Please forgive me guys but I've ordered a R1200RT. I always thought they looked a bit staid and I like at least some concession to sportiness on a bike and in the 2018 RT both have been addressed. If you go for the "sport style" option you get a very nice 2 tone paint job in mars red metallic/slate grey and a "sport" ie slightly less barn door like windshield. Much nicer than the drab all one colour of before. And I've fallen for it! ( the marketing that is!) Having test ridden it, it does everything theRS does with no trade off and you get a little bit more into the bargain, e.g. heated seat, hill start, luggage, better weather protection and I must say I do like the more upright riding position. I realise £1000 worth of panniers and bar risers may have achieved much the same thing but I do like the faired in mirrors and indicators and the trump card is the instruments and sat nav mount which are simply way better. The dash is the RS's worst feature. Can I be forgiven?