Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Saint Clair Shores, MI, USA
'03/'04 K1200GT - is something wrong?
First off, I am brand spanking new to the site. I did do a search of Google as well as this site to try to find an answer but all I can seem to find is ergonomics.
My history - my first BMW was a 1988 K75s. Wonderful machine except the riding position hurt my back and my wrists fell asleep all the time. So, it was sold and the next was a 1994 K1100lt. Another wonderful machine with better touring ergonomics. My wife and I started going places two up and I was told after the second trip that I need a bigger bike.
OK, so I sold it and bought a (whispering) 1999 HD Ultra. It's OK, but...'nough said.
Now to the present....I ride pretty much alone now so I am looking to go back to a BMW. The successor to the K1100lt, the K1200lt, is a no thanks. I then looked at an R1200RT and then the new K1200GT, which I consider more of a true replacement to the K1100lt than the 12LT. So in my search and review and detailed analysis that is typical of my anal purchase decision making, I am stumbling on a handful of 2004 GT's and 2006/07 GT's for sale. So here is two perfect examples:
2004 K1200GT 20,300 miles w/cruise, saddle bags, but no trunk or tank bag; 8,995
2006 K1200GT 11,500 miles w/ESA, cruise, 'board computer', saddle bags, small trunk, but no tank bag; 18,000
Besides the obvious that the 2006 is the 'next generation' and just worth more by default since it is still be produced, I am very confused. 2003's seem to be going for a low of about 10k to about 13k. 2004's are similar. The dealer is telling me there is nothing wrong with the 2004 he just wants it off the floor now that it is almost fall (on sale).
Is this due to the ergo's? Is it like the K75s with low bars and high pegs? I thought when the GT was intro'd in 2003 that it had higher bars and lower pegs than the RS as a touring bike?
Saint Clair Shores, MI