Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Torrance, CA, USA
Re: K1200GT or R1200RT
about 5~6 yrs ago, i've had 2006 k1200gt, and use to ride my friend's 2008 r1200rt for a while. both were in top shape.
with that said:
-RT was comfy, good power, handles easier, maintenance is easy, feels light, i can cruise all day and carve canyons.
-K1200GT was FAST, feels top heavy, bit less upright but still comfy with some simple but costly adjustments, basic maintenance is easy enough to diy but anything above that can be very expensive at the shop. this thing eats up miles on the frwy, it just goes, and goes.
i was 44 yrs old when i got the KGT used, and i was 46 when i was on the RT, and if i had to choose, i'd pick the RT.
i am about 5'8", 31 inseam, and 160lb, currently have a 2016 RT which i bought new... other than the handle bar extension, bike fits me like a glove.
*i had the servo assisted brakes in the KGT and i really enjoyed that. but i heard that system does fail in time, and its a fortune to replace.
**try not to buy either bikes that are prior to 2008..... if it was up to me, i'd get the camhead version, 2010+