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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2006, 9:00 am Thread Starter
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Test Ride a next-gen BMW K1200GT

Rumor has it that BMW of Atlanta will have the K1200GT available for test rides this weekend:

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Well gang,....if you're in Daytona you may have the opportunity to test ride the new R1200S. That is not confirmed yet,...however you will be able to ride the new R1200GS Adventure and K1200GT for certain. And for you Atlanta folk,....BMW NA will be doing test rides at the IMS Galleria show March 17,18,19th

I will post some pics and maybe even a ride report at a later date as the BMW NA demo trucks happen to be parked here for the next week


I might even have a ride report to make the good Dr foam at the mouth and come out of hiding,......hahahaha!!!!!!

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Rumor no more. I just got off the phone with Bob, and the K1200GT will definitely be at the IMS show for demo rides. They just performed the 600 mile service on it and it's ready to go. Bob hasn't ridden it yet, but he has reports from the people who have that it is a great machine. May can't get here soon enough.

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Hmmm...wonder what the wait list will be like? I plan on going Saturday - anyone else?
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Angry K1200GT demo rides

What really erkd me..was the demo rides where booked all week long during Bike Week..however 2 bikes where sitting pretty doing nothing and I know they have a fleet of 'em for their VIPs up in there NJ headquarters covered parking lot.....................
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Can someone please get a shot of a bagless graphite and/or blue GT? Thanks! Wish I were in Atlanta this weekend... Wish it were late May already...
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Hmmm...wonder what the wait list will be like? I plan on going Saturday - anyone else?
I'm going Friday but the show doesn't start until 4P. You know ATL traffic! Trying to do a test ride in traffic at Friday rush hour would be horrible but I'll do it anyway if possible. Hopefully there won't be a crowd that early.

If you are going to try a test ride, be sure to bring your gear. It will NOT be provided.

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Doug,

I think me and the wife will be there friday as well...I'll pm you my cell #.
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If any of you get a demo ride could you take note of any buzziness on the GT as discussed in this thread http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=520 .
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Bill,

Did you see Ruben's review of his test ride in Daytona?

http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3262

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IMS Atlanta Test Ride

There's good news and bad news relating to my "test ride". The bad news is I didn't actually get a chance to ride. I had a couple of shots at it, standby and a reservation, but wasn't able to be there at the appointed time. A bummer. But the good news is I did get to see both of the GT's, the "white" and the gray and here are my observations. The glacier white color is acutally a mother of pearl that is very attractive in person. The gray is, well gray. Sitting on the bike was very comfortable, flat footed and handlebars in the perfect position for me, which was all the way up/back. I really liked how light the bike felt, really wished I could have taken the ride. It looks better in person and the fit/finish is flawless.

I spoke with the guy who did get to demo the bike and he was comparing it to his LT, pros and cons. His comment was that the bike was MUCH lighter than his LT and that it had gobs of power, almost scary limits. If you get the chance, take the test ride.

Bottom line, it sold me. It's the bike I'm going to get when funds permit.
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