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GT weight is quoted without top box or saddlebags.

GTL weight includes all of those items.

The GTL also has a slightly larger gas tank, which may account for some additional weight (I believe the weights are measured at an 80% full tank).
 

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meese said:
GT weight is quoted without top box or saddlebags.

GTL weight includes all of those items.

The GTL also has a slightly larger gas tank, which may account for some additional weight (I believe the weights are measured at an 80% full tank).
Most, if not all, GT's delivered to the US have the same larger fuel tank as the GTL.

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Richie1 said:
Would it not make sense to use the same method to weigh both bikes? Sort of misleading.
I can see not including the top box in the GT's weight, as that's not included as a standard part. But I agree that not including the saddlebags is a bit misleading . . .
 

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The difference in the weight FEELS even less than the advertised difference. The K1600 just feels lighter than the K1200LT and there is no comparison in the handling characteristic. I used to cringe before making any type of tight turn or U- turn. I really don't even think about it on the K1600. The bikes are so different.
 
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