I am looking at purchasing a 2002 BMW R1150 RT Thu, Aug 4th. I like the features, the smooth ride, the reliability of BMW, and all my friends have a Honda so it would be nice to have something a little different.
I'm after the sport touring model because of the long distances I will travel with my girl and I want a comfortable upright seating position with the electronic windshield. The comparable Honda is the ST 1100, or ST 1300 new. I'm looking in the price range of $9,000-$12,000.
My question is which of these two manufacturers provide an overall better riding experience? Specifically reliability, handling, cost of repair/maintenance, trip quality, re-sale value, etc...
Anyone have any idea?
I'm really only interested in these two models and it's crunch time since the purchase date is so near. I would prefer not to start considering other models right now.
I wanna hear from Honda fans, Beemer fans, and anyone else who enjoys giving their opinion and sharing their experience.
Countdown to purchase is 9 days...