Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Rockford, MI, USA
neck & back pain
It is quite relative and depends on the previous bike you have been use to riding. It takes a lot of tweaking to get the GT closer to an LT or GW ride. Bar backs, new seat, lower pegs, bigger windscreen etc. It will never be as comfortable as those bikes, sometimes what the mind wants (152 hp, etc.) just doesn't meet the bodies comfort needs. Throughout this site there are lots of things people have done to get that LT type ride.
Sometimes it takes ergonomic changes to how you sit on the bike, don't slouch, don't stiff arm to hold yourself up, and a real surprise, the more you hydrate, the more comfortable you are. (Could be because of the extra "rest stops" to dehydrate)
Those of us coming from a "naked bike" or a 'crouch rocket" think these things are the absolutly a comfortable ride with out the extra heft of the GW, LT, Roadking etc. and we don't need to see the Chiropractor every week anymore.
'07 K1200GT Crystal Gray Metalic
'00 Ducati 900 Monster