BMW K 1200 GT Review

2008 BMW K 1200 GT from United States of America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance4150 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki V-Strom DL650

Summary:

Sport bike dressed as a Touring bike

Faults:

Front brakes squeal when applied lightly.

Warning light displays, but does not indicate what is wrong.

General Comments:

Not a bike for a beginner.

Very quick throttle response.

I had as many accessories as could be had on this bike, sans trunk (I didn't want a trunk), put on it prior to delivery.

This bike starts quick, runs smooth, gets up to speed quickly (80mph in 2nd gear), and the ABS brakes hauls the bike down quickly, smoothly and safely.

If you have the money and want a great Sport/Touring Luxury motorcycle, this is the bike for you.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2009

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 1 review