I'm soliciting opinions.
I looked at the 2013 90th anniversary R1200RT today and came extremely close to buying it. It's beautiful compared to my 05. I like everything about it from the dark anodized aluminum parts, the new fairing, the black pearl with flat black accents and all the do-dads from the factory. The thing I can't seem to get my head around is the price of $21,340.00, almost twice what I paid for my bike in 2008.
My bike has Piaa lights, zumo 650 with xm/mp3/ Bluetooth, elf highway pegs, pre-scratched side cases from my wife getting on/off, fresh 24 month/40k service, bar backs, cee bailey windscreen, cylinder head protectors, custom leather seats
If I bought the '13 everything would swap over except the bar backs, windscreen, elf pegs and cyl head protectors.
As much as my heart says to buy the '13 my head says its stupid and to wait and buy one used in the next couple of years.
My bike is worth maybe 7 to 8 grand. What would you do? Is the improved RT worth the 13 grand more?