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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2006, 2:58 pm Thread Starter
 
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New comparison test

New FJR and GT comparison test is on www.motorcycleusa.com. Good test and has some video.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2006, 4:07 pm
 
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I'm confused, what were they voting on? They like the FJR more throughout the article and then proceed to crown the GT "king" because - I'm paraphrasing here - "it has cool sh!t on it". That was probably the most pointless review I've seen on either bike.

How do you get that job? Rubbing off 140 miles to write off a fishing trip while "reviewing" sport tourers in the Pac Northwest? Bastards. It sure isn't their writing

I'm in a bad mood anyhow this week needs to hurry up and get over!
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2006, 6:18 pm
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page 5 of the test:
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The FJR's luggage (above) required a key to unlock, compared to the GT which offered keyless entry as an option.
Am I missing something? Why isn't that option here near to the source.

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Am I missing something? Why isn't that option here near to the source.
You can leave the lock in the "open" position no?

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Am I missing something? Why isn't that option here near to the source.
I think they meant the K12GT doesn't need the key to open/close the cases. Left the key at "Open" and take the key out will enable you to open close the cases.

Yamaha needs the keys to open/close the cases each time.
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Pity, I had the central locking on my LT and I found that quite convenient.


Still no regrets though, about trading it in for the GT

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If I am not mistaken, I think BMW has always behind the Japanese in performance... Sorry if I am wrong...

With 06+ K1200GT, BMW has caught up and may be superseed the competition
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I agree that BMW has lagged behind the Japanese bikes in performance, but I believe it's because BMW has placed an emphasis on the overall bike. Top to bottom the BMW is a better built, longer lasting machine, IMHO.


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I agree that BMW has lagged behind the Japanese bikes in performance, but I believe it's because BMW has placed an emphasis on the overall bike. Top to bottom the BMW is a better built, longer lasting machine, IMHO.
*snicker* sure but you will be able to buy an FJR in what the repairs cost for a BMW over it's lifetime when it DOES break.
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*snicker* sure but you will be able to buy an FJR in what the repairs cost for a BMW over it's lifetime when it DOES break.
:wtf

Around here the Yamaha shop charges the same hourly rate as the BMW shop I go to. HD is even $2/hour more than that.

Care to quantify your argument? Maybe you could do a comparison between the actual cost of a clutch replacement on both the GT and the FJR (or a similar repair if you wish). That way your *snicker* comment wont sound like hyperbole but would sound more like it came from an educated position.

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