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I had many happy years with a K1200LT (2002) and a very happy wife that loved touring on it.

Then I went over to the Dark Side and bought a R1200RT. Lovely bike to ride, much better and lighter.
BUT the rear seat is rubbish. Terrible position and very uncomfortable.

After test rides and taking further instructions from "The Senior Partner" I am now waiting for my new K1600 GTL to arrive.

She is happy and new tours around Europe are being planned.
 

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Welcome!!

Yes, I was expecting many many long detailed paragraphs about tires.
 

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My first post on this forum,

I had many happy years with a K1200LT (2002) and a very happy wife that loved touring on it.

Then I went over to the Dark Side and bought a R1200RT. Lovely bike to ride, much better and lighter.
BUT the rear seat is rubbish. Terrible position and very uncomfortable.

After test rides and taking further instructions from "The Senior Partner" I am now waiting for my new K1600 GTL to arrive.

She is happy and new tours around Europe are being planned.
sadly she will not like it as much as the LT
 

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sadly she will not like it as much as the LT
I thought the same going from the LT, but to my surprise, my wife is really happy on the back of the GTL. The armrests are a big plus, and the performance difference puts a big smile on her face. It's certainly a huge improvement over the passenger space on an RT.
 

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My first post on this forum,

I had many happy years with a K1200LT (2002) and a very happy wife that loved touring on it.

Then I went over to the Dark Side and bought a R1200RT. Lovely bike to ride, much better and lighter.
BUT the rear seat is rubbish. Terrible position and very uncomfortable.

After test rides and taking further instructions from "The Senior Partner" I am now waiting for my new K1600 GTL to arrive.

She is happy and new tours around Europe are being planned.
We considered a R1250RT before we bought our 2nd GTL. As you said, the pillion didn’t pass muster with my lady! If I ever start riding solo I will definitely consider one.
 
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