2003 BMW K 1200 LT User Reviews – I start from the prices:
2003 BMW K 1200 LT
The German brand calls the 2003 BMW K 1200 LT luxury tourer. It is comfortable, protective, air-conditioned and has a high load capacity. The K1200 LT offers all this and a 4-cylinder 116 hp engine at a price of €20,250 and 370 kg weight. The BMW K1200 LT must have learned a lot from the car industry about comfort. It’s round and “chubby,” especially at the front, and surprising for its dynamic qualities. Appearance can deceive the less experienced and often someone might ask if it is automatic or with the gearbox. On the other hand, the 4-cylinder 1.171 cc gearbox has 5, with soft and rather precise clutches, which are very little used thanks to the high torque and always ready for the engine.
2003 BMW K 1200 LT Engine
On a Luxury Tourer, performance is measured by comfort and habitability. However, the Bavarian technicians have paid great attention to the improvement of mechanics and cycling compared to the previous version. The engine has four cylinders in longitudinal line with the heads on the left side. The engine has a maximum power output of 88.28 hp measured at 6,750 rpm. The frame’s load-bearing structure is in die-cast aluminum. The Telelever is in front of it, while the Paralever has a shock absorber at the rear which uses WAD technology, i. e. a hydraulic circuit which increases the amount of damping during the suspension travel, to avoid buffering even at full load on the uneven ground. The braking system relies on an assisted system with integral braking and ABS.
2003 BMW K 1200 LT User Reviews – Customer 1
Cons: very top heavy and tricky to handle in tight quarters, difficult to maintain because of all the “Tupperware.” Pros: very smooth bike, extremely comfortable for long distance rides, can take a lot of hard riding and not even breathe hard love my K1200LT
Upgrades: Ohlin shocks & struts front & rear Xenon headlight Spiegler brake lines modulating brake light Corbin seats.
2003 BMW K 1200 LT User Reviews – Customer 2
Cons: heavy bike would not recommend for a new rider, repairs and maintenance are not exactly user-friendly, top-heavy difficult to handle in tight and close quarters. Pros: extremely smooth motorcycle, meant for hundreds of miles a day with no problems, the weight seems to disappear when at speed, “drive it as you stole it”! Upgrades: Xenon headlight, Spiegler brake lines, Ohlin shocks, and springs.
2003 BMW K 1200 LT User Reviews – Customer 3
In 20,000 mile I have never had a problem. The only problem I have was one I made. Overall the power is a bit low. So, I updated my shocks to a better one as I just didn’t like the stock. Tires are limited. And the radio has to be my number one beef that it’s so weak. Many new updates in the 2015 and they trimmed the weight down some, over 100lbs. Radio is loud, and the shocks feel much better overall it a 9/10.
2003 BMW K 1200 LT User Reviews – Customer 4
Over the past 30+ years, I have owned and ridden many bikes – cruisers, crotch rockets, etc. I have a K1200LT, and it’s has exceeded my expectations in many ways. So, I wouldn’t agree that it lacks power, it has more than enough even with two up. However, I would not recommend this bike for someone other than a very seasoned rider, mostly because of the weight.