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    about to buy GPR1300 or XLT1200

    I cant decide between the 2002 XLT1200 or the 2004 GPR1300. I am an adrenaline junky and there would be no question in my mind that I would get the GPR, but my girlfriend is usually with me and im not sure if we can comfortably ride the GPR.. Also how does the GPR handle in rough conditions? About the XLT how is the performance and handling of it? Also im 6'4'' 210 pounds and she's 5'4'' 115 pounds.


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    2 up, get the XLT, hands down. I own (or have owned) both. The GPR is realistically a one man show. The XLT will be much more comfortable. GPR doesn't like rough water and the XLT doesn't mind. My XLT1200 loved Ft. Walton to PCB.


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    For 2 up the xlt. Like ccw said gpr is basically a solo ski.

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    I own an xlt and got that over a gpr for your exact reason.

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    everyone forgot one thing , ITS A 1300R [ FUEL INJECTED ] i will take that over any carb engine. period!!!!!!!
    yes its true the xlt is better on the chop , but he mention he is a adrenaline junky , my suggestion , take the 1300r , you can ride two once you get comfortable with it .

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    I personally would take a carbed xlt over a GPR but you can go by me because I made a fuel injected 1300 xlt:0)

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    Get the rocket and tell her to hold on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegp View Post
    everyone forgot one thing , ITS A 1300R [ FUEL INJECTED ] i will take that over any carb engine. period!!!!!!!
    yes its true the xlt is better on the chop , but he mention he is a adrenaline junky , my suggestion , take the 1300r , you can ride two once you get comfortable with it .
    2 up, 325lbs on a GP1300R does not make for a fun summer, Crazy Cuban.

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    2 up on a GPR can be done, but two things are required... You need smooth water conditions (6" or under) and keep the stopping to a minimum without a dock. Those are the two biggest challenges...especially with an inexperienced passenger. Big chop is bad enough single on a GPR. Two up in chop would be miserable and stopping damn near impossible. At that point an XLT is the minimum ski required.

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