Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Long Island, New York
I had a 2003 RT, liked the bike, and the egos were great especially the weather protection. I did many, many miles in the rain on that bike. I just never liked the boxer engine. Mine surged as if it had a mind of it's own, or as if it was responding to someone else's throttle inputs. Beyond that, the boxer engine has a very heavy rotating mass and it's slow to get moving. I always felt like I had to pay particular attention to keeping the RPM's up, lot's of shifting. Lastly it was only air cooled back then and clearing NYC traffic was problematic nearly overheating several times in traffic. That said the RTW's don't have the overheating issue, and I'm hearing all good things, my buddy just bought one, and were going out to Arizona in May, maybe I'll get some saddle time, ya never know right?
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2013 K1600GT Dark Graphite
2008 K1200GT Dark Graphite(sold)