2010 Tbird 1600 2018 Tiger 1200 XRT
Ok, getting a little tired of talking to internet guys at these dealers that don't seem to know their models and the differences between them. I believe my new dream bike to be a 1200 XRT, however the Alpine SE has caught my eye but the dealer is a little loose with explaining the differences and even on the website it's not absolutely clear. You lose the Fog lights, ($745 to add) and a few other bits I'm not sure I need. Not completely clear on what those bits are either? I would love to hear from someone that knows the differences. I thought my new bike could be the 900 GT PRO but only because the 1200 would feel to big. I'm 6' 210, and rode a '18 1200 XRx at a dealer yesterday, and guess what...it's NOT too big and I fell in love. But I'm coming off a 2011 V-Strom 650, so what's not to love? I didn't like fiddling with cleaning and lubing the V-stroms chain so shaft drive is very attractive. If someone can tell me What the XRT has that the Alpine doesn't that would be great and weigh in on anything else pro's and cons about these bikes. As a sidenote I thought my upgrade would be a Yamaha Tracer 900 GT, a different thread on here convinced me that is not the way to go, and after riding the 1200 I don't feel I need nor want a smaller bike. And in case it helps my experience other than the V-Strom is a 2010 Thunderbird 1600 I've had since new, so I'm used to a heavy bike.