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post #1 of 11 Old Sep 17th, 2008, 10:19 am Thread Starter
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OKay I posted this before...name

Although I posted such an inquiry before many didn't care or didn't understand the question.

Is there a nickname for the TNG K1200GT?

No not the name you gave it like 'betsy' or 'road eater', but rather a name based on the engine (or not) as the Boxer and Brick are known.

And if there isn't one, lets coin one now.
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Tire eater.... according to some owners..

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We've purdy much been call it the "new gen" GT.



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I haven't heard of any good nicknames either. You can't even see the engine, which kind of rules it out for nickname fodder. I used to refer to it as "slab sided", or "the one with all that plastic on it", but those aren't very catchy.
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No not the name you gave it like 'betsy' or 'road eater', but rather a name based on the engine (or not) as the Boxer and Brick are known.
The new (not so new anymore) 4-cylinder powerplant in the GT, S, & R, is called the "Slant 4". Not as cool as "The Boxer", I know. But then again, I'd rather have a hot powerplant with a lame name then the other way around . . . IF you know what I mean.
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I was leanng towards "The Slab" myself but "Slant 4" sounds a little more endearing.
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I just call it a Slant/4 (with the slash). Not very catchy, but accurate.

Just don't ask what I was calling it when my final drive failed . . .

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I call mine the tax collector as I pay more out in fines, fuel revenue, road licence, tyre and insurance than I did with my RT1150, but you guys don't pay $12 + A GALLON! $200 per year to use the road and around $500 third party insurance, oh and around $500 a rear tyre, welcome to GB 2008! Still wont change the bike though!
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No not the name you gave it like 'betsy' or 'road eater', but rather a name based on the engine (or not) as the Boxer and Brick are known.

a engine nickname such as Slant 4 is what I was asking about.
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Based on my experience with the engine and the Highway Patrol. let's call it "Jail Bait".

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I call mine the tax collector as I pay more out in fines, fuel revenue, road licence, tyre and insurance than I did with my RT1150, but you guys don't pay $12 + A GALLON! $200 per year to use the road and around $500 third party insurance, oh and around $500 a rear tyre, welcome to GB 2008! Still wont change the bike though!
No but we have (had) Lehman Bros & friends around to "cook the books" so we could all pay later and longer

But you are right about the bike..............wow!
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