RT, SE, LE… WTF?
The R1250RT starts as a £14,415 base bike with manually adjustable suspension and two engine modes, though heated grips, hill-start control and an electric screen are all standard. The mid-range R1250RT SE (£15,615) adds semi-active suspension, heated seat, cruise control and GPS mount. And on top of that, the LE (£16,700) adds a two-way quickshifter, chrome exhaust, tyre pressure monitors and more. But that’s not the end of it: there are still plenty of extra options and packages you can bolt on. For example, our test bike also has the Elegance Style Package (black metallic paint, gold brake calipers and chrome bar-ends, £405), Dynamic Package (smarter ABS and traction control, Dynamic engine mode and fancier headlight, £430), keyless ignition (£280), LED spotlights (£345), SOS button (£295) and an audio system (with speakers built into the dash, £1095). That lifts the final on-the-road cost for the bike being tested here to £19,560.