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2021 R1250RT

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beemerman2k

I'll miss the look of the prior model, but I love the idea of LED headlights as standard equipment now.  The Xenon headlight on my K1300GT is so great I cannot imagine riding with anything less.

The look from the headlights kinda reminds me of the latest generation Honda Gold Wing headlights.

2021 BMW R1250RT
 

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TEWKS

A nice place to spend an afternoon or a week. :spittake:

2021-BMW-R-1250-RT-First-look-sport-tour

 

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beemerman2k

I miss the look of the old style clocks, but I imagine this panel would be far more useful and handy over the miles and the years.

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RandyShields

I wonder how the integrated nav system will work.  Is this a walk away from Garmin?  The lack of an built in location for a Garmin Nav V or VI is troubling for those that have one and would like to keep using it -- now the rider will have to go back to finding a place to mount it.

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TEWKS

Big departure Randy, especially if Garmin isn’t involved in the mapping. (I don’t know if they are or aren’t) Somebody said you can still use Basecamp to build your routes so if true, I guess they are. :dontknow: Also if that’s true, how do you transfer it to the bike? 

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wbw6cos

I guess the Nav VI will have to go with the bike when trading it in.   Interesting thought.   I would think a lot of folks would like to keep their current farkles and put them on the new bike, but the new model limits what can be carried over.

 

About the only upgrade that I desire for the RT would be more HP, but mine has plenty, so I am good.  For now.  (M-series?)  

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bwpsg42
6 hours ago, TEWKS said:

Big departure Randy, especially if Garmin isn’t involved in the mapping. (I don’t know if they are or aren’t) Somebody said you can still use Basecamp to build your routes so if true, I guess they are. :dontknow: Also if that’s true, how do you transfer it to the bike? 

I was wondering the exact same thing this morning, not that I'm planning on running our to purchase one.

 

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TEWKS

I’m guessing maybe a thumb drive? :dontknow:

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92Merc

It basically sounds like you'll be putting an app on your phone.  I think it's relying on your phone's GPS.  Then for a planned route, you have to put a GPX file onto your phone.  So I think it's your phone doing all the work.

 

It may work OK.  But I think it was short sighted to not include Apply Carplay and Android Auto.  That would give you more options.

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marcopolo
11 hours ago, TEWKS said:

Big departure Randy, especially if Garmin isn’t involved in the mapping. (I don’t know if they are or aren’t) Somebody said you can still use Basecamp to build your routes so if true, I guess they are. :dontknow: Also if that’s true, how do you transfer it to the bike? 

Pat, as mentioned above, you would transfer the GPX file (created in Basecamp, for example), to your phone (which would have to be running the BMW Motorrad Connected app).  You can also, if you choose, create a route using the phone app.  Can't imagine that would be useful, other than trying to go from point A to point B.  At least on the new GS/GSA, they still have the factory mount available for the Nav V/VI, though maybe that's because the TFT on the new 2021 GS's doesn't appear to have the same "full" navigation capability that the new RT will have..

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