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« on: March 29, 2018, 07:25:36 pm »

I'm looking to close a deal on a 2018 R 1200 RS.  I'd like your input on options I'm considering....

All the dealers near me sell this bike with the Touring (aka Standard?) and Premium packages installed, for less than each separately (of course some features are redundant).  So, that gives me most everything I could want.

1. The option of a sport or low seat is a no-cost item.  Not an issue.

2. The BMW Motorrad Navigator VI is basically a dressed up Zumo 660 (which I already have) but it would work seamlessly with the BMW controls.

3. Touring cases and top case. - A whole setup from Givi would be cheaper (about half the price).  The Givi saddlebags wouldn't be much bigger than the BMW ones due to the nature of the mounting hardware.  However, I have much better options with the top case, which I use almost all the time and BMW's small case won't cut it.  I can't mix the two systems.  Givi hardware for the top case won't work with BMW side cases.

4. I think I want the piece of mind of installing the Engine Protection Bar.  Givi makes one for $129 less than BMW's.

5. The "standard equipment" says there's an accessory socket, but there's no details of that it is or where.  I have electric gear, and I wonder how hard it is to wire in a line for additional accessories.  I have a Fuzeblocks FZ-1 on my current bike and LOVE it (http://www.fuzeblocks.com/Fuse-Blocks_c_1.html).
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 01:29:37 pm »

I'll just comment on one.

In 2010 and 2013 I custom ordered a 2010 K1300GT and 2013 R1200RT. Both times I simply used the Zumo 660 that I already had instead of paying a premium for the BMW Navigator GPS. That same Zumo 660 is now on my 2017 Super Ténéré. I did have to pay for mounts but I am still way ahead and I also use the same Zumo 660 in my car when I need a GPS. It still works fine.  
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