RT, SE, LE… WTF?

RiDE (UK) - - New Bikes -

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.

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