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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 2005, 1:22 pm Thread Starter
 
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New GT specs found

I posted this in the other thread but figured it might get buried and unnoticed by folks...also might be worth a sticky:

http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/i...00gt_data.html

It was not linked off their site, so it makes me wonder if the web folks for BMW need to learn "security thru obsecurity" for pages is not a good idea ...here is a few facts converted for us in the US for the NEW GT:

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled - 621lbs
Usable tank volume 24l = ~6.3 gallons
Fuel consumption over 100 km at constant 90 km/h - 4.8l = ~48 mpg @ 55mph
Fuel consumption over 100 km at constant 120 km/h - 5.8l = ~40 mpg @ 75mpg
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 2005, 3:52 pm
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Thumbs down 6.3 gallons

How unfortunate. Only 6.3 gallons. Should be like the R1200RT, 7 gallons.
I just looked up the specs on the K1200LT. It has a 24 litre tank.

More is better, especially for serious long distance riding.

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How unfortunate. Only 6.3 gallons. Should be like the R1200RT, 7 gallons.
I just looked up the specs on the K1200LT. It has a 24 litre tank.

More is better, especially for serious long distance riding.
What I saw on the site is 24 liters with 4 liter reserve - that's 28 liters or 7.4 gal. But if it is really only 24 liters til stopped by the side of the road, then that's 6.3
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I think wording could be better...it's only 6.3 gal would be my guess, as the other 4l ~ 1gal would still be part of the 'Usable tank volume'
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This is the same fuel capacity as the Luxo Barge K1200LT. Granted, I don't see the K1200GT getting 50 MPG, but I'm sure it will get close to 40 MPG. And if you do the math, that's 240 miles before you get too far into your reserve. Considering the current K1200GT gets about 180 miles before hitting reserve, I think they've addressed the fuel range issue pretty well.

Now, did they address the TIRE issue from the K1200S and K1200R? Screw fuel range, because I want to know if you can go more than 3000 miles before needing a set of tires.

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Tire sizes are the same as the 2004 K1200GT.

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because I want to know if you can go more than 3000 miles before needing a set of tires.
Sure you can...just change your riding habits....and I don't mean baby the throttle.

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Unhappy change riding habits

Change riding habits like what, no brakes, no leaning, no speed, no acceleration. Even with what I consider to be mildly aggressive riding I am getting no more than 3500 miles average tire set.

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How unfortunate. Only 6.3 gallons. Should be like the R1200RT, 7 gallons.
I just looked up the specs on the K1200LT. It has a 24 litre tank.

More is better, especially for serious long distance riding.
Oh, for heaven's sake!

Somehow, I cannot see the point that 6.3l is not good enough, but mere 0,7l more (total of 7l) is good. C'mon people!! Going on about an additional 10% isn't even worth the time of day!

Just be glad is is significantly better that the previous GT.

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Come on 3500 miles from a set of tires?! I'll get that on my S that have Pilot Powers which aren't milage tires, and I do ride aggressively. Either you are more aggresive than you think, are running soft rubber, you weight 300+ lbs , or your tire pressure gauge is broke. I was getting 6K or so on my 03 KRS.. on both Pilot Roads, and B'Stone 020, and I weight 210 lbs and always had the bags on the bike...



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