I have a 2015 RT and it is an amazing bike. But I do not find myself doing a lot of touring like I originally intended. Most of my riding is within a hour in any direction of my home. More surface streets then super highways. So I really have more bike than I need given its intended usage. Ergo, I plan on selling and getting a new bike.
It has come down to 2 bikes. S1000r or R9T. There is things I like about both. I have ridden both on the streets and they both have their strengths that make them unique. I know this is the "S1000" forum so I know your feedback will likely favor that bike, but I am open to thoughts and opinions about my decision.
At the same price-ish you get A LOT of technology and speed with the S1000r. With the R9T you get ABS and "cool factor". Seems like BMW puts a lot $$ value on "cool factor". I will likely never see a track. Most of my riding is on flat FL roads, with the desire to head out of the cities and hit some curvy stuff. Not sure I will use all the power the S can offer, but it is nice to know it is there when I want to walk away from traffic. Turning 47 this year, so I want comfort and FUN. Both fill the need in a different way
Thoughts/ Opinions? Suggestion?