I've been lurking here for awhile before joining. I had my R1100RT for 9 years and wanted a newer smoother bike. I was looking at a 03 K1200RS at the local dealer. So I went down and was checking it out when the salesman asked if I'd thought about the GT. They had just gotten in a 06 GT. So I sat on it , I didn't have my helmet with me at the time so no test ride. I've read all of the down sides of the bike here and also know of the pro's and con's of the bike.
The RT sold Wednesday and I picked up the GT Saturday. I went to a small bike rally and ate free BBQ and meet up with a friend, off we went. We hit both highway and twistys, I want to see what this bike would do.
Pro's Ton's of power, WOW it will pass anything NOW
It handles wonderfully, I was suprized at how nibble it is
The windshield up didn't get in the way as it did on my RT
I love the cruise control vs. Throttle mieser
After 200 miles the seat was comfortable for me, but I liked the stock seat on the RT
Felt longer and lower than the RT, more stable at speed( up there at times )
I like the mirror, I didn't think I would
It has a buzz vibration I could feel, after a couple of hours I quite noticing
The CLUNK shifting( I know, I know), clutch also different then RT
Smaller wind protection, smaller windshield
Speeding tickets, not yet but I can see this happening
Anyway Ihated seeing the RT go , but I think the new "Love of my life" will be great. I'm ready for a road trip.