Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Saint Clair Shores, MI, USA
My 'new to me' 2006 K1200GT has arrived and is now nestled away safe and sound in my garage.
When I had my R1200GS I was a regular over at advrider where the GS owners would affectionately call their bikes 'panzers.' Well, I have been doing some reading on the various variations of panzers (tanks) and I think I may have settled on some potential names for the K-GT:
Tiger - a heavy tank well known for its maneuverability, power, and speed but prone to track failure. This fits the K-GT pretty well right down to the RD failures, but coming from my perspective on the Ultra, the K-GT is not really a heavyweight.
Panther - a mid-weight tank known for its speed, agility, and excellent suspension. This fits the K-GT even better as it is smaller than the heavy weights, handles well, and has plenty of power.
Jagdpanther - a variation of the Panther fitted with a big gun and used to 'hunt' other tanks. The Jagdpanther translates into 'hunter panther.' This sounds pretty cool!
So, for now, my K-GT may be referred to as the "Jagdpanther."
2006 K1200GT - the Jagdpanther has arrived as of 5-Aug-2011
1999 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic
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