Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: West Chester, Ohio, USA
Re: R1200RT vs K1300GT
I have owned both models. My last bike was a 2009 RT that I put ~50,000 miles on. It was a very comfortable, quiet and nimble. I liked the bike but never fell in love with the engine.
My current bike is a 2010 K1300GT that has a bit more than 60,000 miles on the clock. I love this bike, it does everything well, gravel, rain, wind, highway, twisties. It is very stable and planted. It's heart is the engine, 160 hp, tons of torque, smooth as silk. It will put a smile on your face.
I put Russel seats and bar backs on both bikes. I was comfortable on the RT from day 1, the seating position is perfect. The GT was not comfortable right off the bat, it took some miles for my body to adapt. Now I don't have any issues spending all day on it.
I ride quite a bit, my bikes are my main form of transportation and entertainment. I typically flip bikes every 50,000 miles and have been looking for a replacement for the GT for the last 6 months. I just can't part with it yet. It is a truly amazing motorcycle.
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