The nearly one inch difference is entirely in the seat, and the dealer will gladly give you your choice of low, standard, or GSA seats at time of purchase. Lower seat height at a stop is not important to anyone
But, more to the point of the OP...
Originally Posted by VolInGA
Based on your earlier post, the seat to peg distance is identical except for the nearly one inch difference(?).
And for the record, I was talking stock bikes.
The 2013 R1200GSW (liquid cooled) is a completely different bike.
There are no parts in common with earlier models. There is no liquid cooled GSA
Originally Posted by Voz
Great thread, I really am learning a lot.
The 13 GS LC will be my first big bike and essentially will spend 99% of its time on sealed roads an inner city commuting with occasional gravel road short trips so I think it is the right bike for me.
I will be adding crash bars and other bits, just placed a big SW Motech order and will have the bike ready to go in mid May, really pumped.