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post #1 of 25 Old Oct 25th, 2007, 7:50 pm Thread Starter
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Spy Photo of New K1200Lt?

Thought everyone would get a little laugh. Ride Safe.



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post #2 of 25 Old Oct 25th, 2007, 8:08 pm
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Just received news today...there will be no new LT, it is being "phased out of production for lighter, more maneuverable bikes preferred by the younger generation of riders" BMW is trying to attract.











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Just received news today...there will be no new LT, it is being "phased out of production for lighter, more maneuverable bikes preferred by the younger generation of riders" BMW is trying to attract.
When that happens, Jack, what will you ride?

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Same thing I'm ALREADY riding...


a 549 lb. 152 hp rocket called a K1200GT !!!


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With a left-hand swing arm. What were they thinking????
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post #6 of 25 Old Oct 25th, 2007, 10:08 pm
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If thats correct then the used LT's price just went up.

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Guess they gave up trying to fix the rear bearing problems?
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post #8 of 25 Old Oct 26th, 2007, 7:44 am
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I was at the dealer in Atlanta (cobb blvd.)Oct.17th. the salesman said they had a 08 LT that they were going to out on the show room floor for there open house on sat. oct. 27th. he also said no changes for 08. he said the one they had was dark blue, there is black ,and he didn't know the 3ed color.
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Bogart's BMW in Birmingham has a blue 2008 in the showroom; absolutely no changes.

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post #10 of 25 Old Oct 26th, 2007, 10:35 am
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Here's the new LT with an up-dated trailer

Well I was told this was to come out for the '09 model year, including a redesign on the Unigo trailer.
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Well I was told this was to come out for the '09 model year, including a redesign on the Unigo trailer.
Sweet, a two-tone paint.

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All of our LTs just became collector's items. That settles it, I'm keeping mine for at least 20 years.

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Just received news today...there will be no new LT, it is being "phased out of production for lighter, more maneuverable bikes preferred by the younger generation of riders" BMW is trying to attract.











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Not sure everyone saw your "not" at the bottom. But you are right. The new model is designated a GLT. Yes, BMW wants to attract younger riders but they certainly haven't given up on age and affluence($$$) in their cars and they won't in the grand luxury touring model either. Motorcycle ownership is a progressive affair as people age and they will market to that axiom. There will always be a need for a top of the fleet, two-up, road touring machine. If anything keeps the new beast from final development and American distribution it will be poor exchange rate.

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Bigger...?????

I just have to wade into this thread after reading all the stuff about the "new" 1850 GLT. I don't understand your theorys of bigger is better?? Honda has the beast on that at 6 cylinders and 1800 CC. At the recent CCR in Ozarks, I was on the ERC on Wednesday and took the instructors Wing for a few of the runs. Still impressed with ease of handling on the wing, but was the engine required for that type of driving? naaaaaaaaa. Remember that Kawasaki in line 6 that was their touring bike? This thing was a barn door coming towards you. They even had a four cylinder version of the same touring bike.

So, here is my theory.

Don't need a bigger engine displacement. Doesn't the K1200GT prove that? Plenty of horsepower with room to spare on north america highways. Was in Germany on business in May and rented a GT for the weekend..Yeeehaaaa. There is something to clicking the cruise on at 200kms/hr, (120m/h for you yanks) and still get passed on the autobahn.

What I would like is the ESA suspension system from the GT and RT on the LT. That would turn my crank!! Be able to adjust the suspension while riding. Doesn't the wing have this already? Nice when coming off the interstate and heading into the mountains to switch over quite easily.

How about the duolever front suspension from the GT? I know, I know the weight, the weight, but im sure those German Engineeers can figure that out?? This system works beautiful on the GT.

Radio....no. I can't hear this thing anyways in C2 helmet and what's with those annoying buttons on the front of the tank area. My tank bag covers them very nicely, thank you. I use the earplugs into my Xm Garmin for all the music i could ever need.

Just my canadian rant....???

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Same thing I'm ALREADY riding...


a 549 lb. 152 hp rocket called a K1200GT !!!

Is this guy for real? Or is he really the ultimate Poser, in the Poser Hall of Fame?
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Wink Hmmmm... time to corner the market...

on clutch slave cylinders, clutch assemblies, FDs and FD bearings....

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Is this guy for real? Or is he really the ultimate Poser, in the Poser Hall of Fame?
WOW, where is that coming from?

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WOW, where is that coming from?


Kinda' what I was wondering? Not sure where he was going, but it's OK. Hey everybody...IT WAS A JOKE!

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Well I was told this was to come out for the '09 model year, including a redesign on the Unigo trailer.
Looks like one of the former "German Democratic Republic's" finest. Socialism anyone?

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Same thing I'm ALREADY riding...


a 549 lb. 152 hp rocket called a K1200GT !!!


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Is this guy for real? Or is he really the ultimate Poser, in the Poser Hall of Fame?
Kevin, assuming the lack of an emoticon means yours is a genuine question:

Yes, Jack is for real. And he's one of the good guys. He's just joking around, as I was in my original "question". It's all OK. You'll come to know this for yourself as you read more of his comments.

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Is this guy for real? Or is he really the ultimate Poser, in the Poser Hall of Fame?
Wait till you get a chance to meet the people behind the keyboards, that is what is fun. First time I met Joe and listened to him talk it made his posts that much better.
Where is he now anyways? Must have found another GT board or a guitar board.

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Is this guy for real? Or is he really the ultimate Poser, in the Poser Hall of Fame?
Yes he is for real...
Why do you ask???

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Wait till you get a chance to meet the people behind the keyboards, that is what is fun.
Yep really cool to see people after reading them. You are so correct it enlightens you, and allows you to read the post in the true spirit it was intended.

We are not all great spellers or eloquent writers, and typed words is just well, typed words, with out the voice and facial expressions to help interpret them.

Off for a fresh installed EBC rotor/pad test...............

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Yep really cool to see people after reading them. You are so correct it enlightens you, and allows you to read the post in the true spirit it was intended.

We are not all great spellers or eloquent writers, and typed words is just well, typed words, with out the voice and facial expressions to help interpret them.

Off for a fresh installed EBC rotor/pad test...............

That is so true. A while back, not Joe, I got into it with a member here. It was about a dealer and cables. I met the guy at the dealer. Not once was said about dealings on the board. It was like a total different person I pictured.


About the new LT, I heard from a good source, that 09 will be the year. So we should start seeing and hearing things in 08.

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Hmmm, just got some conflicting info from my local dealer? Guess we will have to wait and see.

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