I used my 919 as an ST bike for 3 years and when BMW came out with the new GT I fell in lust...
I then demo’ed the thing in late '06 and that confirmed the fact that I just had to have one, so I saved
my pennies for a year. In April I pulled the trigger, threw down my cash and ordered a new K1200GT with
every option known to the dealer except for the tall windscreen. I also specified the dark side covers
with the color matched top case and the black low heated seats. Needless to say they did not have this
configuration here in the USA so the dealer ordered me a special build.
When it arrived June 9th, I was happier than a pig in slop...
So far it only has 7K miles on the odo, but we have completed four NorCal tours two up on her and I can
truthfully say it is a wonderful machine.
I love my 919 and still use it for commuting and the occasional track day but this GT is super amazing...
The bike is super comfortable, stable at all speeds, awesome brakes and it handles like a dream for such
a big a$$ bike.
Last month on Uvas Rd with loaded bags and wife on the back I had to pass a Yamaha Warrior. This guy
would park it in the corners and then accelerate WOT out of the turns. So I click down to 5th and pass
him on the inside of a left corner (I had a clear view for at least a half mile) and snick it into 6th and then
I kept the throttle pinned until I couldn't stand my wife's screams in the Autocom...
I get home and review the ride on the Garmin and it says max speed = 141mph (post pic later)
here are some pics of the girl...
pick up day
PS Even with all my extras this bike was still cheaper than a Harley Geezer Glide (my 2nd choice, cuz I'm an old guy)