Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
My position on the GTL has always been that I'm intrigued, but will wait for a full test ride before making a final decision.
When I first saw the K12LT, I thought it was huge and even bulbous looking. But then I rode one, and it blew away my older, lighter K100LT.
The power and suspension on my Slant/4 GT is far and above better than the LT ever was. But I still find myself raising the seat and bars, and lowering the pegs, and adding aftermarket windshields and guards to get just a bit better wind protection . . .
So I'm thinking the Slant/6 bikes may be the perfect size for me. Comfortable enough for two up or knocking out a thousand-mile day, yet still nimble enough to play on the fun roads.
BMW has done some amazing things in regards to hiding weight and getting these big ol' touring bikes handling much better than they ought to.
So I'm interested, but will wait until I can ride one for myself to see if it fits the way I ride.
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032
All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .
Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...