Motorcycle Maniac: BMW K1200GT Luxury Touring
BMW K1200GT: A Good Used Option For Luxury Riders
BMW is known for offering comfort and luxury in its automobiles as
well as its motorcycles, but with the high-end models there is also
a high price tag. This might put a new BMW tourer just out of
your price range, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for
another brand if your heart is set on a German-made bike. Searching
for previously-owned models can be a great way to find the BMW
motorcycle you want without having to hand over your life savings.
There are plenty of models to choose from but the K1200GT could be
best if you're in the market for a fun, fancy sport-touring
BMW manufactured the K1200GT from 2002 to 2008, so you have many
options to get the right model. The bikes made between 2002 and
2005 were equipped with 1171cc longitudinal inline-four crank
engines, but those manufactured from 06 to 08 had 1157cc traverse
inline-fours that were a bit more powerful than the predecessors.
Aside from this, both generations of the K1200GT are top performing
bikes that offer responsive handling as well as a number of
features that make the bike stand out from the competition.
Features And Optional Accessories
First and foremost, the K1200GT is comfortable. It's built for
riding long distances, and there is even a little bit of wiggle
room to adjust the seat and handlebar height. BMW also took things
to the next level of luxury with options like heated seats, a
built-in GPS system and an electronic suspension adjustment (ESA)
that was offered on the 2006-2008 models. The ESA allows you to
switch between normal, comfort and sport modes at the touch of a
button, so you don't have to worry about having the wrong settings
when you turn off the highway onto a more rural road. The K1200GT
has plenty of storage options, from built in compartments to
saddlebags, so you can bring along everything you'll need for a
long journey or a day trip to the beach.
When they were new, BMW's K1200GT models cost between $17,000 and
$19,000, but now you can find older models for under $10,000 and
newer versions that sell for well below the asking price as well.
One of the best benefits of shopping for used motorcycles is that
you can find models that already have all the extra features added
on and included in the price. If you were to buy it new, each
additional perk would increase the overall price of the bike.
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