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post #1 of 7 Old Jan 31st, 2008, 8:52 am Thread Starter
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K12LT vs 04 model 1150RT

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I'm new on the site and have been having a look around. Thus far seems interesting.

A question for you. I currently have an 04 model 1150RT and have always been curious about the 1200LT. I've always been put off by the size and weight but haven't ridden one so I can't give a definite judgement.

Has anyone out there made the jump from RT to LT and if so what did you think?

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post #2 of 7 Old Jan 31st, 2008, 9:30 am
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I went from an 02 R1150RT to a 02 K1200LT then back to an 04 R1150RT.
For one up touring and all around riding I liked the RT's.
For two up touring the LT hands down and I also liked the power plant better than the 1150RT motor. But with that the R1200 motor is much improved and if I ever gave up my current GS I would most likely go with the R1200RT unless it was for two up touring.

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post #3 of 7 Old Feb 1st, 2008, 7:20 am
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just traded my 04rt for a lt. It is a dream to ride.
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post #4 of 7 Old Feb 1st, 2008, 8:38 am
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navyboy... sounds like you may have a bad clutch on the RT... pity that.

There is a another guy with the same problem over in Florida... must be a Brit though, but I digress.

The LT is a large and heavy beast but well powered and most comfortable for your passenger. Do not overlook the GT- either the current form factor or the one previous. Great bikes.

My vote goes to the RT, but then you have one of those alrerady.

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For one up the RT or GS is the ride due to its manuevreability and weight. For two up their is nothing like an LT. My SO loves the comfort and ride.
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We have ridden 2 up on both bikes and when I had to replace my last LT with a new bike I wanted the RT but the wife stopped it. So again a new LT. It is heavy but when your doing 60 mph you will never feel it.

I also like the more wind protection of the bigger bike. If you drive a lot 2 up your wife will like the LT better and you will not mind it as well after you get use to it.

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Re: K12LT vs 04 model 1150RT

I currently have an 04 model 1150RT and have always been curious about the 1200LT

Well, I would suggest that you just go down to the dealer and try the LT,
heck try the GT while you are there. kick the tires on a few then go out and grind some gears and see what you like.

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