BMW K 75 RT Reviews

1990 BMW K 75 RT from United States of America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership1998
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.1 / 10
Distance when acquired12600 miles
Most recent distance65800 miles
Previous motorcycleBMW R 80

Summary:

Grand old bike!

Faults:

The only thing I ever had to do to this bike in the four years that I owned it was change the tires, and did not have to do that much. I always ran Metzler touring tires on it.

General Comments:

Excellent bike. Started first time, every time. Handled well, light weight. Bike also had a fairly low seat height. I would highly recommend this bike to anyone.

The only negative would have to be the way it handled in a severe side wind, but a lot of corrective leaning sorted that out too.

Great bike for beginners and experienced riders, and also good (in my opinion) for women looking to do some long distance touring.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2009

1991 BMW K 75 RT from United Kingdom

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: 8.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews