Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada
Re: r1200 rt v K1600 gt se
My '06 RT was lowered by 25mm (Tractive Suspension) and had the low factory seat. With my short legs, I was reasonably confident on it, but backing up while on the bike was a challenge, even on flat ground.
I now have a '16 GTL with the standard (low) seat and have MUCH better ground reach. I'm virtually flat footed with both feet and have far fewer problems maneuvering the GTL around.
It makes the GTL a significant improvement over the RT - for me.
2016 BMW K1600GTL
IBA Member #74163