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Hey Guys,

Gota ask In As Far as (seat of The Pants) Power Normally Which One Do you think Is Quicker Bike 1100 Or 1200?

Not wanting A War Just Honest Opinion

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Flatwing wrote:
Hey Guys,

Gota ask In As Far as (seat of The Pants) Power Normally Which One Do you think Is Quicker Bike 1100 Or 1200?

Not wanting A War Just Honest Opinion

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Uhhh, that would be whichever one you twisted the throttle the farthest on.



Duh.
 

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A 1200 will be quicker off the line and has a lighter throttle. They tend to be easier to haul around town too. But you have to admit the 1100 has classic lines to it.
 

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I Have Had a 83 1100 & Now A 84 1200, I Think The 1100 Might Be A little quicker!

Could Just be the Examples I Had & have tho.
 

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Everyone knows it's not that bike that makes it fast! It's the color!!! :D
 

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Whats up People, I Thought This would get alot Of Replies. Everybody want's To tell their Side Don't They?
 

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There have been stator problems with the 1200. The 1100 seems to be a little easier to work on and the side panels tend not to fall off as easy as they do on the 1200. There are some nice comfort features on the 1200 that are not on the 1100. I personnally think that it is a toss up. Go with the best deal you can find on either one.
 

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I had an 83 1100, now have a 85 1200 ltd, the 1200 is far quicker, but that might be because of the fuel injection on the ltd, I have never riden a carbed 1200.

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on the 1/4 mile times the 1200 is the fastest of the 1000 1100 and 1500.

by admin@gl1200goldwings.com » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:11 pm
These were passed on to me by a friend supposedly he got them from magazine articles. GoldWing 1/4 mile times seconds

1975 GL 1000 12.95

1980 GL 1100 standard 13.18

1986 GL 1200 interstate 12.67

1985 GL 1200 LTD 12.88

1988 GL 1500 13.06

1996 Valk standard 12.37

2001 GL 1800 12.87
2004 GL 1800 12.71
 

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I have to admit that I've never had the chance to be side by side with an 1100, and I'm not sure if I want to. I'm too short to do dump the clutch take offs, but once it's rolling, my '85I is pretty quick.
But it's more about the comfort, and sitting there at 80mph all day long when I ask her to take me somewhere far, far away!
 

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Well I Guess The 1200's have It!

Thanks for All who replied!! This wasn't as much fun as i thought It would Be.:(
 

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Well I Guess The 1200's have It!

Thanks for All who replied!! This wasn't as much fun as i thought It would Be.:(
Awwwww.......... just to toss my 2 cents in.....My current bike, a 1985 GL1200 LTD seems quicker than my old '81GL1100, but the 1100 was definately faster. Of course the fact that it had a siren and lights seemed to help....hehe.:cool:
 

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I look at that picture and I think; "where's the Indian Chief andthe construction worker?"

It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A!:cooldj:
 

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Right now my 1200 will blow my 1100 away but then again the 1100 is in pieces on the garage floor. A well taken care of 1100 will be a lot faster than a beat down worn out 1200 too.
 

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I have a GL1200 Standard and it's pretty quick, plus doesnt have all of the fairing weight that an Interstate or Aspencade has.



Havent ridden an 1100 though :?
 

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Have ridden both, I think the 1200 has a lot more power, only slightly less than the 1500.
 
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