Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ashland, Ohio, USA
I know this is an old thread, but thought I'd chirp in.
I love my 04 GT but the servo noise is obtrusive, especially while holding the bike still on grades, etc., and it's loud enough that it makes the bike sound like somethings wrong with it for Gods sake.
I don't give a third of a fifth what BMW's 'reason' for the noise is, it makes the engineering involved look slip-shod,and from a tactile /sensory point of view it's pathetic.
The brakes do work great, but no, that's not all that matters.What if the bike let out loud farting noises when applying the brakes, would that mean that all that matters is that the brakes work ?
Like I said, I love the bike, the brakes are outstanding, but if a new bike I was considering did the same thing I'd pass on it.
Hey, my previous bike, an ST1300 drove me nuts with it's annoying low-speed"whistle" and that along with it's incredible lack of attention to detail (from Honda !)as far as engine heat goes is a big reason I bought the GT. Doug