Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana,
Re: Is a 2000 K1200LT a whole lot different then later models?
I have a 2000 Basalt Gray, and I think the Canyon Red is much prettier. I actually perfer the earlier model bikes over the newer ones. I like the non linked braking system better. I bought mine in 05 with 8500 miles on it, and now have 58000. The only issue I have had is with the ABS system, and again, that is because of failure to change the brake fluids timely--at least is my belief. I actually prefer to not have the power stand. Makes changing the oil much easier (my friend has an 05) and the older bikes have a grab handle for getting it on the center stand, The 05's and newer don't have one. The extra horsepower on the 05 and newer is nice, but not that noticable to me. My buddies 05 does get slightly better gas mileage however. I do think the headlight configuration on the 05 and newer bikes is better, but that is about it, in my opinion. Go for it!