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post #1 of 12 Old Apr 8th, 2008, 1:20 pm Thread Starter
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R1200RT vs K1200GT HP and weights???

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Had my 07 KGT dyno'd before the latest flash and I had 141hp and 93 ft. lbs. at the rear wheel.

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I don't really think any of this matters, does it? The GT is much more powerful, and the RT is lighter. End of story.

Of course, the RT still isn't nearly light enough to make up for the GT's awesome powerplant. Oops! Did I actually type that?!

In all fairness, I think we're trying to compare apples and oranges. The 'Slant-4' versus 'The Boxer'? Worlds apart. They both have their own advantages and disadvantages.
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I don't really think any of this matters, does it? The GT is much more powerful, and the RT is lighter. End of story.

Of course, the RT still isn't nearly light enough to make up for the GT's awesome powerplant. Oops! Did I actually type that?!

In all fairness, I think we're trying to compare apples and oranges. The 'Slant-4' versus 'The Boxer'? Worlds apart. They both have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Now you're thinking I'm making a rational comparison. I'm not.
I just asked the question about numbers.

Thanks Ken. I should have searched around first.


K1200GT
Weight, unladen, with full tank - - - 622 lbs

R1200RT
Weight, unladen, with full tank - - - 571 lbs (w/o cases)

Horsepower:
K1200GT - 152 bhp at 9500 rpm
R1200RT - 110 bhp at 7500 rpm

Torque:
K1200GT - 96 lb/ft at 7750 rpm
R1200RT - 85 lb/ft at 6000 rpm
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K1200GT
Weight, unladen, with full tank - - - 622 lbs

R1200RT
Weight, unladen, with full tank - - - 571 lbs (w/o cases)

Horsepower:
K1200GT - 152 bhp at 9500 rpm
R1200RT - 110 bhp at 7500 rpm

Torque:
K1200GT - 96 lb/ft at 7750 rpm
R1200RT - 85 lb/ft at 6000 rpm
Just remember that they weigh the RT withOUT side cases. Add another 25 pounds to it when comparing to the GT.
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Just remember that they weigh the RT withOUT side cases. Add another 25 pounds to it when comparing to the GT.

Yeah I'd put the RT at 600 and the GT at 622.
Of course these are all general estimates but its a good base number.
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Yea, but because of weight placement, that 22 pounds feels more like 75.
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Just remember that they weigh the RT withOUT side cases. Add another 25 pounds to it when comparing to the GT.
The RT is also carrying another 1 gallon of fuel if you're going to nit-pick.

They are pretty close on weight, the main difference is probably the weight of the radiator and coolant if you had to pick something.

The GT also has shorter gearing so it will make up or any disadvantage in torque at lower RPM's.

Bottom line, the GT in a stright line outperforms the RT and arguably in high speed corners.
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Yea, but because of weight placement, that 22 pounds feels more like 75.
Hey, I'm just reporting the "hard numbers". IF we're going to start talking about what things "feel" like ... I'll open up a big ol' can-o-worms if you'd like.
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Bottom line, the GT in a stright line outperforms the RT and arguably in high speed corners.
What's a "low speed corner"?!?! Must be an "RT" thang.
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