Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Huntington Beach, Ca, USA
Hi neighbor. Go to one of our local dealers and see if you can take the bike for at least 1-2 hours and ride it everywhere you can (PCH, Angeles Crest/Angeles Forest, Big Bear, etc.). Another option is to go to L.B. BMW and see if you can rent one for the day. Rental cost is about $150 per day. That is the most cost effective way to see if the GT is for you. $150 a day is a drop in the bucket vs. thousands by making the wrong decision. I went the other way from my K1100RS with 72K miles and 11 years to an 04 RT for 6 months then to the 05 RT and I love it. My reasons for the change was more upright seating, comfort and protection from the elements, and the telelever front end. As you probably know the RT is a breeze to service yourself. Good luck with your decision.
'05 R1200RT, Ruby, as in RED, (current garage queen)
'04 R1150RT, '99 Ducati 748 BiPosto, '93 Seca II, '93 K1100RS, '83 Yamaha Maxim 750,