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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-31-2015, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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2015 model - LT compared to "regular"

Is the only differences between the 2015 LT version and the regular version that the LT has saddlebags and handguards? Any other differences?
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That and a two year warranty is all that I know. For only $700 more it seams like a good deal to me.
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Even the dealership didn't know about the warranty difference. I had to tell them. Good deal, I have the LT, very happy
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Thanks, guys!
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You would think that the LT would come with all touring accessories like they did in Europe back in '11 when I got mine.

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Are their any significant difference between the 2015s as opposed to the 2013s. I know the head lights & fairings are different but, anything that is real significant regarding performance. There is a 2013 on sale near me for a reasonable price; however, I have to admit I prefer the look of the new models.

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Supposed to have a few more horses. It's got a 1 piece exhaust so if you want to upgrade exhaust it will cost bucket loads more
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Suspension might be better, or different, or something. If you can afford it get the one that you can't stop looking at.

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I've been comparing the Gen 1 and Gen 3 Vs in a thread here, and I'll be adding some more stuff in a few minutes....

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Yes big differences motor has rubber engine mounts. Less vibration
abs garbage brakes, I don't like them . My 2011 with steel braided lines worked better.
New exhaust system all one piece
New rear shock now has on the fly adjustable preload via a knob, lost rebound adjustment thou.
theres more but just cant think of them off-top of my head
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Yes big differences motor has rubber engine mounts. Less vibration
abs garbage brakes, I don't like them . My 2011 with steel braided lines worked better.
New exhaust system all one piece
New rear shock now has on the fly adjustable preload via a knob, lost rebound adjustment thou.
theres more but just cant think of them off-top of my head
I'm not talking about the pre-2015 versions - I'm talking about the 2015 LT vs. just the regular 2015.
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In my country, there's no LT model available, just the regular 2015. However, you can get a "touring package", which happens to include the panniers, handguards, 12V plug and IIRC the gear indicator (not sure). You can order that kit separately and install it after receiving the bike. It's not cheap though, around 20% of the price of the bike.

As far as I can tell, LT is the regular 650 + touring kit, without any special changes.
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In my country, there's no LT model available, just the regular 2015. However, you can get a "touring package", which happens to include the panniers, handguards, 12V plug and IIRC the gear indicator (not sure). You can order that kit separately and install it after receiving the bike. It's not cheap though, around 20% of the price of the bike.

As far as I can tell, LT is the regular 650 + touring kit, without any special changes.
I'm wondering if this model will be avail in the US market as a 2016 model. Also has heated grips, in addition to the above mentioned items.

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Is the only differences between the 2015 LT version and the regular version that the LT has saddlebags and handguards? Any other differences?
Fog light I think !??

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Fog light I think !??

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Phil - that is an option, along w/ a gear indicator or heated grips.

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I'm not talking about the pre-2015 versions - I'm talking about the 2015 LT vs. just the regular 2015.
But Pollack wanted a comparo between 2013 and 2015. That was question people were answering.

To answer your question: there is no difference between stock 2015 and LT except for addition of extras such as panniers, handguards.

In some countries you can also get them fully optioned with above and gear indicator, heated grips, fog lights. But, basic bike is still identical.

In Oz we only get base model - it is considered a commuter suitable for learner riders who are price twitchy.

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Phil - that is an option, along w/ a gear indicator or heated grips.
Ah !
Standing corrected !!!


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