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post #1 of 12 Old Mar 15th, 2008, 6:19 pm Thread Starter
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Will there be changes in 2009 for the 1200LT?

Thinkin about getting a new touring machine (LT) If there's going to be some changes in 09 then I'll just sit tight.

Any inside info?

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post #2 of 12 Old Mar 15th, 2008, 6:25 pm
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Re: Will there be changes in 2009 for the 1200LT?

guarantee that the price will go up a bit.
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Re: Will there be changes in 2009 for the 1200LT?

No changes are planned for 2009. I hear from reliable sources that an all new LT will be available in 2010.

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Re: Will there be changes in 2009 for the 1200LT?

Typically, if the LT was going to have any significant changes to the '09 model, we would've already heard something by now. But as of yet, nothing but rumors and speculations. So I'm guessing that the new & improved LT will be released as the 2010 model. Besides ... "2010" sure does have a nice ring to it though, doesn't it?
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Re: Will there be changes in 2009 for the 1200LT?

I would not buy the first model year with significant design changes. Just because it would not tried out yet.

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Re: Will there be changes in 2009 for the 1200LT?

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I was over at Victory BMW today and one of the sales persons told me that he was told by BMW about 4 months ago, that there would not be a new 09 LT and Not even a 2010. In fact that were told that the LT would be fazed out. Another sales person chimed in. " They do not sell enough LT's in any place but here in the US". I told them, BMW would loose a lot of business if they stopped making the LT all together they seemed to agree. Now, I think that none of the dealers really know and the best way for BMW to keep it a secret is to pass these sort of rumors around. Besides BMW may already have the new LT on the last stages before production. But because of the weak dollar against the Euro they may be holding off until sometime next year after our elections and things settle down here economically, if it is true that the US is the strongest market for an LT bike. That's my back yard opinion!

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Re: Will there be changes in 2009 for the 1200LT?

Dunno, I associate 2010 with an entire different brand....

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I would not buy the first model year with significant design changes. Just because it would not tried out yet.


That sure is true...'cause we all know BMW RUSHES to correct design problems in the early years of a model. (i.e. - Slave Cylinders, Final Drives, Weak Linkage, loose Brake Rotors, Radio Problems, Clutch failures, Squeeling Rear Brakes, etc.)

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Re: Will there be changes in 2009 for the 1200LT?

I guess we will see these changes or some of them:

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Re: Will there be changes in 2009 for the 1200LT?

My information from a very reliable resource is this ...

1. The last LT batch is in build now and they are all Black with Black seats. It is expected that the last LT's will roll off the assembly line in May 2009. Based on this I ordered one.

2. There is talk about a Tourer between the GT and the LT so I expect something along the lines of the RT but with the K motor.

3. No design concept drawings has been shown of a new LT and expectations are that if there is a new LT it will be late 2010 early 2011.

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There is talk about a Tourer between the GT and the LT so I expect something along the lines of the RT but with the K motor.
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What he said.

On my second LT with all the usual add-ons. By the time I burn through this one I will probably move on to something else. Thinking Goldwing, as it is the only other true touring bike left that I have not owned. I see a lot of them on the road whenever we do a cross country run. And there are Honda m/c dealerships in just about every town you visit across America. Just waiting to see what the next generation of technical advancements will be in motorcycling.

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Dunno, I associate 2010 with an entire different brand....

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