2023 BMW R1250RT

Walk Around Video Of My RT

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In December I bought a new 2023 BMW R1250 RT from Hermy's to replace my stolen BMW GSA that was stolen in November 2022. I listed the motorcycles that I thought might make a good long distance and rally motorcycle like I had in the past. Motorcycles that made the list was Gold Wing, GSA and RT. Then I worked through the list listing what would be good and bad points to me. I ended up picking the BMW R1250RT as it had all of the options I wanted and more. It also has a lot of safety features like adaptive cruise control.

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Some Thoughts

Some of my initial thoughts on my new 2023 R1250 RT. It is very easy to maneuver and ride.

The Good

  • Great power – fastup to 100 MPH

  • Traction Control

  • Ride Modes

  • Better road ability

  • Better gas mileage

  • More luggage space than 2018 Gold Wing

Not So Good

  • Engine is much louder – I like motorcycles that are quieter

  • Smaller rear tire - I prefer more rubber on the road

Farkles List

  • Wunderlich Touring Windscreen

  • Saeng Quickscan Mirrors Cleartwater Erica

  • Clearwater Darla

  • Hex EzCan

  • Sargent Seat

  • Beadrider Bead Seat

  • Foot Peg Lowering

  • ADV Highway Pegs

  • Givi Footstand Enlarger

  • Gear Shifter Lever Enlarger

  • Handlebar Risers

  • Dash Shelf

  • Grip Puppies

  • T-Rex Headlight Protector

  • T-Rex Engine Guards

  • T-Rex Saddlebag Guards

  • Front Fender Extender

  • Aeroflow Aerowings

  • SW-motech PRO Trial Tank Bag With Magnetic PRO Tank Ring

  • Garauld TechWorks Hydration System

  • MotoReflective Saddlebag Kit

  • AL Priority System Antilaser

  • Garmin Zumo XT

  • Garmin RV890

  • TFT Screen Visor

  • Valentine Gen II

  • Marc Parnes Visual Alert

  • 4.4 Gallon Aux Tank With Lind T Cover

  • 4-Channel Audio Mixer Line Mixer, DC 5V

  • Motorcycle Wireless & QC3.0 Cellphone Holder Self Locking

  • 3 Ground Loop Noise Isolator

  • External SiriusXM Satellite Radio Antenna

  • Gas Siphon Hose

AUX Tank Installation

I had a nice 4.4 gallon aux tank sitting at my house and I decided to mount it on my new RT.







3M Reflective Tape On The 2023 R1250RT

Car Tire On A BMW RT

I will be running a car tire on the rear on my 2023 R1250 RT because I like to ride long distances and I don’t like to have to change my tires while out riding.


Spacer And Longer GSA Bolts Required To Run A 205/50R17 Tire



First Car Tire I Tested On The RT - Yokohama S.drive 195/45R17









BMW R1250 RT


The RT is a great all around motorcycle great for LD riding.