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Purchased an '06 BMW R1200RT six months ago after reading a Rider magazine comparison (R1150RT vs K1200GT vs ST1300 vs FJR1300) in which the RT came out as the winner. Knew the updated R1200RT couldn't help but be an improvement. Impressed by its relatively light weight, nimble handling, huge (7 gal.) gas tank and admirable gas mileage. Gratified to see the RT come out on top once again. Still, don't understand why more mention isn't made of this bike's incredible touring range. Wife and teenage daughter, both weighing in at around 125 lb. (I weigh closer to 250), enjoy frequent day trips on the passenger seat while the bike delivers 46-47 mpg. Riding solo increases fuel economy by another 1-2 mpg. This makes 300 miles on a tank easily attainable. Go on group rides about once a month with the local BMW club (BMWCOSC) and usually have the only bike that will run all day on one tank of gas (club rides usually cover 180 - 230 miles per day). It seems that gas mileage and tank range ought to have a more of an influence on touring and sport touring road and comparison tests.
 
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