2006 BMW K1200 GT Sport Touring
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Used 2006 BMW K1200GT
BMW Motorrad ushers in a new era for sport-touring riders with the fast, fun and versatile K1200GT. Based on the enigmatic K1200S and K1200R platform, the K1200GT offers up all the performance you could possibly need from a touring machine while simultaneously providing creature comforts that will endear it to Beemer aficionados as well as those not yet afflicted with a taste for BMW's Teutonic quirkiness.The K1200GT is stacked with components and numbers that look great on paper. Topping the list is a motor that produces a claimed 152 horsepower, EVO Paralever rear suspension, Duolever front end and a rock-steady aluminum composite chassis wrapped in aerodynamically-friendly bodywork. After spending a day at the controls of the new K, I can honestly tell you that getting from Point A to Point B with saddlebags full of sundries has rarely been so much fun.Our test mules were fully-loaded units with nearly all the optional bells and whistles installed, such as the Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) system ($775), heated seat ($270), heated hand grips ($200), cruise control ($310) and On Board Computer ($215).Of all those potential options, ESA might be the most important option you can pick up for this or any BMW, so make sure to pony-up the cash for this one. Being able to select from three pre-determined settings (Normal, Sport and Comfort) that alter front rebound along with rear rebound and compression is so convenient and rider-friendly that I predict more companies will follow suit in the near future. For now, however, you'll have to ride BMW if you want to experience it for yourself.
October 10 on Oodle