BMW R 100 RT Review from United Kingdom

1987 BMW R 100 RT

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.9 / 10

Summary:

Probably the best, most reliable touring bike ever made

Faults:

Shaft drive oil drain bolt stripped thread. M12 x 1.5.

Bevel drive oil level bolt stripped thread. M8 x 1.00.

Speedo cable broke.

General Comments:

Easily cruises all day long at 70 mph.

You must change the engine oil every 4000 miles using 20w50 SG oil and a genuine BMW filter.

Gearbox, shaft drive and bevel drive oil must be done at the same time using 80w90 Castrol EPX GL5.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2013

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 1 review