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Just got this news in our German forum:


Latest news from source in BMW-dealernetwork

The new tourer will be the K 1200 GT (not RT)

Colours: gray, black and a new blue colour

Type: tourer with RT-look (mirrors at hand-level)
Motor: 157 hp
Extra possibilities: Xenon-light, pressure-measurement of tyres, extra large screen, heated grips and heated seats, ESA

Expected introduction end 2005


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I wonder if BMW will treat this model as a separate model from the S line, unlike when they did the 03'-05 K1200GT where it was a essentially an RS with extra stuff on. I'd like to see a larget gas tank (6 gals. up), more upright ergos, cushier seat (w/backrest option ) maybe extra storage in the front, etc. Then they have the redesign of the KLT next...
 

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Great information on the 1200GT. For myself, the ergos, colors, engine, and available
equipment make it a winner from someone coming from an 1150RT. I hope the late 2005 intro date is also for the U.S. I would settle for March 06'. As stated in a previous
post I have already dropped a deposit. Keep the updates coming.

Thanks,

Phil
 

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HID headlights - it would not surprise me at all, if BMW were the first manufacturer to have HID headlights as standard on some of their models.

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Xenon headlight from BMW

Saw the xenon light on the LT this past weekend at Irv Seaver BMW. It's a $450 option for LT from BMW, factory. Looks like BMW will start to have those Xenon light as option for different model just like Porsche. Don't think it will be standard equipment.
 

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Unfortunately no. I only copied the posting of a forum member who has access to the BMW Extranet. The announcement "end of 2005" obviously points to the yearly event in early December.

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HID headlight will also be an option on the new BMW F800S which will make its debut in Italy next month according to Backroads magazine (Nov. issue). I hope they have this option for the S soon.
 

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And I will probably be one of the first to order one: But, here's what's coming from Yamaha at a confirmed street price of $13,000 and the NON-ELECTRONIC SHIFT MODEL AT $11,000




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MSRP* $15,299 (Cerulean Silver) Available from May 2006


Engine
Type 1,298cc, liquid-cooled, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder

Bore x Stroke 79 x 66.2mm

Compression Ratio 10.8:1

Carburetion Fuel injection (FI)

Ignition Digital TCI

Transmission 5-speed w/Yamaha chip-controled shift

Final Drive Shaft


Chassis
Suspension/Front 48mm Soqi telescopic fork w/adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping; 5.4" travel

Suspension/Rear Single shock, link-type, w/adjustable preload and rebound damping; 4.8" travel

Brakes/Front Dual 320mm discs w/4-piston calipers

Brakes/Rear 282mm disc, CBS ABS standard

Tires/Front 120/70-ZR17 radial

Tires/Rear 180/55-ZR17 radial


Dimensions
Length 88.2"

Width 29.3"

Height 52.4"

Seat Height N/A

Wheelbase 60.6"

Side Case Capacity N/A

Fuel Capacity 6.6 Gallons

Ground Clearance 5.3"

Dry Weight N/A


Other
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

If anyone wants the link do a Google Yamaha FJR 1300AE etc.

Pretty impressive if the BMW GT comes in at 20,000 dollars!
 

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Any Pictures

Manfred, are there any pictures around yet?

Second question if you know,,,,What was the K1200GT called in Germany if they had this model?

Anyway,

Danke
 

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ManfredH said:
Just got this news in our German forum:


Latest news from source in BMW-dealernetwork

The new tourer will be the K 1200 GT (not RT)

Colours: gray, black and a new blue colour

Type: tourer with RT-look (mirrors at hand-level)
Motor: 157 hp
Extra possibilities: Xenon-light, pressure-measurement of tyres, extra large screen, heated grips and heated seats, ESA

Expected introduction end 2005


Manfred
I'm in. Put me down for a deposit!!! I'll take the black please...
 

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BMTrevR said:
HID headlights - it would not surprise me at all, if BMW were the first manufacturer to have HID headlights as standard on some of their models.

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Trevor
HID is essentially standard on several Victory models. Apples to Oranges, I know but Polaris deserves credit for pushing the lighting envelope.
 

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Rt Look?

I am sorry guys but if the new GT looks like the new RT, then I am more likely into an S or will keep my KRS. The RT looks like a scooter, and well, I just don't like scooters.
 

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mikeodial said:
I am sorry guys but if the new GT looks like the new RT, then I am more likely into an S or will keep my KRS. The RT looks like a scooter, and well, I just don't like scooters.
I am with you...don't care for the look of the RT...too angular and Japanese looking. The GT will probably go a similar route. Thank god I got one of the last good ones. Kind of reminds me what Honda did to the VFR in 02...just ruined it.
 

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If it looks like the RT they can keep it.

I did not replace my RT with a new boxer because all of them are just too damn ugly to own. Of the new bikes only the K1200S looked decent.
 

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Agreed tho the ST is growing on me...not enough to buy one but I don't think it's as ugly as when I first saw it...and it is fun to ride. Very light compared to my beast. but...not as stable feeling at higher speeds...can't have it both ways.
 
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