Wednesday, September 7, 2011
That's right. I rode the brand spanking new RT home today. Starts its new life in our household with 13 miles on it. I brought it up to 21. I took the slightly longish way home. I wasn't going too far out of my way since it was evening traffic. The only direction I could have gone was downtown if I didn't want to sit at stop lights. I wasn't terribly gung-ho on that idea. So we shared a few quiet lanes with a few quiet curves. I can't get too crazy on it during the break in period and brand new shoes. But we did have a little fun.
So...what can I say about the BMW's new Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) engine? Nothing. Not a damn thing. Though I gave Oilburner the thumbs down on the way home. And I immediately called our sales guy and told him that I hated him and he wasn't allowed to play with Oilburner any more.
That is one flipping awesome engine!!! Lower torque, smooth, quiet. Almost has a little turbo diesel whine to it at times. Sweet. Just really super sweet.
I'm wondering if Oilburner's guilt is showing through. He keeps pushing me to upgrade to the R1200R Classic. Hmmm...that new engine makes it tempting...