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post #1 of 4 Old May 1st, 2008, 3:42 am Thread Starter
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K1200LT versus R1200RT

I am absolutely delighted with my R1200 RT following ownership of an R100RT and an 1100RT over many years. My issue lies with the question..do I go for the K1200LT? Will I be disappointed because of size/weight compared to the RT? Most of my riding is touring and very little commuting. Anyone had a similar dilemma and won?
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Re: K1200LT versus R1200RT

I think you need to take the K1200LT out for a good long ride. I love mine, and have never owned an RT.

I have had an 1100 and an 1150RS, a 1100GS and a 1200ST and love the sports tourer models. I've ridden RT's and it never quite did it for me. So I went the whole way and went for the LT (I'm on my second now). I guess if I want to tour I want to be as relaxed as possible and that is what works for me with the LT. And it's still sporty enough to surprise people when you haul away from them out of a corner.

Just my opinion, go try one out.

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Re: K1200LT versus R1200RT

Just don't how you could get a smoother, more comfortable ride for touring than the LT. I've ridden, but never owned an RT. If you don't mind the extra weight of the LT, it is the best "distance" bike in my opinion. If you ride two-up much, your passenger will like the LT much better, hands-down!

All that being said, I'd love to have an RT just to be a commuter and short trip ride.

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Re: K1200LT versus R1200RT

I traded a 2000 R1100RT in on my LT and have never had any regrets. I tour and commute. I am not an agressive twisty rider and I find the LT very confident on the curves. Had to put custom seats on the RT, but I've put 36,000 miles on the LT with the stock seat and no complaints.

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