R 1200 Rt

UNSTOPPABLE TOURING. SsTMo,orrad r1200 rt

Base MSRPfor the llOhp 2010 R 1200 RT is SI 7,000 with standard ABS. Heated grips, seats, ESAII, ASC, cruise control, and audio system are additional options: for pricing go towww.bmwmotorcycles.com. Price is subject to change. MSRP excludes $495 freight. Actual price is determined by dealer. ©2010 BMWMotorrad

USA, a division of BMW of North America LLC. The BMW name and logo are registered trademarks. clo,SSf since i y¿.o

MULTISTRADA 1200S Touring

A ferocious, high-tech, multi-surface, ail-day touring machine

All motorcyclists have a fantasy collection assembled in the dream garage that lives in their heads. Mine would include a lOOOcc sportbike, a 250cc four-stroke MXer, a 450cc dual-sport, a 300cc two-stroke enduro and something with bags that can be ridden two-up all day. Unfortunately, this isn't possible for most enthusiasts—myself included. That my garage is too small is a crappy excuse, but the fact that I can't afford a fleet of single-purpose motos is something I think most people can relate to. Apparently, Ducati saw this as a dilemma back in 2003, as well, when it introduced the first-generation Multistrada 1000DS.

That original multi-tool of a motorcycle was a good, yet flawed, bike. To say that the seat sucked and that the Pierre Terblanche styling was bizarre—well, few would argue. But refinements two years later helped it win the Best Sport-Tourer award in Cycle Worlds Ten Best balloting.

0 0

Post a comment