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post #1 of 4 Old Mar 23rd, 2009, 5:43 pm Thread Starter
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K1300GT vs. K1200GT

As others on this list have done, I took a K13000GT demo bike for a test ride. Most noticeable difference to me: it falls into a turn easier than my K12GT.

Would I buy one to replace my 2007 K12GT? No way. Not different enough. For someone who doesn't "push" the bike, I noticed no difference in the engine. It still "clunks" when going from neutral to 1st gear, just not as loud. The stock seat is still lousy. l liked it, but for the most part, I felt like I was still riding my K12GT.

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post #2 of 4 Old Mar 24th, 2009, 12:26 am
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Re: K1300GT vs. K1200GT

You should really go open it up and push it through some turns. You will find the difference.

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post #3 of 4 Old Mar 24th, 2009, 8:18 am
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Re: K1300GT vs. K1200GT

Bob, Your report doesn't surprise me at all. Sure, if I was shopping for a GT today ... then the "13" is a no-brainer. But to get one as merely an upgrade would be a fairly pricey venture just to have the latest & greatest.

The fact that David Taylor fell into one doesn't count. Some guys have ALL the luck.
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post #4 of 4 Old Mar 24th, 2009, 10:38 pm
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Re: K1300GT vs. K1200GT

I have a 06 K12GT and picked up a K13GT last week. I only have 600 miles on the bike. I too noticed that the 1300 fell into the turns easier than the 1200. So far the changes are rather subtle, but I have not had an opportunity to open it up.
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