I read an article in the new Cycle World mag. that stated this bike was "discontinued", being replaced by the K1600. Is this true?
There was no new 2010 LT either. The last production was MY2009 in calender year 2008.messenger13_ver2 said:
Well put, Joemessenger13_ver2 said:
That is probably true ... at least dung can be used as fertilizer! :rotf:CharlieVT said:Ok, my considered opinon, which of course isn't worth dung....
but I did stay home last night and didn't waste any money in some bedbug infested hotel....
the K1600GTL is a place holder for the next LT.....
(yeah, I know some folks hate the "....." thing; deal with it......)
BMW will introduce next year, or the year after that, or..... sometime after that.... a KLT based on the 6 cylinder engine which they copied the basic design of a Honda CB750, and the styling will look like a Japanese Anime cartoon, just like the current BMW offerings do.
BUT it will handle like a BMW (which has always been above the pack) and will be the touring bike of the future, just like the K1200LT has been for more than a decade.
Check out the prices on low mileage, low priced, K1200LTs presently. Holy Moly, you can get a $20,000 motorcycle with less than 10K miles for less than $10K these days. If I didn't have a perfectly good 2000 K1200LT with 82,000+ miles, I'd buy one of the bikes posted on this site's classifed board.
I'm very happy that those who would have the "next greatest and bestest" will shell out the bucks for a K1600GTL. But there's more bike for the money in a used K1200LT by a long shot.
So, in short, no the KLT isn't dead.... wait until BMW decides it has run the profits out of the K1200GLT and they'll introduce the next LT.....
you heard it here first! :histerica