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Dutch Review of K1200GT

The gang at www.k1200gt.de found this little nugget.

http://www.motorfreaks.nl/index.php/review/3423

For those of you who don't know Michael Bense (OSM62) runs a really nice German K1200S/R/GT site at www.k1200gt.de

Lots of good stuff over there. If you don't read Dutch or German, you can use AltaVista's Babelfish to translate the site at:

http://babelfish.altavista.com/

Just put in the URL and AltaVista translates the site before your eyes. Just don't count on it being a perfect translation. Sure, the translation may read like stereo instructions (obscure Beetlejuice reference), but it's better than waiting a couple months for the US press to start writing about it.

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Looking at Michael Bense's site, I notice that in Germany, heated grips are a 200 Euro optional extra, whereas they are standard here. Mind you, the base price of the bike is 17000 Euro, which is a lot less than the base US price.

Note also the optional 98 HP version, for which he says that the price is at the moment not available. Yikes! Who would want a 98HP K1200GT?? What do they do; leave out a couple of pistons?

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Even the K1200RS and K1200GT could be had in the 98hp version. In Germany the insurance of a 100hp bike is (a lot) less than a bike with more than 100hp. This the reason that you could get a reduction in power FREE! this (I believe) the only option with BMW that did not cost you an arm and a leg.....

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Note also the optional 98 HP version, for which he says that the price is at the moment not available. Yikes! Who would want a 98HP K1200GT?? What do they do; leave out a couple of pistons?
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As Frits states the insurance costs less for the 98 HP version and afterwards the boost it up to the normal HP.

If the insurance discovers this when you have an accident .... you know the risk!!
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This was also a free option on the the older GT. The difference is a smaller airbox and a different motronic chip. The insurance above 100 hp doubles. I didn't castrate mine.

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