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Will You Keep Your K12S (or KLT) Once the New "GT" Comes Out?

If you have a K12S will you keep it if the new GT has the requirements the thread dealing with what you want on the new GT/ST/RT?

Will you keep your KLT etc.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 2005, 5:19 pm
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My question is will I replace the current GT with a new one. Sometimes I think it's worth a look but probably not. The current one works so well and I've got the Speed Triple for sportier stuff. May be a problem if I take a test ride.

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Will definitely keep the KS. Not giving this rocket up for anything! Now, will I keep the existing 02 LT? That's the very good question. I desire something lighter in the lbs. department. However, everytime I consider trading or selling this beast, I ride it and fall in love with this "greatest of tourers" all over again. It's all about "what's your mission"...Ah, yes, the new GT, three in the garage wouldn't hurt, now would it? I'm waiting on the release in 06.

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Ok, now you are playing with my mind. I always think the LT is gonna be the one that hits the bricks untill I ride it again and once again remember how luxurious and nice handling that beast really is? NO, NO, NO...NOT 4 bikes in the garage!!!

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My 'RS is up for renewal in about 6 months, so as long as there is a new GT, and it has some wind protection and decent panniers... the order is as good as placed
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The LT is as good as gone if there is a new GT released in the spring. Should the next generation not be to my liking, I will probably get an '04 GT.

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The LT is as good as gone if there is a new GT released in the spring. Should the next generation not be to my liking, I will probably get an '04 GT.

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If you have a K12S will you keep it if the new GT has the requirements the thread dealing with what you want on the new GT/ST/RT?

Will you keep your KLT etc.
Oh yes, keeping the KS. With the overwhelming number of rides I'm on less than 300 miles, it is an easy decision. Plus, there's something about leaning forward into the curves and being on a more purposeful, lighter bike for these < 300 mile rides. When I find I have the family/work time to take many long, multi-day rides then something like the R1200RT or K1200RT/GT will be on the bike-to-get short list.
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John,

Well, there's a lot of "if's" here. in your situation, assuming the FJR doesn't come your way next spring, it seems more likely you might consider selling or trading the K-S for the new RT/GT. You even played with the idea of the present GT for awhile. There's no question that the K-S is way more sport than tour.

My former GT was a very good 40 degree motorcycle; a temp. range we see alot in the early morning around the Northwet. Below that, I just won't ride a motorcycle. While the K-S, at least for me, seems to be a much better 50 degree motorcycle in the winter. I'm talking about relatively short 50 - 75 mile day rides, here.

I could be tempted by the new GT if it has most of the mid range performance of the K-S, feels nearly as light as the K-S, feels as connected to the road as the K-S (i.e. the fairing does not have the effect of isolating the rider); while at the same time has the added benefit of showing itself to be a very good 40 degree motorcycles. As a general rule, Beemers are not "hot" bikes, so summer heat (especially around the Northwest) is not a major issue as it would be for you.

I sure wish BMW would, at least, launch a tease campaign of some sort if they are not ready to release the bike, just so we could at least have a few discussion points on its overall design concept.

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