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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 2006, 1:01 pm Thread Starter
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Smile GT in Tomorrow?

I just got off the phone with my dealer. He tells me my bike may be in tomorrow. Yee hah! I'll let y'all know...
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I'll let you know after I get my bike. :-)
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 2006, 10:33 am
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So did you get it????

Pictures???

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Unhappy GT Arriving?

No luck yet. Maybe today?
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 2006, 10:47 am Thread Starter
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Talking GT is IN!

Got a call from my dealer, my new GT is on the lift being assembled. I'll be able to go see it today! Woo hoo!
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It's heee-errre!

Took deliver this evening. A very sweet looking blue K1200GT. The bike and proud Dad are both doing fine.
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Talking First Impressions

Rode for about 15 minutes on my way home, and that was taking the long way. Just a few observations:
- The bike actually vibrates at low RPM (< 2k).
- The bike is silky smooth above 2k RPM.
- The brakes are very strong, but not at all surprising in their operation. BMW has
done an excellent job with these.
- The handling is similar to my '98 K12RS, it drops into corners with surprising
eagerness, almost to the point of surprise. It'll take some getting used to.
- The suspension is astonishing by its lack of calling attention to itself. You just don't
even think about the road surface and its irreglarities. I look forward to playing
more with the various settings.
- Like my K12RS, the bike is smooth and powerful. You do not realize how fast it
is until you look at the speedo. I can't wait to wind it up and see how it performs
past 6k RPM.
- The side panels between my knees flex alarmingly. I am accustomed to squeezing the
tank with my knees when I brake, and I am not accustomed to the "tank" flexing!
- The color is darker than expected. Still, it's very pretty.
- The side bags are far nicer than those on my R11RT or my K12RS. The fit and
finish is nicer, and they are roomier.
- There are too many buttons on the hand grips. You can get yourself killed playing with
the bike computer.
- The wind protection is not as good as my RT, but I didn't play too much with the
windshield position (it's the tall version).
- Overall, the K1200GT is the perfect blend of my previous two bikes. It is as comfortable
as my R1100RT, and as quick as my K1200RS. I look forward to many more miles
to explore its capabilities.
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- The handling is similar to my '98 K12RS, it drops into corners with surprising
eagerness, almost to the point of surprise. It'll take some getting used to.
That was exactly my thought at the first corner down the street from the dealer.

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- The wind protection is not as good as my RT, but I didn't play too much with the
windshield position (it's the tall version).
I've got to agree. I would have thought the larger windshield would offer more protection than it really does. I think Cee Bailey's will fix this problem in 4-6 months.

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Congrats!!!

Thanks for the great picture and initial riding impression.

The blue is a really stunning colour.

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