Playing with numbers.
I rode a demo GSW last summer and was impressed so I looked up its weight and rated
horsepower to see how it compared to the GT; numbers per BMW's pubs.
2007 K1200GT weighs 635lbs, [email protected]
, 0.239HP/lb, 4.18lbs/HP, 96 [email protected]
2014 R1200GSW weighs 525lbs, [email protected]
, 0.238HP/lb, 4.20lbs/HP, [email protected]
2014 R1200GSW-ADV weighs 573lbs, [email protected]
, 0.218HP/lb, 4.58lbs/HP, [email protected]
I note that the power to weight ratio between the GSW and the GT is very similar. This was a surprise to me.
To add another comparison, my brother has a Ford Lightening he's proud of since it has some $40k worth of custom engine and etc work.
It weighs 4670lbs, 750HP, 0.161HP/lb and 6.23lbs/HP. With slicks its capable of 10.8s 1/4 mile times. Fun to ride in but power to weight
is quite a ways below the GT (and the GT was less$.)
Anyway, so is the GSW as quick as the GT?