GT v New Sprint ST
About the only gripe I have with my K1200GT is that it would be nice to have a bike with a few less kilos (or pounds to the no-metric people amongst us). As I would like to try out the more sporty end of Sports Tourer, I had a look at a 2007 Triumph Sprint ST the other day at a local dealer as a possible replacement candidate (please excuse the heresy). The press reviews have been positive, especially about the 1050cc engine, and at 213kg (dry) it is about 70kg lighter than my K1200GT.
However, on closer inspection, it become clear that one of the reasons that the Sprint ST is so much lighter is because it has been fitted with wafer thin plastic components. I was amazed at how flimsy the bike feels.
So, although the K1200GT is a big heffa-lump, I am sure it will last for a good many years over many thousands of Kilometers. Looks like the K1200GT is staying put.
Last edited by charper; Mar 29th, 2007 at 9:10 am.