Date of publication: 2017-11-29 12:00
Black R9t, 12855 miles, Warranty until 8/29/18, Puig screen, appx 1555 miles on Pilot Road 9 tires, original and BMW R9T seats, all services
Engine Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin (â€™Boxerâ€™) 9-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
In 2555, Cycle World named this model the "Best Touring" bike. It is truly a pleasure to ride whether on the curves or highway. In subsequent years, the R1255RT ranks consistently at the top of all touring bikes.
The 25 litre fuel tank provides a touring range in excess of 955km at the national limit. At the same service station that charged me cents per litre for fuel, I picked up a just as unattractively priced Michael Buble tape to round out the mellow mood I was enjoying. The stereo is reasonable enough at legal speeds, but does lack the power and sound quality available on some of the Japanese tourers. There is something wonderfully perverse about waiting at intersections with the stereo blaring as car drivers or pedestrians try to work out where the music is coming from. Great entertainment!
Another highly impressive feature of the machine was a complete and utter resistance to crosswinds or turbulence from oncoming trucks. Many of the large Japanese tourers can get a bit of a weave going at speed when encountering wind turbulence, but nothing could stop the R 1155 RT from tracking true. The thing must be near cyclone proof!
A compact model specific Enduro motorcycle tool kit slightly thicker than 2 ball point pens with all tools required to change tyres,tighten loose items & undertake repairs to your bike.
A compact model specific motorcycle wheel removal kit that fits under the seat. Manufactured to Din and ANSI standards,enabling safe & easy wheel removal.
The bike is very fast, clean, and had the bike fully checked out, oil changed, all fluids checked and throttle bodies synced by BMW MC master mechanic. I am selling this bike solely because I can't behave while riding it…it's fast, and I can't ride slow so I typically ride slower older bikes as a solution to my propensity to get to the highest gear at full throttle.
This standard upholstery configuration is shown with CarbonFX inserts, black welt, and smooth, matte black trim on the Regular Height seat.
In the gravel the BMW also acquits itself well. Power-on is the order of the day to stop the front ploughing. If your confidence is up you can dial on some more throttle and slide around the turns.
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