Thoughts after a few miles on my '08 GT
Nice Tranny.... NOT
I've found that if I "short shift" I can relieve most of the unnerving TWHACK that comes along as standard equipment. Good work BMW. Thanks. If I shift short, at low road speed, things are much better. Oh yeah, don't forget to preload... 1st to second at prox 10-15mph, 2nd to 3rd @15-20. I'd rather focus my attention on watching traffic, road conditions, cell phone fanatics, and such. Dissapointing.
ESA, my .02.
Comfort = Normal
Normal = sorta harsh
Sport = never will use it
Echos of this months MC Consumer News' review of ESA on the GS
For me, the setting are all one level too firm.
My RT (NON ESA), rides more comfortably with the standard rear shock damping set just below mid range.
However, with my Aeroflow in place (nice work Paige, thanks), ESA set to Comfort, and at speeds above 65 mph it all begins to make sense. To quote another magazine review I've read, "welcome to the first class cabin"
Thing is, in Ohio, maximum legal speed is 65 mph.
Then there's the slipping squeely clutch.
Nice tranny. Not..
Needed to vent. Flame on