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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old Dec 12th, 2013, 7:51 pm Thread Starter
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2003 k12 gt just purchased

My grin has not and will not for some time leave my face. Wow. Such an amazing machine.

Just can't wrap my head around the amazing burst of acceleration this wee beastie has.

Anyway newb on the forum so just saying hi.

Previous gs owner btw

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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 2013, 6:45 am
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They are rather good... but not so good that I'll part with my GS. That bike - 13 years old now has been rock solid reliable. taken me all over europe without missing a beat.

I think the GT complements it.. similar in some ways but completely different in so many others.



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post #3 of 45 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 2013, 9:38 am
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Nice looking bike . (But, then my 04 looks jus like it, down to the placement of the PIAA light's) This is my second K bike and I have never owned a sissy twin. But, have had them as loaner's from the dealer. They SUCK!!!!! Could not stand the rocking back and forth at stops and no guts at all. With the K bikes torque, I can put them in 2nd or 3rd and drive all day in the city with out shifting gears every 2 seconds. Great bike for long trips. I added a back rest and a peg lowering kit for the wife and a Garmin Zumo. Comfortable enough for the long haul and more than enough power for fun on the twisties when you get there.

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Welcome to the K-bike family. I whole heartedly agree that these bikes are awesome. Big time performance and comfort to boot.

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Thank you EricS for your welcome. Much appreciated. Motobiker, out of interest where abouts in Nottingham are you. In fact I'm English myself living in sunny North Carolina. I lived in Nottingham 3 years and worked at queens medical as well as the city hospital. Small world out there!!!

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This is me at the dealership taking ownership and then when I got home in the garage.

Just thought I'd share.
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I have a GT-2 now and love it, but as I've said many times here, in my opinion the RS/GT-1 is the swoopiest, most beautiful bike BMW ever made.... not to mention a powerhouse and the most stable platform for long sweepers I ever threw a leg over.
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I have to agree, so far this bike although 10 years old has done nothing but impress all round. Admiring glances, acceleration and stunning style are but a few of the facets to this bike. I can even compare it against the British spitfire in many ways. Sleek, elegant, powerful, commanding and can bite you in the ass if you miss treat her.

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Really pleased to read your post, I have the same bike, 2005 model, same colour too. I live in rural Gloucestershire, England and it does the narrow country lanes as well as the motorway. I love the shape and actually think it's a modern classic. I also love the chunky handlebar grips which I find much more comfy than the thin type. It's a 'keeper' as far as I am concerned.
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Thank you EricS for your welcome. Much appreciated. Motobiker, out of interest where abouts in Nottingham are you. In fact I'm English myself living in sunny North Carolina. I lived in Nottingham 3 years and worked at queens medical as well as the city hospital. Small world out there!!!
I live in Mapperley. 2 miles N/E from the city centre.
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