Need help deciding - new DL1000 or 2004 R1150RT?
I rented a DL1000 for a day and liked most everthing about it except cruising the highway at 80 mph. Too much buffeting, wind, etc. (I have read about the Madstad, but the rental had the factory windshield).
Then after riding a ST1300 (too top heavy, boring) and Ducati ST3 (fantastic bike/motor, but to much weight on the wrists, and too much buffeting at 80mph), I finally tried a 2004 BMW R1150RT. It has the most fantastic fairing/windsheild I have ever experienced. In the full up positon, I was in a calm pocket at 80 to 90 mph, still looking over the windscreen. In the full down position, very clean, refreshing air hitting me on the chest and up. Good way to cool off here in Arizona.
I have read pretty negative things about the newer, BMW's reliability, especially rear drive failues and servo assisted brake failures ... each can involve a $2500 repair.
My question is this. Is it feasible to get the DL1000 wind protection anywere close to the R1150RT? (Madstad, different windscreens, etc.)