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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-12-2015, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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I probably agree about the k1600 but found the RT very capable but not as comfortable or as spacious as. The wiing. My only concern with the K1600 would be if it is as top heavy as the K1200LT. A big problem for me when riding 2 up.
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Keith, it has a bit to do with seat height vs inseam length. We have a section called IDMWT. It's normally joined by not having a good place to put your foot when stopping.

I checked out the LT before getting my current Wing. I bought the second Wing because I was already involved with Wing people and Honda dealers are more plentiful.

My old 84 Wing weighed 1000 lbs. Never weighed the 1500 but I think it's close. If that much weight starts to lean you feel it.

I tried a R1200RT a couple years ago and it was a tad tall so added a little Harley Dyna to the barn-300 lbs lighter and easy to throw around.

Lately I've noticed both the K & RT have shorter seat height. Even the K is considerably lighter than a Wing. I hear it eats tires though. Could be riding style or soft compound.

The Wing will give you great reliability and it's great for two up comfort, a big factor in my purchases. She doesn't much want to ride anymore so my thinking is morphing. You'd see a lot more of them if Honda had a test ride program. They don't even have test rides at Daytona! !

You'll get about 45 mpg riding slow. If you cruise on an interstate and give her her head you'll feel like the cockpit of a small plane as the scenery floats by--but the gas gauge will start creeping down.
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I'm sure we'd like to see the new addition.

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-12-2015, 08:53 AM
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Welcome along Keith, chuffed for you on the Wing. What part of jolly old are you located?

grab all the kicks you can baby, you only make this scene once!
current rides: '09 GL1800AD "SENSHI"; 2003 RVT1000r (RC51) track bike... certified m/c addict. IDMWT #12. GWRRA #028890
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I'm from sunderland
here is my lovely wing. need to add a bit more 'bling', but it will take time.
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That's a great looking Wing.
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