I have ridden motorcycles for over 47 years and this K1200LT is the best motorcycle I have straddled. I also have a Harley Davidson Road King which I ride around to be one of the guys but when it comes time to put a cycle on the road for a trip it is time to pack the bags on the LT.
The braking system is the best I have ever experienced and the engine power comes on smooth and will wind up as long as you have the guts to hold it open. The power is not rough but is smooth like an expensive touring car line, the BMW or Jaguar. The power is enough to allow you to wave bye-bye to any other touring motorcycle with the mere 1200 cc motor.
Gas mileage which is everyone’s concern is remarkable also with 60 MPH averages allowing you to have a 56 MPG I received last week on our Tellico breakfast ride. In 2001 I rode my K1200LT to Washington State and a 70 MPH I was averaging 53 MPG on my computer.
The Metsler tires are the best motorcycle tires on the market and with the ABS brakes you need their strength and reliability. All the ergonomics of switches and controls have been well engineered and the telelever and paralever suspensions are flawless. This is a warning to anyone looking at a LT, if you ride it you will buy it.