To my good fortune, our 2019 BMW R 1250 RT testbike came loaded with factory options. While the Option 719 Sparkling Storm Metallic paint/pinstripes ($1,800) and elegant brown leather heated saddle ($250) are superfluous add-ons to the RT’s $18,645 base price, the bike’s $5,150 Select Package is a worthwhile addition. Most units you will find in US dealership will be equipped with this package; in fact, a base model will require a special order to procure. This puts the actual MSRP at $23,795 before the special paint and seat. Highlights of this premium collection of upgrades include IMU-based (lean sensing) Dynamic Traction Control; Next-Gen Dynamic ESA suspension with auto leveling (via variable spring rate) and auto damping adjustment; keyless ignition; fob controlled bag locks; auto-blip Shift Assist; Dynamic Ride Mode; auto Hill Start Control; and a suite of additional creature comforts that make pleasant work of any super-slab slog.