    My ex GF's bike, now totalled after 55K miles from a rear ender.

    Jim :brow
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  12. * SHAG *

    * SHAG * Unstable

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    That's an R12RS, not a K bike.
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  13. pampas

    pampas Adventurer

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    I have one, a great bike, and plan to keep it. Fast, stable, beautiful, with excellent brakes. Not a me too bike. Victor
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  14. Crow

    Crow Corvid

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    No one dares show the "full face" view?

    :rofl
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  15. pampas

    pampas Adventurer

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    Many have considered the bike and did not buy it because of the face. So what? There are many happy r1200st owners that do like the bike's face. Are the r1200gs and the r1150gs beautiful? I doubt it, but many like them (me too, in a way).
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  16. beemerkid

    beemerkid Do you ADV

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    So do you mean the k1300 R Sport, or the k1200 RS from a few years ago?
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  17. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Here you go. :lol3

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  18. NakedRider

    NakedRider NakedRider

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    Look, I had one and I loved it. This is still my favorite pic, however -

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  19. Crow

    Crow Corvid

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    Aieeeeeeeeeeeee! My eyesssssssssssssss!

    OK, I asked for it.

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  20. Kbetts

    Kbetts Long timer

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    What's it's butt look like?...

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    JK! I ride a KLR so I only gag'd a little.
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