Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Iowa City, IA, USA
What a great bike
I have put 600 miles on my 2004 K1200GT since I bought it a week and a half ago. No buyers remorse here. It is supremely stable at speed. Confidence inspiring. Back roads, highway travel is a breeze. You get out and pass people on the highway, look down and bam your doing 100, doesn't feel much different than 60. You can really eat some miles on this bike.
I find it easy to drive around town also, you have to muscle it a bit in parking spots. One thing that I have noticed in "city" traffic is that the loud pipe of the Harley does make people aware of you. I have had two instances of being merged into and that has never happened to me before. It is something that I will note and adjust my riding style.
My 260 lb uncle visited this weekend, he was a triumph guy back in the day and he wanted to go for a ride so I handed him the key. He said no, "you drive". So I placed him on the back and took him on some country roads. Other than the obvious girth of the passenger, you would have never known.
My smile is wide and all I want to do is ride the thing. What a great bike.