BMW K 75 RT Review from United Kingdom

1991 BMW K 75 RT

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 4 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.1 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VF 500 F2

Summary:

A good big heavy bike

Faults:

Always started first time and nothing went wrong in the year I owned it.

General Comments:

My K75RT was my return to motorcycling riding after a 12 year absence.

It is a big machine with an imposing road presence.

The riding position is very sit up and beg, but great protection from the weather is given by the enormous fairing.

At 6'3" tall, I found it a little cramped for leg room, but OK. I bought the tall screen for it, which pushed any wind blast over my head.

It excels at motorway cruising up to 90mph, where it begins to run out of energy.

The brakes a very powerful with good feel and confidence inspiring ABS.

A heavy machine (285kg). Everything is light and easy to use once on the move, but if you drop it, it'll take two people to pick it up.

I serviced it myself (easy and cheap) and sold it one year later for the same amount I paid for it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th July, 2005

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 1 review