New GT price
Dropped my '04 K12GT off today for the ECM update. Was talking to head parts man, a long time BMW veteran. Dan made the comment that they were expecting the new GT to be "high end" in price, as in $20,000 plus.
That being said, as much as I love my '04, even with its warts, I think the price of a new GT will be an issue for some. But then, BMW's are not purchased because they are price competitive.
When I bought my K12GT I knew that its resale was going to stink. But as I told my wife, we aren't buying this thing for resale, we are buying it to ride and enjoy. My wife loves our GT, she says its the RUSH that turns her on. Will we go for a new GT? Probably not. I think we will have our '04 for some time. We enjoy it and I just can't see taking such a hit on the resale just to have a new ride. Besides that, just how fast can you ride those beasts two-up?
With all of that said, I think I will really love the new GT. Its more of a touring bike than the current model. At the same time its more my style than the K12LT which I find just too darn big for the sporting rides we do.
I have noticed that when we are out and run into Goldwing riders that a fair number of them take a real interest in my K12GT. I would think that to them it looks like a small nimble sport bike after riding those land barges they are on. Its all relative, and its all to do with just what you want from your bike.
I look forward to seeing the new GT because like many others here I just LOVE motorcycles of all sorts.
Bring it on!