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Yup, it happens with this bike about once a year and now it's back.

I know there's more +'s then - when compared to our Goldwings, but WOW, it's looks like it's going 90 mph just standing there.

Hurry up Honda and restyle your Goldwing, I'm getting old and don't know how long I can hang on...............:cry:



2009 BMW K1200LT - Specifications
MSRP: $21,520
Engine
Type Liquid-cooled inline four-cyclinder
Displacement 1172 cc
Bore X Stroke 70.5 mm x 75.0 mm
[COLOR=#006400 !important][COLOR=#006400 !important]Horsepower[/color][/color] 116 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Torque 86 lb/ft @ 5250 rpm
Valve Gear DOHC, chain-driven with bucket tappets
No of cylinders 4
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Engine Management Motronic MA 2.4
Valves per Cylinder Four
Valves 2 x 26.5 mm intake / 2 x 23 mm exhaust
Fuel Tank HDPE, internal pump and internal filter
Alternator W 840 Watts @ 14 Volts
Battery V/AH 12 Volts / 19 Amps/hour
Engine Summary Boasting a powerful torque curve, this water-cooled in-line four cylinder K series engine offers large throttle valves and tons of power and acceleration through all

Drivetrain
Clutch 180 mm dry, single plate with hydraulic actuation
Gear Box 6 speed gear box
Primary Transmission 1:1.889 with reverse gear 116:1
Gear Ratios I: 2.05:1
II: 1.60:1
III: 1.27:1
IV: 0.96:1
V: 0.70:1
VI: Reverse

Final Drive System Enclosed driveshaft with two universal joints
Final Drive Ratio 2.75:1

Frame & Suspension
Frame Central beam cast aluminum. with steel tube rear frame
Front wheel suspension BMW Telelever
Rear wheel suspension BMW Paralever
Spring Travel front/rear 4.0 inches / 5.1 inches
Ground Clearance 3.5 inches
Handlebar center point angle 63.0 degrees

Brakes
Brake System BMW EVO with full integral ABS
Front Brakes Two, four-piston fixed calipers
Front Rotor 12.6 inch dual floating [COLOR=#006400 !important][COLOR=#006400 !important]rotors[/color][/color]
Rear Brakes Single, four-piston fixed caliper
Rear Rotor 11.2 inch single floating rotor
Actuation Hydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type

Wheels & Tires
Front Wheel 3.50 x 17 cast alloy, five double-spoke
Rear Wheel 5.00 x 17 cast alloy, five double-spoke
Front Tire 120/70 x 17 tubeless
Rear Tire 160/70 x 17 tubeless

Dimensions
Overall Length 98.5 inches
Overall Width 42.5 inches
Wheelbase 64.1 inches
Seat height 30.3 inches
Weight - Dry 761 lbs.
Max permissible weight 1322 lbs.
Fuel Capacity 6.2 U.S. gallons ; including 1 gallon reserve

Standard Equipment
2 Power Sockets $N/C
5 Speed Gearbox with Overdrive and Reverse Gear $N/C
ABS - Full Integral $N/C
Adjustable Brake and Clutch Levers $N/C
Adjustable Rider's Seat $N/C
Adjustable Ventilation for Rider's Area $N/C
Anti-Theft Alarm $N/C
Audio Sound System w/RDS Radio, Single CD Drive, Digital Display, 8 Loudspeakers w/Rider and Passenger Control $N/C
Black Seat $N/C
Central Locking $N/C
Chrome Package $N/C
Closed Loop Catalytic Converter $N/C
Cruise Control $N/C
Diagnostic Interface $N/C
Dual Horn $N/C
Electrically Adjustable Windshield $N/C
Electro-Hydraulic Center Stand $N/C
Floor Lighting $N/C
Hazard Warning Flashers $N/C
Heated Hand Grips $N/C
Heated Seats and Passenger Backrest $N/C
Low-Beam Headlamp Height Adjustment $N/C
Multifunctional Display $N/C
On-Board Computer $N/C
Preparation for BMW Motorrad Navigator $N/C
Rear Suspension Strut with travel dependent damping (WAD) $N/C
Single Key Locking System $N/C
Soft Touch Seat $N/C
Complete Stainless Steel Exhaust System $N/C
Top Case Rack with Brake Light $N/C
Xenon Light $N/C
High Windshield $N/C
 

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Yup, it happens with this bike about once a year and now it's back.

I now there's more +'s then - when compared to our Goldwings, but WOW, it's looks like it's going 90 mph just standing there.

Hurry up Honda and restyle your Goldwing, I'm getting old and don't know how long I can hang on...............:cry:


She's a beauty. I had one in Ocean Blue Metallic. VERY quick bike. About the same peak HP as the Wing, but much less torque.

Faster through the twisties (more lean angle), but top heavy at slow speeds.

It wasn't the perfect bike for me, but I was certainly in lust with her. If you bought one, I wouldn't try to talk you out of it.
 

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Always thought the same things about the Beemer.
Beautiful, mysterious, tempting, but.
BUT, I'm in love with my 'Wing.
 

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Very nice! But if I was goin' Beemer it would be the new K1300GT. There's just something appealing about a sophisticated sport-touring bike with 160hp! :thumbup:
 

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Look into the maintainence cost, If they are anything like their 4 wheel comrades, it would be expensive. I have a riding freind that had and has one, he spent a lot of money on keeping it maintained. This is just hearsay, other than what he has told me I no nothing about the BMW other than they have never tripped my trigger.:roll:
 

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i liked it...............untill i took a test drive

at that time i was still riding a 1500 wing
 

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who cares?
 

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Looks good from the side, UGLY from the rear......

Definitely has some good features.

Have a check on the cost of their accessories, better sit down.
Very limited aftermarket selection for accessories.
 

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I test drove one this year, No real upgrades in style or comfort in 10 years, They are pretty, but the Wing wins in everything from preformance to realiablity. I figured this might be my last new purchase so I rode the K1200LT, the 1300gt and the HD Ultra Glide.
I bought the Wing.
 

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I put 20k miles on my '02 K1200 LT. Liked it, but was top heavy, sucky sound system.

Electric windshield was cool, but more impressive for others to look at than function. Maintenance is no more than the Wing, but dealers are far and few between.

Had it not been so top heavy, I would have kept it. I dropped that thing 3 times those 2 years, and haven't either of my wings in the three years I've had them, not even close......
 

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Been on BMW K bikes for years. They just dont compare to the wing.

Try it out, buy one. The next bike will be another wing I'll bet.

This Goldwing for all its faults, IS the premier touring motorcycle.

Owned the Harley, Owned the BMW, Own the Goldwing .......Don
 

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All of you

Need to go forward SUNDAY...you have each committed "WING" Adultery....

What kind of people are are you and what kind of an example have you set for our grand-kids....:shock::joke::shrug:

But yep it sure is a nice looking bike.
 

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I like the K1200LT as well. It has very nice lines, the fit and finish are top notch, and the colors are nice. However, as most have pointed out, the thing is a bit top heavy when compared to the Wing. It's quite a bit more expensive (at least here in Canada), and doesn't it require premium fuel? My wife and I took one for a test ride in '04, but we wisely went with the Wing. No regrets!
 

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There were two of them in the family for a year but they didn't stick due to clutch and final drive problems. Aside from being very expensive to buy/maintain, they were a bit top-heavy also and the motors weren't even close to the Goldwing's in any department. During the period of time between purchase and first maintenance, they were well thought of, though.
 
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