K1100lt - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old Jul 19th, 2009, 5:19 am Thread Starter
rlv
Senior Member
 
rlv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Alcoa, TN, USA
Posts: 372
K1100lt

Went to the bmw moa in the tri cities yesterday.
Had a great time.
Lot of good looking bikes also, along with a lot of well taken care of vintage bikes also.
What really caught my eye was the K1100LT.
Good Shape and good looks.
To me this is the correct size for the LT.
Why in the world did bmw make the present generation bike so much bigger?
Maybe just trying to keep up with the goldwing is my thoughts.
It was my understanding from talking with others there that the last one's were made in 1997.
What a pitty.

Richard Vogt
2007 (Silver) R1200RT
2010 R1200GSA (Gertrude)
rlv is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old Jul 19th, 2009, 12:53 pm
Senior Member
 
SilverBuffalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Posts: 3,208
Re: K1100lt

I had a K1100LT for almost a hundred thousand miles,
Your thoughts pretty much describe just the way I felt when I first looked at the K1200LT,
I said yuck that's a Goldwing why would anybody want one of those.

A while later I was at a BMW rally in Virginia, me and a buddy went for a test ride, I took an "oilhead" RT and he took the K12LT, after riding K bikes I wasn't impressed with the R (not knocking it, just a personal preference)
half way through our test drive my buddy asked to trade bikes, I didn't really want to but he's my friend so reluctantly I took the K1200LT for the second half of the test ride.

At first it felt heavy, big bulky, then I got it moving over ten mile per hour and what a surprise, this big old bike handled like my old Triumph, who'da thunk that something that big would ride so nice and handle so good!

Anyway I'm on my second K1200LT now and all I can say is:
Everything is not always at it appears to be "grasshopper"
The K1100LT is a nice bike but take a ride on the K1200LT and I'll bet you'll see things a little differently.


Hans
St. Petersburg FL

2002 K1200LTE
"Silver Buffalo" Totaled 5/06
2005 LT
"Esperanza"
BushtecGenesisTrailer
"Our preferred long distance carrier"



SilverBuffalo is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old Jul 20th, 2009, 2:38 pm Thread Starter
rlv
Senior Member
 
rlv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Alcoa, TN, USA
Posts: 372
Re: K1100lt

so Hans, you got a 1000 VStrom also

Richard Vogt
2007 (Silver) R1200RT
2010 R1200GSA (Gertrude)
rlv is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 Old Jul 20th, 2009, 5:08 pm
Senior Member
 
SilverBuffalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Posts: 3,208
Re: K1100lt

Quote:
Originally Posted by rlv
so Hans, you got a 1000 VStrom also
?????? uhm. nope, never even rode one, should I?


Hans
St. Petersburg FL

2002 K1200LTE
"Silver Buffalo" Totaled 5/06
2005 LT
"Esperanza"
BushtecGenesisTrailer
"Our preferred long distance carrier"



SilverBuffalo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
93 K1100LT ABS1 bleaeding confish86 Other K-Bikes Discussion 3 Nov 16th, 2008 12:17 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome