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Sport Mode does....?

Iím considering a 2009 K 1300 GT and have taken a test ride. I rode in Normal mode mostly paid attention to the road instead of all the features. It was a nice ride. Knowing my last bike was a CBR 1100 XX 15 years and that they are definitely not the same bikes, I was kind of expecting a bit more abrupt power when opening the throttle.

So my question is, does Sport mode make the bike perform a bit more zippy?

And to thrown just one more comparison to mix it up, I test rode a Kawasaki Consors 14 today. That was definitely more like a sport bike. Almost like having a blend of the BMW and the Honda.
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GT is a dedicated tourer, if you wanted sporty you need to go for the S, wich is a sports tourer.

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GT is a dedicated tourer, if you wanted sporty you need to go for the S, which is a sports tourer.
I beg to differ. An LT is a dedicated tourer. I still ride my GT like I rode my CBR1000RR. The Sport mode on the GT is for ESA suspension changes (Comfort, Normal and Sport). It can also be set for one or two up with lugagge.

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GT is a dedicated tourer, if you wanted sporty you need to go for the S, wich is a sports tourer.
Have you ridden the S?
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Have you ridden the S?
I ride a 2009 k1300s.

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I ride a 2009 k1300s.


How is it compared to the GT, or a ZX-14, or any other similar displacement 4cyl?
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Iím considering a 2009 K 1300 GT and have taken a test ride. I rode in Normal mode mostly paid attention to the road instead of all the features. It was a nice ride. Knowing my last bike was a CBR 1100 XX 15 years and that they are definitely not the same bikes, I was kind of expecting a bit more abrupt power when opening the throttle.

So my question is, does Sport mode make the bike perform a bit more zippy?

And to thrown just one more comparison to mix it up, I test rode a Kawasaki Consors 14 today. That was definitely more like a sport bike. Almost like having a blend of the BMW and the Honda.
I havde a 2009 1300GT. I did not know in 10 years of ownership, that there is a sport mode. I just shift sooner and faster to use the awesome power

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I have a 2009 1300GT. I did not know in 10 years of ownership, that there is a sport mode. I just shift sooner and faster to use the awesome power[/B][/SIZE]
Sport mode is suspension only.

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I found sport mode good when the road is super smooooooth!!!
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