Originally Posted by dshealey
We have not yet seen that anyone has turbocharged an LT. RB Racing has advertised a system for years, but to my knowledge, the only one in existence is theirs. I am sure if anyone had actually done it outside of their development bike, we would probably have heard about it.
Seems even they realized the clutch is not up to the added horsepower, and for a couple years now they have said they were coming out with a new clutch, but that has been "vaporware". I think the clutch is just fine for the stock bike, but don't think much additional power would be tolerated easily, and it would slip some, and go rapidly downhill fast once this started.
I agree with your comments, and additionally, I fear that it would make the bike close to worthless, lets face it, would any of us buy a turbo fitted LT?
But this leaves only a few options, buy a K1200GT, which has a lovely engine, but is by no means a luxurious bike, buy a RT which is luxurious but does not have the fierce power of the K engine, or buy a K1200R and keep the LT, or wait until BMW bring out a new model and then wait until a few second hand ones come on the market......... no easy choices here.
Am I the only one that is dis-satisfied with the LT's performance?
And before I get into trouble, I am not talking about ultimate top speed, I am referring to that rapid acceleration from 40 - 80 when it is required that is available from my '99 R1100RT