Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Hobart, Australia
ďBetterĒ is a relative term. Itís also dependant on opinion, which is subjective. Yes, the R12RT is basically the same money as a K16GT, but they are very different bikes. Different size, different handling... The R1250RT is also brand new release, so BMW wonít feel the need to move much on price because there will be plenty of people who just have to have the latest from Berlin and donít really care about the price.
Based on a pure financial equation I could not justify a BMW (probably ANY) BMW. But honestly, what about motorcycling is based on any kind of logic? Itís passion, emotion, enjoyment, fun, adrenalin, adventure.....the list goes on. IMO, the only thing that really matters when buying a bike is what makes you want to get on it and ride. Whatever your reasons are for wanting one bike more than another, itís what matters to you thatís important - no one elseís opinion is really worth a penny.