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Oct 11

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superfruit says:

honda pan european or bmw r1200rt

I am torn between buying a honda pan european st1300 or bmw r1200rt, both bikes i have looked at are under 15000 miles and are in good condition, does anyone have any history about these bikes, i know this may come down to personal preferance. Also as i am living in Turkey will the bmw have any problems being air cooled?

Any help or input would be very apreciated



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Feb 09

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I would have the BMW. But as you say it is a personal choice. I have had both the 1150 and the 1200 RT. Mine is the R1200RT SE LE which is loaded with everything. I also have litre sports bikes so was drawn to the rt as it really handles itself. Peg scraping is easy if pushed on. Did 400 miles in a day last week heated grips and seat on and only got off as I needed fuel.
I have ridden a couple of pans and they too are comfy but were not very 'sporty'.
The reviews on this site are pretty good, but best give them a go.
Air/oil cooling won't make a diff either for the air temp.


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Apr 06

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parapanfan says:

I have a Pan and if you're riding on anything but smooth tarmac

I'd opt for the Beemer.

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