2. Honda Gold Wing Vs. BMW K1200 LT


For number two on this list we journey all the way back to the turn of the century. In 2000, Honda’s Gold Wing had yet to be upgraded from the 1520cc flat six-cylinder to its current 1832cc displacement, and the K1200LT was the new pinnacle in BMW’s touring arsenal (the inline six-cylinder K1600GTL not even a pipedream at this point in time). These motorcycles were crusaders of electronics we consider obligatory nowadays, such as antilock brakes and cruise control. Interestingly, the Beemer was fuel-injected while the big Honda remained carbureted, fed by a single carburetor for each bank of three cylinders.

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