Originally Posted by bigsquish
Would anyone be interested in creating a wikipedia article? I've only had my K1200LT for a few months and am still learning about it. BUT there is no entry for it on wikipedia at all. If there is enough interest generated we could create one.
Well, this thread digressed, huh?
I read the first post before any replies, and thought it was not a bad idea. (okay, double negative).
I happen to think Wikipedia is one of the best things about the internet. Free, no ads, pretty good information, fluid, and voluntary. Without waxing further on the value of wikipedia, if someone wants to start a wikipedia article on the K1200LT, I offer every encouragement, and might even add a few words.
I actually think that the K1200LT was (is) a sentinel point in the evolution of the touring motorcycle; worthy of a Wikipedia article. The BMW R90S has been recognized as a "game changer" in production motorcycles. There is a Wikipedia article about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_R90S
The K1200LT was enough of a leap forward from previous BMW offerings, and enough of a challenge to other, more "sterile", touring motorcycles, it warrants recognition. The fact that the production run has now ended further makes for an "historical" article regarding the characteristics and qualities of this fine motorcycle.