And most importantly . . . CRAPPY CHROME! First, let me say that I HATE chrome. But if you're going to have it, it might-as-well be QUALITY chrome. The LT's chrome isn't chrome at all. It's some kind of silly chrome-esque plastic layer on top of more plastic. And eventually, it will peel off. Or worse, wear through.joevano said:
Randy said:Originally in 1999 there were three K1200LT models. The Standard, the Icon and the Custom. IIRC the Icon added the BC (trip computer), CD changer and heated grips to the standard. The Custom added chrome tipover bars, chrome peg mounts and soft-touch seats to the Icon. At some point in the 1999 model run they added heated seats to the Icon, leaving the soft-touch heated seats for the Custom. The Icon was dropped from the lineup when the Elite appeared in 2002 - after a brief run the Elite was changed to the Exodus due to a legal action from Honda restraining BMW from using the Elite name. The Elite added the topcase rack, the intercom and sometimes the CB and GPS.
The K1200LTI moniker was given to the Icon models, K1200LTC to the Customs and K1200LTE for the Elite or Exodus models.
BMW has played with the model designations and the feature lists each year and for the last two or three there has been one model.
Twice in one week I accidently turned on the heated seats on my '02 and the battery went completely dead overnight.Wish my '99 had the option of heated seats.....
I was just about to make similar comment. Nobody on this side of the big pond have heard of different LT-models. Here you just order (any) BMW with the equipment, auxiliaries, chrome what ever. Bike is then built to that order.it is existing just in USA just. in bmw germany they will laugh on it ,believe me i checked it . :bmw: