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I rode a 1800 Honda Goldwing for several years and only sold it as Honda was to release a new model which I intended to buy. I rode the 2018 Goldwing and was very impressed with it but on closer inspection of the paint I found that it was terrible (orange peel) so did not buy the bike.

This left me bikeless, which I haven't been there since I was 15 years old, so browsing on a bike sales site I saw a 2009 BMW K1200LT with 20,000 miles on the clock and in new condition. Oh, yes, I bought it.

This bike is every bit as comfortable as my 2014 Goldwing was and leaves it for dead for handling. Why did BMW stop making these bikes?

Iain MacDonald
Perth, Australia
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Editor Response
Congrats on the new-to-you ride. BMW has discontinued the K 1200 LT because it now offers even more options for large touring luxury motorcycles—all based on the K 1600 engine platform. They are even more of what you love about the 1200!
Tricia Szulewski, Associate Editor
I appreciate the article but I would think that someone that writes on this topic would do adequate research to correctly inform their readers. The LT is certainly not perfect but point on point is a good overall as anything that was released in 2017.

Tom
Uhrichsville, OH
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Editor Response
Not sure what specifically you are referring to, Tom. If we made an error, we would love to correct it. So let us know what you think may have been incorrect. I assure you that our editors research and test all bike reviews on WRN, unless otherwise noted in the article.
Tricia Szulewski, Assistant Editor
Is the BMW K 1200 LT a six cylinder or the opposed twin?

Sandra Krueger
Athens, WI
Friday, January 10, 2014
Editor Response
The K 1200 LT has a 1172cc four-cylinder engine in a longitudinal inline configuration.

Genevieve Schmitt
We own 1st Class Motorcycle Tours a company that logs a lot of miles. When doing back to back tours with clients I use a LT. It's the only bike I have found that you can ride, ride and ride without the fatigue setting in. Do'nt get me wrong, it is not my favorite bike of what we have. It is underpowered and yes heavy at slow speeds. But when I am on a bike for back-to-back weeks on end. I take the LT. It also is smooth enough to run hard mounted cameras to it with little to no vibration.

Russ
Longwood, FL
Sunday, January 31, 2010
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